Apple’s Reminders app has come a long way from its humble beginnings in iOS 5. What began as a relatively basic task list app has evolved over the past few iOS releases into a more full-fledged task and list management app.
Although Reminders was largely neglected by Apple for several years, even in its original form, it had several advantages that made it worth a look, especially for those with simple needs who found more sophisticated task management apps downright intimidating.
Reminders has always been elegant in its simplicity, and that hasn’t changed even with the recent big improvements. iOS 13 brought a new layout with pre-defined smart lists, nested lists, natural language parsing, and contact tagging to link Reminders to conversations in the Messages app. Last year iOS 15 beefed that up even further with the addition of tags and smart lists to help you organize your Reminders even more effectively.
Now, iOS 16 is set to bring even more improvements to Apple’s Reminders app. While we still don’t expect it to reach the level of sophistication of third-party apps and services like Things, Omnifocus, and Todoist, it’s getting much closer to filling that gap that’s long existed between the “pro” task and project management apps and more basic list apps. If you’ve found yourself living in that grey zone, you’ll want to take a look at these seven things that Reminders will bring to the table in iOS 16.