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Share how many tasks you've completed in 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013 by Emily Boyd

Wondering how much you've accomplished with Remember The Milk this year? No problem, Bob's been keeping count for you! Just login to the web app, and we'll tell you how many tasks you've completed in 2013.

If you'd like to let everyone know how much you got done this year, there's also an option to share your achievement via Facebook or Twitter (as you can see, Bob had a pretty productive year).

Posted in: New Features & Updates

iOS app update: Link with your Notes in Evernote

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Emily Boyd

When we launched our Evernote integration last week, we promised that our iPhone and iPad apps would soon link with your Notes in Evernote.

With our latest iOS app update, that feature is now here! When your Evernote Reminders appear in Remember The Milk, there's an Evernote icon on each one that opens the related Evernote Note. Tapping the icon will take you to the Note in Evernote's iOS app:

Remember The Milk iOS app linking to Evernote Note

We hope you like this feature! :)

Not set up yet with Evernote and Remember The Milk? Get started.

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Manage your Evernote Reminders with Remember The Milk

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by Emily Boyd

Yes, the cow and the elephant are together at last! Evernote integration has been one of our most requested features, and since Evernote launched Reminders last week, Bob T. Monkey has been furiously coding away. (The only time he surfaced over the weekend was when he ran out of bananas…)

We're excited to announce that you can now automagically sync your Evernote Reminders with Remember The Milk. When you create Reminders in Evernote, they'll be added to your Remember The Milk account. You can edit and complete them in either Evernote or Remember The Milk, and we'll keep everything up-to-date!

Evernote + Remember The Milk

Powerful task features for your Evernote Reminders

The really cool thing about having your Evernote Reminders in Remember The Milk is all of the awesome extra features you can now use for your Reminders: you can give them priorities, time estimates, tags, locations, and URLs. Plus, you can make them repeat, too!

You can also take advantage of powerful features like the ability to edit the properties for multiple tasks at once, options for sorting your lists, and the very cool Smart Lists for showing tasks that meet your criteria.

Link with your Notes in Evernote

Not only do your Evernote Reminders appear in Remember The Milk, but there's a handy Evernote icon on each one that opens the related Evernote Note. In our web app, clicking the icon will pop up the Note:

Remember The Milk web app linking to Evernote Note

While in our Android app, tapping the icon will take you straight to the Note in Evernote's Android app:

Remember The Milk Android app linking to Evernote Note

What about iOS, you ask? Support for this feature in our iPhone and iPad apps is coming soon!

Take your Evernote Reminders everywhere

Check out all the new places your Evernote Reminders can go! Not only can you manage your Evernote Reminders in our web, Android, iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry 10 apps, but you can now sync your Evernote Reminders with Microsoft Outlook via MilkSync, and see your Reminders in Gmail and Google Calendar, too.

Reminders for Evernote Reminders

Reminder methods

Once your Evernote Reminders are in Remember The Milk, you can take advantage of the ridonculous number of reminder methods we support to get reminded about your Evernote Reminders (that sounds slightly meta…).

You can get reminded by email, SMS, instant messenger (AIM, Gadu-Gadu, Google+ Hangouts (Google Talk), ICQ, Jabber (XMPP), Microsoft Messenger, Skype, and Yahoo! Messenger), Twitter, desktop notifications, and notifications on Android, iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry 10. Learn more about setting up reminders.

Sound good?

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Introducing Remember The Milk for BlackBerry 10

Monday, April 29, 2013 by Emily Boyd

Remember The Milk for BlackBerry 10

We're excited to announce that, thanks to BlackBerry 10's support for Android apps, we've been able to bring our just-updated Android app to BlackBerry 10 phones. With the exceptions of widgets (which aren't possible just yet), the app has everything that the Android app features.

Like the Android app, the BlackBerry 10 app is available free with syncing limited to once every 24 hours. Upgrade to a Pro account and you'll get unlimited push syncing and reminders for tasks due or nearby. Plus, you get a whole bunch of other Pro benefits and you'll make Bob T. Monkey happy, too. :)

If you'd like to learn more about the app, check out the Remember The Milk for BlackBerry 10 section of the site. We hope you enjoy the app on BlackBerry 10!

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The all-new Remember The Milk for Android (and tablets, too!)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Emily Boyd

Bob T. Monkey's been furiously coding away as fast as his little monkey hands allow, and this Android update is a big one! Version 3.0 (codenamed "Tik-Tok") has a completely new and intuitive interface, improvements to reminder notifications and widgets… oh, and did we mention that it's built for tablets, too? Check out the demo we prepared earlier, or read on for the full scoop.

A whole new interface

Yes, the entire app has been completely redesigned! We're introducing the card stack concept to the Android app (you might've seen this in our iPhone or iPad apps), while maintaining the Android-y feel of the app. The card stack allows you to swipe your way through your tasks and notes with gestures for a natural, fun way to manage your tasks.

New UI'Personal' list

A great experience on tablets, too

Bob T. Monkey is very partial to his Nexus 7 (it's hard to prise that thing off him), so we're excited that this version of the app is built for tablets, too! The interface works beautifully on these larger screens, whether you have a Nexus 7, Nexus 10, or any of the other Android tablets out there.

