6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2012 6:11 AM by zlea
zlea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

on the iCloud calendar, I can sort reminders by date, description, importance, etc. How can I do that on my desktop in OSX Mountain Lion's Reminders?


OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • 1. Re: How to sort reminders in OSX Moutain Lion?
    dcmenzel Level 4 Level 4 (1,075 points)

    You cannot do that. You could only use the little calendar icon to go through the days manually.

  • 2. Re: How to sort reminders in OSX Moutain Lion?
    mert Level 3 Level 3 (880 points)

    zlea wrote:

     

    on the iCloud calendar, I can sort reminders by date, description, importance, etc. How can I do that on my desktop in OSX Mountain Lion's Reminders?

    Now you can't even do it in iCloud! It seems that when they separated Reminders from Calendar (and iCal), they got rid of the sorting feature (like sorting alphabetically).  Am I missing something?  Is sorting Reminders alphabetically (with a list) unavailable in iCloud.com, 10.8, and iOS 6?

  • 3. Re: How to sort reminders in OSX Moutain Lion?
    KRDHarris Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    David,

     

    Can you or anyone else (e.g., someone from Apple) explain why Apple did it this way when it seems such a trivial programming effort to sort this list in logical way? It is inexplicable to me; how is an unsorted list "easier" for users?

     

    Did Apple consciously choose to leave the list unsorted for some obscure reason, or are they employing software engineers who do not understand and/or care how their customers use this function?

     

    Thanks

  • 4. Re: How to sort reminders in OSX Moutain Lion?
    jake11 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Under 10.8, using the Reminders App, hold the command key and drag each reminder to your preferred position in the list.

     

    Jake Dambergs  >  www.lptechsupport.ca

  • 5. Re: How to sort reminders in OSX Moutain Lion?
    Imp68 Level 4 Level 4 (2,155 points)

    Holding cmd is not necessary.

  • 6. Re: How to sort reminders in OSX Moutain Lion?
    zlea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Jake,

     

    yes, I know I can manually sort reminders.

     

    My question was actually about auto-sorting: formerly in iCloud there was a sort-order choice drop-down at the top so I could sort by date, then re-sort by priority, then re-sort by list, then re-sort alphabetically, all within the space of 5 minutes.

     

    It seems extremely illogical to remove such a basic feature: it made the app so much more helpful than it now is.