August 7th, 2014
In all my years on Earth, I’ve come to learn that life has a few unavoidable certainties.
1) The Detroit Lions will always find a creative way to disappoint its fans. Always.
3) I’m going to forget my Mac adapter when I have an important presentation.
Apparently, I’m not alone, as the #1 feature request Fetchnotes has received since we launched has been reminders. While writing information down increases your ability to recall it, sometimes you need to remember something at a specific time (like the morning of a presentation). Plus, it’s hard to build a habit of checking a new app without anything reminding you to look at it later.
We took a look at other reminder apps, and we found they’re a pretty big pain in the butt to use. They cater to being reminded at specific times like 8:33am, when usually you just need to do something “tomorrow” or “later tonight” or “this weekend.” So, we built reminders to work the way people naturally think about time.
You simply mention a time in your note, and we’ll figure out the rest. If you want to set a reminder manually, just hit the new alarm clock icon in the bar above the keyboard. You can select from some easy shortcuts, or add a specific time like “In 2 minutes” or “8:33am.”
Click here to download the update for the iPhone app, and stay tuned for similar updates on other platforms. As always, if you have any feedback, just say hello!
Alex Schiff is the co-founder and CEO of Fetchnotes. His team insists he needs reminders more than anyone on the planet, but he pleads the fifth.