Remember: Stash distractions away
Remember is meant to be operated entirely via the
keyboard. While very convenient once you’re used to it, this makes it
challenging to get started. This document describes the features
available in Remember and their operation.
1 Reading This Document
Because Remember is keyboard-driven, this document contains many
keyboard shortcuts. Shortcuts are written using the textual
representation of each key. When you see a shortcut like ⌥ ⎵, you should interpret it as holding down the Option key and
pressing the Space key.
The input area is the text input in which you type
The current desktop is the desktop or screen on which the
mouse cursor is currently sitting.
⌥ ⎵ — Pressing this shortcut shows or hides Remember. If Remember is
running, it will appear on the current desktop whenever you
press this shortcut.
You can customize this shortcut using the Preferences pane (⌘ ,).
⌘ Q — Pressing this shortcut quits the application.
⌘ , — Pressing this shortcut opens the Preferences dialog.
3 Navigation & Editing
↩ — If the input area contains text, pressing return creates a
new reminder. If an existing reminder is selected, pressing return
opens the reminder for editing, and pressing return again commits
⎋ — If the input area contains text, pressing escape clears it.
If the input area is already empty, then pressing escape dismisses
⌃ P — Selects the previous reminder.
⌃ N — Selects the next reminder.
⌫ — If an existing reminder is selected, pressing delete archives it.
Recurring reminders are reset instead.
⌥ ⌫ — If an existing reminder is selected, pressing ⌥ ⌫
⌘ Z — Undoes the previous action.
4 Date/time Modifiers
Remember recognizes a small set of special modifiers in your reminders
that control if and when it notifies you about them. For example, a
buy milk +30m *every 2 weeks*
would fire 30 minutes from when it is created and then once every 2
weeks at the same time of day.
4.1 Relative Modifiers
A + character followed by a positive number and an interval
suffix instructs Remember to notify you after a specific amount of
time. The supported intervals are:
m — for minutes, eg. +10m meaning 10 minutes from now
h — for hours, eg. +2h meaning 2 hours from now
d — for days, eg. +1d meaning 1 day from now
w — for weeks, eg. +1w meaning 1 week from now
M — for months, eg. +6M meaning 6 months from now
4.2 Exact Modifiers
A @ character followed by a time and an optional day of
the week instructs Remember to notify you at an exact time of day.
@10am — sets a reminder for 10am
@10:30pm — sets a reminder for 10:30pm
@22:30 — the same as above, but using military time
@10am tomorrow — sets a reminder for 10 the following day
@10am tmw — a shorthand for the above
@8pm mon — sets a reminder for 8pm the following Monday
If you don’t specify a day of the week and that time has already
passed in the current day, then Remember implicitly considers the
reminder to be for the following day. For example, say it is
currently 11am, the reminder
will fire at 10am the next day.
4.3 Recurring Reminders
The following modifiers create recurring reminders:
*every N hours*
*every N days*
*every N weeks*
*every N months*
*every N years*
Where N is any positive number.
Recurring reminders repeat at the same time of day after
some interval. Archiving a recurring reminder (⌫) resets
it for the next interval.
4.4 Postponing Reminders
When editing a reminder (↩
), you can postpone it by
applying another modifier to it. For example, if you create a
and then edit it
five minutes later to add another modifier like
then the two modifiers stack up
and you will be reminded about it after 75 minutes.
If you make a mistake, you can undo the change with ⌘ Z.