Today's best apps and services for search, email, music streaming and to-do management weren't always number one. Some of the apps we loved a long time ago are still out there, updating, adding features and keeping their fans happy even if they don't have what it takes to thrill tech bloggers or stay in the limelight. Here are a few of those old dogs you may remember, and some of the new tricks that make them worth a fresh look.
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iPhone: Siri, the iPhone's new voice-controlled assistant, not only lets you send messages and look stuff up on your phone, now you can also ask Siri to remind you of tasks via Remember the Milk.
Gmail's canned responses are a true timesaver, but they can also fill out a task list in Remember the Milk (RTM) like nobody's business. An RTM forum member details how he uses auto-filled emails for meal and grocery planning.
Google Chrome extension A Bit Better RTM is one of our favourite ways to tweak the popular Remember the Milk online to-do list web app, and now it's been ported as a native Google Chrome extension.
Google's own Tasks to-dos are a bit too under-powered for many goal-oriented types. If Remember the Milk's more your speed, they've released an integrated Google Calendar gadget that puts your tasks, along with a command line–like Smart Add bar, just to the right of your calendar or agenda view. And Google Apps users, you have, for once, been highly looked after, as explained at RTM's gadget page.
A fan of Remember the Milk's task manager wrote a script that writes a custom list of upcoming to-dos directly on a Mac desktop with GeekTool. He's sharing his script bundle for anyone who'd like to do likewise.