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Evernote Reminders Are Here on Mac, iOS and Web

Evernote Reminders Are Here on Mac, iOS and Web

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 23 May 2013

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 23 May 2013

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For the millions and millions of people around the world that use Evernote everyday to achieve their goals, we’re excited to announce a new part of Evernote that will keep you on track every step of the way. Reminders are here. Our three most requested features rolled into one small package:

  • In-app and email Alarms
  • Quick note based to-do lists
  • Pinning notes to the top of your note list

The Reminders feature is currently available on Evernote for Mac, iOS and Evernote Web.

How Reminders Work

Reminders are incredibly easy to use. You can add a Reminder to a note by simply tapping on the alarm clock icon located at the top of the note on Mac and Web, and at the bottom of the note on iPhone and iPad. If you like, set a date and time for when this note must be completed.

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You’ll get an in-app alarm and, optionally, an email the day that a Reminder is due. Once set, you’ll see the note title appear in the new Reminder section at the top of the note list. You can change the order of Reminders simply by dragging them around. When you complete your task, tap on the check or, on iOS, swipe to remove the Reminder from the list.

Like most things in Evernote, Reminders sync across all versions of the app that support the new feature.

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Reminders and Notebooks

To keep your Reminders nicely organized, we’ve made them notebook-based. Whenever you add a Reminder to a note, it will appear in the Reminder section within that notebook. This is a perfect way to keep various projects separated. Of course, if you want to see them all in one place, simply go to the All Notes view.

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Shared Reminders
By associating Reminders with notebooks, we’re able to do some really cool stuff. First, since Reminders show up at the top of a given notebook, they can be used as a handy way to highlight the most important notes in that notebook—it’s like creating a quick table of contents for your visitors. In addition, anyone who has access to your notebook is able to subscribe to be notified when notes come due. This way the entire team will stay informed about group projects and tasks.

Great for Business
All of these features are also available to our Evernote Business users, so that you’re not just sharing your team’s knowledge, but also moving your projects forward.

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4 Ways to Use Reminders Right Now

We’ve been testing Reminders for a few weeks now. Here are some of the great things to try.

Birthday gifts
Evernote has always been a great way to clip gift ideas. Create a notebook called Gift ideas, and add notes containing gifts for your friends and family. Add a Reminder to each note set to a week before the person’s birthday. Now you’ll know what to get and when to get it.

Project planning
At Evernote, we use Reminders to plan all of our video projects. We’ve set up a shared notebook with the team called Video Projects. In it, we have a running list of all ongoing projects and their completion dates. If something needs to be reprioritized, we drag it to the top of the list. Once a project is completed, it’s marked as done and we’re on to the next one.

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Packing right
You’ll never forget your toothbrush again. Create your packing list note and set a Reminder to go off a few hours before the trip. Because Reminders are associated with notes, you’ll not only be notified to check your packing list, but you’ll also see the entire thing. If you have everything you need, mark the note as done.

Doctors orders
Before heading off to the doctor’s office for a checkup, create a note with questions that you want to be sure to cover. Set a Reminder for the time of the appointment and you won’t miss a thing. Repeat this the next time you have an appointment so that you have a running history of past questions and answers.

Only The Beginning

It’s not often that we get to unveil such a highly-requested, powerful feature, which is why we’re so excited to hear your reaction. We’re far from finished. We have big plans to expand the functionality, and to bring it to more platforms in the very (very) near future. Go on, create some reminders and let us know what you think.

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  • Bill Faulkner

    Great feature! Now how about sharing some Android and PC love for your faithful paid users? First Penultimate and now Reminders as IOS only, I’m starting to get a complex! Help!!

    • AndrewSinkov

      Thanks! It’s coming to Android and other platforms soon.

      • steveames199

        When is soon? Days, weeks – months?

        • SimonReidy

          Years, centuries – millenias?

  • T.C. Judd

    Fantastic! Can’t wait until it’s available for Win and Android…

  • Ampi Castano

    Great! It’s about time. One question…will you be redesigning the desktop app? It’s not too pretty.

  • Arsarn Wynxz Panichkit

    I see tremendous positive use of this functions. Quick comment here is to set a custom interval and a recurring feature would be great!

    • AndrewSinkov

      Great suggestion. This only the beginning for Reminders. We’ll be expanding the functionality over time.

