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The native iOS to-do list app available on iOS 5+ and OSX Mountain Lion

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How can I import reminders from *.ics files to Monterey's Reminders app?

I am migrating from an old mac running macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra to a new mac running macOS 12.3.1 Monterey. I am having difficulty migrating my Reminders items manually to the Reminders app on ...
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Can one sync reminders between iPhone and Mac using lightning cable?

I am trying to avoid using iCloud… thanks for helping out! Enabled calendar sync in Finder, calendars sync but not reminders.
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I welcome being reminded to stand but can't stand the constant ring-related messaging. How can I turn those off on my Apple watch?

I find the stand reminders extremely helpful, and I like how my Apple Watch keeps track of various exercise activities; when I forget to start a walk or a bicycle ride the watch notices and asks to ...
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How to resolve Reminders keeps crashing when accessing "ToDo" folder

I'm using 10.13.6 macOS High Sierra. Reminders keeps crashing when I try to access a personally-made folder called "ToDo" I'm not sure if that folder name is reserved for the system, but it ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move list items up/down in macOS Reminders app?

Items in a list in the macOS Reminders app are primarily rearranged (re-ordered, re-prioritized) by clicking and dragging the trackpad (or mouse). I find this slow and error-prone. I would rather use ...
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How to add a 10 minute reminder through shortcut?

I'm on iOS 15 and what I'm looking for is a way to add a 10 minute reminder to 'wake up'. I can do the same by asking Siri to 'remind me to wake up in 10 minutes', but I'd like a way to create a ...
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App that allows a side-by-side view of To-Do List and Calendar on macOS?

As title says - trying to get a view where I can see both side by side. I find I quickly lose track of to-do list items if they're not in my calendar, and frequently have to move things from my ...
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Is there a way to execute a shortcut when a reminder is added?

I like how quick it is to input reminders in Apple Reminders, but otherwise, I am using a different app (Notion) to manage my tasks. It'd be amazing if I could immediately and automatically transfer ...
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Snooze mail in Apple Mail (set reminder for later)

I would like to snooze email in mail.app. I discovered that the easiest way is to set a reminder for certain mails to be (re)checked on a particular date which I can choose, using automator. I found a ...
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Create a Reminders Smart List matching either Tag1 or Tag2

Reminders for macOS Monterey now has the ability to tag to-do items e.g. #Teaching. A smart list can then be created for all items matching that tag or multiple tags. E.g., I teach #algebra and #...
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How to use 2 different iCloud accounts in Reminders app on iOS and macOS?

I use one iCloud account for my private use (mainly on my phone) and one for work (on my Macbook Pro with Monterey). I however want to use Reminders to use both accounts, so I could see all my working ...
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New Family Sharing account does not create shared Photos/Reminders/Calendar

The official landing page for the Family Sharing feature states the following: https://www.apple.com/family-sharing/ When you set up your family, a shared album is created automatically in the Photos ...
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How can I make a weekly/recurring reminder via AppleScript?

Is there a way to access the recurring/repeating property of a reminder when making it in an AppleScript, like the following: tell list chosenList make new reminder at end with properties {name:&...
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Is there a way to set up a location reminder with an alarm sound on my iPhone?

I set up a location reminder in my iPhone which reminds me to check something when I get home, however I can't seem to figure out how to get it to sound an alarm, all that it does is flash a reminder ...
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"Clear All" button for Reminders in Notifications in macOS 11.5.2 Big Sur on M1 doesn't work right

When I press "Clear All" on my Reminders in Notifications in macOS 11.5.2 Big Sur on M1, they don't all go away. Is this a known bug? Is it fixable? (I'm speaking of Reminders, not ...
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Reminders: prevent app quit on CMD+W

I'm used to closing only the open windows when pressing CMD+W. However, when all Reminders windows are closed, the application itself quits. How to prevent this behavior?
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Is it possible to stop completed reminders from still reminding me on other devices?

