The hurrier I go, the behinder I get. The more I have to do, the more reminders I need. Is that a familiar picture?
So, I’ve been looking around at a simple reminder app that works like the voice notes capture app in my iPhone. But for my Mac. One that caught my attention is a Mac app that creates voice and text reminders and then reads them back to me.
Reminding Me To Remind Myself
Reminders can be anything from a full-fledged, complicated app with timers and alerts and notices. Or, it can be a Stickie you pop on the screen. The trick is to have a reminder that works for you.
Voice Reminder EX is one of those simple Mac apps that just sits there until you’re ready to create a reminder.
Click on the icon in the Mac Menubar and you’re presented with a pop down app with a calendar and a few very useful options.
Voice Reminder EX will record your voice as a reminder. Or, you can type in a reminder with plain old text (like a Stickie but with options).
The voice reminder plays back whatever you recorded. Simple, huh? Click the Plus + sign, then click the big red Start Recording button. Add a name to the reminder and a reminder time or date.
There’s even an option to repeat the reminder daily, weekly, monthly, etc.
The reminder goes off at the selected time and date. But there’s more to it than that.
The reminder can play your own recorded voice message. Or, it can be set to use your Mac’s built-in text-to-speech technology and read your text reminder back to you.
That means you can irritate yourself with reminders in multiple voices, including your own.
If you stick yourself with a gazillion reminders for everything under the sun, Voice Reminder EX has a built-in search function so you can avoid the daily calendar clicking. Sweet. Simple. Inexpensive. Just the way God intended self-reminders to be.