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

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How do I force iOS Reminders to sync?

Reminders on iOS is often out of sync with Reminders on my other devices and iCloud. How do I force it to sync?
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Increasing the number of reminder snooze options in MacOS

This is an issue I've faced for such a long time on both macOS and iOS, though for the purpose of this question I'd like to focus on macOS as that is where, I hope, manually editing settings files ...
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How can I add reminders via the command line?

Once in a while it may be useful to add some reminders to Reminders.app from the command line — especially because they are synced to iCloud. Is there any way to do so? A solution that does not rely ...
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iOS 5 Reminders on weekdays only

Is it possible to create repeating reminders for weekdays only? I don't see this option, but I can't believe something so basic would be left off.
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How can I configure custom repeat intervals for Reminders?

I would like to configure an alert for a recurring reminder in Reminders.app on Mountain Lion. Currently the only options I have for repeating the alert are "Every Day", "Every Week", "Every 2 Weeks", ...
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Reminders badge shows wrong count on different devices

I have an iPhone, iPad, MacBook and Mac mini and am using Reminders on all my devices synced through iCloud. I have several lists created and no incomplete items at the moment. However, the Reminders ...
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Is there a way to get reminders on iPhone to persist until they're checked?

I find reminders pretty useless because once you're reminded once it doesn't remind you ever again, even if you haven't completed the task yet. It would actually be useful if every time I looked at my ...
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Exactly what are the limitations of geofenced reminders?

One of the most exciting new features since iOS5 is the ability to setup reminders - and even better - the ability to setup geofenced reminders based on when you arrive or leave a location. I have ...
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Is it possible to share reminders?

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 ...
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How to sync OS X Reminders with Android?

OS X Reminders doesn't sync with my Google Account although Calendar and Mails work OK. How to sync OS X Reminders with Google (or GTask Android App) to have it Android device?
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Remove completed reminders in OS X and iOS

I run the latest versions of OS X and iOS. Is there a way to mass-delete all completed reminders in both iOS and OS X? I’ve looked but can't seem to find a way so far.
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How do I change the default sound for Reminders in El Capitan?

It is very important as I use it for medication reminders. I would like to use one of the sounds (.aif) that I already have stored on my computer. Changing default sounds in Calendar would be helpful ...
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How are these Chinese spam iCloud Calendar/Reminders invitations sent to me? [duplicate]

Recently, I’ve received a couple of spam event invitations in Calendar on my Mac. The most recent had only Chinese text, and recurred at 5:46am every day. I am able to decline these by clicking on ...
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How to configure browser used by web page Reminders?

How can I change which browser the Mac Reminders.app uses to open "this webpage" associations for a Reminder, so I can change the "Open Google Chrome Canary" notification button to an "Open Mozilla ...
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What is the current state of syncing Google Tasks and iOS Reminders?

Right now Siri says "You don't have any reminders," whew. But then Google Tasks tells me I have at least 9 things to do today. Whoops. Yes, I know this question has been asked before, but the answer ...
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Any way to “close” a group of reminders all at once on OSX?

Every time I turn on my mac, a set of like 10 recurring reminder popups clog up my OSX Desktop screen. I may be a procrastinator and all, but Reminders.app's interface on OSX feels downright buggy ...
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How can I set hourly reminder in Mac? If possible how to set my customised voice?

How can I set hourly reminder in Mac ? If possible how to set my customised voice?
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How do I manage locations for the Reminders iPhone app?

I want to manage where my home, work etc is for the reminders app. Where can I do that?
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How can I make Siri's geo-fenced reminders wait until I actually arrive?

I'm walking my dog and tell Siri, "When I get home, remind me to take out the trash." It sets up a reminder keyed to my arrival at a location, my home address. So far so good, but the reminder ...
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Is there some way to sync only Reminders to iCloud?

Under Mountain Lion, syncing Reminders to iCloud is linked to syncing Calendars for some reason: In contrast, under iOS (version 5), you're able to sync Reminders to iCloud separately: I sync my ...
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How can I login to icloud.com from my iPhone?

I was reading the following answer which tells you how to enable shared Reminder lists: Is it possible to share reminders? However, at the moment, the only way I can get to icloud.com is from my ...
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Why won't Siri recognise my home address?

How on earth do you get Siri to remind you to do something when you arrive at a location in iOS 6? It worked fine in iOS 5 but I've never got it to work on iOS 6 - it just always seems confused about ...
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URL-scheme details for Reminders application

The Reminders application understands the reminders: URL scheme, so that you can invoke it, for instance, from Terminal as open reminders: (use of // is optional). What I'm looking for is ...
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How to set a Reminder on iOS5 for a location AND date?

I'd like to set a Reminder on iOS5 for my iPhone 4 for when I leave work on Friday... However, the app seems to allow only location OR date/time notifications (or you can have both independently). Is ...
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Disable Reminders “due” date

Generally, there is no option to set a "due" date and time for a reminder, just a "remind me" date and time. However, often when I have a reminder and I change the "remind me" time a "due" time ...
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Reorder items in Reminders app

Can't find a way to reorder tasks in Reminders. Am I missing something or it really is not possible? Update: Apple added this feature to iOS 6.
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How to add a reminder to a specific list and time via Siri

I can say " Add call friend to my Work list " and Siri will add that reminder to the specific reminder list WORK. However, if I imply any time, it will add it as a calendar entry. Yet when I say " ...
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Is it possible to add iCloud Reminders to iCal calendars?

