When you’re responsible for so much, it’s hard to keep track of everything and still have time to relax.

You’ve got an important Zoom meeting to set up, an urgent email to respond to, not to mention that online course to complete. Chances are that something is going to end up forgotten.

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    Someone using a reminder app on an iPhone

    With a reminder app, you can organize your to-do list so you know what to focus on first, and get notifications of what you need to do next.

    Best iOS Reminder Apps

    If you’re looking for the best iOS reminder app to keep you on track all day, we’ve got you covered with these great choices.

    1. Things 3

    Things 3 is an award-winning app that’s a great option for reminders. While the app is a complete task management system, it’s still simple and easy to use for organizing your tasks into projects.

    You can add reminders, get notified about what you need to do, and view your entire day at a glance since the app pulls in data from your Calendar. Plus, Things 3 syncs data invisibly and seamlessly across your iPhone or iPad using Things Cloud.

    Things 3 app screens

    If you’re a busy professional, the app’s intuitive interface allows you to organize your reminders into personal or work categories. You can also have distinct reminders for each project complete with audio, images, video, notes, checklists, and assigned due dates or deadlines.

    Best of all, the app runs Shortcuts on Apple Watch so you can still get reminders about your to-dos with one tap. You can import to-dos from the native Apple Reminders app or create them via Siri. It also lets you connect your calendar and add widgets to the home screen.

    2. Due

    If you just want reminders, Due remembers everything you need so you don’t have to. The app makes it impossible for you to forget anything by constantly prompting you with reminders until you mark them done or rescheduled.

    At first glance, Due’s interface may look like a standard reminder app because of its clean and simple interface. However, the app has many different features including swipe-based gestures, a time picker, Auto Snooze, recurring reminders, countdown timers, and full VoiceOver support.

    Due app features screens

    You can set the reminder you want and decide when to receive alerts. Once a reminder comes, you can choose to snooze it for 1 minute, 15 minutes, an hour, or push it back to the following day if necessary.

    While Due’s constant alerts and pushes may seem a little annoying, it definitely motivates you to get up and do what you’re supposed to do.

    3. Any.do

    Any.do is one of the best all-in-one iOS reminder apps. The app allows you to create lists, organize them into a chronological timeline, and see everything you need to do at a glance.

    Among its handy features include a calendar, planner, to-do list, reminders app, memos section, and alerts. You can also use Any.do’s geolocation feature to get alerts based on your location, like a reminder to pick up groceries when you go past your local grocery store.

    Any.do app screens

    Any.do is available for iOS devices, but you can access it on Android, the web, or even your Apple Watch. The app also got a recent update and now has the ability to get reminders in WhatsApp.

    4. Remember the Milk

    As its name suggests, Remember the Milk is a smart iOS reminder app that ensures you never forget anything again. You can quickly add any tasks you need to get done, their dates and times, and the app will remember for you.

    Remember the Milk has a minimalistic interface that’s easy to use and comes with several handy features including advanced sorting, tag colors, subtasks, badges, and widgets.

    Remember the Milk app screens

    Plus, the app integrates with Gmail, Twitter, Evernote, and Google Calendar, and offers unlimited storage to keep track of your work with unlimited completed tasks. When a task is due, you’ll receive reminders via text, email, mobile notifications, Twitter, or IM.

    You can also share your lists and delegate tasks to others. Organize your reminders in order of priorities, due dates, or list names. You can also sync your data across all your devices, including Apple Watch.

    5. Microsoft To-Do

    If you’re comfortable with the Microsoft productivity suite, Microsoft To-Do (formerly Wunderlist) is a convenient iOS reminder app to stay organized and manage your day.

    You can create shopping or task lists, set reminders, take notes, record collections, and more. The app has an intelligent Suggestions feature that learns your habits and recommends relevant tasks from across your lists for each day.

    Microsoft To-Do app screens

    Microsoft To-Do integrates with Microsoft 365, making it easy to capture and retrieve your tasks and lists across devices so you can access them anywhere. Plus, you can capture tasks from other Microsoft services and apps like Outlook and Cortana.

    The app also has subtasks to which you can add attachments of up to 25MB, and you can personalize your lists with backgrounds or theme colors. The app is free and available to use on your iOS devices with no subscription model.

    Check out our in-depth Microsoft To-Do review to learn more about how to use the app.

    6. Carrot To-Do

    Carrot To-Do is a slightly unconventional iOS reminder app that gives you an extra nudge when you haven’t checked off tasks within a certain time. The app chastises you when you’re not sticking to your schedule and rewards you when you’re getting things done.

    Carrot To-Do app

    Plus, it has a minimalist, gesture-based interface, over 400 unique rewards, and unlockable app upgrades like mini-games, a digital kitten, cheat codes, and customization options.

    Don’t Let Your Schedule Get the Best of You

    A good reminder app offers everything you need to get you back on the ball in no time. If you can’t find the functionality you need from Apple’s native Reminders app, these six iOS reminder apps can help you handle your busy routine and keep you from forgetting important things.

    Do you have a favorite iOS reminder app? Tell us about it in the comments.