One of my favorite and most used Mac apps is PTH Pasteboard. It’s a multiple clipboard tool that stores everything you copy and makes recent copies available again with a click. Even better, it’s a pop out shelf. Move the pointer to the side of the screen, and the most recent copies pop up from the shelf. Now there’s a handy Mac reminder app that works the same way. Only better.
To-do list and reminder apps are a dime a dozen on the Mac. Reminders are built-in to iCal. They work OK, but they’re difficult to set up, and the pop up reminders are annoying.
2Remember is a unique reminder app that takes a different approach for to-do items, visibility, alarms, and alerts.
First, it’s a pop out shelf, similar to PTH Pasteboard. That means it hides off screen, and becomes fully visible when you roll the pointer over the 2Remember tab. Second, the tab is also an alert which flashes; just enough to be visible, not enough to be annoying (like iCal’s pop up alerts).
Here’s what it looks like in pop out mode:
Reminders are easy to setup and can be categories by color tab (visible when the shelf pops out).
There isn’t much to not like. 2Remember is a simple install from the Mac App Store. It stays out of the way until needed, but the alerts can be set to flash the small exposed tab, the Dock icon, or a sound.
What’s missing? Only a few things, but one glaring omission. 2Remember is inexpensive, but there’s no try-before-you-buy option. Setting times and dates is totally manual; no pop up calendar or clock to click. You can’t change the alarm sound in Preferences. The big one, though, is 2Remember is not connected to iCal’s to-do items or events which means it doesn’t sync items to multiple Macs, either. That would make it a killer app. As it is, if simplicity and low cost are what you’re after, 2Remember is a find.