google now best reminder apps for android
No matter what age you are, there’s a chance you occasionally need to be reminded to do things. We live in a world filled with distraction and various shiny things that often lead us off course of whatever it is we’re trying to do. Thus, setting reminders can not only be productive, but a savior in some situations. On Android, there are a ton of ways to create reminders and we took a look at the best reminder apps for Android.


acalendar best reminder apps for androidaCalendar

[Price: Free / $4.49]
One of the better calendar apps out there is aCalendar. This is a simple calendar app that seems to the basics much better than most. Included is the ability to theme your calendars, various account syncing, QR and NFC support, and more. Of course, you can add an event to the calendar and ask it to remind you of that event. There is also widget support if you need that. If you fork out for the full version, you’ll also unlock tasks which can give you more powerful reminders. It does support alerts as well.


acalendar best reminder apps for android


Any.Do best reminder apps for androidAny.do To-do List

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Any.do To-do List is, as you can imagine, a to-do list app that lets you create tasks and set reminders on when to complete them. To-do list apps are more useful for things like remembering to grab milk from the grocery store than a calendar app would be and they’re also faster to use. Any.do is an exceptionally done to-do list app that comes with various task customizations, cloud syncing between devices, reminders based on both time and location, and it has support for its sister app, Cal Calendar.


Any.Do best reminder apps for android


BZ Reminder best reminder apps for androidBZ Reminder

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
BZ Reminder is a very simple to-do list application that focuses on simplicity. You can set a reminder for virtually anything and it’ll go off when it’s supposed to. You can adorn reminders with notes if needed and the app also includes cloud syncing, Android Wear support, recurring tasks, and there is even a simple calendar built-in. It may not have all the power and features of a full-fledged to-do list, but it’s great if you need something quick and simple.


BZ Reminder best reminder apps for android


Evernote best reminder appsEvernote

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Evernote is already a powerful and functional note-taking application. It’s also one of the most popular and highly-rated apps on Google Play. Along with its powerful note taking capabilities, Evernote also allows you to create reminders for notes based on time and location. That means you can make a grocery list, set the reminder for when you’re at the grocery store, and Evernote will remind you that you have a grocery list. It works well and it’s worth a shot.


google allo best reminder apps for androidGoogle Allo

[Price: Free]
Google Allo bills itself as a messaging app, but it also comes with Google Assistant. Google Assistant can be access in chatbot format from the app and you can ask it to do virtually anything. All you have to do is ask Google Assistant to remind you to do something and then give it a time to do so. It will then message you like any of your friends would to remind you. It’s strangely intuitive and you can have it remind you to do virtually anything. It may not be the best messenger app out there, but Google Assistant is pretty fun.


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Google App best reminder apps for androidGoogle App (Google Now)

[Price: Free]
Far and away the best way to do reminders on Android is through Google Now which you can get by installing the Google App. Google Now is a personal assistant-style service that tries to give you information as you need it. Among its many features is the ability to create reminders through voice actions which are then saved and shown to you again later. It’s a powerful service and it’s also easy to use. You can also use the Inbox by Gmail app to view reminders made with Google Now in the same place as your emails.


google now best reminder apps for android


Google Keep best reminder apps for androidGoogle Keep

[Price: Free]
Let’s face facts folks, Google Keep is another three or four feature additions away from being a full-fledged to-do list application. For now, it’s a simple, but powerful note taking application with quite a few features. You can share notes with others and take all kinds of notes that sync to your Google Drive. One of the features is the ability to add reminders (location and/or time based) to your notes so you can get a notification about them when the time comes. It’s a great app to use, especially if you already use a lot of Google’s other services.


just reminder best reminder apps for androidJust Reminder

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
So far, we’ve only talked about apps that do reminders along with other things and it came to a point where we thought that maybe were thinking about it too hard. Just Reminder is an application that just does reminders and nothing else. That means you’ll likely find a more feature-filled reminder here than just about anywhere else. You can configure reminders to be recurring if needed and you can create them for pretty much whatever you want. About the only negative is the design of the app is a bit rough on the eyes, but otherwise it’s worth a shot.


just reminder best reminder apps for android


life reminders best reminder apps for androidLife Reminders

[Price: Free]
Life Reminders is another application that really focuses on the simple act of reminding you of stuff when you tell it to. This one is kind of nifty because it can actually perform certain tasks for you. For instance, if you have to call someone at 11:00AM, the app will remind you and you can tap on the notification to place the call right then. It has a good set of features and recent updates have only appeared to make the app better.


