Organize Your Life
with Apple Reminders

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Feeling overwhelmed? Not as productive as you could be?

If you wish you could use Apple’s Reminders app to get organized, but you haven’t found a system that works for you, you’re in the right place.

In this video course, you’ll learn an Apple Reminders workflow you can rely on.

Picture this:

  • You feel less stressed because your to-dos and projects are under control.
  • You’re more consistent and reliable because you don’t miss deadlines.
  • You feel proud because you’re doing your most important work.
  • You’ve got a great overview, so you know exactly what to work on next.
  • And nothing slips through the cracks.

Let’s make that happen for you.

Learn a simple workflow you can trust. With real examples and a friendly instructor.
Ready to take control of your to-dos?

You have lots of responsibilities—and that’s okay.

Tasks at home. Projects at work. Being there for your friends and family. Staying healthy. Taking care of your finances. It’s a lot.

It’s a lot, but it’s manageable with the right system.

With the right system, you can stay on top of your email. You can consistently get around to your most important tasks. And you can meet your deadlines.

Reminders has been improving steadily every year and has gotten quite powerful. It’s now an excellent choice for tracking your to-dos, so you can stay organized and be more productive.

Reminders features fancy customization options like smart lists, column (kanban) views, and list groups. Plus, it has lots of quality-of-life features that make day-to-day productivity a joy, like built-in support for templates, location-based reminders, and links back to your emails, notes, or other documents.

Of course, all these new features mean that you do need to know how to use Reminders so it becomes a powerful system for you—and that’s where this course comes in!

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • get your tasks from everywhere else (email, websites, notes…) into Reminders
  • organize your tasks and projects with groups, lists, and sections
  • set up custom views to plan for productive days
  • save time with repeating tasks and project templates
  • execute the #1 most important productivity habit: the weekly review
  • make Reminders work with the apps you already use

Of course, you’ll learn lots of Reminders-specific things too, like how to use due dates, how to handle your email, and how to use location-based reminders.

Your time is valuable.

You’ll learn exactly what you need—no more and no less. I’ve designed the course to be as efficient as possibly.

You could piece together information on using Reminders from random places all over the Internet. But how long would that take? And what is your time worth to you?

When you follow this course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to organize your life and to be productive using Reminders. You’ll save tons on time compared to figuring things out yourself.

Think about what you could do with the extra time. You could spend it with your kids. You could spend it learning to play the guitar. Or you could, you know, spend the time doing the actual work you want to do!

After completing the course, you’ll:

  • be able to focus better,
  • feel more in control,
  • know exactly what to work on next,
  • save time,
  • and have a productivity system that ensures nothing slips through the cracks.

That’s what learning a Reminders workflow you can trust will do for you.

Each video lesson comes with English captions and subtitles in many languages.

30-day money-back guarantee

If you’re not happy with the course, just let me know within 30 days of your purchase and I’ll give you a full refund. No drama, no questions asked.

Option: goal-setting workshop

You can choose to get access to my goal-setting workshop, Translating Your Goals Into Action. The workshop takes a few hours to work through and you’ll walk away with:

What’s more, you get a handy, step-by-step workbook.

Option: personal feedback video from Peter

You can also choose to get personal feedback from me on your Reminders setup. Here’s how that works:

  1. You enroll in the personal feedback edition of the course.
  2. Within 4 weeks of enrolling, you send me screenshots or a short video (< 5 minutes) of your Reminders setup.
  3. Within 2 weeks of receiving that, I send you back a personal video with my feedback on your setup, including actionable steps for you to get even more out of Reminders.

If you’d like to get your Reminders workflow dialed in as quickly as possible, choose the personal feedback option.

4 modules, 20 lessons

Go at your own pace. Take your time or work through all modules in one sitting. Refer back to the course any time.

Capturing & Organizing Your To-Dos

The foundation of organizing your life and getting stuff done is capturing and organizing your to-dos.

