What is the best performing app to set a reminder to do something? Not an appt, but just to remember to do. a task list or todo app that shows up on the home screen. For instance, I need to remember to bring something to work for tomorrow. Or, like, remember to buy eggs on the way home. On previous non android phones, it had the task list showing on the home screen.
My old phone had a calendar app that you could set the reminder BEFORE the event (i.e. 5', 10', etc) and then it would keep reminding you every 5 minutes AFTER the event until you picked up the phone and checked it.
To me that kind of reminder is very useful since you could have the phone in another area and not hear the initial reminder. You pick up the phone an hour later and the reminder is still there, physically on the screen and beeping. You can't miss it.
My new phone (Mytouch) will only remind you BEFORE the event. If I miss the reminder, I am out of luck. It doesn't beep anymore. It does nothing else. It will stay on the screen, but that's it. But then you have to physically check the phone all the time.
I'm looking for a reminder that will keep beeping (5' or so) to tell me that there is something there. i.e. Calendar, email, etc.
Is there a location based reminder app? For example, let's say I need something from the store. I would like an app that would remind you to go to the store when you are near one. It would be cool if you could select specific locations or use generic locations (based on what is in Google Maps maybe). Hopefully it uses the location service without using satellite GPS.
I have developed an application which stores reminders and to do list activities.Now i want the to do activity of the day, say 'collect laundry' to be displayed on my home screen.How can one approach that? (Must not be notifications)
I really dislike the original messaging app. I want an app that has reminders, a custom vibrate, and an sms split, that ISN'T hancent sms. I used to use it until it randomly started deleting my all of my threads and sending texts to completely different people. I tried chompsms but I couldn't find reminders and I I'm currently using sms popup but that doesn't have the auto split sms. Any recommendations??
I have a Galaxy S4 and I set a google reminder to remind me to buy something when I am near a store. I didn't realize the reminder would go off every single time i pass within half a mile of the store. When it shows up on my phone, I can only click "snooze" or clear it, which will have it pop up again. If I click on the reminder, it just takes me to the default Google Now page that has the search screen and weather, etc. I tried removing it through Google Calendar but a search of my calendar shows up nothing matching it.
I am looking for an APP that will beep or vibe me when I fail to check a text message, e-mail or miss a phone call. I get some calls and texts and then if I do not answer them right away, I would like an alert. As it is right now, I get one alert or beep and that is it.
I can't get reminders to either give me an alert sound, or appear in my notifications.
Notifications are enabled in Google Now settings, sound is turned on. I confirmed that the notification was added, the card shows in the list and has the correct time, but except for one attempt it never makes a sound or adds anything to my notifications. The same goes for alarms added via Google Now.
I have this same problem on Nexus 7 (latest Android) and HTC One (4.1), both with latest version of Google Now.
This is a very important function to me for a smart phone, I don't want to deal with a fiddly UI for this sort of thing when Google's voice recognition works so well. For something so basic to not work is very frustrating, considering how well I know this works on iPhone with Siri.
I am having problems that when I manually or automatically sync my Gmail/Google calendar from my phone or - items and/or reminders are disappearing.
For instance, I am viewing my Gmail calendar and US Holidays Calendar in the Calendars view - I turned off/unchecked "My Calendar" and "PC Sync" calendar. I can add a reminder or two to father's day - which is June 20th and when I go back or press home I see it has saved the reminder and added a picture of a bell to the entry in my Agenda view. The reminder is there when I double check it.
But when I manually sync the calendar up with Google/Gmail sync in Accounts & sync OR let the Calendar automatically sync the alert will be taken off father's day.
I have had this problem with Events too... I will add a new event, it shows up and saves but I noticed it has disappeared from the Calendar after the sync has taken place.
Anyone else experiencing this? I looked at my Gmail/Calendar settings on the phone and Gmail online and can't find anything.
I need a nice looking widget that I can put on my first homescreen that will show me calender appointments up to 2 weeks in advance. The 1x4 HTC calender widget on my Hero only shows events for today and tomorrow. I have tried Astrid but the widget is ugly. Are there any others? I would ideally like it to use the width of the screen and allow me to scroll through events.
I have a HTC Hero and have a problem with Calendar. I have recurring events set in Calendar which don't need reminders, but can't find a way to stop the alarm going at 1 am. Is there a way to stop this?
I have my Google calendars set up to default to no reminder when I enter a new event.
But on the EVO, I can't figure out how to do that. When I enter a new event there is an option to set the reminder as "none" for that event. But under calendar settings, "none" is not listed as one of the options for the default reminder time - there's nothing above 5 minutes on the drop-down list.