In iCloud, each Reminder is placed in a named list (called a "List" in the details dialog, and a "Calendar" in the context menu in iCal), but there seems to be no way to assign a reminder to an ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut that I could use to set a task priority in Reminders.app on a Mac?

I know that if I want to create a new task in Reminders and I write something like: Buy milk tomorrow at 3:00pm Reminder.app understands by itself that the date and the time of execution of the ...
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How do I sort Reminders in OS X?

One can enter reminders in OS X in the Reminders app. But how can they be sorted by name or date? I can't seem to find out how.
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Prevent OSX from auto-detecting and deleting dates in iCal, Reminders

I use iCal's month view, so when creating an event I put it as all-day and put the event time in the title, like so: "3:30 meeting with Steve", "9am-10am TYO-NYC flight" (if you find it unusual, I'm ...
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Fantastical: how to add alerts/reminders in text

I'm a big Fantastical fan, but I can't work out the syntax to add a reminder/alert to a new event: For example: Lunch with John at 12:00, alert 15 min before should give an event with the title "...
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How to change the font size of the Reminders app?

Is there a way to increase the font size of the Reminders app? It was easy in Mavericks, by changing a text file inside the app package, but I can't find it anymore on yosemite. The text is just too ...
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iOS 5 reminders for Mac

I like iOS5 reminders app and use it on my iPod touch , however I am looking for an app for OSX lion which provide similar functionality for macOSX in an app which can sync with reminders app for iOS5....
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Export reminders from osx Reminders app programmatically

I need to get reminders list in any form (could parse it later) from Reminders app in osx (10.9.1) I know that i could do it from menu, but i need it programmatically. Perfectly it would be some ...
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iPhone showing reminders, but I have none

My Reminders app is showing 6 reminders, but as far as I know, I have none. I've checked the completed file, checked in iCal on the Mac. Any ideas how to delete these reminders?
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How do I create a global keyboard shortcut to create a new note in Notes.app or Reminders.app?

The new Notes app is great but How do I create a new note without switching to the Notes app first? Same goes for Reminders.app.
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How do I import a Reminder.app lists into a Notes.app checklist?

I want to transform my list of reminders in Reminders.app into a checklist inside a note in Notes.app. I tried dragging the list from the list of lists from Reminders to Notes and that didn't work. I ...
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Is it possible to manually sync reminders with iCloud whenever you want?

I regularly seem to have problems with my reminders not syncing in a timely manner. I am using the Reminders app on my iMac (OS X 10.11.6). Is there some way for me to manually sync my reminders with ...
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How to disable “x days since last backup” reminders in High Sierra

Since I updated to High Sierra (Version 10.13.1 to be exact) the "x days since last backup" reminders have returned, showing up every day or so in the top right corner of the screen. I checked, and ...
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Is there a way to sync Google reminders with the Mac ones

The macOS Calendar/iCal already syncs nicely with the Google variety. Since 2016 and shortly after the iPhone, the Google web calendar was taught how to do Reminders. Mac OS has its own flavor of ...
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Where are Reminders stored on disk?

I did a clean install of El Capitan and would like to retrieve my Reminders from my Time Machine backup. Which files exactly do I need to restore? I have read reminders are stored in ~/Library/...
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How does a reminder that has both a location and time reminder work?

I can add a reminder with both "Remind me on a day" and "Remind me at a location" turned on. When I turn both on, how does the remind work? Is it: only at the specified time if I arrive/leave the ...
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Can OS X automate creating a reminders from a page in a web browser?

I enjoy the feature of creating reminders from a web page with one click. similar to how Omnifocus does this. Can Apple's Reminders do the same by apple scripting or other addition/short cut?
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How to create two-week recurring alarms and reminders?

I have many events that recur on two-week time spanned schedules. For example, I have several things that happen based on a two-week period where these things repeat on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, ...
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How can I make reminders appear on my lock screen?

I just upgraded to iOS 10, and I see that there's a Reminders widget on my lock screen. I added a couple of test reminders to the Reminders app, but they don't appear on my lock screen. If I touch the ...
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Reminders App Hangs after Mavericks Upgrade

A couple of people on twitter share this issue, but I cannot find any discussions of it nor solutions. Since moving to OS X 10.9, Reminders app keeps pinwheeling, and won't respond. It doesn't crash,...
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Are bluetooth and wifi required for location based reminders?

To get location based reminders to work, are bluetooth and wifi required to be enabled or just bluetooth?
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Create event in iCloud calendar for different time zone

How do I create a future event in a different time zone than I'm currently on? For example, I reside in Toronto (UTC-5) and I am going to Hong Kong (UTC+8). When I'm still in Toronto, I want to be ...
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Missing Reminders since upgrade to Catalina beta

I am using macOS 10.14.5 and all but one of my reminder lists have gone. I have macOS Catalina Beta installed on a separate testing partition and all my Reminders are there. But they don't appear on ...