Tablet app

New task and note views

The task view has been redesigned to make it quicker to edit or delete a task, or add a note (all these actions are now only a tap away!). The new note view gives you a full-screen for both viewing and editing notes.

Task viewNote view

Edit multiple tasks

We've made some improvements to this feature, and it works a little differently to the previous version of the app, so we thought we should mention this! To edit multiple tasks in a list, just tap the 'Edit' (pencil) icon in the top right, and select the tasks you'd like to work on. You'll now see a bunch of icons at the bottom that let you easily complete and postpone, or edit the due date, priority, list, or tags for a bunch of tasks at once.

List with edit iconEditing multiple tasks

Tap to get stuff done

As you can now swipe your way through the app, we needed to come up with a new way to quickly complete and postpone tasks (we can't use the swipe gesture to reveal the buttons, as it's used for navigating). From the list, just tap and hold on a task and you'll see the 'Complete' and 'Postpone' buttons appear.

Complete and Postpone buttons

Updated notifications, with actions!

Ever wished you could perform actions on your reminder notifications? Well, now you can! If you're using the app on Android 4.1+, you can 'Complete' or 'Postpone' the task in a reminder with one quick tap. Also on Android 4.1+ are improved notifications for reminders with multiple tasks; you'll now receive multi-line notifications that list the tasks due.

Reminder notification

Redesigned widgets

All the widgets have been updated with a cleaner design, and the Smart Bar Widget is now resizable (with the original 4×1, or 3×1 for a little extra space). You can also now place List Widgets on your lock screen for super fast access to your tasks.

Widgets

Thank you, testers!

Bob says, 'Thank you, testers!'

We'd like to say a big thank you to the Remember The Milk users in the Pro Tester Program who helped us to test this release. Your feedback and bug reports were invaluable, and helped us to track down quirky bits that had snuck past Bob. Note to testers: You'll be notified that an update is available to the test release, which will send you to Google Play where you can download the final release version.

Didn't get invited to test this time?

If you have a Pro account and would like to help Bob T. Monkey test pre-releases in the future (Android or otherwise ;) then please make sure you've joined the Pro Tester Program and have your profile up-to-date!

Enjoy the new version!

We hope you like this latest app release! If you'd like to learn more about the app in general, check out the Remember The Milk for Android section of the site.

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Now accepting credit card payments with Stripe

Monday, March 11, 2013 by Emily Boyd

Stripe logo

If you've upgraded or renewed a Pro account recently (why, thank you!), you might've noticed that we now accept credit card payments directly on our site. Thanks to Stripe, we now accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and JCB. Woot!

Previously, the only option available was PayPal, and we know that a bunch of you had experienced problems upgrading (if you did, please try with Stripe! :). PayPal will still be available as an option alongside Stripe.

Thanks to the guys at Stripe for their help in setting us up, and making payment processing a delight. :)

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Share how many tasks you've completed in 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by Emily Boyd

Wondering how much you've accomplished with Remember The Milk this year? Bob T. Monkey's been keeping count for you! Just login to the web app, and we'll tell you how many tasks you've completed in 2012.

There's also an option to share your achievement via Facebook or Twitter, if you'd like to let everyone know how much you got done this year. :)

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Sign into Remember The Milk with Facebook

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by Emily Boyd

We've had support for signing in with Google Accounts for a while now, so we figured it was about time we gave Facebook some love. :) You can now sign up and login to Remember The Milk using your Facebook account.

If you're an existing user, just choose "Sign in with Facebook" on the Remember The Milk homepage or login page. You'll then be prompted to link your Remember The Milk account with your Facebook account.

Sign in with Facebook

New users will see a "Sign up with Facebook" option on the sign up page.

Once you're all set up, signing in with Facebook is just one click from the Remember The Milk homepage — clicking "Sign in with Facebook" will immediately sign you into the web app (assuming you're already logged into Facebook, of course).

Posted in: New Features & Updates

Android app update: Now displays nicely on the Nexus 7

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by Emily Boyd

We know a lot of you have bought the Nexus 7 (Bob T. Monkey is pretty excited about his, too). Unfortunately we discovered that Remember The Milk for Android had some display glitches on this device, which just wouldn't do. :( We've fixed these up with version 2.0.11:

Nexus 7

Enhancements:

  • Optimizations for Nexus 7.
  • Switch from Google C2DM to Google Cloud Messaging for more reliable push syncing.

Bug fixes:

  • Attempt to fix issue with widgets sometimes not refreshing properly on Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0+).

Don't have the app yet? Get it on Google Play.

Posted in: New Features & Updates

MilkSync for Microsoft Outlook update: Windows 8 and Outlook 2013 now supported

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by Emily Boyd

If you're planning to use Windows 8 and/or Outlook 2013, this update to MilkSync for Microsoft Outlook is an important one! We've snuck some bug fixes into version 1.0.24, too:

Windows 8 and Outlook 2013 logos

Enhancements:

  • MilkSync for Microsoft Outlook now supports Windows 8 and Outlook 2013.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix issue with Outlook's "Choose Profile" prompt being shown in some cases with a single profile.
  • Fix issue with syncing if the Microsoft CRM add-in conflicted with MilkSync.
  • Fix issue with syncing some categories containing Unicode.

Using Outlook but not MilkSync yet? Get MilkSync for Microsoft Outlook today and start syncing. :)

Posted in: New Features & Updates