Todo list with alarm and sync

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by msarway, May 26, 2009.

  1. msarway macrumors 6502

    msarway

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    Does anyone know of a todo list that has an alarm feature that also will will sync with your mac. i have the todo app(paid) but when i set the todo for a time to alert it does no happen any idea which app would be better or does what i need to do.
     
  2. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure about this, but I believe Toodledo, the online service Todo syncs to, can send SMS reminders, but I think that's a service you've got to set up from the Toodledo website (it also depends on how your carrier has SMS set up, Softbank in Japan only allows SMS domestically, so I can't get SMS from Google or Toodledo (neither is based in Japan).
     
  3. msarway thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i am sorry to you all but i have been looking around and i am more confused then ever. i am just looking for a simple stupid app for todo list that will sync with my ical and give me a reminder alarm if i set an alert. i have seen so many and to tell you the truth most of what is offered is not needed. i use entourage for mail now only i used to use the contacts and calander i now set up as backup in case mobileme fails, but i use ical and evernote so i am covered. since apple has yet to give us a good todo program( i have no idea why) i need a simple stupid one. i have todo and its good it syncs nice with my mac but there is no alarm feature. any suggestions please.
     
  5. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

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    Are you wanting an alarm feature where if the app is closed on your iPhone or Touch, that you'd get an alert or reminder? Or do you want the alarm to transfer to your Mac and alert you on it?

    Right now, no app can do alarms because apps are not allowed to run in the background. You have to open it to get an alarm from one, stupid, I know. Only way around this is if the app syncs with an online service that can send you an e-mail or sms text message to alert you. I think apps like iRibbit can send you a text message when an Ebay auction you are watching is near ending. I haven't looked much into to do apps for text messaging since I don't have a plan for that. But it may be possible to have it sync with a popular online to do site, which in turn may be able to send a text or e-mail. Maybe create an e-mail account with google mail, and set it to check every 15 minutes.

    Only way to probably set an alarm with the iPhone alarm clock or probably the built in calendar.

    Though, when 3.0 OS comes out, push will finally be activated, hopefully, and suddenly apps will be able to send you alerts without having to be an e-mail, text, or have the app open. I can't wait for this when bill reminder apps get it so I don't forget a payment.
     
  6. msarway thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you and you are correct. now the only way to set up a reminder is to go to ical and when you enter a todo you add the alarm to notify you. its the only way at the moment or web based like so others have said with a paid service(crazy) but if you enter a todo on your iphone using the todo app there is no reminder alarm. thank you for your input.
     
  7. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    TouchTodo is a task app that syncs with Google Calendar. Gcal is a free service.

    iCal can sync to Gcal via a spanning program.

    Just an idea...
     
  8. msarway thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks but i need ical sync not gmail.
     
  9. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone/iTouch iCal syncs to Desktop iCal.

    iCal sycs to Gcal via spanner.

    Tasks are put on Gcal via TouchTodo.

    Gcal sends free SMS reminders...
     

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