Tear Off A Reminder To Your Desktop For A Quick Look [OS X Tips]

Reminder Tear Off

Reminders are delightful thing. Apple’s implementation syncs across the Mac to iPhones and iPads, and if you log in to iCloud.com, you can share Reminders with friends, family, co-workers, and the like. They’re super useful.

Sometimes, though, you might want to single out a specific Reminder for special attention. There’s really no starring system or tagging available within Reminders itself, so you’ll have to get creative.

First of all, launch Reminders and find or create that very special reminder that you’d like special attention for. Next, click on the Reminder and drag it out to your Desktop. Your Mac will create a little .ics file, the same format as iCal calendars, but the icon will look like a big checkmark.

If you click on the newly created file, you can hit the spacebar, too, to engage OS X’s built-in Quick Look system, and see what the Reminder says, without having to double click it to open it in Reminders.

Your original Reminder will remain safely in the Reminders app, so you can delete the one in the Finder without any worries when it no longer needs special attention.

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