I have an iPad I can't upgrade to iOS 6. And I have Mac OS X 10.9.2. So the question naturally becomes can you sync 10.9.2 reminders App with the iPad? If so, how without having to use iCloud?
See here, I don't see Reminders in the list, but it may not have been that in iOS 5.
System requirements for iCloud
Sorry, didn't see "without iCloud" when I read it.
Oh there is the Reminders App in iOS 5. I see it plain as day. It has the same icon as what is in Mac OS 10.9.2. So it leaves me wondering how to get the two to talk.
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