Reminders iOS 5

Started using iOS5 Reminders today. Seems ok for quick reminders on the go. It won't replace Omnifocus for now, but still really useful for mundane tasks. I like that when I am near a location in which i need to do something it prompts me. For example I will always forget to take out the trash when I get home on Wednesdays. Now when I pull up to the house the phone beeps and I don't end up driving all the way down the driveway anymore only to have to walk back up.

I did find however if Wifi is off , the location based reminders don't work so well. Not sure why WiFi is needed if you are using the location fencing reminders? Isn't GPS enough to get the job done? Below is a short list of the kind of reminders i am using the app for.

  • Take out the Trash / Every Wed 5PM / When I arrive at Home
  • Pick up Dry Cleaning / Every Fri 5PM / When I arrive at Dry Cleaners
  • Drop Off Ebay Sales at Post Office / When I Arrive at Post Office

Note This app comes pre installed with iOS 5 so no download link is available.