What would aliens from another world think of Mac and iPhone users and the dozens or hundreds of to-do and reminder apps we use? Would the little green men from Mars think humans weak and unsophisticated because we need to be reminded of every little thing?
The promise of Siri as the intelligent assistant makes using the iPhone and iPad more pleasant, but Mac users are stuck creating reminders and alerts the old fashioned way.
Until Siri shows up on the Mac, give the Due app for Mac a try. How is Due different? Like Siri, Due uses simple english terms typed into a pop up window to set a reminder.
Type in your reminder and Due makes it happen as soon as you finish typing. Use natural date input, and select from a bunch of flexible recurring reminder options. And, of course, reminders and alerts can be set in Due by using keyboard shortcuts.
What sets Due apart from most reminder apps, Mac or iPhone, is the use of natural language and date input. Due understands what you type.
There’s an option to snooze a reminder (good, because overdue reminders give you notifications every five minutes). Due also does repeating reminders for repetitive tasks and errands.
Notifications are varied, too, including Notification Center, sounds, bouncing icons, or highlights in the Menubar.
Best of all, Due is available on iPhone and iPad, as well as the Mac, and all your reminders can be synchronized via iCloud or Dropbox.
Due is pleasant to use. All it needs is Siri.