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patrickrhone
    Regarding previous thought: There is lots of room for apps that make all such notifications "pull" as opposed to push. That makes actions intentional and not reactive.
    mschechter
      @patrickrhone Due is a great example of this. The persistent reminders when used strategically have helped my career and my marriage
      patrickrhone
        @mschechter Hmmm... Interesting. Have never thought of such apps that way. In that light, Reminders.app could be the same.
        jamesgowans
          @patrickrhone @mschechter you could use Reminders.app either way. If you disable badges, lock screen, banners and alerts, but leave in Notification Center, pull down on screen to get your due actions. Enable any or all of them and you get your prompts.
          jamesgowans
            @patrickrhone @mschechter however, Due is a real bitch and will keep you on track if required.
            mschechter
              @patrickrhone I don't think they offer persistent reminders based on time. Only on location.
              mschechter
                @jamesgowans @patrickrhone This was my take on it just over a year ago: http://bettermess.com/due-or-should-you-set-reminders/ Due's persistence is essential for my addled brain.
                mschechter
                  @jamesgowans @patrickrhone Just wish Due would get serious about location. Been begging for years with no success :)
                  patrickrhone
                    @mschechter @jamesgowans This conversation is even further proof of ADN awesomfulness (also, a place to make up words).
                    jamesgowans
                      @patrickrhone @mschechter the lack of DM’s is a blessing and a curse. I’m often hesitant to join existing threads, but I’m glad I have the opportunity to participate and weigh in.
                      nickwynja
                        @jamesgowans I have this set up with a few apps like Day One, Instacast, Letterpress and it's great. Doesn't buzz and interrupt me but it's there as a quiet reminder until I do it. @patrickrhone @mschechter
                        mschechter
                          @nickwynja @jamesgowans @patrickrhone For some reason, I just always manage to overlook or wipe out lock screen notifications and I can't get into the habit of checking notification center.
                          nickwynja
                            @mschechter I've turned off buzzes and badges for email so Notification Center is my inbox's inbox. Pull down, check to see if anything is urgent from the subject line (most often not), peck at that tiny x, and I'm on my way. @jamesgowans @patrickrhone
                            mschechter
                              @nickwynja @jamesgowans @patrickrhone Same here. Goes to the same distractibility issue. But something I check is important, something that reminds me is urgent. Anything in Due is something I cannot miss. That's why I depend its persistence.
                              jamesgowans
                                @nickwynja @mschechter yep, same system here. Notification Center is Weather, Calendar, Reminders (next 5). Then alerts from email, calls, apps, messages etc. Hard landscape, then soft landscape, then “urgent” requests. // @patrickrhone
                                nickwynja
                                  @mschechter I have Due buzz incessantly as well. Notification Center is a nice place for triage of non-immediate things. @jamesgowans @patrickrhone
                                  filmatu
                                    @patrickrhone Taskpaper comes to mind. Loving it’s bottom up architecture. Using it a lot.
                                    michaelramm
                                      @nickwynja @mschechter @jamesgowans @patrickrhone I followed @mikevardy Notification post at iPhoneHacks (http://bit.ly/RbRkFS). I love it on my iPhone. I am trying to do the same on my iPad as well.
                                      formfireglass
                                        @mschechter @jamesgowans @patrickrhone Have you looked at Checkmark? Both time and superb location.
                                        mschechter
                                          @formfireglass @jamesgowans @patrickrhone I have, but I'm not in love with the app and I NEED the persistent reminders. It's annoying to have to try and guess when my subway gets home, but I just miss single notifications.
                                          mschechter
                                            @formfireglass @jamesgowans @patrickrhone Wish Due's USP was an option on several apps :) I keep saying this but I still want Listary, Clear, Due and Checkmark to have a baby. The ideal list/reminders app doesn't exist yet.
                                            mschechter
                                              @formfireglass @jamesgowans @patrickrhone May need to write this up as an actual post, but here's the fantasy scenario I wrote up for Listary when they asked what I wish existed: http://cl.ly/text/1A3R390V293F
                                              formfireglass
                                                @mschechter Good overview. I can't tell you how much I'd love the grocery list tied to 'grocery stores' and not just a specific location. Persistent reminders would be great for us ADHD types. @jamesgowans @patrickrhone
                                                matthayhurst
                                                  @michaelramm Thanks for sharing @mikevardy’s article. I hadn’t read it yet and I found it very useful.
                                                  michaelramm
                                                    @matthayhurst @mikevardy I did a whole Vardyization of my iPhone. See my #ADN post here: http://d.pr/uAZR. I am trying to fit it onto my new iPad 4 that I got today.
                                                    matthayhurst
                                                      @michaelramm Just saved that post; I’m going to have to give those a read. Let me know how it works on the iPad.
                                                      matthayhurst
                                                        @michaelramm Just spent some time reviewing those posts you sent about the "Vardyization" of your iPhone. I'm retooling LCP as I type this to you. Thanks so much for sharing them.
                                                        michaelramm
                                                          @matthayhurst no problem. @mikevardy did all the work. it has really made a difference in my use of my phone. i have applied some of the same principles to my iPad, but it is harder without LCP.
                                                          matthayhurst
                                                            @michaelramm Yeah, but you introduced them to me :). But you're right. A sincere thanks to @mikevardy for your work on these articles. They are really helping with, not just my workflow, but how I think and approach using of my iPhone. Thanks!
                                                            mikevardy
                                                              @matthayhurst Thanks so much to both of you! I'm glad they've helped… // @michaelramm
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