      • Anirban Basu

        Look forward to changes! This is a good start but the user interface/usability has to improve. Do you plan these reminders to sync in with calendar items?

  • Shay Shaked

    This is a great feature! Thank you, this make the notes into easy to use to-do lists! How does it integrate into Android? Will we be able to check off things we’ve done?

    • AndrewSinkov

      Reminders are coming to Android very soon.

      • steveames199

        When?

      • steveames199

        You keep saying “soon” but never explain why updates can’t be released to both platforms simultaneously – which is the question people are asking. Not “when” but “why” are you doing it this way? Why alienate people unnecessarily?

  • AndrewSinkov

    We’re working on a big Windows update. Stay tuned.

  • AndrewSinkov

    It can take a bit of time before updates appear in the App Store. Please check back.

  • AndrewSinkov

    Some users start seeing updates sooner than others. It usually takes a few hours for updates to get to everyone.

  • stakenouchi

    I like that this feature was added, as it is a step in the right direction, but it is still a little too clunky if you want to use it as just a task manager. I was hoping to have my task manager and evernote notes all in one so I wouldn’t have to use another app for my tasks.

    Keep building this and I am looking forward to what is to come.

  • Grandtastic

    I just created a reminder in the web interface and synced. I can see a “” tag in the enex version of my note. That’s so cool. Can I search that?

  • Andrew Warner

    Andrew, could you make it location aware? So when I get to my meeting, for example, it’ll trigger a reminder to look at my notes?

  • jeremyleejames

    It would be great if dates could be applied to individual “tasks” / checkboxes *within* a note.

    • jbledsoejr

      Yes, indeed! That would be PHENOMENAL!!! If you like, there could be one note with a day or week’s worth of tasks…each task with a checkbox and reminder date/time.

      Evernote team, hopefully you hear/see this idea. :)

      • Torben Troest

        +1 for this, and recurring reminders and sound on IOS notifications

      • Torben Troest

        +1 for this, and recurring reminders and sound on IOS notifications

  • Frank Weichmann

    Win and Win Phone 8 please ;)

  • Elio

    Thats a feature that some users need ASAP. Thanks for your work!

  • AndrewSinkov

    It’s as you described. Reminders are associated with the entire note. Having to-dos within a note does not make a Reminder.

  • GenevieveCrabe

    Thank you for the Reminder feature!!! However . . . Am I going crazy or did you remove the View option that allows for a list of notes in the top pane and the selected note in the lower pane? That’s the only one that works for me! :(

    • Short back and sides

      Me too, that was the only view I ever used.

    • Rob...

      Me too! It’s the only view I use as I like to have Evernote and another window side by side.

    • Rob...

      Me too! It’s the only view I use as I like to have Evernote and another window side by side.

  • Miklós Kasza

    It’s great to see this feature introduced.

    Are there any plans of making a “per reminder” version of the reminder mail available (i.e. each reminder triggers the sending of a single email at a specific time before the deadline of the reminder – similarly to what google calendar does)? Digest mails seem a bit coarse-grained for me.

    Thanks, anyway.

  • Tom Ulrich

    Hear hear. Add recurring reminders, and I might drop my current task manager. But this is great!

  • Emile Burgess

    You guys rock. I’m a huge EN fan!
    But it seems that just when I get used to a new “View,” you put out an update that makes that view unavailable. Can I still access a “List View” with the preview window on the bottom half of the screen?
    Thanks for an awesome product.

  • Nachol

    :( Only for iOS, Mac and Web? And not only that, it seems that this update is not available in the Mexico iTunes store. I just checked and my iPad app does not show show this functionality, even though there is not an update posted.
    I’d like to see all the new features implemented for all platforms at the same time (I am missing the update for Windows, Android and the Mexico iTunes store).
    I know it’s hard work, and I also do my own to get the money to pay for the software I like.
    Thank you.

  • Lundi

    Goodbye Wunderlist! Sorry Berlin, au wiedersehn!. :-)

  • Letícia

    I’m really, really hoping that this means you’ll add task management functionalities to Evernote. I’ve been searching everywhere for a really good task manager and while I’ve tested pretty much everything available for OS X, I always thought “man, those people at Evernote should make a task management app, they know what they’re doing!”. Even better if it’s already IN Evernote. Really keeping my fingers crossed for this dream to come true, especially after the Producteev fiasco this week.