Anyone know if there's any way to do this? I just can't believe it's not an option and that I have to manually delete the reminder for every single event I enter into the calendar...
I sync my HTC Hero with Outlook, but I can't get any reminders for any appointments. All events in Outlook have a 15 minute reminder and this also seems to be the case when viewing event details on the Hero, but alas! no reminders
Calendar->Menu->Settings->Reminders->Reminder display : Show as alert (also tried "Show in notification bar") Calendar->Menu->Settings->Reminders->All Calendars : checked
If I uncheck "All calendars" and chose Outlook in the "Apply settings to" it doesn't save my choice. The next time I go to the settings it has reverted back to "My Calendar".
There was this really cool app on s60 called "best reminder" - which every time you got a text you coud tell it to keep giving audio and vibrate notifications every X number of minutes till you acknowleged the alert very handy if you missed the original alert sound with SMS popup on android you can do just that for sms alerts BUT is there an app that will do this with all notifications - not just sms but twitter alerts email alerts etc?
so how does this work i got a event i want to be reminded of, but it says 10 mins 5 mins ect... but does that mean ur reminded 5 mins before 10 mins before or reminded every 10 mins or 5 mins, because theres a option that says 1 week so idk that means it reminds u 1 week before or once a week.
I am currently using Gtasks and I like being able to add a task that will allow an audible alert but lately for some reason the program has been buggy and its starting to frustrate me. I was wondering if anyone knows of an app that will do something similar All I want something that has a widget so I can see upcoming events or tasks and it must also be able to alert me audibly - the built in calendar on my Captivate is terrible. A calendar type app would be fine as well. I saw this in the market Pure Calendar Widget - anyone out there that can recommend this app? I would appreciate any info on an app I should try.
I'm not talking about a startup app like startup auditor, or a task killer, but something that will actually prevent the tasks I don't want, from opening at all. I can't STAND moxier mail. It always opens in the background. I don't want it opening EVER, so I'd love an app like this.
I had a question regarding this concept. Suppose i have an application that defines a task. This task has some activities that belong to another Android application. The Dev guide says, that to maintain a uniform user experience, Android will maintain such 'distributed' activities as part of the same 'task' even if they belong to different applications.
I refer to it from here: http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/fundamentals.html
Some lines later, the Dev guide says and i quote: * * *"**Suppose, for instance, that the current task has four activities in its stack — three under the current activity. The user presses the HOME key, goes to the application launcher, and selects a new application (actually, a new task). The current task goes into the background and the root activity for the new task is displayed. The current task goes into the background and the root activity for the new task is displayed. Then, after a short period, the user goes back to the home screen and again selects the previous application (the previous task). That task, with all four activities in the stack, comes forward. When the user presses the BACK key, the screen does not display the activity the user just left (the root activity of the previous task). Rather, the activity on the top of the stack is removed and the previous activity in the same task is displayed."*
I think "three under the current activity" should be "four under the same task".
I think this paragraph i quote above has nothing to do with activities distributed across applications..and belonging to the same task. This para is maybe talking about two applications, that share a common application launcher and each application has defined its own tasks (stack of activities).
The user is simply toggling from one application to another, thus demonstrating that all activities (of a task) move together. However, the "three under the current activity" phrase is confusing me.
Unlike some people, calendar reminders work fine for me in that the phone lights up and makes noise when a reminder/event is due, however, unless I get to the phone within 10 seconds of the reminder the screen goes off, turning the screen back on there is nothing about the reminder so I can't dismiss it.
10 minutes later (or whatever the timing is) the reminder will go off again, and once again if I don't get to the phone before the screen goes off I can't dismiss it... this can go on for hours if I'm doing things around the house or office and don't have the phone on my person.
Is there a way to dismiss the reminder other than sliding down the "reminder lock screen"? Modifying the event to remove the reminder after it has "fired" once doesn't seem to do anything... Very occasionally there will be a calender reminder item in my notifications and I can dismiss it from there... but that only seems to happen once a month! The rest of the time there's nothing aboutthe reminder.
New to Motorola droid. I was wondering if there is a shortcut to show you what apps/tasks you have running, and allows you to easily switch between them? Currently, I just hit the home button to get out of one app/task and then switch to the screen with the app I want, and click on the app/task. I imagine there is an easier way via a key or shortcut that will pop up my open apps and allow me to choose which one to go to. I figure with all the talk of the droid being a multitasker, I figure there would be an easy way to switch between tasks.