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I don’t know how many times I’ve said it but I’ll say it again, there just isn’t enough time in a single day.

This is true for 4 out of 12 people who are found to be guilty of poor time management. But with the help of technology, we can overcome challenges in time management through new tools and productivity apps.

In this guide, I’ll outline 8 best reminder apps for windows. I’m focusing on windows because let’s face it, I’m always in front of my laptop.

The statistic also shows that roughly 10 hours are spent in front of the computer for people in the United States.

1. RemindMe


RemindMe has been around since the start of the Microsoft revolution to get up to speed with the competition between Android and iOS.

The app has a landscape layout that displays more information like details of the reminder, and it allows you to completely customize the notification.

I also like the fact that the reminders you can set for this app can be placed on the windows screen tile dashboard.

This app is very effective because I always open my windows screen dashboard.

Download for Microsoft Store

2. Reminders


Reminders is the second windows app on this list. Its design is simple but the display information is comprehensive. It will show the agenda, date, time, and location for that task reminder.

One of the unique features that I like about Reminders is that it acts as a countdown timer. For instance, it will say “you have 208 days until the holidays.”

It comes in pretty handy when you’re doing some planning. This will show much more time is left for preparation before the big event happens.

Download for Microsoft Store

3. ToDo™


Number three on the list is ToDo™. This app is free to download and available via the Microsoft Store.

It’s pretty easy to use and the interface uses tiles and colors. Similar to the start screen layout of Windows 10.

The app is simple and straight forward. When it’s up and running, it’ll show you the list of the tasks you need to complete.

It will also show you the things that you need to do and classified according to their categories like shopping, mailing, and to-dos.

Download for Microsoft Store

4. Microsoft To-Do: List, Task & Reminder

microsoft todo list

The Microsoft To-Do: list, Task & Reminder app is created by Microsoft and fits seamlessly into the Windows 10 landscape.

The app can be synced across Windows devices such as laptops, PC’s, and mobile phones.

The sync feature is a distinctive quality because you don’t need to be in front of your laptop to be reminded of the groceries you need to pick up before heading home.

Download for Microsoft Store

5. Hourly Reminder

hourly reminder

Hourly Reminder is a straight forward reminder app that’s very light on the processor.

It works best when you need to remind yourself of the same tasks after intervals, like drinking medicine or to check up on the tasks of colleagues.

I, personally, think this is a good app to have because I constantly forget little things like to have a regular snack or to go on coffee breaks.

Download for Microsoft Store

6. Easy Notes for Keep

easy notes for keep

Easy Notes for Keep is an app that syncs with your Google Keep account.

The benefit of using this app is that you don’t need to constantly use a web service for your reminders if you’re using Google Keep.

You can keep your Notes in a dashboard so it’s easy to refer back to if you ever need to jog your memory for any notes you need to remember.

Download for Microsoft Store

7. Microsoft Sticky Notes

sticky notes windows

If you’ve ever worked with an organized person, you’d know what a sticky note is.

Usually, it’s those small yellow sheets of paper with adhesive on the top portion. I use it to remind myself that I have to pick up the laundry before the store closes.

This app is free to download through the Microsoft store. It’s a great way to go paperless and to remind yourself by leaving notes on your desktop workspace.

Download for Microsoft Store

8. Cortana


With the rollout of new operating systems and highly accurate digital assistants, Cortana is Microsoft’s Siri. The app is very easy to use.

Simply click or tap on the search bar on your windows taskbar and type in “Remind Me.” It’ll help you manage your time and get through your task list with ease.

The device will notify you via an alarm triggered by Cortana.

Built-in via Windows 10

Bottom Line

At the end of the day, it’s all about the app that fits perfectly into your daily routine. It’ll be a good idea to pick out a few and try them out separately.

This gives you a trial experience on the reminder apps and it’ll show you how they can help you keep track of the important tasks and events in your life.


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