Two Apps For Entering Tasks into Reminders More Quickly

Apple’s Reminders has come a long way over the years, but some third-party apps have better tools for quickly entering tasks with natural language processing.

To be clear, Reminders has some natural language processing, but it doesn’t really hold up when compared to things like Todoist or Remember the Milk.

There are a couple of apps that make all of this better.

The first is a macOS application named InstaRemind. It runs in the menubar and gives Reminders a system-wide quick entry feature that takes advantage of natural language for due dates, lists and more.

On the iOS side, I like Remind Me Faster. It has a very similar feature set and reminds me a little bit of Drafts in terms of fast text entry.