Remember The Milk - to do with so much more

Daniel Pataki
Nov 29, 2007
Updated • May 12, 2014

I have to say, that while I love web 2.0 applications and shiny new things, I rarely actually adopt them for the long term. I usually find that it needs this one small thing I would love, so I just scratch the whole idea. This is not so with Remember The Milk, hands down my favorite webapp of all time.

At first I turned my back, the name sounded to wacky to back a useful product. Just pop the hood and you'll see how wrong I am. Remember The Milk is an advanced to-do list manager with smart searches, geo tagging (awesome), tags, list sharing, list publication, adding tasks by email, the list just goes on and on.

If you just need a simple to-do list it will do fine, but if you are a GTD freak, I believe you could still set it up so that it accommodates your needs. It has some shortcomings (you can't share smart lists, no nested lists), but just put it up on the suggestion board (I already have) and if it's popular, you have a good chance of it getting in.

The creator has just created a pro version, which is available for a $25 price. The reason I will actually buy it is that the guy was super nice. He introduced the pay version before he had any pro features. He said that RTM now has a pro feature. He has a load of ideas for it, and if someone feels they want to help him, he welcomes them. He also said that some future developments will only be for pro members. This is a very friendly way to go pro, three cheers to Bob the Monkey.

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Remember the Milk is still available after all these years (2014). The service has grown quite a bit, and you find that you can now run native mobile phone applications to take it with you on the go.

In addition, it features special versions for web applications such as Google Calendar, Gmail, Evernote or Twitter, which may provde useful to users of these services.

The Pro version of Remember the Milk offers several exclusive features such as synchronization with Microsoft Outlook, unlimited synchronizations, push reminders and exclusive badges and widgets that keep you in the loop.

The price is $25 per year, and in addition to all the features listed above, you will also get early access to new product versions and twice the votes when it comes to new feature ideas.


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  1. Daniel said on November 30, 2007 at 10:03 am

    Yes, Remember the Milk is truly a user oriented great service. It did just get a revamp, with some visual features as well, some nice additions.

    I don’t like the Google integration that much, since it ads a drop dist of RTM tasks. For me it would be much easier if it would add the tasks themselves. You can of course export them, but that takes longer and needs to be done periodically.

  2. K-IntheHouse said on November 30, 2007 at 4:37 am

    Daniel, RTM has been my favorite online task management application for a long time. It’s true it’s wacky name doesn’t really give anyone a clue about how feature rich it is! It just got recently reloaded with new features and got so much faster! I love the tagging ability and the smart searches in it. Plus, the Google Calendar integration is awesome and you could even add tasks from Twitter or your mobile phone. I cover a lot about RTM and never get bored with it. :-)

  3. Daniel said on November 29, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    I was quite surprised you haven’t mentioned it before. My first two ideas had to be chucked in the trash after a quick search of gHacks :)

    Sorry about the link, I will make sure to sanction myself, no more Ice Tea for me today!

  4. Martin said on November 29, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    Nice post Daniel, I never bothered to look at the service but I might just do that right now. That reminds me, you forgot to include the link ;)

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