posted July 23, 2015
For a while I was using a web app I wrote using the Pushbullet API to send a reminder to Fantastical on my iPhone from my desktop office computer. This worked well -- I could just type something like
Verizon $100 8/1 /bills and hit Send, and after I swiped on a push notification on my phone, "Verizon $100" would be added as a reminder in Fantastical, with an August 1 due date and added to my Bills iOS Reminders list.
However, a couple things happened. First, Pushbullet pushed out many updates, and now the iOS app (at least on my iPhone 4s using iOS 7.x) is virtually unusable. After swiping on a notification, I would not automatically see my latest push and would have to swipe down until I got to it. Horrible user experience.
@kishner Hm, should do this automatically. Sounds like a bug we should look into.— Pushbullet (@pushbullet) July 6, 2015
Shortly thereafter, Fastmail released a beta of IMAP Notes that syncs with iOS Notes. I am a regular Fastmail user for email, so I decided I'd just send reminders to my phone via Notes.
It goes like this:
todo Verizon $100 8/1 /bills.
I so wish there were a more convenient way to do this. When I'm at my work computer, the only desktop access to my Reminders is via iCloud.com, and frankly having to manually choose a list and use the date picker and all that is more of a hassle than the above steps.