Reminders App WITHOUT USING CALENDAR

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Anyone know of a good app with a decent UI that I can use STRICTLY for reminders and not add anything to my calendar.. for example, if I want to be reminded to do my eyebrows at 10pm on Friday, but I don't want that in my calendar. Lol. Just an example so you got my point. Thanks guys!
 

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Google Keep is pretty decent, its more of a note pad app but has reminder features. You can make them a single reminder or recurring.

Color Note is another awesome app. You can make notes or checklists and set reminders and assign different colors to each one.

I'm sure there are a ton of apps like this, but these are two that I use and are fairly simple UI's, not overly complicated.

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You can also simply tell Google Now to remind you of things like this. As far as I know, it doesn't add it to the calendar.

I forgot all about Google Now. This might be different on some phones, but on mine I just set a Google Now reminder and it does show up in my Calendar. But it's a strange color, so I don;t know if it stays there after the event or if it's just the way Google Now stores it until it's time for the reminder to display.
 

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That's weird. How long from "now" did you set it? I just set one (through my watch) and it shows in google now, but not my calendar. I told it "remind me to check on reminders in 5 minutes."

I also just set one using GN on my phone "remind me to double check in 5 minutes" and that didn't show in my calendar either. I'm using Google Calendar. Not sure if that makes any difference. I would think this calendar would be MORE likely to have it show up in it.
 

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That's weird. How long from "now" did you set it? I just set one (through my watch) and it shows in google now, but not my calendar. I told it "remind me to check on reminders in 5 minutes."

I also just set one using GN on my phone "remind me to double check in 5 minutes" and that didn't show in my calendar either. I'm using Google Calendar. Not sure if that makes any difference. I would think this calendar would be MORE likely to have it show up in it.

Found it Jonny! I use Google Calendar also (based on one of your posts a while back!). There is a setting In the menu options, under Calendars to sync / display "Reminders" is checked by default. As soon as I unchecked that one the Google Now reminder disappeared from my calendar.

So I agree with @Jonny Kansas , the Google Now app is another way to add reminders without affecting your calendar. I guess it depends on how you want to do set them...and if you want to use a note pad style app or use Google Now.
 

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Found it Jonny! I use Google Calendar also (based on one of your posts a while back!). There is a setting In the menu options, under Calendars to sync / display "Reminders" is checked by default. As soon as I unchecked that one the Google Now reminder disappeared from my calendar.

So I agree with @Jonny Kansas , the Google Now app is another way to add reminders without affecting your calendar. I guess it depends on how you want to do set them...and if you want to use a note pad style app or use Google Now.
Awesome! I may have already turned that off on mine. If I want to put something in my calendar, I'll put it in my calendar. If I just need a reminder that's not as important, I use GN.

If you're looking for more detailed notes to go with your reminders, my personal app of choice is Google Keep as @sajokaz mentioned above, though I haven't tried Color Note.
 

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Yes, I can confirm that it works. I set a reminder for 5 minutes from the time I spoke, it did set the reminder but it was not included in my calendar. I didn't realize that was an option to opt in or opt out on the calendar for reminders. Apparently I must have unchecked that option at some point as well. Anyway, screen captures below and a picture of my watch giving me the reminder.

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Any.do is great. Its really well thought out in how it can snooze reminders and you can add reminders with very few taps.



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Google Keep is pretty decent, its more of a note pad app but has reminder features. You can make them a single reminder or recurring.

Color Note is another awesome app. You can make notes or checklists and set reminders and assign different colors to each one.

I'm sure there are a ton of apps like this, but these are two that I use and are fairly simple UI's, not overly complicated.

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I've been using Color Note for years. A nice feature besides its calendar and reminder ability is the sync between devices, both Android and ios. Great for those using dual platforms

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I use Outlook for Android, but it does access the Google Calendar.

One way around that though is to schedule an email to yourself so you receive it when you need a reminder.
 

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Not sure which device you have, or which calendar app you're using, but most Android devices shouldn't alert you for a "calendar event" if it's set to silent or vibrate before going into a meeting. The only time my device bypasses that is if my alarm is set. Any other notification (whether it be text, email or calendar) will not (or, should not) "ring" through.
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I use Outlook for Android, but it does access the Google Calendar.

One way around that though is to schedule an email to yourself so you receive it when you need a reminder.

That seems like too many taps for a reminder. Does outlook support scheduling emails?

That's what i love about any.do, very few taps to create and snooze reminders versus a calendar.

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That seems like too many taps for a reminder. Does outlook support scheduling emails?

That's what i love about any.do, very few taps to create and snooze reminders versus a calendar.

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Yes, it lets you schedule emails. You don't have to use the calendar function. Scheduling is quite handy in my profession.
 
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