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Wunderlist review

With Wunderlist's free app on your Android device and a free Wunderlist account, you can manage your life, boost productivity, collaborate with friends and co-workers, sync data, and more. Wunderlist creates Lists of Tasks under any category, such as Work, Home, or Shopping, in a smooth, well-designed interface.

Pros

Wanderlust: Multi-platform capability lets you take Wunderlist with you on Android, Windows, Kindle, iOS, iPhone, or iPad devices. The Wunderlist Web site is widely compatible with popular browsers, too.

You're invited: Invite your friends to collaborate by joining one of your lists or through Twitter or Facebook.

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Wise Reminder review

Wise Reminder is a tool to help you stay on top of your daily tasks and appointments by sending you alerts at times that you set. Create alerts for anything you want, and then relax, because you can be sure the app won't let you miss anything important.

Pros

Nice interface: This app has an appealing and accessible interface, from which you can view all reminders, add new ones, and edit existing entries quickly. With everything laid out in front of you, it's easy to stay on top of upcoming events.

Reminder options: When an alert goes off, … Read more

Later app for iPhone reminds you to send e-mails, texts, and tweets

The iPhone comes with a useful Reminders app that helps you keep track of your various daily responsibilities, but free app Later by developer Nick Walter might be of added help because it focuses on reminding you only about texts, tweets, and e-mails that you don't want to forgot to send. The app feels half-baked at this point, but a future update might bring it all together.

Later provides a simple interface with four buttons at the top, and you can ignore the settings button unless you want to send the developer your thoughts. The other three let you … Read more

Fantastical 2 is the calendar app you wish Apple would have made

Fantastical 2 is one of those apps you look at in the App Store and think looks nice, but you can't justify spending money on something that only duplicates what the default iOS calendar app does.

The truth is, it does duplicate Apple's calendar app, but the real value comes in the form of the features it adds to your calendar. And there's no shortage of features in Fantastical 2.

Painless setupOnce you've installed Fantastical 2 you'll need to grant the app access to some of your personal information. Instead of requiring you to log … Read more

Review: Create onscreen birthday and event notes with Holiline Reminder

If some events deserve a constant reminder, Holiline Reminder places birthday countdowns, special holidays, and upcoming weddings in a banner that will stay at the top or bottom of your screen. It doesn't offer anything fancy, but it's easy to set up and it worked exactly as promised in our tests.

You'll need to unzip a folder to find Holiline Reminder's install file, but the process is quick and painless. The first time you launch the program, onscreen guidance tells you to right-click to create an event. There's a lack of punctuation and the oddly … Read more

Review: Add reminders to Reminders with Remind Me for Mac

The native Reminders app on Macs is popular and quite useful, but its one major drawback is that it's not that easy to access. Remind Me for Mac is a simple utility that makes it easy to add new reminders to Reminders without having to stop what you're doing and open that app. We can't imagine why anyone who uses Reminders wouldn't want to install Remind Me for Mac.

Remind Me for Mac appears as a small icon in the menu bar. Clicking it reveals a drop-down menu with the option to add a new reminder … Read more

How to use Google Search's new features in iOS

Google Now for iOS isn't quite on par with its Android counterpart, but it's getting very close -- especially after yesterday's release of the updated Google Search app.

In case you're unfamiliar with it, Google Now integrates with the Search app to provide you custom, personalized information, everything from local weather to sports scores to traffic reports -- and now, reminders. This data appears on cards when you swipe up from the main Google-search screen.

The update adds a few noteworthy new features to the mix, most of which Android users have already been enjoying. Here'… Read more

Review: CalRemindPic adds a dash of color to your calendars and reminders

CalRemindPic provides a bit more color than the Apple Calendar by loading photos from your camera roll directly to the calendar on the date they were taken. The idea is interesting, but with a complete lack of user direction and a lack of controls to choose the images it includes, it ultimately fails to provide any valuable tool that sets it apart from Apple's standard applications.

For the CalRemindApp to have any value, you need to allow it to access your calendars, reminders, and photo stream. It then loads all of the information directly into its own calendar. You … Read more

Callism wants to change the way you make phone calls

The App Store has no shortage of Phone applications. From Skype to Viber to WhatsApp, and even Line, there are many ways to make a voice call. But all of these services each promote their own third-party services over the regular calling and messaging functions of the iPhone. What if you wanted to use the calling plan that you already paid for? In comes Callism, an app aiming to make it easier for you to use the long-forgotten primary function of your iPhone -- making a call.

The app is not just offering a new service for making calls, but … Read more

How to manage your Google Now Reminders

Within just a short period of time, Google released two updates that show it really wants people to start using Google Now and its Reminders feature. The first update to Google Keep added the option to set reminders for notes, which tie into Google Now. The second update to Google Now itself adds the ability to set reminders for your favorite artists and TV shows.

Google Now Reminders has a lot of potential, but currently the biggest issue with it is the lack of easily accessible editing. Let's say you set a reminder to get alerted when there's … Read more