Color me a 21st century Reminder-holic. My Mac, iPhone, and iPad are loaded up with reminders apps. I love them because they fill in where I have a problem remembering to do something. Any reminders app is good for me, and I have more than my share.
Sidebar: Apple Watch’s reminders and alarms are a mobile godsend; oh so easy to set up, use, add, dismiss. Back to reminders for the Mac. Here’s one you’ll like because it’s a bit different than the run of the mill reminder app with a completely unique way of creating and viewing reminders on the Mac.
Click. Drag. Set.
This Mac reminder app is called Gestimer and all it does is make it easy and simple to create little reminders. Click on the Gestimer Menubar icon, drag down over the Mac’s screen.
Voila! You’re ready to create a new reminder. Add a description, set the time, and you’ll get a notification when the time is up. Click, drag, set. Gestimer. Probably pronounced Jestimer because it’s more of an onscreen gesture.
Click, drag, set the time.
Great, right? Almost.
Gestimer must be described as a short-term reminder utility more suited for things that you need a reminder for today, rather than for next week, or next month– Apple’s built-in Reminders app does that better.. It’s quick and dirty. Without the dirt.
Click to view all your reminders.
Gestimer also honors the Mac’s built-in Notification Center’s Do Not Disturb function, so you won’t hear the reminder alert during that time period. I view Gestimer as a work in progress. There’s no way to sync reminders between Macs, and I have a growing love of apps that have iPhone and iPad counterparts. Gestimer does not. Also, it does not allow editing of current reminders. To change the time you have to create a new reminder and delete the old one.
Those shortcomings aside, Gestimer shows much promise because it’s quick and easy to setup a reminder with little effort. Gestimer is so advanced it’s simple, and ready for the Touch Bar in the new MacBook Pro.