  • David L. Adams

    Great add – thanks for listening and acting! Would like to suggest as well to make reminders location sensitive….When I show up at a location (for a meeting or work time) would be cool if reminders could be triggered by where I am.

    Great work – and keep it coming!

  • Marek Kulesza

    Good Job,

    But it’s not a time management at all ;)
    That’s why I will stick to EverDo.it App….
    http://everdo.it

  • Nicola Mazbar

    You can always create a notebook for To-Dos and have each note as a separate task. Also, you can tag each note with a project name. This way you’ll be able to track multiple projects with due dates and reminders.

  • Emile Burgess

    Please give me back my horizontal list view. :(
    Also, can you darken the alternate shading behind the note list to separate each note name?
    You guys are awesome.

  • Emile Burgess

    Please give me back my horizontal list view. :(
    Also, can you darken the alternate shading behind the note list to separate each note name?
    You guys are awesome.

  • Juan Carlos Montano Pedroso

    Congratulations! Just one suggestion: Google calendar integration!

  • Juan Carlos Montano Pedroso

    Great!

  • Juan Carlos Montano Pedroso

    Great! Just one suggestion: google calendar integration!

  • Shi, Bin

    I love it!

  • Shi, Bin

    I love it!

  • shahgazer

    Awesome updates! Reminder is a must!

  • shahgazer

    Awesome updates! Reminder is a must!

  • jbledsoejr

    7 letters: A-N-D-R-O-I-D!!!

  • Dash Bitla

    Great feature! Quite useful.

  • chucktomasi

    I concur. The preview on the bottom of the list view gave more horizontal real estate to columns in the list above. With the list on the left and the preview on the right, there is only enough space for two columns (date and title) max. Please bring the old layout back.

  • chucktomasi

    I concur. The preview on the bottom of the list view gave more horizontal real estate to columns in the list above. With the list on the left and the preview on the right, there is only enough space for two columns (date and title) max. Please bring the old layout back.

  • Simon France

    Brilliant feature. I was using Do.com as my task manager but now I can ditch it and run everything with Evernote. Thanks!

  • Simon France

    Brilliant feature. I was using Do.com as my task manager but now I can ditch it and run everything with Evernote. Thanks!

  • M.B.

    After a long long waiting we have reminders at last!!! wait a minute….I’m an Android user…I don’t have anything… I’m sure Google Keep will be great in a few months.

    • steveames199

      I agree it’s unbelievable developers are still neglecting Android users at this stage.

  • pzaffo

    I agree…. why does the non-apple platforms always have to wait….

  • Brian Deobald

    Love the feature. Any possibility the note title could be modified, with additional text as a sub-line for the purpose of the reminder. For example, note title is ‘Discussion with Andrew’; can be annotated in reminder view with ‘analyze model and schedule follow-up’ Thanks.

  • tiffontheworld

    There aren’t words, or rather there is one… supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! One more reason to use Evernote everywhere. I’m already deleting redundant apps. I love Evernote so much, it’s weird (to some crazy alien people)! PS recurring reminders…great idea!

  • tiffontheworld

    There aren’t words, or rather there is one… supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! One more reason to use Evernote everywhere. I’m already deleting redundant apps. I love Evernote so much, it’s weird (to some crazy alien people)! PS recurring reminders…great idea!

  • Nina Gentile

    WOW, that was great I will be following all of your videos,. I have hadEver Note since its inception. I have tired to contact someone for help( on a different issue) for years, with no luck. You have inspired me to open a new account , as I can not access my first one, and go forward with the book I was trying to write using EverNote to orginize me (add). I spent more time trying to find a way to organize myself than I was able to get the facts down on paper. I also neeed apps for alarms and reminders. ( Ihave Lyme Disease) This is a dream come true. You have turned my life around. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. Nina Gentile

  • steveames199

    Come on surely you understand there are more users on android/windows than ios? Why prioritise the minority with new features?

  • steveames199

    Come on surely you understand there are more users on android/windows than ios? Why prioritise the minority with new features?

  • Robert Rodin

    when will reminders be available for WINDOWS?

  • muckpond

    Does anyone know if there is a way to create a reminder by adding a string to the subject line of a note emailed to your Evernote address?

  • AndrewSinkov

    Not yet, but it’s a good suggestion.

  • AndrewSinkov

    Please contact our Support team: http://evernote.com/support

  • Joe Burdo

    cross platform doesn’t mean across ALL platforms. There’s no client for OS2 either.

