Astrid is a reminder app that has been around for quite a while in Android, so much so that we covered it in detail and you can read that review here. Now that app just got to the next level of usefulness, because Astrid’s iOS app just got released, and with it, you can link the two apps with ease. iOS 5’s Siri is the talk of the town these days, and Astrid’s speak to create a reminder feature is sure to make you recall iPhone 4S’ personal assistant. So with Astrid on your iPhone, you won’t need another reminder and to-do app again. The app makes sure that your reminders are always safe and syncs them over the cloud. Astrid offers collaborative reminders as well, bringing a social touch to the whole app.
If you don’t have an Astrid account, you can still take a tour of the app and even create reminders, albeit without the ability to sync them with your Astrid profile. So, it is advisable to create an account, which is free, just like the app itself. You can either use your email address, or connect your Facebook account with Astrid. On the homepage, there are lists that are used to store reminders and pending tasks with respect to their categories. If you don’t find a suitable category for your reminder, you can easily create a new one. Each listed category has a small badge next to it, so that users can stay up to date with their agenda for the day just with a single glance at the app’s main screen.
Even a task as simple as making new reminders is fun with Astrid. In addition to the usual text input, you can dictate reminders to the app by tapping the little microphone icon next to the text field. The Facebook integration of the app is pretty good, too, and you can even create tasks by including your friends in their description. These collaborative reminders are something that is pretty new for iOS, and provide users with a sure-shot way of heeding your reminders, as your friends are sure to keep the tasks fresh in your memory. Astrid has everything you can hope to find in a reminder app, and it’s ability to sync lists with its online service makes it a must-have for all iOS users.