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You Must Remember This

Posted August 17, 2006
Unlike other Web-based to-do-list services, Remember the Milk not only helps you remember to buy the damn milk, it hunts you down to make you remember to buy the damn milk, via email, IM (e.g., AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk, etc.), or texting. Creating lists of things you need to get done is incredibly fast and easy (and even faster and easier if you learn a few of the intuitive keyboard shortcuts), and everything works within your Web browser, so you don't actually have to download any software (which also means it doesn't matter if you're on a Mac or PC). Setting reminders by email, IM or texting (e.g., the morning something's due--or one hour before it's due) is also wonderfully simple. This constantly evolving free service is still in its extended "beta" (test) stage, but I've found it to be incredibly stable, and I continue to marvel at how inventive the site's programmers (a couple of brilliant young Australians based in Sydney) have been about adding features without making their product bloated or ugly (i.e., Microsoft-like).

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