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Checkmark: A Better Way To Receive Location-Based Reminders

If you’re constantly writing yourself notes to remember to pick up the dry cleaning or return a book borrowed from a friend, those little scribbles are missing one thing — GPS data. But why does GPS matter? For apps like Checkmark, of course, which will remind you of all the things on your to-do list based on time and location.

What does it do?

Checkmark lets you designate all the places you frequent — home, work, school, a friend’s house, etc — and set up reminders for the tasks you must accomplish when you arrive or leave those locales.

Why do we like it?

Of course, Apple has had a reminders app that first showed up in iOS 5 and is now integrated into Mountain Lion, but it’s not particularly reliable and eats up battery on your device. So this is a good alternative, with an attractive and easy-to-use interface. It’s so simple that you just need to tap three times to set up a notification. When you walk by the bottle shop, for example, you won’t forget to pick up a bottle of grappa for dinner.

Checkmark

Download this app for: iPhone ($0.99 introductory price)
The best: make reminders quickly
The worst: similar native app exists


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