We all need a little reminder to do things sometimes. We live in a world filled with distraction and various shiny things that often lead us off course of whatever it is we’re trying to do. Thus, setting reminders can not only be productive, but a savior in some situations. On Android, there are a ton of ways to create reminders and we took a look at the best reminder apps for Android.
Any.do To-do List is a to do list app. To do list apps in general make excellent reminder apps. To-do list apps are more useful for things like remembering to grab milk from the grocery store than a calendar app would be and they’re also faster to use. Any.do is a decent to-do list app that comes with various task customizations, cloud syncing between devices, reminders based on both time and location, and more. The app also uses Material Design. You can also use this for both work and home tasks and reminders. It has direct integration with the developer's other app, Cal Calendar. It's a good one-two punch for reminders.
BZ Reminder is a very simple to-do list app. You can set reminders and then the app reminds you when it's time. The app has a robust, but short list of features. You can color code tasks and reminders for easier organization. Additionally, it comes with Android Wear support, alerts, recurring tasks (for taking out the garbage every week), and even set hourly reminders for things like drinking water. It also has widgets, a simple calendar included, and more. It's not as complex as the big names in this space. However, it's one of the best simple reminder apps for personal use.
Evernote is a powerful note taking app. As it turns out, it can also do reminders. Its main focus is notes. You can add text, picture, video, or even audio notes at your leisure. The app also comes with plenty of organizational features to keep everything straightened out. You can set notes to remind you of something. It'll then pop up in your notifications when that time (or place) comes. The free version is functional, but simple. You'll have to get the subscription to really get the most out of this one.
Google Allo is a messaging app. However, it also comes with Google Assistant. Google Assistant acts as a chat bot within the app. You can access it on its own or invoke it during any non-incognito chat. The chat bot can do virtually anything. All you have to do is ask Google Assistant to remind you to do something and then give it a time to do so. It will then message you like any of your friends would to remind you. It’s strangely intuitive and you can have it remind you to do virtually anything. It's not the most popular app, but Google Assistant is still pretty fun. It's one of the more unique reminder apps overall.
Those who don't like Google Allo can still use Google Assistant with the regular Google app. Reminders work the same way. In fact, reminders you set in Allo work here. Additionally, those reminders are accessible in the Inbox by Gmail app. Setting reminders is very easy. You can even use your voice to do the whole thing. The downside is that the organization of those reminders isn't as robust as something like a standard to-do list app. It's great for the simple stuff, though.
Google Keep is probably the best note taking app available right now. It's also about two or three feature updates away from being a to-do list app also. It features a collaboration features that let you share notes with others. You can also take text, list, photo, audio, and video notes. You can change the note colors for easier organization. There are other organizational . You can set notes to pop up at certain times or places. That means you can use this for reminders. It's one of the more useful reminder apps.
Just Reminder is an app that just does reminders. You simply open the app, add whatever you have to do, add the time and date, and then you're done. The app organizes your reminders by date. You can also have them repeat hourly, daily, monthly, or even by the minute. Those who go premium can also get a password lock, separate notification tones for each reminder, and it'll remove the ads. The feature set isn't immense, but it checks all of the right boxes that reminder apps should.
To Do List is a simple little to do list app. Thankfully, that's all it needs to be. You can create tasks quickly and that includes recurring tasks like paying bills or taking out the trash. Additionally, you can group tasks into categories for easier organization. It also syncs with Google Tasks. That means it's easy to switch devices and see the same task list. It looks and works a bit like Wunderlist actually. It's free to download and use with the pro version going for $2.99. It's definitely one of the more solid reminder apps.
Todoist is among the best to do list apps. It's powerful, stylish, and it works really well. Along with the app, it comes with a Chrome extension and a native PC app. That way you can stay synced up everywhere. It supports most of the basic features you'd need in a to do list app. The only downside is that the actual reminders part is a premium feature. That's not a huge deal, but it's worth mentioning. We only recommend this one as a reminder app if you plan on going premium with it anyway. It's otherwise extremely good.
Wunderlist is among the best all around reminder apps. It's a to-do list app with all of the features you'll need. That includes the ability to create tasks, share tasks with other people, group tasks into categories, and set up recurring tasks. There is a reminder function that you can get for free. It also syncs to your account for quick access on other platforms. It's quick, simple, and effective. There is a premium version for $4.99. However, unless you use this for lots of business, you'll never need to explore that option. All of the most important options are free.