How can I set hourly reminder in Mac ? If possible how to set my customised voice?


Open Date and Time Preferences.

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Move to the Clock tab, and check Announce the time.

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To customize the voice, click Customize Voice.

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Choose one on the list, or click Customize for a larger list.

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Set up a reminder on Reminders, for example, set one for today at 9:00 am have it repeat daily. The trick is to never complete the reminder just click leave then select an hour this will give you a reminder with a note every hour.Drink water

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    hourly reminder *
    – Bista
    Jan 16 '18 at 5:16

In the macOS (Big Sur 11.4) Reminders app create a new event like:

"My Reminder every X hours" and it will autocomplete with a "custom" value for the repeat setting once you click on the suggested time. macOS Reminders creating new event

The even will then look like: macOS Reminders event with repeat every X hours

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    I don't get this behaviour in macOS Catalina
    – Darragh
    Jun 3 '21 at 16:37
  • @Darragh thanks for pointing that out. I added my macOS version (Big Sur 11.4) to the answer. Jun 3 '21 at 20:06
  • Maybe requires siri to be on? I do not get this suggestion in Big Sur 11.4 Jun 27 '21 at 1:55
  • @KorayTugay just tried, works without Siri on my end. The moment my "Reminder" contains something like "every 2 hours" I see the suggestion dropdown. Jun 27 '21 at 5:46
  • Can't see this on Reminders Version 7.0 (2285)
    – tir38
    Oct 12 '21 at 18:57

On MacOS Big Sur v11.4 go to System Preferences search with Announce the time


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Just told Siri to remind me to do something and it works!

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