Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 4:42 AM (in response to Ames Fowler)
For step 4, you can also option-drag a template reminder to another List to create a new copy there, instead of Copy/paste.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 8:55 AM (in response to Barney-15E)
Nice! Or even onto the day in the mini cal. Thanks Barney-15E.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2012 8:58 AM (in response to Ames Fowler)
Beware. My template disappeared. I believe it's because I had back dated it to keep it out of the current calendar views (a little OCD here)... not sure what the archival properties of the Reminders is. There used to be an option in Calendar to manage when old to-dos got deleted... but I thought they had to be completed.
Seems like there is some work to do, I hope Apple Dev sets a reminder, not sure what the due date will be
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2012 10:42 PM (in response to Jared Galanis)
I have my own way to set a due date on the reminder, but it requires the Dashboard widget "To Do", which you need to download from the net (sorry I forgot where I downloaded it, but Google is always there for you!). The to-do list that you make on this widget will appear as reminders on the Reminders app. The widget allows you to set priorities, which are similar to Reminders, as well as DUE DATES.
Now, what happens when I set a due date on the To Do widget? Well, the answer is the due date appears on the Reminders app! Refer to the screenshots below. However, when I uncheck the due date on the Reminders app, it will either become unchecked or it will become unchecked AND disappear. If that happens, the only way to get it back is to set a due date on the To Do widget. That's the only way I know about setting a due date to a reminder.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2012 10:45 PM (in response to Ames Fowler)
I made the template date '2020' precisely to stop that happening.
Apple, really, this is ridiculous!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2012 6:16 AM (in response to Jared Galanis)
Another workaround is QuickCal... I'm using Mountain Lion, and QuickCal still uses the "due date" field, which will appear in Mountain Lion Reminders. I'm hoping QuickCal doesn't do any updates to get rid of this functionality!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2012 3:48 PM (in response to Jared Galanis)
Just use the iCloud. Due Date is still there, and Reminders are still inside Callendar.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 8:28 PM (in response to Jared Galanis)
Here's another workaround.
1. Open Automator, create a new Service with the New Reminders Item step set to include a due date:
2. (optional) Assign a keyboard shortcut in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcut -> Services
When you run it, you'll get a Reminder with an independe Due Date and Remind Me Date:
I wish there was a way to do it on iOSMacBook Air (11-INCH, MID 2011), OS X Mountain Lion
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to jaydisc)
Perfect, I like this way...nice work, jaydisc
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 4:31 PM (in response to jaydisc)
Following jaydisc's good idea, make a Service that accepts text from any Application and set the Show this Action when the workflow runs. That way, the reminder uses your selected text as the Title and displays all the options for you to set. You can leave the Title blank, or put something in, but it always takes the selected text, even if you type something new. If you leave off the title as depicted below, the dialog box is not sized correctly, so everything goes kind of wonky.
If you want to be able to set the title, use the "Ignore this actions's input" and leave the Title field available.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to Jared Galanis)
My work around was to edit, on my Macbook pro, an already completed reminder with due date in it ... change the title and the dates and uncheck the check box ... the new edited task goes to the reminder list ... or am I too late to do this and there is already something for it by Apple now ?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2013 8:55 AM (in response to jaydisc)
I have implemented and believe that @Barney-15E and jaydisc have solved this problem until Apple makes the right move and allows flexibility in managing tasks in a way that works for the user.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2013 7:52 AM (in response to Jared Galanis)
Apple's Reminders UI is a pain. Thankfully, BusyCal, which is much better for managing calenders and tasks, is compatible with Apple's Reminders app. It will also let you set a due date. :-)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2013 11:34 AM (in response to DPSG-Scout)
Another good due-date option I just discovered is a free app (in the app store) called Remind Me, which gives you a keyboard hot key and a menubar icon for adding reminders quickly. It offers a due date field, and lo and behold, when you create a reminder in this way it shows up in Reminders with an actual due date! Shows up this way in iCloud too.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2013 6:22 PM (in response to mammonist)
Thank you. In MAC (did not try in iOS) we can simply drag the reminder in to the calendar (in the left pane) and release it. Due date gets appended. Apps download NOT needed.