Today Calendar best reminder apps for androidToday Calendar

[Price: Free / $2.59]
Today Calendar is another great calendar option for those who need to do reminders. Thanks to its simple and quick interface, you can make events and add reminders to do them without wasting a whole lot of your time. Like aCalendar, this probably isn’t so great for small things like remembering to grab milk at the store but stuff like mowing the lawn, various work and life events, and others still fit very well in a calendar.


Today Calendar best reminder apps for android


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  • viktor

    I have Gogle Keep, also Google calendat, Inbox and Google naw, so I have enough temainders.

  • Susan Markanen

    Todoist is amazing … actually anything from simple reminders to basic project management.

  • abqnm

    Your BZ Reminder link goes to Todoist, not BZ Reminder.

  • gmaninvan

    How on earth do you make this list and not include todoist. It is significantly more powerful than any of the apps mentioned. Second to that I would say is Asana and Wunderlist

  • I’m surprised Todoist didn’t make the list. It’s fantastic and has been my choice after evaluating other to-do list apps. Because of all the platforms and plug-ins supported (including IFTTT) I find I use it as a time management tool as well. It’s also a Google Editor’s Choice.

    A bonus with using Google Reminders in Google Now is they also show up on your Google Calendar app (the mobile app only, not the web based Google Calendar).

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    • JosephHindy

      Todoist is so good, but their reminders feature is part of the paid section of the app whereas most of my readers are looking to get this done for free yknow?

      • Yes, but free isn’t sustainable unfortunately unless the app is plastered with tons of ads. Though the subscription is a tad expensive, the wealth of features is worth it if you really use this heavily for your to-dos.

        • JosephHindy

          I didn’t say it was a bad thing man, I just said I try to cater to the audience I know I’m writing for lol

  • TickTick is simple and has good recursive task.

  • Shubham Chaudhary

    Keep>Anything else.

  • David Griffiths

    You missed GTasks. I moved to this when Astrid folded.

  • Kevin Robinson

    Cortana? One of the few that will remind you whether you’re using your phone or PC, which is a huge advantage.

    • gmaninvan

      They pretty much all do this now through Chrome notifications on the desktop if they don’t have a native app. Todoist has a native app but apps like Anydo which are just chrome apps can provide desktop notifications through chrome.

  • Alok Nair

    Have a look @ Sticky Pins. Using Sticky Pins you can easily create quick instant notes, reminders and tasks, and pin them to the notification drawer. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appinspiro.stickypins

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  • Alon

    I tried all of them but the most effective I encountered is ClickMe (which is not on the list). It is the fastest and simplest of all.

  • trotter

    there is a new one called sporprompt

  • I’m always on the lookout for a good reminder app, and I tried most of these in the list plus some more….and I stay with what google has to offer (either google now or google keep), since it is integrated with google themselves, cross-platform, and you can see them / add them / edit them on the web.

  • Soumyajeet Linkan

    Hey, you forgot to put HAPTIC to your list. Haptic is very much good remainder app among. Those..

    ###1 remainder to do list app.

  • Lano Doko

    Aside from note, task, and scheduling features, SteloNote is the most flexible reminder out there. You can remind yourself every 7 minutes, every 8 hours, every other Monday, every end of the month, every 4 years, etc.

  • Thanks for sharing this blog. The apps which you are mentioned in your blog are sound good. I definitely used one of these apps.