  • Getting your to-dos out of your head and into Reminders
  • Structuring your life with Reminders
  • Using projects and subtasks to track your to-dos
  • The best way to use dates in Reminders
  • How tags, flags, and smart lists work—and what to use them for

Planning Today & Planning Ahead

The secret to being productive is to clearly prioritize your days and to plan ahead.

  • Creating your daily to-do list and anticipating deadlines
  • Using priority ratings to bring order to your day
  • Setting up repeating and event-based reminders for notifications just when you need them
  • Setting up your weekly review process so you’ll stick with Reminders and keep being organized and productive

Working Smarter with Reminders

Reminders has a lot of nifty features to make your life easier.

  • Organizing lists with sections (or columns / kanban)
  • Saving time and working more consistently with templates
  • Automatically organizing your grocery list
  • Attaching images and scans to your Reminders so you have them handy when doing the work
  • Using Reminders efficiently with keyboard shortcuts

Integrating Reminders Into Your Workflows

It’s important to learn how Reminders work, but what’s even more important is building workflows around it.

  • Integrating Reminders with calendar apps such as Fantastical or Busycal
  • Sharing lists with and assigning to-dos to others
  • Accessing Reminders through widgets and
  • Triaging and processing your email with Reminders
  • Using Reminders on iPhone and iPad

Your instructor:

Hi, I’m Peter Akkies

After graduating from a top college (Swarthmore, for the curious), I went to work in litigation consulting. I faced a never-ending to-do list and was always involved in many projects simultaneously. I didn’t have much free time.

After a few years, I decided to quit and start my own business. I soon began to teach people how to use task management apps to organize their lives, the way I wished I had when I worked in consulting.

These days, I can’t imagine my life without my to-do system. And I use what I learned as a consultant and in running my own business to help people like you get more organized. I’ll show you how to use the right workflows and systems to be more productive, and feel less overwhelmed.

For an introduction to my productivity philosophy, listen to my appearance on the popular Modern Wisdom podcast, episode 660 (Spotify, YouTube). You can also read more about me or listen to me tell my story on my own (former) podcast.

Anyway, shall we get started?

What people say about my Apple Reminders videos:

This course is for you if you:

  • feel overwhelmed
  • need to organize your to-dos and projects
  • find that things are slipping through the cracks
  • are unhappy with your current task manager, or…
  • have tried Reminders, but it hasn’t stuck

This course is not for you if:

  • You’re looking for a magic solution that requires zero effort.
  • You’d rather figure everything out yourself, from scratch. (You can, but it’ll take you much longer.)
  • You already know everything there is to know about Reminders!

Frequently-asked questions

What support can I get?

If you get stuck or want to run something by me, just leave a comment on the relevant course lesson.

What’s your refund policy?

If you’re not happy with the course, just let me know within 30 days of your purchase; I’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Do you offer a payment plan?

You might be eligible to pay in installments. At checkout, look for the option to pay with Affirm, Afterpay, or Klarna. I don’t control whether this option is available to you, unfortunately.

Do you have any discounts?

No, I don’t. You can, however, buy this course as part of a bundle, at a lower price than if you were to purchase the courses separately.

How much time does the course take to complete?

You’ll be up and running with this workflow in an afternoon or two.

How long will I have access to the course?

Forever! Other sites may require you to keep a monthly subscription, but for this course, you pay once and you get lifetime access. You’ll also have access to course updates and new lessons.

When does the course start and finish?

This course is self-paced, so you can start it whenever you like and take as long as you need.

I’ve already bought another course on Reminders. How is this course different?

You won’t only learn where the buttons are in Reminders (though that is part of the course, too). We will go beyond that: you’ll learn a simple yet effective workflow that you can use, right away, to get stuff done.

What languages are available for video subtitles?

Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. If you need them in a different language, ask me. I might be able to add them; it depends on whether the course platform supports your language.

Can I buy bulk licenses for my team?

Yes, just email me.

Not convinced? Get my Reminders cheat sheet.

Reminders looks like a really simple app, but can be powerful—if you know how to use it. So I made a cheat sheet to help you out. Get the cheat sheet.