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Best Things To Do iPhone, iPad Apps To Use [Apps Guide]

Every version of the iOS comes with a default Apple reminders App. For most of us this app will take care of all our reminder related needs. But for some of us who need to some other settings or options other than those provided by the default Apple reminders app this article will be very useful as we will be covering all the paid as well as free apps. You can go through all the apps and choose the best alternative for yourself. All these apps were shortlisted by me after searching the app store for all apps in this category.

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Reminders App from Apple

1. Any.Do


Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app will help you to organize you to do everything that you do in a day. The app will help you to capture all the things that you want to do in a day also make sure that you get them done. The features like drag and drop to plan your agenda, swipe off a task to mark it as complete and shake your phone to clear the completed task feels just awesome. The app syncs with all your devices, share with your friends, family and colleagues. Instead of just typing in you can also tap the microphone icon and say what you want to do and it will automatically get converted into text.

2. Wunderlist


Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This mobile app comes for both iPhone as well as iPod touch which will help you to organize your to-do lists on the go and synchronize them with your Wunderlist account. You can also view and modify your task on Windows, Mac, Linux or iPad and the web. App offers Cloud sync and share with your friends and colleagues. It offers push notifications  and email reminders. You can also prioritize, personalize and organize the application according to your convenience.

3. Astrid Tasks/To-do List


Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This application will help you to keep your life organized and meet all the deadlines, reminders, birthdays and lists. The app also allows you to access your tasks anywhere with automatic syncing across your phone. The app also allows you to collaborate with your friends and loved ones. The app also allows you to divide the task if you are planning a trip with your friends. The app will also remind your friends so that you don’t have to do it. Astrid offers cloud sync, push notifications and voice recognition. You can also share your tasks and lists over Email, Facebook and Twitter. You can add notes, set multiple priorities, calendar and calendar integration.

4. Way of Life – The Ultimate Habit Maker & Breaker

way of life

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app will allow you to invest less than a minute daily to track, identify and change your habits with with the Apps unique red/green color system. When you will collect more information you will be able to easily spot the positive and negative trends in your lifestyle using the trend chart about your daily habits. or whatever is important to you. The app also provides you with readable charts and trend lines so that you can analyze the data in the better way. You can also share your charts with your friends. The app also has the note taking capability. The app is user-customizable and also provides you with the daily reminders. The app also has additional features like export to Dropbox, email, or another app as either as a CSV or Excel file. The also has features like passcode lock and multi language support.

5. Orchestra To-do

Orchestra To-do

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is your to-do list that’s connected to everyone’s life. It helps you to stay organized with reminders, recurring tasks, real-time sync and voice capture. The main power of the app is how it connects your colleagues, family and friends to get the things done. The app also allows you to chat with your collaborators, share an entire list and get real time status updates. The app is great for couples, families, small teams and individuals as well. The app can give you recurring reminders for paying the bills, remembering birthdays, making grocery list and sharing them with your family members or roommate. You can also plan an event such as a vacation, party or a dinner and stay organized.

6. Do it (Tomorrow)

Do it (Tomorrow)

Our Rating: 4.0/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

If you are like me who who want to put today’s tasks to do for tomorrow then this is the app for you. If you are planning a week the app will allow you to push the reminders from one day to the other. The app has a full virtual todo notebook experience, fastest todo entry and a simple interface. The app also allows you to customize your alerts, sounds and font settings.

7. Alarmed ~ Reminders, Timers, Alarm Clock

Alarmed ~ Reminders, Timers, Alarm Clock

Our Rating: 5.0/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

The app is an all in one alarm app which provides you with:-

  1. Pop-up reminder alerts with robust repeat scheduling, flexible snooze and full customization.
  2. Pop up  timers with custom messages, count up/countdown and pause.
  3. The alarm clock that is built in this app has access to iTunes playlists and built in melodies, sleep timers, fade-in and a fullscreen clock panel with over 80 high-quality sounds included.

The pop-up reminder alerts can also be configured in this app with many options like :-

  1. Create or edit reminders with just a few taps.
  2. Reminders offer complete configurability, snooze, robust repeat options, custom sounds, pre-alarms, notes and many more.
  3. A drop down panel provides easy access to key features like Nag-me, Snooze, notes and editing.
  4. Nag-me feature allows to repeat the reminders at intervals of 1 minute to 1 hour which can also be combined with DayMinders to repeat reminder throughout the day.

Pop-up timer options in this app are :-

  1. Easy to create and use i.e  tap, spin and go.
  2. Duration may vary from 1 sec to 99 hours with pause and resume feature.
  3. Countdown timers for events like cooking, laundry etc. and CountUp timers for tracking the progress on the various activities.

8. Minimalist To Do List


Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

The app can be used to quickly add, remove, delete, complete and reorder tasks. You can also create multiple list or use only a single one. You can add detailed note for each task and assign a due date and set a reminder for it. You can also Email the to do list to your self and customize the app in various ways. The app also allows you to sync to iCloud and customize your alerts, sounds and font settings.

9. To Do


Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

This app is a very simple, free To-do list manager. It provides barebones task management. you can add, order and manage your to do items. Basic priority and note support add some extra functionality to this tool. It has due dates and you can also sort your items. A new needs attention priority and pre-format is present in this app which will start before the time set by you in the settings of this app. The app also allows you to customize your alerts, sounds and font settings.

10. Todo Lite

Todo lite

Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

Now control your To-do list on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and the Mac. The app helps you to keep your tasks up to date on all your devices by providing the versatile sync options.  The app has support for Dropbox and iCloud. The app provides multiple reminder alerts, checklists, passcode protection, landscape support, starred tasks, quick task addition, notes on tasks with clickable phone numbers and URL’s, multi-select feature to manage multiple tasks, full calendar view for choosing dates, drag and drop sorting, integration with phone, Email, Contacts and SMS. It also has GTD support with tags and context, task sharing via Email, Customizable App Badge, printing and TextExpander.


All the reminder apps that we have discussed above can have their own unique purpose. But they all have a common motive of making your daily reminder and task managing experience better. Please let us know about your comments about the apps that we discussed in this post or if you find any other apps that you like apart from these and also whether these apps succeed in achieving their goal from the comments section.

By shoumesh

Shoumesh is passionate about iPhone and loves to create useful list of apps which could be worth using by any apple device user.

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