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Remember the Milk

Friday, January 11th, 2008 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet
 
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Remember the Milk

As you know, to-do lists are useful tools you can use to keep yourself productive and organized. And today, I’m going to show you a great online service called Remember the Milk that will help you keep track of all your daily tasks! You may think Remember the Milk is a strange name, but how many times have you forgotten to pick up the milk at the grocery story? Or, anything else for that matter! Remember the Milk doesn’t want you to forget about anything important ever again. So, let’s get started, shall we?!

1.) First, head on over to the sign up page, which is located here. Just fill in some simple information and then click on Sign Up.

2.) A validation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. You will need to click the confirmation link in the body of that e-mail. Also, there will be another e-mail address provided there. If you send an e-mail to that address, it will be added as a task in your list, which you will see later on.

3.) On the Remember the Milk page, click the Login button located in the upper right corner.



After you do that, you will see your task homepage.

4.) Click the Tasks link in the upper right corner. Then click Add Task.

5.) Next, type a task in the box.



After you have finished, look in the right pane.



6.) From there, you can set different details, such as a due date, the recurrence of a task and other important information. An interesting feature is the Location field. That allows you to select different points on a map to the location of a task. The points are even color coded to the priority of the task.



Another great feature of Remember the Milk is that it has so many options that help remind you of your tasks and appointments. Allow me to show you how to set it up.

1.) First, click the Settings link in the upper right corner of the page.

2.) Now, click the Reminders tab, like this:

3.) You can have daily reminders sent to you at a certain time or if a task has a due date, you can select to have reminders sent to you a certain time before the task is due.

4.) Finally, you can select how to be reminded. Remember the Milk boasts a large list of options. You can select from an e-mail, a text message to your mobile phone or an instant message to various IM services.



Remember the Milk also has something for all of you list lovers, including myself! Under the Settings tab, if you select Lists, you can add lists to your heart’s content. Then under Tasks, select a task and use the drop down box to move it to a certain list. Another way you can organize your tasks is to tag them. Tags are similar to labels in Gmail. They are just like lists, except multiple tags can be applied to one task, whereas you can only add a task to one list.

Also, as I said before, if you send an e-mail to the e-mail address that was included in the sign up e-mail, it will automatically be added as a task. Be sure to check that out, because it’s an easy and quick way to add tasks!

These are just some of the features Remember the Milk has to offer. Go ahead and explore around and you will find many more. I hope you enjoy learning about this invaluable organizational tool!

~ Neil Patel

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