Remember the milk (opens in new tab) was founded in 2004 by two Australian entrepreneurs, Emily Boyd and Omar Kilani. These entrepreneurs were not happy with their constant forgetfulness and tried to build an app to prevent this. As the story goes, milk was something they always forgot, which gave them the inspiration for the name of their app.
Although it started in Australia, Remember the Milk is currently headquartered in San Francisco, USA. The company has employees all over the world who work remotely. It claims to have more than 6 million app users.
Many people praise Remember the Milk as an excellent task management solution. We’ve decided to confirm for ourselves whether the to-do list app (opens in new tab) lived up to its hype, and it pretty much did.
Remember the Milk: plans and prices
Like most task management apps, Remember the Milk has a free version that anyone can sign up for. But this version has limitations compared to the premium version of the app, which you have to pay for. The free version is ideal if you want a simple to-do list app without advanced task management features. It is also suitable for testing the interface of the app before deciding whether to upgrade to the premium plan.
There is only one premium package on Remember the Milk, the Pro plan, and it costs $39.99 per year. You can request a refund within 14 days of purchase.
Remember the milk: characteristics
The first step to using Remember the Milk is to create an account, and you can do it easily. You can sign up with your email address (opens in new tab) or your existing google or facebook account.
After successfully signing in, the app will immediately take you to your task management dashboard. The first feature that stands out is: add a task. There is a visible text bar where you can type and add any task. There are some buttons below this text bar to add specific properties to the task.
With the first button you can add an expiration date to a task. After you add this expiration date, you can set a reminder so that the app notifies you when it’s due. The second button is to add a start date to the task. The third is at add a priority level (1-3) up to the task of determining how much the app emphasizes it.
The fourth button is to add a list or tag to a task to help you solve them later. For example, you would group tasks under the tags “leisure,” “personal,” and “work.” You can also Add a location to any task.
After you add a task, you can still create a set of subtasks associated with it. Likewise, you can add comments to contextualize or clarify a task, a valuable feature during collaboration.
One notable Remember the Milk feature is that you can collaborate with other users on the platform. You can invite other users to collaborate on specific tasks, making the app ideal for use within a workplace. For example, a manager within an office can create specific tasks and assign them to their subordinates in the app. These subordinates can easily indicate in the app when they have completed a task.
Remember the Milk: interface and in use
Navigating Remember the Milk was very easy during our test. As a new user, the app even offers tutorials to familiarize you with the ins and outs. You can use it through the web interface or download the iOS or Android mobile app.
Remember the milk: support
You can contact Remember the Milk customer service directly if you have any problems. There is a form on the official website for this. Fill it in and wait for an email response. Please note that Remember the Milk prioritizes paid subscribers over free users in the customer support queue.
There is also an official Help Center with user guides and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the app. Ideally, you should always refer to this Help Center and only seek direct customer support if it does not resolve your issue.
Remember the milk: the competition
Popular alternatives to Remember the Mil are Any.do (opens in new tab), WorkFlowy and Toodledo. Remember that the main advantage of the Milk over these competitors is its affordable price.
Remember the Milk: final verdict
Having a task management platform like Remember the Milk can go a long way in improving your productivity. The app has the ideal features to help you organize and manage your schedule. It is easy to use and reasonably priced considering the features it offers. The main drawback we observed is the customer support, which we think needs a lot of improvement.
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