IPhone101 - iOS Reminders App: Hey Siri, Remind Me to…


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Blind Abilities adds another episode to their expanding library of iPhone101 Serieswith this 20 minute walk-through of the iOS Reminders app. Reminders is a native Apple app which comes on all iPhones, iPads and iPod devices. Reminders provides a convenient and effective means for scheduling and tracking tasks, creating Shopping and To Do lists, and generally manage your plans for day to day activities in the future. Join Pete Lane as he embarks on a 2-part approach towards Reminders, by first walking through the app “interface" manually using Voiceover and navigating element-by-element, typing task and list titles and becoming familiar with the power of the app. In part 2 he uses Siri to perform all of the same activities, an approach which is clearly simpler and more convenient, particularly for Voiceover users.

Here are some of the Reminders functionalities you will learn:

  • How to create a Shopping or Grocery list to ensure you have all the ingredients for that special meal.
  • How to create To Do list on which to plan that special project.
  • How to schedule Reminders on specific days and times, or when we arrive at or leave a particular location.
  • How to create a group.
  • how to assign responsibility to specific members of that group.
  • How to share reminders with others.

While the app can be confusing, Pete points out some of the pitfalls and offers tips on avoiding them.

We all wish our lives were simpler and less chaotic, right? Well it just might be a pie in the sky dream, but with the use of the easy iOS Reminders app, we can at least organize the chaos!

Set aside 20 minutes to listen to this iPhone101 episode to acquaint, or reacquaint yourself with Reminders. Better yet, just press your Siri button and say: “Hey Siri, remind me to listen to the latest episode of iPhone101 on Blind Abilities!”

In this Demo, Pete adds entertainment value to the demonstration with music and sound effects. Not all effects you hear are actual iOS sound effects.

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