Best apps for forgetful people
We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.
Joan Didion

You forgot where you parked your car! You know you had something to pick up on your way home from work, but you just can’t remember what it is! You keep trying the five passwords you recycle for all the websites you have accounts on, but the site just isn’t letting you in! If this describes you, then you might want to let technology help you out. There are a whole lot of smartphone apps that come to the aid of people who tend to forget things. So, you don't have to fret and get frustrated at missing out on important tasks.

Here are some of the best mobile apps that are meant especially for those people who have the tendency of being forgetful. They are listed in no particular order. But, the catch is―you have to at least remember where your cell phone is!


Evernote is one of the best apps for forgetful people out there, because it combines everything―to-do lists, websites you want to read later, contact information, business cards, class notes―you name it. You can type text into the program via your smartphone, tablet, computer, or the web page, and it keeps everything synced in real time. You can also take pictures of notes, business cards, or other written information, and the program will be able to search the text within minutes.

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Instapaper is a great app for keeping articles that you want to read later. If you like the idea of Evernote, but don’t need all the fancy stuff, Instapaper is the right one for you. You can use apps like Twitter and Safari to automatically add articles to Instapaper for you to read later. You can download them when you have the Internet, for offline viewing too.

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Keeper® Password & Data Vault

Keeper® is a password reminder app for those of us who cannot remember our passwords. You can create categories of websites to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Then you enter the user name and password for each account that you create. If security is a concern of yours, Keeper® will also automatically generate passwords from random combinations of letters and numbers, which you can copy directly from the app to the log-in page on your cell phone.

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Remember the Milk

Remember the Milk is a free app that is basically a streamlined to-do list. Enter those things that you need to do or remember, select priority levels, and add tags for easy searching. Cross items off as you complete them. The app is free, which is a bonus, but it only syncs with the service once a day.

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Wunderlist - To-do & Task List

This app lets you manage and share your to-do list. It has a simple interface which is made of tasks and lists. The ease at which you can use this app is incredible. You can easily share your lists, tasks, and reminders with friends while you are on the go.

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This app allows time-based reminders and also has nice repeat options. It has speech recognition, which does away with the hassle of typing on a cell phone. The snooze option allows a task to be pushed ahead for a bit. One can even share the lists and tasks with friends and colleagues as and when required.

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Do it (Tomorrow)

In reality, we postpone many things that we have to do to the next day or near future. This app serves as a reminder for tasks, and also allows you to do just that―prioritize and postpone less important tasks. One can even check off completed tasks, and edit them later if required.

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RX Pal Family Pill Minder Free

Missing medications can be a serious issue depending on the type of medication you are taking. If you are the kind of person who always forgets to take your pills on time, Rx Pal is a must-have app. It will remind you when to take your pills and even what dose to take. You can also set it to remind you for multiple family members, which is a great feature for people who have kids or aging parents who are on medications.

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Checkmark To Do | Task List

Checkmark is one of the leading apps around, and a complete to-do solution. One can set up either an easy task list or even a complex checklist to follow. You can set your things to do, like shopping list, inventory management, etc., all with an easy-to-use interface.

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A few other good apps that you can try out are: a) Reminders: A great app for the iPhone, and it can be synced with an iPad and Mac too. You can also use Siri, the iPhone’s personal assistant, to schedule reminders for you. b) Cleverbug: If you always remember that your best friend’s birthday is in June, but can never remember the exact date, look no further. Cleverbug is an app that syncs with your Facebook account, pulling all of your friends’ birthdays into one place, and reminding you when they approach. The app is also connected to CleverCards, a service that allows you to select your friend, pick out a card for him/her, and it will send the card for you on the date you choose. Never forget to send a birthday card ever again! c) Hone: Car keys have to be one of the most misplaced items in the world. Hone is an app, and a device, that uses your phone’s location services to track your keys down, no matter where you put them. The next time you accidentally put your keys in the freezer and close the door, just open up the Hone app and use it to find your keys. It works by using a detector you need to place on your key chain, that syncs with the app on your smartphone and tablet.

So go ahead and download the app that suits your needs the best, and never have to worry about missing out on an important task ever again.