Reminders (application)

Reminders (application)

Developer(s) Apple Inc.
Initial release October 12, 2011 (2011-10-12) (with iOS 5)
June 25, 2012 (2012-06-25) (with OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion")
Development status Active
Operating system iOS 5 and later
OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" or later
License Freeware
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Reminders is a component of iOS and OS X that allows users to set notifications for themselves and create lists.[1] It was a new feature in iOS 5 and OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion". It can sync data between iOS and OS X through iCloud.[2]


The Reminders app can have multiple user-created lists of reminders. Reminders appear in the Notification Center 24 hours before the time a reminder is set for. Each reminder has a title and can be marked as completed (checked), and is automatically hidden. Additionally, each reminder can optionally have the following:

  • A priority, from "Low" to "High"
  • A note about the reminder
  • An alarm at a certain date and time. If a time-based alert is set, it can repeat every day, week, two weeks, month, or year.
  • An alarm when a geofence around an area is crossed ("when I leave the conference" or "when I get home")


  1. ^ Cipriani, Jason (September 13, 2011). "How to use the iOS 5 Reminders app". CNet. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Snell, Jason (February 16, 2012). "Mountain Lion: Hands on with Notes and Reminders". MacWorld. Retrieved January 28, 2013.