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Due is an application that allows you to set reminders in a quick and easy fashion. It can understand what you type in your reminders to set the appropriate alarms. For example, if you type "pick up the kids at school in 20 minutes", Due will automatically gather from that text the info that you are asking it to set a reminder in 20 minutes. This is not a feature that is entirely new. Many applications can set alerts for you, but they ask you to use a precise timing format. Due, on the other hand, will recognize times expressed in different ways. In 20 minutes, at 2PM, and tomorrow are all valid examples.
In addition to letting you add reminders, Due can also run an endless number of countdown timers that you can use for recurring events. You can assign different names to the timers and even set alarms when they reach zero.
Due is also available on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Your reminders can be synced with those devices if you purchase the iOS application, which costs $4.99.
I liked Due a lot for a short period of time that I spent with it. It is worth mentioning that it can be synced using iCloud and Dropbox and that it is smart enough to set alarms on its own. Users or Mac OS X Mountain Lion will not probably see any special features in this app, since usual reminders do pretty much the same that Due offers.
- It is very easy to add reminders
- It detects different timing formats
- No hotkey for creating a new reminder
- Reminders for Mac OS X has much of the same functionality and that app comes with all Macs