Another Plea to the Reminders Team, This Time About the Today View

After getting my much-loved badge change in Reminders last year, I am back with another request, now as a full-time Reminders user.

The Today view is the most important UI in Reminders, as it pulls in overdue and due tasks into one place. Here is what mine looks like right now:

Reminders Today

As you can see, Today puts tasks in this order:

  • Overdue
  • Due Today (no time)
  • Due this Morning
  • Due this Afternoon
  • Due Tonight

The last three are dependent on the “Group by Time” option being enabled. If it is not, the list simply looks like this:

  • Overdue
  • Due Today (no time)
  • Due Today (with due time)

This screen almost has it right, but I believe that putting tasks without due times above those with that detail can lead to confusion, or worse, missed tasks when reviewing this list.

This should be reversed, with timed tasks, appearing at the top of Today. Thus, the other would be:

  • Overdue
  • Due this Morning
  • Due this Afternoon
  • Due Tonight
  • Due Today (no time)

If this were how Reminders acted, I wouldn’t have to scroll down past a bunch of untimed tasks to make sure I saw everything I needed to get done this morning. It would make the whole screen flow much more naturally. Every other task app I’ve used either does this by default, or as an option, and I hope Apple considers this change.

(This has been filed with Apple as FB13055999, but while you’re in there, please check out FB12336797 as well, which deals with the Task Inspector being much more useful on iOS then it is on macOS.)

Update: This was added to Reminders in 2024 with iOS 18 and macOS Sequoia.