I've got a Mac Mini, a MacBook Air and an iPhone. I set a scheduled reminder on one device and it reminds me on all devices, great! The thing is, after having been reminded on my Mac Mini, for example,...
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In iOS, is it possible to set a reminder (and if so, how) on a certain time of day, on the 6th last working day of the month?

In iOS, is it possible to set a reminder (and if so, how) on a certain time of day, on the 6th last working day of each month?
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Would it be possible to hide `Add Date` and `Add Location` option inside Reminder.app?

I am using macOS Big Sur version 11.4. In Reminder.app, when I add a new reminder and type some words in it, I keep seeing Add Date and Add Location option, as follows: Would it be possible to hide ...
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Reminders (remindd) waste CPU resources 100% / 200%, and obviously drain batteries of my MacBook Pro, Apple Watch (guess) and iPhone (guess)

A couple of months ago I decided to get a new MacBook Pro, it felt like the battery on the old one was dying, same applies to my old iPhone. And here I am, with a new MacBook (Intel, i9), new iPhone ...
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Exporting items from “To Do” by Microsoft to Apple “Reminders”

I’ve been using “To Do” by Microsoft for several years now, but I’m considering the possibility to hand over to the Apple-native “Reminders” app. Is there a way to export all items (including lists, ...
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Mac+iPhone: calendar + reminders (or tasks)

I'm trying to make something work for both Mac and iPhone and I'm open to any solution that works on both. Problem: I have a work Google account with my work events, and I need to use either my ...
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Cannot find files for `calcurse` calendar application installed with homebrew : not where documentation says they are

I just installed calcurse, an calendar open source solution (which looks great!). I installed version calcurse version 4.7.1 via homebrew (brew install calcurse) I cannot find where the todo and apts ...
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What should I tell Siri to set up a reminder on Wednesday at 3pm with text "Team meeting is tomorrow at 4pm"

These phrases and variations don't work: Hey Siri, remind me on Wednesday at 3 pm about a meeting tomorrow at 4pm Hey Siri, remind me about tomorrow's 4pm Team meeting on Wednesday at 3pm. ... What ...
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iPad mini Retina can no longer access shared reminders

My wife and I both have iPhone SEs, and iPad minis (original Retina version). Our phones are updated to the latest iOS 14 version, but the mini cannot go past 12.x. This means the minis are no ...
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remindd: constant 100% CPU load on my two Macs

The remindd service on my two Macs runs at a constant 100% CPU load. Having a look at the console, two errors are reported over and over again (strangely with one emoji being differently every time): ...
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Reminders no longer move to the top when you uncheck them?

I'm hoping that I've just got a setting set wrong somewhere or something. For years I've used the Reminders app for various things but one of the most regularly used is a shopping list. Our household ...
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How to have my iPhone 11 iOS remind me of upcoming appointments?

Is there a way for my iPhone to remind me of upcoming appointments and other things? I forget things all the time so i need to be able to jot down upcoming events to remind me as the time gets closer. ...
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How to properly (quickly) iterate over Reminders using AppleScript/osascript?

What is the proper, efficient way to iterate over Reminders using AppleScript? The script below works as expected, but takes 18 seconds to iterate over 180 Reminders when run from the command line ...
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Reminders.app deleting all reminders after syncing with Exchange

I wanted to share some reminders with a friend who only has Windows. So I setup my Reminders.app on BigSur to sync to both iCloud and Exchange (Microsoft To Do). I copy and pasted all my reminders ...
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Creating a reminder on Mac programmatically/in a script, without opening the Reminders app

For creating reminders from a script or command-line, the usual advice is to use AppleScript and tell application "Reminders" to do this and that—which pops the app open so that it accepts ...
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How can I get a text message sent from myself, to myself, to sound an alert?

