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By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Free reminder tool is limited, buggy; has in-app upgrade.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free Other
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Needs an update big time

It seems that this potentially great App has been neglected by its authors. One of the great feature is that you can record a voiced alarm, but that does not seem to work anymore. You are stuck with the very efficient, stress full "red alert" sound ...I bought the full version, so I feel let down...So I would forget Forgetful.

Is It Any Good?

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While FORGETFUL has the potential to be a decent tool for teens and adults to organize automatic reminders, it's almost a given that they will need to purchase the unlimited version for it to be truly useful. The audio and video reminders are more for fun, although they may make the app more accessible for people who cannot type entries. While the video and audio reminders work well, text reminders don't have any alarm notification at all -- they just appear silently on the device's screen at the set time. If users aren't looking at the screen at that moment, the text reminders are easily missed.

Users can set reminders to repeat daily, but it would be nice if the app allowed for weekly or more sporadic recurring events, such as every Tuesday and Thursday. Instead, users must create a new reminder for each, which is both time consuming and leaves a lot of room for error or forgetting a date. As reminder apps go, Forgetful isn't all that memorable. The calendar app on your device is likely to get the job done just as well or better.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Skills: Self-Direction : time management
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: October 18, 2011
  • Category: Other
  • Publisher: IBEX
  • Version: 1.03
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: August 18, 2016

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