  • Joe Burdo

    cross platform doesn’t mean across ALL platforms. There’s no client for OS2 either.

  • gcfio

    Great start. You mentioned expanding the functionality. Here’s what I would like: gmail reminders. I have my gmail routed based on labels using ifttt. I’d like to have labels “tomorrow”, “next week”, “next month” in gmail and have ifttt route them to evernote folders of the same name which will have folder reminders to notify me to check my emails. This way, I can put some organization to my emails of when I need to deal with certain ones.

  • gcfio

    Great start. You mentioned expanding the functionality. Here’s what I would like: gmail reminders. I have my gmail routed based on labels using ifttt. I’d like to have labels “tomorrow”, “next week”, “next month” in gmail and have ifttt route them to evernote folders of the same name which will have folder reminders to notify me to check my emails. This way, I can put some organization to my emails of when I need to deal with certain ones.

  • K.Jardim

    When reminders comes available for Andriod I will buy my Evernote t-shirt. I have to use a separate app for reminders until this comes out. We need a one stop solution.

  • Jason T.

    is there a way to setup a reminder when sending something to evernote via email?

    • AndrewSinkov

      Not just yet.

    • AndrewSinkov

      Not just yet.

  • Jason T.

    is there a way to setup a reminder when sending something to evernote via email?

  • David Johnson

    Evernote team > you rock. Reminders adds a valuable layer of usefulness to the app that I use more than any other. As others have written, I’ll be glad for the addition of the PC platform so I can use it there and on my iOS devices. Thanks!

  • JD Francis

    Hey John,

    Try this out:

    Or, you can send notes into specific notebooks and assign tags by adding some simple information to the subject of the email. Here’s how:

    Notebook: Add @notebook name to the end of the subject line.

    Tag: Add #tag name at the end of the subject line. This feature works with existing tags in your account.

    Reminder: Indicate a note is a reminder by adding ! in the subject line. Add !tomorrow to set a notification for tomorrow, !dayofweek (i.e. !tuesday) to be notified on that day, or pick a specific date using the format !YYYY/MM/DD.

    Be sure to follow this order: subject, reminder, notebook name, tags.

    To add some text to an existing note, put a ” +” at the end of your subject line and we’ll place the body of the email into the most recent note with that title.

    An example subject:

    Fwd: Recipe for Bouillabaisse !2013/06/01 @Recipes #soup #fish #french

  • JD Francis

    Hey John,

    Try this out:

    Or, you can send notes into specific notebooks and assign tags by adding some simple information to the subject of the email. Here’s how:

    Notebook: Add @notebook name to the end of the subject line.

    Tag: Add #tag name at the end of the subject line. This feature works with existing tags in your account.

    Reminder: Indicate a note is a reminder by adding ! in the subject line. Add !tomorrow to set a notification for tomorrow, !dayofweek (i.e. !tuesday) to be notified on that day, or pick a specific date using the format !YYYY/MM/DD.

    Be sure to follow this order: subject, reminder, notebook name, tags.

    To add some text to an existing note, put a ” +” at the end of your subject line and we’ll place the body of the email into the most recent note with that title.

    An example subject:

    Fwd: Recipe for Bouillabaisse !2013/06/01 @Recipes #soup #fish #french

  • AndrewSinkov

    Clicking on the Reminder does open the note.

  • Susan Davis Moora

    way to go, Evernote!!

  • GGR

    Nice, but hardly my most requested! I have lots of T0-DO and calendar apps.
    Now, what I REALLY want in Evernote is some form of taxonomic grouping: So when I select “Collaboration” — I get all the notes tagged with any of: “Collaboration tools”, “collaboration project management”, “collaboration whiteboard”, etc.

  • GGR

    Nice, but hardly my most requested! I have lots of T0-DO and calendar apps.
    Now, what I REALLY want in Evernote is some form of taxonomic grouping: So when I select “Collaboration” — I get all the notes tagged with any of: “Collaboration tools”, “collaboration project management”, “collaboration whiteboard”, etc.

  • SimonReidy

    +100. A task manager without recurring alarms isn’t of much use to me, but you’d think the Evernote team would have to be aware of this, so hopefully we won’t be waiting long for that feature.

    While its cool to have reminders on my iPhone, it’s also not much use to me until I can sync them with Evernote for Windows desktop. I know it syncs them with the web client, but the native Windows app is so much better. Hope to see it updated soon.

