You (a fool): "Reminders are for good things." Me (wise): "Reminders are for bad things."
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Android: Boomerang has been one of our favourite email clients for a while. Now it's learning a new trick: location-based reminders for your email.
iPhone: Checkmark, our favourite app for location-based reminders on iOS was updated today with a few handy new features. It now includes the ability to snooze reminders and add recurring reminders.
iOS: Location-based communication (like using Foursquare to find Wi-Fi passwords) is nothing new. Knit, however, lets you target messages to specific people when they arrive at a destination.
Todoist is one of our favourite to-do list apps, but one thing it doesn't have is location-based notifications. Thankfully, they're easy to add -- all you need is an automation app such as Llama, and Todoist's mobile app for Android.
There are plenty of Android launchers around, but we're starting to see the emergence of a category that we might call "contextual launchers" -- something that personalises your Android phone, is context-aware and surfaces information you need when you need it, and changes the way you interact with your device. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
Android: When you need to do something simple like find your way back to way back to your car, you can always mark your location on a map. However, if you want to track the entire path back to where you started from, Path Finder can help.