ToDo app with auto location based reminders

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by randomplaydo, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. randomplaydo macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2014
    Hi guys,

    OK, I wanted to see if the community can help me find an app I've been hoping someone would make. Here's what I need, a Todo/reminder app that does auto generated location based reminders. Meaning, I want to be able to set a to do item of, for example "Buy a garden hose" and set the location as just "Home Depot". The app should then use location awareness to just know when I'm at or near a Home Depot and ping my phone with a notification to go in and "Buy a garden hose".

    The only apps I know that come close are Apple's reminders and Omnifocus. BUT as far as I can tell, with each of those apps you have to actually enter the address where you want the location to go off. I don't want to just type in the location of my nearest home depot, I want this bad boy to just ping as soon as I'm within 500 feet of a Home Depot...ANY Home Depot.

    So the question again there an app out there that does this semi-autonomous location based reminders in the fashion that I'm looking for?
  2. chestvrg macrumors 65816


    Dec 13, 2010
    You can try Evernote, it has an option that every time you add a reminder/note it captures your location.
  3. randomplaydo thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2014
    Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm looking more for something that I can just tell it a proper name or generic description and it will tell me when I get to anywhere fitting that description.

    Like "Buy eggs at the grocery store" and anytime I go near ANY grocery store, an alert will pop up to tell me to go inside and grab some eggs. Or, "Get garbage bags from Target" and anytime I go near ANY Target anywhere, an alert will pop up to tell me to go inside and get garbage bags.
  4. pacorob macrumors 68000


    Apr 8, 2010
    the Netherlands
    I'm a user of Anylist and love it but unfortunately it doesn't offer this feature.
    I do know the app does have this location functionality though but probably it's a paid feature.

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