  • SimonReidy

    +100. A task manager without recurring alarms isn’t of much use to me, but you’d think the Evernote team would have to be aware of this, so hopefully we won’t be waiting long for that feature.

    While its cool to have reminders on my iPhone, it’s also not much use to me until I can sync them with Evernote for Windows desktop. I know it syncs them with the web client, but the native Windows app is so much better. Hope to see it updated soon.

  • SimonReidy

    Something thing I would love to see eventually implemented on iOS, is a “Siri integration workaround” which I find invaluable with apps like ‘Anylist’.

    It would work by creating a custom list in the reminders app called ‘Evernote’. So you could then say to Siri “add milk to my Evernote List” and it will automatically import any entries from the Reminders ‘Evernote’ list, next time you open the Evernote app.

  • KaseyFHickey

    Use the exclamation point (!) to set a Reminder. To add an alarm to the Reminder, add the word tomorrow, or a date with numeric year, month, day separated by slashes. For example: !, !tomorrow, !2013/06/24

  • KaseyFHickey

    Use the exclamation point (!) to set a Reminder. To add an alarm to the Reminder, add the word tomorrow, or a date with numeric year, month, day separated by slashes. For example: !, !tomorrow, !2013/06/24

  • KaseyFHickey

    Reminders are now available on Android (and Windows Phone): http://blog.evernote.com/blog/2013/06/06/evernote-reminders-arrive-on-android/

    • J Sturgis

      Appreciated

  • Dave Miller

    would love to have reminders for tasks within notebooks

  • Rick Conklin

    I’m not sure that’s necessary. Create a tag for your project and make each note an individual tasks. Create another tag for the progress. (active, completed, etc)

  • fourfish

    Can my Evernote reminders be set up to sync or show up in my ios Reminders app list? I like to see all of my reminders in one place.

  • Rob

    LOVE THIS!! Need, need, need it for windows! I keep checking for software updates…. Thanks!

  • Simon

    Am so close to using reminder function for my to-do list… but alas, no repeat reminder leaves this wanting. Be great to have an integrated to-do and note place.. but can’t do without this… when will it be here?

  • webworking

    I honestly tried – I even bought a MacBook Pro and made a game effort to make the switch. The Mac OS is good, but no better overall than Windows 7, with fewer apps and less support – and the fact that you can’t use iOS apps on a Mac made it less than ideal.

    The clincher for me was the fragility of the MacBook Pro – I’m used to the rugged durability of ThinkPads (which were actually designed to be used in real life and not set on a pedestal), so I didn’t treat the Macbook like the china doll it is and so I only got 6 months of real use out of it (2 months of which it spent getting repaired under warranty) before the screen cracked and broke when somebody closed the lid on earbuds. The earbuds survived, but not the screen. I finally traded it to my brother-in-law. So between the steep learning curve (the Mac OS may have been easier in the ’80s, but now it’s no better or easier than Windows) and the flaky hardware, trying to make the transition was the worst experience with a computer I’ve had in my 34 years of using personal computers (yes, I bought my first personal computer in 1979).

    So I’m back to Windows – which most developers develop for first. The exception, of course, is Evernote. Hope they’re not Mac enthusiasts to the point that they take this post as a personal affront and slow down Win development… :-)

  • Desiree' Abbott

    Not an option when the work compy is a PC. :(

  • Glenna Sager

    Same here!

  • Chris

    It is already available for Android and for Windows it is only currently available for the web version.

  • Tonka Watson

    Anyone know how I can change the reminder tone on my iphone 5 please? My dogs go crazy when they hear the default tone

  • Ian

    I didn’t request this future, but it’s a good idea which could be implemented better with a few changes. The biggest change is the need for Reminders to have their own section which can be opened by default upon app startup, instead of the notes. This would basically just be quick access to a list of all notes with the “reminder” tag However, it is at least good if Reminders are shown at the top of the list of the notes. Task status tags would make it much better too and help organise tasks in the required Reminders section.

  • Ian

    I didn’t request this future, but it’s a good idea which could be implemented better with a few changes. The biggest change is the need for Reminders to have their own section which can be opened by default upon app startup, instead of the notes. This would basically just be quick access to a list of all notes with the “reminder” tag However, it is at least good if Reminders are shown at the top of the list of the notes. Task status tags would make it much better too and help organise tasks in the required Reminders section.

