By Phocus LLP
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Type "Make dinner reservation at 9am tomorrow" and your reminder is set for 9 AM tomorrow.
"Cancel subscription in 1 month" and you get a buzz a month later.
Just tell Due in your own words what you'd like to do, and when you'd like to be reminded.*
There are no awkward date pickers to fight with, nor rigid date and time format to follow.
Your reminder is set as soon as you're done typing.
Due makes sure things actually get done by keeping you on your toes, sending you periodic reminders until you actually mark the reminders complete.
The super-fast reminder app on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch—now on your Mac.
* Natural date and time parsing available for non-recurring reminders only.
◆ FEATURES ◆
- Fast. Really fast.
Reminders are set as soon as you finish typing what to do, and when to do it.
- Natural date and time parsing
No awkward date pickers nor rigid date and time format to follow. Set due date and time by typing what is natural to you.*
"4pm" works just as fine as "4:00 PM" or "16:00", and "Aug 22" works as well as "22 August" or "8/22". Relative dates like "in 20 mins" or "in 6 months" work too.
- "Collect passport next Monday 4pm"
- "Make dinner reservation at 14:00 tomorrow"
- "Cancel subscription in 1 month"
- "Wish Sally happy birthday on Aug 22 at 8 AM"
- "Phone contract expires May 30 2014"
- Never miss any reminders with Auto snooze
Due repeatedly notifies you of missed reminders until they are marked done or rescheduled, making sure things get done and your list never go stale.
- Fully optimized for keyboard-only operation
Power users can skip the mouse and trackpad. Show or hide Due, create reminders, reschedule them, mark them complete, delete them. Everything you need is a keyboard shortcut away.
- Reusable countdown timers
Precise to the second, they are perfect for timing your soft-boiled eggs, coffee brewing and tea steeping. Set them up once and reuse them forever.
- Powerful recurring reminders
Vitamins before bed each night? Pay rent every 2 weeks on Monday? Submit a report on the last weekday of the month? Yup.
- Keep reminders in sync across your Mac, iPhone and iPad
Due supports over-the-air sync through iCloud or Dropbox. Create a reminder on your Mac and it will be there on your iPhone and iPad.**
**Due must be launched for sync to take place. Sync on iOS requires Due for iOS (sold separately).
- Search and Create
Search your reminders and timers. And if you don't find what you want, press Return to create a reminder with your search term.
- Drag and drop to create reminders
Create reminders by dragging emails, calendar events, text, links and more to Due.
- Share reminders with drag and drop, or copy and paste
Send your friend a reminder via Mail, Messages or Twitter by dragging or copying it from Due. It even comes with a link so that your recipient can add that reminder to their own copy of Due.
- Optional Menu Bar, dockless operation
Run Due directly from your menu bar, badge it with unattended alerts, and take Due off your Dock if you like.
- Assignable alert sounds
Assign distinctive alert sound for each reminder; louder and longer ones for important reminders, and subtler ones for less critical reminders.
- Undo and Redo
Relax, it's okay to make mistakes.
- Take control of your notifications
Customize how notifications behave—whether they display a notification, play a sound, bounces the icon or highlights the icon in the menu bar—when reminders and timers become due.
If you're on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, you can choose between Notification Center or Growl. If you have Growl installed (sold separately), you can also customize how notifications look with themes.
◆ COMPATIBILITY ◆
Requires Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.
◆ WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU ◆
Email email@example.com, or choose Help > Send Feedback… from Due. Follow us on Twitter @dueapp.
What's New in Version 1.2.6
- Fixes delay or non-firing of reminder alerts in OS X 10.9
- Fixes bug where Due does not launch properly on next boot when OS X is restarted or shutdown with "Reopen windows…" option with Due's window closed
Great but Greatly Flawed
This app is fantastic in the sense that it continues to remind you of a to-do until you mark it complete, which is a feature that you would think would be abundant in to-do apps but isn’t. Here is where this app falls greatly short: Firstly, its not worth its price due to a lack of features; secondly, (and the most important reason) the app does not sync seamlessly with its iPad/iPhone sister app (I’ll explain). If you mark a to-do as complete on your Mac (regardless of whether you use iCloud or Dropbox to sync your tasks), the act of completion is NOT pushed to your other device(s) unless Due is open and running on that device. So, even if Due is running in background mode on your other device(s) you will continue to get notifications for a task that has already been marked as complete on your Mac. I sent an email to the developer of the app and he stated, “Due on iOS is not able to do that at the moment if it’s not running.” This shortcoming greatly reduces productivity on what would otherwise be a 4.5- or even a 5-star app.