6 Must-Have Reminder Apps for Android

You come home from a tough day at work, and as soon as you hit that couch, you realize you forgot to buy the milk. If only you had created that reminder, you’d be enjoying that glass of milk right now.

Using a reminder app will make sure that you never forget anything as long as you use it. Here are some useful and free reminder apps for Android that you can try to stay on top of things.

1. BZ Reminder

BZ Reminder makes it possible for you to create reminders without having to take your phone out. If you have an Android smart watch, you can quickly create reminders from there. You can also organize your reminders in colors so you can easily differentiate them.


The app also features customizable widgets, a calendar, and can remind you to call whoever you missed a call from. Swipe down from the top of your phone’s display to see all the reminders you’ve created.

If you need to create a new reminder, you can also do that by swiping down, even from the lock screen. Just tap on the plus sign and create your reminder.

2. Just Reminder

Never miss a birthday, anniversary, or a task with Just Reminder. You can use the Speech-to-Text feature for those times when typing is impossible. The reminders also have repeat intervals of either every few hours, minutes, days, certain weekdays, weeks, months or years.

You can personalize each reminder with a picture, a particular ringtone, or talking alarm tone. Just Reminder also offers auto-snooze and LED blink (if your device supports it).

There’s also the possibility of sending best wishes for anniversaries and birthdays as well. If you’re not happy with the categories, the app allows you the option of editing them.

3. Life Reminders

Life Reminders is another great option if you never want to forget to do something. The app is available in Russian, French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, German, and English (obviously).


Life Reminders will remind you of what you need to do, and it’ll also help you complete the task. For example. If you’ve set up a reminder to call someone the app will provide the Call button in the reminder so you can complete the task.

As soon as you open the app, your reminders are separated into four different sections such as today, tomorrow, this week, and later. You can also create your own categories and personalize them with the colors and icons you like.

4. Voice Reminder

It can be very uncomfortable to have to pick up your phone to read a reminder when you’re driving. With Voice Reminder your reminders will be read out loud to you so you can be reminded of your tasks even if you’re driving.


Create your reminder by tapping on the plus sign at the top-right and fill in the necessary information. Once you’re done typing in your message, the app can read it back to you by tapping on the microphone icon.

It lacks the option to custom-pick the day of the reminder and a calendar to see your reminders, but the app makes up for it by reading your reminders out loud.

5. Remind Me

Besides reminding you of what you need to do, Remind Me will also do it with style. You can add an icon, background color, text color, and even change the font of your reminders.


What makes this app stand out from the rest is that you can record your own voice as the reminder. If you prefer, you can also choose the default sound or a tone from your Android device’s gallery.

Tap on the reminders date and select a date as far along as five years from now or more! You can also adjust the transparency of the reminders so you can make one or more stand out from the rest.

6. Simplest Reminder

If you’re looking for an app that keeps things simple, Simplest Reminder is worth a try. As soon as you open the app, you’re prompted to enter a title, time, date, and if the reminder should be repeated. You can also see a list of all your reminders and easily edit them if necessary.


If you go Pro, you have access to features such as:

  • Custom snooze duration
  • No ads
  • Popup dialog notification
  • New Time and Date Pickers inspired by Google Calendar’s pickers
  • LED light notification
  • Single occurrence reminders that can be turned off and used at a later time
  • Recurring reminders that can be dismissed by swiping away


With so many things to do, it’s impossible to remember everything on your own. That’s where these reminder apps for Android come in, so you don’t miss anything. How do you remind yourself of the tasks you need to complete? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Fabio Buckell

Just a simple guy that can't enough of Technology in general and is always surrounded by at least one Android and iOS device. I'm a Pizza addict as well.


  1. Thanks for this list! I also recommend NearMinder, which is the only app to send you reminders based on your proximity to your contacts! With this app you can easily set reminders for things you have to do when meeting people and get notified when these people are nearby. It also works for location-based reminders. You should definitely try it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nearminder.nearminder

  2. All of the Appa mentioned miss one very essential feature – the ability to have alarm repeat say every ten minutes until attended. Without this feature reminders are completely useless as if you are for instance in another room, in the shower etc if the alarm only goes once, you will miss it. Please list any reminders that have this feature…Thanks

    1. Just Reminder has a repeat function, until dismissed. My problem with Just Reminder is that it seems to ignore the “dismiss” the first time I press it.

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