Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 2:19 PM (in response to Jared Galanis)
I agree. Oddly, when I installed Mountain Lion, I had a number of tasks in iCal that came into Reminders with the Due Date box and everything. The problem seems to be an inability to create new tasks/reminders with a due date. Instead, all I can do is create a Reminder at a certain time on a certain date but the Due Date check box never appears. Again, this is on new Reminders only.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 4:24 PM (in response to rkdav)
Yes that's it. Also I noticed that in Reminders on mountain lion there is some functionality for due dates on the sidebar calendar. A little dot appears on the dates that have tasks with due dates on those dates. I also had tasks like you that show the due date field that were created in lion iCal.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 4:37 PM (in response to Jared Galanis)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 4:59 PM (in response to Barney-15E)
I was thinking you meant the reminder time.
However, having played with it a bit, you can trick it into a due date by setting the time before the current time, snooze the alert, then edit the Due date.
Ok, disregard. It worked several times, but now I can't get it to display the due date after snoozing.
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Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 5:38 PM (in response to Barney-15E)
Thanks Barney-15E, that did work for me too when I tried it. And yes, this is about due dates, not reminder times - those I saw pretty quickly how to handle.
The only issue you with the trick you figured out is that you can't do it for future dates, right? In a way, this defeats much of the purpose as due dates are so often in the future rather than the same day or in the past.
I would imagine they will figure this out and address it pretty soon.
Has anyone figured out how to share reminder lists on a machine running os x server? this was also possible in ical in lion, but no longer with the new Reminders application.
i have another post on this subject, but figured I would ask here to.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 5:42 PM (in response to Jared Galanis)
Well, I figured once you had the due date field, you could just change it to a future date.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2012 7:17 AM (in response to Barney-15E)
Exactly, that helped me. I used a previous "done" reminders I had with iCal with a due date. Then with a simple copy/paste of this model you can access again to the due date field for any new reminders.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to Jared Galanis)
I have that same concern. Apple, please bring back the DUE DATE in REMINDERS. Thank you!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 12:53 PM (in response to Jared Galanis)
I have discovered a workaround. The key is to create your reminders with a due date from within the calendar on iCloud.com. Once you do that, they should then appear in your Reminders apps with the due date option available alongside of the option to set an alert. I have detailed the process with screenshots on my blog:
I sure hope Apple makes an easier way to do this. I'm pretty disappointed in the Reminders app as it stands right now. Anyway, enjoy.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 12:58 PM (in response to scribsac)
That certainly will work. The other workaround I found is to create reminders in Readdle's 2Do which I use on my iPad and iPhone. That solves the problem, too. Perhaps Apple will get this straightened out. The Reminders app as it stands now is pretty anemic.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2012 2:05 PM (in response to rkdav)
I would suggest everyone hit the feedback page and make the suggestion. Since there is a Due date field, it only makes sense that it should always be available.
There doesn't appear to be a specific page for Reminders, so here is the link to the Mac OS X feedback page (still badged with Lion): http://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 7:58 AM (in response to Jared Galanis)
You can also type in the due date and time right in the reminder:
"Remind me to pick up milk at 8am on August 12th"
You'll see the reminder built for the 12th with just the words "Remind me to pick up milk"
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to aholtz)
Thanks, aholtz. That's helpful to me and I didn't know that feature existed apart from speaking that with Siri on IOS. What I'd like, though, is simply to be able to assign tasks to a certain date (due date) without fooling with setting date/time reminders.