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    I'm an Apple user.

    I'm going to ask around to see if they do have the ability to alert me.

    Fulcrum, that's the beauty of it. If I'm in a grocery store it'll ring me and I can look for lightbulbs and bananas. And if I'm in a hardware store I can look for lightbulbs and sockets. If I locate an app that does what I'm looking for I'll let ya know.

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    Does anyone know of a app that you enter a note to yourself and it sends it to your email, text (phone), and other social medias? Right now to remind myself to do something I email it to myself. My life is like that movie Memento.

    I remember when I first read about Task Rabbit and thought I am going to make some people rich doing my to-dos but it never took off. I do not believe it was available in my area. I believe it fell in with Thumbtack and Angies List just locating house cleaner, painters, landscapers, and home remodel people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobjob View Post
    Does anyone know of a app that you enter a note to yourself and it sends it to your email, text (phone), and other social medias? Right now to remind myself to do something I email it to myself. My life is like that movie Memento.

    I remember when I first read about Task Rabbit and thought I am going to make some people rich doing my to-dos but it never took off. I do not believe it was available in my area. I believe it fell in with Thumbtack and Angies List just locating house cleaner, painters, landscapers, and home remodel people.
    Yep. How do you want to enter the note? Voice memo? Text?

    There are a slew of phone app options including OneNote, Evernote, Keep. A lot of newer phones have voice memo functionality. My Amazon Echo will take a memo and email it to me, remind me, put in on my calendar. You can also string together functions using recipes from IFTTT to send, save, and forward messages and memos to pretty much where ever you want.

    Or you could simply enter your memos into Google calendar and it will remind you of them as if they are an upcoming appointment.
    Can do the same in Outlook.

    Let's start with how you want to enter the memo, voice or text? And what kind of device you want to do it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobjob View Post
    I'm an Apple user.

    I'm going to ask around to see if they do have the ability to alert me.

    Fulcrum, that's the beauty of it. If I'm in a grocery store it'll ring me and I can look for lightbulbs and bananas. And if I'm in a hardware store I can look for lightbulbs and sockets. If I locate an app that does what I'm looking for I'll let ya know.
    I must have missed this part, sorry.


    You could probably program something like that using IFTTT by setting alerts when you are at different geographic locations. I'm sure you can configure a way to alert you of a list ( or send a message, or play a song, or whatever) when you get to a location.

    There are apps that work out of the box called "location based reminders". I've never used one for that purpose, but it's worth checking out a few. You may get really close to what you want without much additional effort.

    Check out Apple Reminders, Google Keep, Do, AnyDo, ToDoist.

    This review of Google Keep seems to indicate that it does exactly what you want.
    How to create location-based reminders in Google Keep - TechRepublic
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    I tried Reminders about four years ago but it wasn't very accurate the it comes to location reminding. I'm going to retry it and see where it gets me. IFTTT looks interesting, I might give it a try. I haven't investigated do, any do, or todoist but I am going to.

    Why I was interested in an app that sent my note to different outlets is because I'll forget as I go thought my day. But I check my email and texts (I do not do social media). So if I wanted remember to visit the grocery store before going home, I could keep being reminded thoughout the day while going though my daily routine.

    Much obliged for your responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobjob View Post
    I tried Reminders about four years ago but it wasn't very accurate the it comes to location reminding. .
    They've gotten better. 4 years in technology is a very long time. 4 years ago my phone didn't talk to me and control my music, lights, TV, and start my car. Today I can set up an IFTTT to play my theme song when my phone connects to the office wifi. I can't walk into any store without getting a message about the days sales and specials on my phone.

    Location accuracy has grown light years.

    I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

    Keep us posted if you find something nice.
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