How to Use Reminders app of your Mac

Mac is a brand of notebook computers that has a lot of features built into it. The Reminder is one of the features among them. The reminder of your Mac helps to remind you of any important work or event and keeps you from missing it. This is especially nice when you forget about any work or an important meeting, and suddenly your reminder reminds you of that and keeps you from missing it. Just set a reminder on your Mac and save yourself from missing some important work.

Your Mac comes with a fantastic Reminder app which automatically syncs through iCloud. If you add a reminder in your Mac, you will be able to see it on your other iCloud linked devices, like in your iPhone or iPad, and vice versa. The Reminder app is already installed in your Mac. The app is very easy & simple to use. Here’s how to make the most of this feature, so you are never likely to forget something important again.

How to add your account into Reminder of your Mac

  1. Launch ‘Reminder’ app from Dock.
  2. Click on ‘Reminder’ into the above menu bar.
  3. Click on ‘Add Account.’
  4. Select the type of account, select iCloud to log in with your Apple ID.
  5. Press ‘Continue.’
  6. Enter your credentials.
  7. Press ‘Sign in’.
  8. Now, check the box of reminder ignore if it is already checked. And also select the apps which your account should be used with.
  9. Click on ‘Add Account’ button.

How to set a Reminder

  1. Launch ‘Reminder’ app.
  2. Click on ‘Add’ (+) button.
  3. Write your reminder’s name.

Now, your Reminder has been created. You can create more reminders according to your preference. After this, you need to set date, time, location, etc.

  1. Click on ‘info’ (i) button of the reminder to edit it.
  2. To schedule date: check the box of ‘On a Day.’
  3. Enter date and time for your reminder.
  4. To set up a location notification for the reminder: check the box of ‘At a location.’
  5. Choose a location for your reminder.
  6. Choose the option ‘Arriving’ or ‘Leaving.’
  7. Set the location in which your reminder should trigger.
  8. You can also edit Repeat, Priority and other options here.
  9. Click ‘Done’ to save.

How to make a new list

The reminder app is laid out in two sections. On the left side column, it shows your lists, and on the right side column, it is the contents of your Lists.

  1. Launch ‘Reminder’ app.
  2. Click on ‘Add List’ at the left-bottom corner.
  3. Write a name for your list and done.

If you want to move a reminder from one list to another list:

  1. Open the list that contains reminder.
  2. Click & hold the reminder you want to move.
  3. Drag the reminder over the list in which you want to move.

How to edit a list

  1. Launch ‘Reminder’ app.
  2. Select the list from the left column you want to edit.
  3. Right-click on the list, you want to rename or remove.
  4. To rename your list: click on ‘Rename.’ Enter a new name for your list and done.
  5. To delete a list: click on ‘Delete.’ The list will be deleted.

How to share your reminder list

You can also share your reminder list with your friend, family or other iCloud users and ask them to help you in making some plan.

  1. Launch your ‘Reminder’ app.
  2. Move your cursor to the list you want to share.
  3. Click the ‘Share’ button.
  4. Enter contact of the receiver.
  5. Press ‘Done.’

Emma Justine is a McAfee product expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Emma has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as

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