  • quizzicol

    Is it possible to add functionality so that the reminders displayed above the notes on the Desktop version are limited by a user defined date range (e.g. within the next week).

    I tend to add a lot of reminders to check things again in a few months and end up with a big board of reminders.

  • Bo Soileau

    Any updates on the Windows reminders functionality? The web client has it which it good, but the Windows client would be even better. Any ETA?

  • JD Francis

    Hey John. Sorry I should login to Disqus more often. Looks like the + goes on the end. I’ve never used that before though.

  • JD Francis

    Hey John. Sorry I should login to Disqus more often. Looks like the + goes on the end. I’ve never used that before though.

  • Vincent Chan

    It will only be perfect if you can integrate it with iOS default Reminder App just like what awesome note did.

  • Meike B.

    Great! I am also desperate for reminders feature before Evernote can work fully for me!

  • Chris

    Love Evernote, but after waiting SO LONG for this feature, you guys missed the boat. I have 1,800 notes in Evernote. I generally use a note for each meeting, each meeting can have multiple action items. You should AT LEAST give me the ability to change the name of a reminder without having to change the name of the note (I could live with that short term), and you should really be able to have multiple action items per note. Get this feature right, and I don’t care how much it costs

  • Chris

    Love Evernote, but after waiting SO LONG for this feature, you guys missed the boat. I have 1,800 notes in Evernote. I generally use a note for each meeting, each meeting can have multiple action items. You should AT LEAST give me the ability to change the name of a reminder without having to change the name of the note (I could live with that short term), and you should really be able to have multiple action items per note. Get this feature right, and I don’t care how much it costs

  • Laura

    It really like the reminders, they make Evernote infinitely more useful for me. BUT it annoys me that, even after “checking” off a reminder before the due date, it still sends me the reminder at the set time. So I get a mild heart-attack multiple times a day when the reminder pops up and I’m like “Ohh crap, I haven’t done that yet?”

  • Laura

    It really like the reminders, they make Evernote infinitely more useful for me. BUT it annoys me that, even after “checking” off a reminder before the due date, it still sends me the reminder at the set time. So I get a mild heart-attack multiple times a day when the reminder pops up and I’m like “Ohh crap, I haven’t done that yet?”

  • capripot

    Synchronizing them with Mac/iOS system reminders would be awesome!

  • Danielle Smith

    Would love to see an iCal sync!!!

    Also, I like a number of things about reminders in Evernote. However, I would really love to be able to set just plain reminders—ones not associated with notebooks. Even though I really like being able to set notebook based reminders it seems a bit clumsy and/or inefficient to create a whole new note/notebook when I simply want to remind myself to read over and return someone’s email by a certain date, or want to set a reminder to call Verizon sometime later in the week about a mistake on my bill for instance. Adding some form of to-do list with the option to set different reminders or due dates per item/task on the list would be a good start.
    Consequently a to-do list can then can be used as an assignment and/or
    project list, which I would greatly appreciate as I am currently a student. The idea of academic assignment/project based functionality can be thought of in at least a somewhat similar manner as the personal versus business notebook concept that has already been established within Evernote. I attend Wellesley College just outside of Boston, MA and have many friends who like Evernote, but, again, find that it is NOT seamless/efficient enough in terms of keeping track of personal, school, and job/career information, etcetera. Thus, many end up not using
    Evernote at all, and the ones of us who do continue using Evernote aren’t
    reaping the full benefits of its creation.

    Lastly, being able to set mini-reminders or goals within a
    larger reminder/goal would be fantastic! For instance, when I start studying for my GMAT I would greatly appreciate the ability to set reminders or “mile-markers” to make sure that I am staying on track with what needs to get done and by when. Similarly, this sort of reminder/goal/time-management capability would be incredibly useful when it comes time to apply for graduate school. Actually, the latter example is probably the better as it entails quite a few moving pieces—researching various programs; keeping track of requirements and deadlines for each school; remembering phone calls that need to be made, emails that must be sent, and/or appointments that need to be/have been scheduled; gathering letters of recommendation as well as work-experience information; etcetera—and being able to set different reminders for the various moving pieces within a given notebook, and somehow being able to manage and account for what needs to get done for each moving piece and by when it must or ought to be accomplished, would greatly aid [a person] in staying on schedule.

