[Editor’s Note: This is part of the “To-Do or Not To-Do: My Search for To-Do Task Management” series.]
I remember hearing about Remember The Milk a long time ago, and I’ve heard a lot of other people who use it regularly, too.
I was a little reluctant to add it to the list, crazy, I know. Remember The Milk sounds a little simple and silly, but it’s far from it. Remember The Milk has been around for a long time, and it shows.
Remember The Milk was smooth and cool, and perfect for dunking tasks.
Remember The Milk is this delicious:
I know I said all that stuff about being “simple and silly” and now I go posting stacks of Oreo cookies next to fully involved glasses of milk, but Remember The Milk was really that simple and sweet.
My pre-impression was wrong.
I use Wunderlist for something very specific, and love it very much. However, when it comes to what I’m looking for in a task management solution, Remember The Milk was a perfect fit for me!
Remember The Milk
Remember The Milk is free to use, easy to sign-up, and has a nice, clean interface.
I signed-in using my Google Account, so I could add it to my Gmail (more on that in a little bit).
Remember The Milk has all the features that are nice to have with task management, along with ‘must-have’ options:
- Easily Add and Edit Tasks
- Mark Complete
- Set Priorities
- Create Lists
- Daily Reminders
- Due Time Reminders
- Reminder Options: Mobile, AIM, Email, etc …
- Basic Search
- Advanced Search
- Smart Lists
Let me take a moment and explain Smart Lists, since I really liked this feature.
Just like a blog post, you can add tags to your tasks. This generates a tag cloud, again, just like a blog. So, even when I sorted my tasks into different categories, clients, personal, etc …, I could easily sort them out by task type: coding, design, writing, management, etc ..
Example: I could add the tag ‘server’. Now, every task relating to my ‘server,’ personal, client, or whatever, could be listed by selecting the ‘server’ tag.
I found this to be helpful, since many of my task, although under different categories, are best done in conjunction. I’m already logged into my server account, fishing around and working, I might as well knock-out all of my tasks relating to my server.
Remember The Milk has plenty!
I used the Remember The Milk browser extension with my Gmail, and never looked back.
Nicely nested on the right-side, everything relating to managing my tasks was right-there! There is even a nice hide/show if you don’t want your task list staring at you all the time.
Other Remember The Milk extras include:
- RSS Feeds
- iCalendar Feeds
- Email Tasks
- Remember The Milk for iPad
- Remember The Milk for iPhone
- Remember The Milk for Android
- Remember The Milk for Gmail
- MilkSync for Microsoft Outlook
- MilkSync for BlackBerry
- MilkSync for Windows Mobile
- Offline Milk with Google Gears
- Remember The Milk for Twitter
- Remember The Milk for Google Calendar
- iGoogle Remember The Milk Gadget
- Remember The Milk Netvibes Module
- Remember The Milk Mobile Version
- Quick Add Bookmarklet
- Numerous Third Party Apps and Services
For $25 per year, you can sign-up for a Pro account and get some extra features and support this solid task management app.
Remember The Milk wasn’t cheesy, it didn’t leave me sour, nor was it overloaded with options that made it thick like butter.
Remember The Milk was cool and refreshing.
Remember The Milk was unforgettable.
On a scale of To-Do or Not To-Do, Remember The Milk is rated: To-Do
Learn more and sign up on the Remember The Milk website.
[Image via Gloria García]