I have to admit I got a bit excited when I saw the changes (and more importantly) focus that Apple gave to productivity at WWDC15. The changes to Notes showed me that Apple have started to take stock of their core apps and look at how they can improve them for the majority of users (me included) that don't need something as powerful as Evernote or Omnifocus to manage their day.
It's something that frustrated me (yes, I even mailed Tim Cook on the subject) and I'm so pleased to see productivity using core apps.
Even though it didn't get any presentation time, Reminders also got some nice additions in iOS 9. In this post I will go through some of my favourite changes that have given me some hope that this is important to Apple.
You can share from Safari straight into a Reminders list
Along with notes you can now share straight to a Reminders list from the share sheet e.g. within Safari I could add to a wishlist of products for presents or a shopping list.
You can see how many items are overdue within app
Notifications can now nag you
What I'd still like to see
You can probably tell that I'm really happy with these changes, I'd like to see a few more tweaks
- A TODAY view; What we currently have is a 'Scheduled' list that shows us everything due with a time and date, what I would like to see is the ability to add just a day I.e. no need to add a time. This way we could create a quick to do list for the day
- I like the UI on the iPad but the iPhone isn't consistent with it's approach. It was a top to bottom list view whereas the iPad has a list view on the left hand side (like Notes). I would like to see this Notes UI taken into Reminders so that you simply swipe from the left to see your lists
What would you like to see added?