Beep Me! Better than Calendar for quick reminders

I love Apple and they usually get things right, but the Calendar app leaves a bit to be desired.  I often have to enter quick reminders and the built-in app can be cumbersome.  For example, if I need to check the oven in one hour, I should be able to set a reminder to do that without having to tweak dials to set a clock for an hour from now.  Why can't I just touch a button that says "+1 hour" and be done?  To the rescue is 'Beep Me' or the longer name on the App Store, "Reminders and tasks made easy with Beep Me."  I've been using Beep Me for several weeks and today's update makes the interface even nicer.

Beep me

You can set alerts for a number of minutes/hours/days/months from the current time with the flick of a finger.  You can even sync your alerts with DropBox or SugarSync, so if you run the app on one iOS device, like your iPad, that alert will be present on your iPhone, which you might be more likely to be carrying later.

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Beep Me

As a developer, I've always tried to build apps that meet a specific need that I have, and then hope that others might have the same need.  In this case, the developers of Beep Me have solved a problem that a lot of iPhone users have and they've done a good job.  The newest version has a nice Post-It style theme and makes good use of the iPhone screen.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.