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About Remember The Milk

Remember the Milk is known for being one of the best ways to manage your tasks, the one of the most fully integrated web apps. Either you want to be notified by Twitter, add new tasks while browsing the internet or reminded on your mobile device.andnbsp;

Remember The Milk can do it.

The sign-up process in Remember The Milk is very easy, you will be running inside under 5 minutes. The primary service is free, although the premium Remember The Milk account gives you more options and choices, including the ability to sync your tasks with your mobile phone and priority support among others.

While there is a getting started guide, you will need a good 30 minutes to understand and use it correctly. This solution is available in a variety of languages but still complex and deserve a solid test drive.

Despite all this Remember The Milk is an excellent to-do service and well worth the initial learning curve.

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    22 Critic Reviews

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Features & Specifications

Key Features

  • Reminders
  • Badges and widgets on your mobile device
  • Sync with Microsoft Outlook with MilkSync.


Supported languages
English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Polish, Ukrainian, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
Serviceable Area
World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Web Based
  • Mobile Web
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX
  • Mobile App IOS
  • Mobile App Android
API availability
API is available. Protocol / Formats : XML, JSON, REST .
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Ratings Summary

Metric Score Rank
cloudswave Score
Domain Authority 71
Alexa Rank 21074
Platforms 79

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  • Manage tasks quickly and easily
  • Organize the way you want to
  • Locate your tasks
  • Work together to get things done
  • Plan your time
  • Search your tasks the smart way
  • Add tasks wherever you are
  • Enjoy getting organized
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Critic Reviews

  • 76

    Cloudswave Score for Remember The Milk

    Rating based on 22 Critic Reviews

    19 Favorable reviews
    90 %
    2 Mixed reviews
    10 %
    0 unfavorable reviews
    0 %
  • NOTE: I am a beta tester for Remember the Milk via their Pro program. That means I pay for their service and in return I get to opt-in to the beta version. I've been an RTM user since 2005, and although different things have made me look at other services over the years (all the other services I'd wager) I keep coming back to RTM because of it's amazing flexibility. The current non-beta web app is very outdated looking and badly in need of a design overhaul, but the amazing features of RTM have always been under the hood. I won't be reviewing all of RTM's features as I don't use them all, and listing features in a review is silly because feature sets change. RTM's smart add syntax allows you to add every bit of information to a task via typing, meaning no clicking annoying boxes and no mousing over strange inputs to find out about them. To go with this smart add syntax, there's a very robust task search syntax that allows you to find literally any task via any condition or set of conditions. Think of it like programming but for task management. This syntax allows you to create very complex search queries and save them as smart lists, so if you need to see all your tasks due before 5p on Friday that are in the Work list with a #waiting tag but not those that have been added since yesterday, you can do that. RTM has both an iOS and Android app as well as the web offering. Their Android mobile app is very nice with Material design and access to all the features of the web app, albeit some more well-hidden than others. RTM acts as a "share" app, meaning you can share items from many other apps to RTM as a task; sharing tasks from RTM to other apps isn't yet available. To get unlimited and automatic syncing with the mobile app and app notifications however, you'll need to cough up $25/year for a Pro account; the free version only allows a manual sync once every 24 hours. Pro gives you other features as well.

    Pros : - Smart add syntax to add all task properties at once via keyboard - fully keyboard compatible (web app) - iOS and Android apps - capable of highly complex search queries that can be saved for future use

    Cons : - seemingly basic features such as mobile syncing are only available after purchase ($25/year) - current web app UI is dated - no subtask support in current web app

  • OK, icon aside, Remember the Milk is not quite as hideous as I expected it to be. Sure, that awful cartoon cow does pop up every now and again but apart from that, Remember the Milk is actually pretty good.
    The app itself is incredibly simple to navigate, and I like that the interface improved once I created an account as it seemed a little old-fashioned. One feature that I found especially useful is the ability to search for a task via location, which is great if you are visiting the city center, for example, and have a number of errands to run. Another is Smart Add, something I used regularly when in a hurry.

  • It is surprisingly simple, yet very effective. It is basically an online to do list that helps you keep track of your tasks and mark them as completed if they are. All in all, Remember the Milk is for tasks the same way LastPass is for passwords.

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User Reviews

  • 4 In total

  • User review from

    Rebecca Sealfon

    Remember The Milk is an old task management tool, which is still actively used and competitive with the other tools on the market. This is because its simplicity pares down the aspects of task management into those which are relevant. andnbsp;Its quirky interface which includes pencil drawings shows a fun sense of humor. Remember the Milk is under active development and has released some very good new features - SmartAdd enables the addition of tasks, priorities, deadlines, due dates and how many times they are repeated in one line. andnbsp;Remember the Milk's multiplatform integration also helps users be reminded of tasks on any device. Remember the Milk has a liberal tagging policy, and also enables search of tasks by subfields. andnbsp;Like many other task management services, it supports sharing of tasks.