    Anyhow, I will keep my fingers crossed for the day that at
    least some of the aforementioned capabilities/efficiencies are possible. ***Meanwhile, if there is an app or something that would sync my iCal, and either Mac’s Reminders app or some other to-do list/reminder application WITH EVERNOTE, please do tell. This/(these) capabilities would help so much with efficiency, providing a more seamless life/task/project management and reminder platform. I know that I would personally feel a heck of a lot less scattered, and wouldn’t forget the little things while focusing on the bigger projects, or vice versa.

  • Danielle Smith

    Would love to see an iCal sync!!!

    Also, I like a number of things about reminders in Evernote. However, I would really love to be able to set just plain reminders—ones not associated with notebooks. Even though I really like being able to set notebook based reminders it seems a bit clumsy and/or inefficient to create a whole new note/notebook when I simply want to remind myself to read over and return someone’s email by a certain date, or want to set a reminder to call Verizon sometime later in the week about a mistake on my bill for instance. Adding some form of to-do list with the option to set different reminders or due dates per item/task on the list would be a good start.
    Consequently a to-do list can then can be used as an assignment and/or
    project list, which I would greatly appreciate as I am currently a student. The idea of academic assignment/project based functionality can be thought of in at least a somewhat similar manner as the personal versus business notebook concept that has already been established within Evernote. I attend Wellesley College just outside of Boston, MA and have many friends who like Evernote, but, again, find that it is NOT seamless/efficient enough in terms of keeping track of personal, school, and job/career information, etcetera. Thus, many end up not using
    Evernote at all, and the ones of us who do continue using Evernote aren’t
    reaping the full benefits of its creation.

    Lastly, being able to set mini-reminders or goals within a
    larger reminder/goal would be fantastic! For instance, when I start studying for my GMAT I would greatly appreciate the ability to set reminders or “mile-markers” to make sure that I am staying on track with what needs to get done and by when. Similarly, this sort of reminder/goal/time-management capability would be incredibly useful when it comes time to apply for graduate school. Actually, the latter example is probably the better as it entails quite a few moving pieces—researching various programs; keeping track of requirements and deadlines for each school; remembering phone calls that need to be made, emails that must be sent, and/or appointments that need to be/have been scheduled; gathering letters of recommendation as well as work-experience information; etcetera—and being able to set different reminders for the various moving pieces within a given notebook, and somehow being able to manage and account for what needs to get done for each moving piece and by when it must or ought to be accomplished, would greatly aid [a person] in staying on schedule.

    Anyhow, I will keep my fingers crossed for the day that at
    least some of the aforementioned capabilities/efficiencies are possible. ***Meanwhile, if there is an app or something that would sync my iCal, and either Mac’s Reminders app or some other to-do list/reminder application WITH EVERNOTE, please do tell. This/(these) capabilities would help so much with efficiency, providing a more seamless life/task/project management and reminder platform. I know that I would personally feel a heck of a lot less scattered, and wouldn’t forget the little things while focusing on the bigger projects, or vice versa.

  • darin

    How can I get email reminders?

  • Jiahao Liu

    The date reminders are great, but something that I really miss, and Google Keep has it, is the location reminder.

    With Google Keep, you can set an alarm related with a position. So, when you are near to that position, the alarm will be trigged and you will see the note.

    This could be useful for example, if you need something from a supermarket but you don’t know when you are going to go, so you set the alarm near to the supermarket. Then next time you go to the supermarket, the alarm will be trigged remind you.

    I think this would be a great feature for Evernote and I hope you will implement this feature soon.

  • Vinit Shah

    Can the reminders have a distinct tone/sound that can be snoozed. Basically an alarm. Instead of just a notification on the screen?

  • Anna

    While I am happy to have the option to set reminders I have to say that I still greatly depend on using the Reminders app on my mac because I am missing the option of setting repeating reminders and for specific times, too. It’s great to receive an email on the day the reminder is due from Evernote but the feature not yet developed enough to beat Reminders. I would really love if there was a way to fully integrate reminders with Evernote ie synchronise them somehow, that would be so brilliant …. maybe that is already possible I just don’t know that yet? Please let me know if it is somehow possible! :)

    • Taylor Pipes

      Anna, perhaps you can see if Sunrise would be a good solution. It is an Evernote Platform app that connects with Evernote and integrates Reminders into your calendar. Take a look, and perhaps this will help: http://blog.evernote.com/blog/2014/06/24/sunrise-new-dawn-reminders/