How to organize your life using Reminders

Setting basic remindersIOS_0.5

Reminders works with a simple interface of folders and notes. Each folder you create gives you the options to create a list, using the + button, and then a tick function once the task has been completed. You can also choose to ‘show’ completed reminders or ‘hide.’

Edit the time and location settings

Sometimes you’ll want to change or add a specific time that your reminders will do just that – remind you! To add a time click the ‘i’ next to the reminder, add a time day and change the priority to a level you need. It will add a visual cue to your reminder in the form of exclamation marks.


Use Siri to set reminders

Siri is an easy way to create reminders on your watch, iPhone and now, with the update to Mac OS (Sierra) you can use Siri on your Macbook, too. Just say, “Hey Siri. Remind me to email Mike about that important proposal tomorrow at 9am.” She will add a reminder and also add that to your calendar, too.

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Thanks to Mark Herring

Echo – iMessage Special Effect

Apple iOS 10 debuted the ability to send iMessages to other iPhone/iPad users with special effects, and there is a new one in iOS 11: Echo.

Options for effects after taping screen

To use it, type your message, hold down the send key, and tap Screen up top.

Echo, which shows multiple echoes of your message (very effective with emoji), will be the first option. Choose one of the options.


I chose invisible ink. It is actually invisible until the recipient opens the message.


Record your iPad Screen

Settings/Control Center/Customize Controls/Include

One of the best new features hidden in iOS is Screen Recording. You can only access it one way: by adding the button to the Control Center in Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls, if it’s not already there.

It may be too much for some of you, but it might be fun to play with for others. I used it to show a friend how to play a word game on the iPad.

Video recording button in control center

Once you have customized your Control Center, swipe up/double click the home button, and tap the round button on the screen (red arrow). You get a 3-second countdown to the iPad and then it records all the moves you make on the screen—you’ll be able to tell from the red banner at the top. It’s a perfect way to show off problems you’re experiencing, or to show someone how to do something. The video is stored in Photos and shareable. Remember to delete it when you no longer need it. Videos use a lot of memory.

Audio and screen buttons options to start.

Want audio with the recording? Press the round button for a long time and you’ll get an extra option to turn Microphone Audio On—this lets you do a narration as you record.

Tap the red status bar to confirm it’s time to stop—all of which is also recorded. Trim your videos using the built-in tools to cut the beginning and end off of whatever you record, just to make it go faster. You can’t get rid of the red banner at the top, but some video-editing apps and programs can probably crop that out (along with your status bar at top).

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