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Mac OS X desktop app

endlessemergency says:

I'm looking for a desktop application for RTM. I find that I usually forget about widgets on the dashboard. I'm thinking something like Twitteriffic for Twitter. If it wasn't for Twitteriffic, I would have forgotten about Twitter, and I'm afraid the same thing will happen with Remember The Milk.

Posted at 11:35pm on October 14, 2007

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ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

You could try one of these with either the Google Gadget or the Dashboard widgets.

http://www.amnestywidgets.com/Products.html

Posted 6 years ago

wagtag says:

I also wish there was a app like Twitteriffic for RTM or something like anxietyapp.com for iCal. It would be really great to have an icon in the Menubar so it would be really easy to quickly check on tasks or add new ones. Loading up the site and logging in takes time for a quick task. I almost considered switching to iCal for todos but it can't compare to RTM. For now I just subscribe via iCal. Too bad it is one way.

Posted 6 years ago

willh says:

I'm working on an open-source app that does just that.

Posted 6 years ago

tonysteiner says:

Finally, someone! I was thinking about starting such a project, but I lack the time. Instead, I now use the Fluid app (http://fluidapp.com/), but I'm looking for something similar to Anxiety.
How is it coming along?

Posted 6 years ago

bradgarland says:

I'm also interested in this, keep us posted!

Posted 6 years ago

arr says:

A twitteriffic like app would be perfect

Posted 6 years ago

aoberoi says:

im also really interested in seeing this put together! whoohoo!

Posted 6 years ago

joeschueller says:

As a GMail (for domains) user, the visibility of my list is never a problem, and using the QuickSilver plugin makes item creation simple, elegant, and without disruption.

Posted 6 years ago

digitalrob says:

I'd also like a small app. I use QuickSilver, but I find that it often interprets dates incorrectly, and I still have to go back to RTM to add tags, places, URL's, etc.

BTW, I'm sure the date thing is my fault. I'm pretty certain I haven't been using the correct formatting.
-Rob

Posted 6 years ago

jpcody says:

@digitalrob...so long as you use the international form (1 April 2008), you should be fine.

@willh...any news?

Posted 6 years ago

mamegoma says:

I would -love- this. Definitely echoing the wish of a Mac application for RTM that looks and functions somewhat similar to Anxiety (http://www.anxietyapp.com/) or Twitterific - more so for Anxiety. At the moment I just have the RTM plug-in for Gmail, and iCal and Google Calendar integration - all of which aren't really want I am looking for in RTM use. :| Desktop application = would be amazing.

If this was created and made to work for RTM Pro accounts only, I would upgrade in a heartbeat - currently holding back on upgrading until I procure an iPhone.

Posted 6 years ago

garret.heaton says:

I'd also love a simple desktop app! Something to replace that sticky note I always keep open with high-priority tasks in it.

Posted 6 years ago

jplumey says:

Anything new on this?

Posted 6 years ago

dexter says:

Things (http://www.culturedcode.com/things/) and other new task management / GTD apps should really start to offer RTM sync options.

Posted 6 years ago

chrisjernigan says:

Would love to know if there is any progress on a desktop app for OS X?

Posted 6 years ago

vanilla8 says:

I think a desktop application would be perfect and THINGS is certainly one to look at for inspiration. I think a paid-for desktop app and native iPhone app together with a free web-based service, all of whom could sync with each other would be the perfect task management suite.

Posted 6 years ago

ceejaysmith says:

Hey guys, you can easily have your own standalone app for RTM by creating a SSB (Site specific browser) using Fluid.

http://fluidapp.com/

(Leopard only.)

It works great.

Posted 6 years ago

owengot says:

it's not quite the same with fluid app or a widget since these need connect to the internet. with a tool like anxiety you could acces your to do's at any time and on the next sync rtm will be updated. much more conveniant than a ssb imho :)
willh, anything more you can reveal on the open source project?

Posted 6 years ago

dimitrilw Pro says:

Chalk-up another vote for a native app that syncs to the web. Right now, I eagerly await such a program before I really switch to RTM. I tested using RTM in place of my current desktop GTD application; it was frustrating. Google Gears + the Quicksilver plugin come close, but no cigar. A native app is critical for the hardcore task-aholics. I would pay for such an app and upgrade to Pro.

