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OS X Mountain Lion For Dummies by Bob Dr. Mac LeVitus

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Reminders: Protection Against Forgetting

newinmountainlion_4c.eps Reminders is a brand-new Mac app that will be familiar to anyone with an iDevice because it bears more than a passing resemblance to the iOS Reminders app.

9781118461990-ma029.tif Reminders help you stay organized. Unlike an event, a Reminder item isn’t necessarily associated with a particular day or time (though it can be). Furthermore, Reminders can be location-based, which is handier on an iDevice than a Mac, but a great feature if you have such a device. Finally, Reminders can have a priority level of Low, Medium, High, or None.

If you have an iDevice and use iCloud, your Reminders will appear on all your Apple devices — other Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches — simultaneously, which means you should never miss a Reminder. Just set a Reminder on your Mac or any iDevice, and you’ll never forget anything.

Getting started with Reminders

Before you create or manage your own Reminders, there are a couple of things you should know, starting with the concept of Lists. Reminders includes a List called Reminders by default. You can delete or rename it if you like, and you can create additional Lists if you care to by choosing File⇒New List, pressing maccmd.jpg+L, or clicking ...

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