    Pros :

    • I like Remember the Milk's quirkiness and funkiness.
    • It makes the tool memorable and more fun to use. andnbsp;Remember the Milk also has a generous free tier.
    • The free tier allows unlimited platform support and seamless sync between devices, as well as integration with Gmail, Evernote, and Calendar; add tasks by voice (which most todo apps do not support as of this date); giving tasks to others; and reminders. andnbsp;
    • The upgrade to Remember the Milk Pro also costs only $39.99 per year, a worthwhile cost to improve productivity.
    • The pro tier supports subtasks, task labels, customizable colors and other features that would be useful to an individual or business user.

    Cons :

    • I'm not using Remember the Milk because even though the free tier supports seamless integration with other applications, its integration is still less automatically built-in to Gmail than Google Tasks. Also, there are only two tiers - free and pro - and Remember the Milk does not offer the option of customized enterprise tiers. andnbsp;
    • I tend to use free tiers of todo list tools.
    • Remember the Milk's free tier is missing a number of features offered by many other todo lists, even in the free tier - some other tools, for example, offer subtasks and labels in their free tier. andnbsp;
    • Remember the Milk also does not offer automatic scheduling of tasks for time slots based on the amount of time they take, a feature of Toodledo.

    • January 7, 2017
  • User review from

    Maryna Bondarenko

    Remember the Milk is considered one of the most functional task management systems on the market. The authors of the service used the principles of the popular GTD task management technique. At the first glance, the number of parameters for the tasks in this service seems too much, and those users who need just a list, probably will not fill all these fields. For every tasks you can specify a due date, set repeat, set its length, add tags, a location, reference, notes, priority. The list of places is formed in a special section and helps to recall specific tasks when one is in certain place. For example, if the user enters local market the app will remind about buying groceries etc. Tasks are stored in the lists, and all the new ones are automatically fall into the Inbox. By default, when you start Remember the Milk offers window where all tasks are shown (scheduled and overdue). While working with the lists of tasks one can use different management features. For example the task can be moved to the another list, duplicated, deferred, its priority can be changed, duplicated. The developers of Remember the Milk provided the integration with a large number of web-based tools and applications. For example, you can add tasks to Remember the Milk via Twitter – just add a personal message to the right user. Or you can use voice assistant Siri. The service is also integrated with Evernote, Gmail, Google Calendar. There are applications for Android, iOS (iPad and iPhone), BlackBerry. Pro account which costs $25 per year offers synchronization of task lists without any restrictions, pop-up reminders, synchronization with Microsoft Outlook.

    Pros :

    • There is calendar that helps to see past and future tasks.
    • Integration with popular services (e.g. Evernote).

    Cons :

    • Collaboration features are limited.
    • No automatic synchronization of tasks between the devices.

    • October 19, 2015
  • User review from

    Nick Thorsch

    I can't endorse this app because locations failed miserably. First trying to figure out how to add a location. I go to the locations tab, 'add' is nowhere to be found. At some point, I got a notification that said the app couldn't determine my location. Other apps don't have a problem with that. I finally find two places to add a location: in a task when you add an extra field, but then the drop down is empty, then in the locations tab behind a barely noticeable three dots in the upper right. Finally, I think I've got it. Then I try to search for my local grocery store. The app can't even find it. Smh. Miserable failure. As certifiable proof, I tapped my current location, and it found the GPS coordinates. Then I tried again and typed in 'USPS'. It found a location many states away. Epic failure. Besides that, I had hope for the app. Swiping horizontally between main categories, tasks and task details was an interesting concept. The ability to move tasks between lists like Personal or Business, priorities, times and locations seemed interesting. But really, with locations not working, it just ruins the whole experience, because it makes it no better than a simple app you can jot down to dos on.

    Pros :

    • Free.
    • Task swipe feature.
    • Priorities, lists, dates, etc.

    Cons :

    • Locations doesn't work.

    • September 29, 2015
  • User review from

    Dave Olsen

    Besides email, Remember the Milk (RTM) is probably the mobile app and website I use the most. I hardly do anything without checking with RTM to make sure I am following my priorities. Using RTM may be the single biggest thing I’ve done to reduce my stress. I rarely get overwhelmed by the long list of things I need to get done because I only think about what RTM says I need to address right now. If I think of something I need to do, I’ll quickly add it to RTM with the date and priority in which I want to address it. I’ve used RTM for about 5 years, and I have 19,626 completed and 224 uncompleted tasks. Over time, I have developed my personal system that works great for my day-to-day workflow. I won’t expand this post into an RTM tutorial, but in the future I might dedicate a post to how I use it. I have evaluated several other programs, such as Omnifocus and Nozbe, but I keep coming back to RTM. I find its simplicity, effectiveness, and efficiency hard to beat.

    Pros :

    • My favorite task manager is Remember the Milk.
    • The interface is really easy to use and clean with an abundance of shortcuts for quick updates.
    • It syncs reliably between the apps on various platforms.
    • I use the web app for heavy lifting while I’m working at my computer and the iPhone app while on the go.

    Cons :

    • Very specialized, which is good, but I would like to do a few more things, such as attach files.
    • The new web interface is nice, but it still has some bugs and annoyances.
    • For example, when you save a note with a long name, the save confirmation appears for a few seconds and blocks the title for the next note I want to edit. Not a big deal, but I lose time waiting for the confirmation to go away.

    • September 28, 2015
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