What is the difference between Calendar and Reminders?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by desertman, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. desertman macrumors 6502a

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    I don't quite get the difference between Calendar and Reminders. Is Reminders some kind of second calendar application that can be used for appointment reminders?

    I do have some entries in Calender (i. e. a reminder every day at 7 am to take my vitamins) that I would like not to see there because I would like to have in Calendar only my "real" events and appointments. I did now create a daily repeating reminder for this in Reminders. However, it is only visible today in Reminders and not on any of the following days.

    Also, can I snooze (and possibly better than in Calendar) events that I put into Reminders?

    Can somebody explain this to me? Thanks.
     
  2. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Your example is exactly the reason to utilize Reminders. My calendar only has events/meetings I need to attend. Reminders like Calendar has the ability to notify at whatever time you want.
     
  3. desertman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.

    Any idea why my daily vitamins reminder does only show up once in Reminders (on the first day) but not on any of the following days? Should I not see this also on my reminders for tomorrow?
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    maybe the calander app is better for repeat events
     
  5. stiligFox macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure about in iOS 5, but in iOS 6 after you create the reminder you will be able to then tap on it, and set how often and on what days it reminds you. So if it doesn't work like that yet, don't get turned off yet!
     
  6. desertman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I created on September 1 a reminder "Vitamins2" in Reminders and set it to repeat every day.

    Today I got a notification "Vitamins2. 4 days ago." I think it is utterly stupid for a daily reminder to add "4 days ago". If this goes on it will one day say "3 years ago".

    Also, if I go in Reminders through the various days I see "Vitamins2" only on September 1 (the day I created the reminder) and September 5 (today) but not on any of the following days. This is also stupid - if I i. e. create a reminder for certain monthly payments I want, of course, see them in the Reminders calendar on all upcoming dates.

    Also in the Notifications preview I see "Vitamins2" only once and with "4 days ago" added to it which I think is rather stupid.

    I think Calender, Reminders, and Notifications in OS X 10.8 work very poor (another thing I cannot understand is why it now is not anymore possible to snooze alerts according to my own needs, like i. e. 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 days, 1 week).

    Does anybody know about a third party calendar application with alerts that is completely independent from the Calender/Reminders database?
     
  7. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Actually, that feature is for us procrastinators. We live on the edge and put crap off till death is at our door.
     

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