Remember the Milk is a popular, web-based tool for managing tasks. You can use it to store reminders to take out the trash or pick up groceries, or just about any other task you’d like a reminder for. You can set due dates for tasks or sort tasks by tag, location, or other criteria.
The folks at Remember the Milk also offer a Pro service that lets you sync your task list to apps for Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Android, and iPhone. A Pro account will set you back $25 per year. The mobile apps are all available as free downloads, but you need to pony up for a subscription if you want to keep using them after a free trial period expires.
Or at least, that’s how it used to work. Today Remember the Milk launched a new version of its iPhone app which works without a Pro account. What’s the catch? You get a limited feature set. If you’re using the free version, you’ll only be able to synchronize your tasks once every 24 hours — and you’ll have to do it manually. Still, this is a great way to try the service before deciding if you’re going to use it enough to justify paying for a full year’s membership.
Pro users will continue to get unlimited auto-syncing, the ability to keep your tasks synced across multiple devices, and push notifications for reminders. You can either sign up for a Pro account at the Remember the Milk web site or make your purchase from within the iOS app.
The Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Android apps still require Pro Accounts to function.
Remember the Milk for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store.