New features are rolling in for iOS 5. This one is a new application developed directly by Apple, called Reminders. Just like the name suggests, Reminders is a to-do list application.

Besides letting you add to-dos to your list, Reminders will be location aware, and locations will be able to trigger events. For example, you can have a reminder set to say “remind me to call my wife as soon as I leave the office”…

“Next time you think to yourself, “Don’t forget to…,” just pull out your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and jot it down. Reminders lets you organize your life in to-do lists — complete with due dates and locations. Say you need to remember to pick up milk during your next grocery trip. Since Reminders can be location based, you’ll get an alert as soon as you pull into the supermarket parking lot. Reminders also works with iCal, Outlook, and iCloud, so changes you make update automatically on all your devices and calendars.”

This looks similar to the patent we talked about last week. We don’t have much info about Reminders for the time being, but we’ll make sure to give you updates as more info come in.

  • This is too cool also!! This is exactly what I need. I manage a lot of little things in my life and this is the ideal solution for the different errands and responsibilities I have. What a relief this would be for my overstuffed head…..

  • SpideyRules

    This would be even cooler if it was location-based, i.e. when leaving the office, it actually recognizes my position using both GPS and accellerometer, and THAT’S when the reminder goes off! 🙂

    • Masters

      It is, it’s location aware!! Good god man read the full article.

  • SpideyRules

    “using both GPS and accellerometer”

    Just saying “location aware” doesn’t specify how. I’d rather not get my alert when I just go into the lobby at work, but when I’m actually leaving work…

  • SpideyRules

    At this point, I will admit to throwing up a quick response without reading the full article, then backpedaling, but I think my backpedaling may still be valid…lol

  • there are some problems with it – like – the locations either have to be set when you are AT the location, or they must be in your address book.