I am scheduling texts to myself to make absolutely certain I don't miss certain meetings. The Reminders app is way too subtle, but a text message with a custom text tone, would work great. The ...
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Mac outlook reminders always late

Just reiterating a few locked threads that I found reporting the same issue but without any solution/conclusion: Calendar reminders - noticeable delay Calendar reminders in Outlook for Mac v15.3 show ...
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Restoring old Reminders Notes - MacOS

I would like to access my old reminder notes from 2018, 2019. I have time machine and I know MacOS used to keep these files in a folder in the Disk rather than the cloud in old days. Your help would ...
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How to respond to reminder notifications using the keyboard

I can respond using the mouse, but it feels too slow: move the mouse pointer to the "Options" button click on it select an option Is there a way to do this with the keyboard?
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Importing Google Calendar Reminders to mac Apps

Is there any way to import reminders created in Google Calendar to ANY of the available free app in macOS Big Sur? Ideally it would be nice to have a sync feature as well but I would be happy with ...
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Is there a way to retrieve the URL from Reminders items?

I use BusyCal, and have discovered that using Reminders causes anything in the URL field in BusyCal to vanish. However, it looks like the URL is still present in the Reminder. Is there any way to ...
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Can I make Reminders text bigger on Big Sur? [duplicate]

Every year I ask the same question on a new macOS: can I make Reminders text bigger? I guess it's still impossible on Big Sur too. Isn't so strange that Reminders app has such small text (smaller than ...
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iPhone: Set recurring reminder to get off an app

Instagram has become a major distraction for me. I will spend hours upon hours mindlessly scrolling, allowing what little time I could have spent doing things I enjoy to slip away. I don't want to ...
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Why are my existing Reminders and Notes not saved to iCloud on my Mac?

I have enabled iCloud support for Apple applications such as Reminders and Notes. Yet my existing Reminders and Notes on my device are not being saved to iCloud. Isn't the point of iCloud for Mac to ...
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iOS 13.6.1 Reminder App No Longer Separates Multiple Lines

I want to recover the line separation feature of the pre-iOS 9 Reminder App but running on iOS 13.6.1. With this feature, I could paste multi-line text in a reminder item, and when I would hit Enter, ...
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Turn off date suggestions in Reminders?

I often include numbers as I write Reminders entries, I almost never include a date or time in the reminder title (there is a date field after all). Nonetheless Reminders very earnestly suggests dates ...
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Does iOS 13 or Safari create automatic reminders based on visiting a website?

We run a web app that deals with "events" (generalized description, but good enough for this purpose). Each event has a page, with a due date. The event organizer creates the event page, ...
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Why Apple Reminder app on iPhone 7 / iOS 13.3.1 does not have hourly repeat option?

I've been looking for ways to set up an hourly reminder. I've find a number of online article saying that starting with iOS 13, the native reminders app has an "hourly" option in the repeat menu. Yet ...
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Is there a way to announce Reminders?

I know that there’s an option to announce calls. Is there any way to automatically announce Reminders at the time for which they’re set? I’ve looked around, but couldn’t seem to find anything that ...
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macOS Reminders: every reminder appears twice

Since I updated my Mac to macOS 10.15 Catalina every reminder which are synchronised via my own WebDAV Server, appears twice in the Notification Center. Like this: Before I updated the OS everything ...
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syncing reminders with due date in the reminder app into the calendar app in catalina?

I was wondering if it was possible to have reminders with dates in my reminder app to also appear on the calendar app?
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View reminders checked today on iOS 13

In previous version of iOS in Reminders app it was possible to view the list or reminders that were marked done grouped by day they were marked on in Scheduled "tab", so it was possible to view list ...
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Why aren’t my Reminders repeating?

I have an iPad Pro with iOS 13.3. I have set a number of Reminders with repeats, but none of them are repeating. They don’t show up on the Lock screen as notifications, and if I look inside the app ...
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How do I make Reminders sync with iCloud on Mojave after downgrading from Catalina?

I updated my Mac to Catalina last year but it turned out Wechat for Mac does not work with external webcam on Catalina. I had to downgrade to Mojave but now it seems the Reminders can no longer sync ...
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