Due — Reminders, Countdown Timers

Developer: Due Apps LLP

Current Version: 1.5.1

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 18.8 MB - Download


Type "Make dinner reservation at 9am tomorrow" and your reminder is set for 9 AM tomorrow.

"Cancel subscription in 1 month" and you get a buzz a month later.

Just tell Due in your own words what you'd like to do, and when you'd like to be reminded.*

There are no awkward date pickers to fight with, nor rigid date and time format to follow.

Your reminder is set as soon as you're done typing.

Due makes sure things actually get done by keeping you on your toes, sending you periodic reminders until you actually mark the reminders complete.

The super-fast reminder app on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch—now on your Mac.

* Natural date and time parsing available for non-recurring reminders only.


- Fast. Really fast.
Reminders are set as soon as you finish typing what to do, and when to do it.

- Natural date and time parsing
No awkward date pickers nor rigid date and time format to follow. Set due date and time by typing what is natural to you.*

"4pm" works just as fine as "4:00 PM" or "16:00", and "Aug 22" works as well as "22 August" or "8/22". Relative dates like "in 20 mins" or "in 6 months" work too.

Some examples:

- "Collect passport next Monday 4pm"
- "Make dinner reservation at 14:00 tomorrow"
- "Cancel subscription in 1 month"
- "Wish Sally happy birthday on Aug 22 at 8 AM"
- "Phone contract expires May 30 2014"

- Never miss any reminders with Auto snooze
Due repeatedly notifies you of missed reminders until they are marked done or rescheduled, making sure things get done and your list never go stale.

- Fully optimized for keyboard-only operation
Power users can skip the mouse and trackpad. Show or hide Due, create reminders, reschedule them, mark them complete, delete them. Everything you need is a keyboard shortcut away.

- Reusable countdown timers
Precise to the second, they are perfect for timing your coffee, tea and eggs. Set them up once and reuse them forever.

- Powerful recurring reminders
Vitamins before bed each night? Pay rent every 2 weeks on Monday? Submit a report on the last weekday of the month? Yup.

- Keep reminders in sync across your Mac, iPhone and iPad
Due supports sync through iCloud or Dropbox. Create a reminder on your Mac and it will be there on your iPhone and iPad.**

**Sync on iOS requires Due for iOS (sold separately). With Due for iOS 2.0, your iPhone and iPad can sync in the background using Dropbox or iCloud.

- Search and Create
Search your reminders and timers. And if you don't find what you want, press Return to create a reminder with your search term.

- Drag and drop to create reminders
Create reminders by dragging emails, calendar events, text, links and more to Due.

- Share reminders with drag and drop, or copy and paste
Send your friend a reminder via Mail, Messages or Twitter by dragging or copying it. It even comes with a link so that he can add that reminder to his own copy of Due.

- Optional Menu Bar, dockless operation
Run Due directly from your menu bar, badge it with unattended alerts, and take Due off your Dock if you like.

- Assignable alert sounds
Assign distinctive alert sound for each reminder; louder and longer ones for important reminders, and subtler ones for less critical reminders.

- Undo and Redo

- Take control of your notifications
Customize how notifications behave—whether they display a notification, play a sound, bounces the icon or highlights the icon in the menu bar—when reminders and timers become due.


Requires Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.


Email [email protected], or choose Help > Send Feedback… from Due. Follow us on Twitter @dueapp.


Release Notes:

Fixes bug where dates are incorrectly displayed and parsed if system date changes since Due was launched

What's New in Due for macOS 1.5

◆ Improved iCloud support ◆
Syncing with iCloud is now more reliable, and way faster than before. Powered by CloudKit, your iPhone and iPad can now sync in the background when using iCloud sync. To continue syncing with iCloud across your devices, please download the free update for Due on your iPhone and iPad.

◆ Up to 3x Faster Syncing ◆
Due now syncs your reminders up to three times faster than before, all thanks to the all-new JSON database format.

◆ And More ◆
- Updated Dropbox sync to version 2. You should no longer be seeing conflicted sync files and Dropbox file change notifications on your desktop when Due syncs.
- When editing a reminder, Due no longer scrolls to the position of the edited reminder.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.3
Review by reagan9000

Great cross-platform qiuck to-do app - Due is a great little app that works across MacOSX and iOS. It keeps its data centrally on iCloud or Dropbox, so create a to do item and it’s immediately availabe across all your Apple devices. It’s not intended to be an all-singing GTD app like OmniFocus (which I also use). Tasks that go in Due are ones that I don’t want to see in my calendar, and aren’t ‘important’, project-oriented ones that would go into OmniFocus. Its competition are smaller apps like Clear, which is generally easy to use, but is missing the ability to easily, in a single action, postpone tasks as they come due. You can customize 4 quick-access default times of day, and default postponement times. While the Mac app is still at version 1 while the iOS version is at 2, they have been, so far, fully compatible and similarly easy to use across platforms. Thanks to John Gruber for the initial recommendation to check this app out. Big win.

Found helpful by 12 out of 14 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by bfowler4mac

Not syncing with Reminders - Am I missing something? THis app gets great reviews but I can't get it to do much of anything. When the promo says it syncs with "reminders" (lower case r), does that refer only to reminders that are created in Due? I can't get it to sync with my "Reminders" (the Mac OS app). Shouldn't it? If Due only syncs with itself, then I don't need it. Also, when I create a reminder in Due, if I type "do something tomorrow", the reminder says "do something tomorrow" and it is due today. I thought it was supposed to say "do something" and be due tomorrow. FWIW, I have the same problem with the Reminders app, but Fantastical does it right. I'm using the latest OSX 10.8.2 on a brand new MacBook Pro Retina. Bill

Found helpful by 25 out of 46 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.5.1
Review by Super Cheese

Historically Good App BUT Issues with New Versions - POOR support - Have owned this app for a long time. Has a lot of versatility (both timers and reminders), and just worked. However, with some recent updates, I have encountered issues. The first issue is Lack of Support. No one is or has timely responded to my problems. Here are the current issues with Due. Snycing, I run Due on both my Mac and Iphone, Worked great until a recent update. Now my phone and my Mac are out of sync so I am constantly getting pinged by both my Mac and my phone for the same reminders. Second issue: the IOS version of the app keeps pinging me on my Apple Watch. Historically, I have turned Due Reminders off on my phone. I have tripled checked. DUE notifications are not turned on for my Iphone nor are the “mirrored” from my Iphone. But somehow they keep showing up on my watch. Not sure how this is even possible. The Most frustrating part is no one is getting back with me.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.5.1
Review by Schultzypoo

Visually Dated - I’ve used Due for a long time and it has always worked well, but he visual design of the Mac app is really dated and it’s getting hard to look at. I wish they would refresh the visuals like they did for the iOS app a long time ago.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
Version 1.5.1
Review by Mostafa Hajizadeh

Amazing app - This might not look great on Mac, but it’s still the best reminder on both iOS and macOS.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.5.1
Review by AJB1985

Amazing App! - I rely so much on Due to remind me of everything whether it is Take out the Trash on a weekly basis or to remember to grab something in the morning before leaving for work. It syncs great between macOS and iOS. Love it.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.5.1
Review by Corvi

Needs user interface closer to iOS app - Good app, good syncing. But it needs to more closely resemble the outstanding iOS app, with sections for TODAY and TOMORROW and NEXT 7 DAYS. Also, pop-ups are *okay* but I’d rather have a wider window with expanded columns.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people