I really like the reminders feature in iOS 5, especially the geo-tripping reminders that will alert you when you are at, or leave, specific locations.

I was disappointed, however, that you could not have 'shared reminders list'. For instance a shopping list that my wife and I could both use and contribute to that would alert us whenever we are at the grocery store.

Is there any method or workaround to accomplish this? OR is there an application that does this geo-tripping + the ability to share across multiple users?

2 Answers 2


Actually, you can share a reminders list, as long as the person you want to share with has their own iCloud account. You can share one of your reminders lists either from iCloud.com or from the Reminders app in Mountain Lion.

Either way, the process is the same: Hover over the name of a list for a second, and a small icon will appear. Click on it, then type in the name or e-mail address of the person you want to share the list with.

Reminders.app screenshot

iCloud.com screenshot

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    As noted by @crazyj, iCloud.com has since removed this ability. It is expected to return natively on the mac with OS X 10.8.2 and on iOS devices with iOS 6.
    – pdd
    Sep 17, 2012 at 22:26
  • @pdd If this is in iOS 6, can someone step-by-step it? I can't seem to find it...
    – Aaron
    Oct 2, 2012 at 17:16
  • @Aaron, looks like they did not add the ability in the released iOS 6.
    – pdd
    Oct 2, 2012 at 18:18
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    Looks as though according to @Crazyj's answer which was edited recently that this is back in the icloud.com - you need to hover over the list, apparently just as you did before, and a sharing icon will pop up.
    – Aaron
    Oct 16, 2012 at 15:31

Since Brant Bobby posted his answer (which was great) the iCloud.com site has changed and you can no longer create shared Reminders lists, but this is expected to return in OS X 10.8.2 & iOS 6.

It looks like as of 2012-10-15 the ability to share Reminders has been added back to the iCloud web app.

  • You should add this as a comment on @BrantBobby 's answer Sep 17, 2012 at 18:17
  • It won't let me.
    – J Cobb
    Sep 17, 2012 at 22:13
  • Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be sure to update my answer once 10.8.2 drops and I have the chance to try it out. Sep 17, 2012 at 23:10

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