Gestimer is a Genius Way To Setup Reminders on a Mac

On my iPhone, I rely on Due to handle my reminders. It’s a lovely little app that quickly lets me create reminders about anything using natural language. Sometimes, for reminders over the next few minutes, I just tell Siri to set a timer for X minutes. And on the Mac, I have Gestimer now. Released just last month, Gestimer has changed the way I handle reminders on my Mac.

Gestimer is a little menubar app that lets you quickly create reminders with a single drag gesture. It sits comfortably at the top, waiting for your attention. When you want to create a new reminder, just drag the icon down or away from the menubar. The more you drag it, the longer the timer is set. As you drag, a floating window tells you exactly when the reminder will fire and how long you have until fires. As you leave the icon, a reminder is automatically created. You can optionally add a Description to the reminder, which is displayed in the banner once the reminder fires. You can have multiple reminders running in Gestimer at the same time. That’s all there is to it. It is an amazing app that does “One thing well” and is really great for short-term reminders.

Gestimer does have some minor limitations right now. There’s no way to edit an existing reminder, but this feature is coming in a future update, along with the ability to sync your reminders across your devices via Apple’s Reminders app.

Gestimer is available at the super low price of $2.99 on the Mac App Store.

Preshit Deorukhkar is the former Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Pixels. He is now a Freelance Consultant, Principal at iXyr Media & SharpShutter Media. You can reach him on Twitter @preshit