I started using Due when it first came out. loved that it had a timer that you did not have to manually switch off. I never really used the main feature of Due — the nagging reminders — until recently.
I stopped using Due when I got my first smart watch a couple of years ago, because at that point it was easy to switch off the built-in timer. DIdn’t have to drag my phone out of my pocket to do it.
But over the past few months I’ve started using the reminders feature of Due, and I love it. It’s perfect for tasks that should be completed within a couple of hours of a particular time, but not AT the particular time. I have a reminder set for 6 pm Tuesdays to take out the trash. But it’s fine if I do it at 7 8 or 9 pm, so long as it’s done before I go to bed. The Due reminder keeps nagging me every 45 minutes until I mark it as done.
Another thing I use Due for: I’m responsible at work for sending out a weekly email newsletter. I like to do that after 9 pm on Tuesdays. But I don’t have to do it at a particular time, just after 9 pm and before I go to bed.
Here’s one I use a lot: Often during the day I’ll come across a YouTube video that I think my wife and I would enjoy watching together. I am not in the habit of checking my YouTube Watch Later list in the evening. So I set a reminder in Due to do that.
How do you use Due?