When I first got my iPad a couple of years ago I wanted a to-do list app. What I was looking for was a simple and straightforward way to add a list of items and check them off as I completed them. It would be even nicer if I could get a reminder too. So I downloaded a few free and paid apps but none were really to my liking.
Then there was the big iOS 5 update and Apple decided to include a native reminders app. This new Reminders app leaves all the other task management type apps in the dust. The beauty of this app is that you can use it as a to-do list where you can quickly add items to a list which you can later check off one by one as you complete. But you can also use it to remind you of things you need to do. It can remind you hours from now, weeks from now or months from now. It can even remind you when you get near a place via its location based alerts. Let me go over the main features of the Reminders app in iOS 5.
Using The To-Do-List
Open the Reminders app on your iPad and hit the [ + ] button to begin adding your first reminder. Type a descriptive task and hit “Done”. That’s it. You have just added an item on your to-do list.
Editing A Reminder
If you want to be reminded about it, click on your task to further edit this item. The app can remind you to complete the task in one of two ways: on a certain date or by a location. If you opt to be reminded by a date, you can choose the date you want and the time you want to be reminded
Location Based Alerts
One of the beauties of the Reminders app is the ability to be alerted of a reminder when you enter on a location. I can’t tell you how useful this feature can be. This location-based trigger can be activated either when you leave or arrive your current location or the location of one of your contacts (if you have their address saved).