Posted 6 years ago

dimitrilw Pro says:

Does anybody have any updates on a desktop GTD application that syncs to RTM?

Note: RTM on Google Gears does not fill the gap because it is slow to load and lacks an offline quick-entry form.

Posted 6 years ago

desenso says:

Man, how great would it be if Cultured Code offered RTM syncing. *Dreams.*

Posted 5 years ago

beiju says:

If we had a native app I would start actually using RTM in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, willh seems to not be listening. If you see this, I would be delighted to be involved in any kind of beta anything. Pleeze?

Posted 5 years ago

desenso says:

What did you expect? Not even a pro user — probably didn't take the project very seriously to begin with. It's easy to "work" on something, but it takes commitment to ship a decent app.

I'm a little surprised we haven't seen some RTM staffers in here, though. Clearly there's demand.

Posted 5 years ago

ben.teese says:

The new native iPhone application looks great. Sure beats the web-based app, and first impressions are that it beats Appigo's Todo as a native iPhone RTM client too.

I hope the next step is a native Mac OS X application. No offense but the web-based interface just doesn't cut it for me in day-to-day usage. The RTM team obviously know how to do UIs, but web technologies are only going to take you so far.

I'm only using RTM because it provides the best traditional task management system that syncs across a desktop (albeit via a browser) and the iPhone. Apple don't seem in a hurry to provide decent Todo-list syncing between Mail and the iPhone. And Omnifocus doesn't support priorities.

To be perfectly honest, if/when Apple improve Mail Todo lists to sync to the iPhone, or Omnifocus start allowing priorities, I'd likely move away from RTM in it's current state.

Posted 5 years ago

remember_festival says:

I'd like to see one as well.

Posted 5 years ago

mkaub says:

Definitely want that too !!!!

I am happy with the new iPhone app and use RTM with Fluid.app on my Mac, BUT I really like something native on my desktop.

I love RTM for getting all my to-dos into a system - but I need something visual pleasing on my desktop to motivate me to get the tasks done and out and ideally have a very flexible user interface to define my views of tasks.

RTM has helped me to collect all the things I need to do NOW I hope it will help me with a nice dashboard to make me work on them.

Thanks !

PS any other mac apps that sync with RTM ?

Posted 5 years ago

filipvisnjic says:

Might be useful for some. 10 Must Have Tools for Remember The Milk on the Desktop [WebApp] Mac + Windows.

Posted 5 years ago

bluehorns says:

upz! i wonder if the developer is reading this...

Posted 5 years ago

conundrum says:

Tasque (http://preview.tinyurl.com/9tgu66) is a fantastic little app written in C# for Mono that syncs with RTM. It runs pretty well on OSX, but is still beta quality.

A native Cocoa app would of course be better, but Tasque certainly gets the job done.

Posted 5 years ago

chiefmoamba says:

Is anyone working on one?

Posted 5 years ago

hansengel says:

I think I'm going to try to make one. Just need to get this API key approved first..

Posted 5 years ago

anna.neville says:

I am looking for one of these too - love the idea of RTM, but find Anxiety so easy and as it's always there I actually pay attention to it!

Posted 5 years ago

sigamy says:

hansengel,

Please make a simple, beautiful Mac client for RTM...something like Things or The Hit List.

Posted 5 years ago

hansengel says:

Already on it, sigamy :) I've got the user interface pretty much finished and the code is ready. No API key, still, though.. I posted on the mailing list to see if I might've been denied a key :/

Posted 5 years ago

sigamy says:

hansengel: looking forward to seeing your app. please make sure it allows for due date and time. I like to add times to all to-do items so I can get SMS reminders on phone.

let me know if you need testers.


Posted 5 years ago

graham.berks says:

Count me in as a tester if you need help

Posted 5 years ago

jashsayani says:

Here's an AIR app that will work on the Mac: http://www.jashsayani.com/my-softwares/remember-the-task/

Posted 5 years ago

lancastercomputers says:

spot on works fine!!

Posted 5 years ago

sciamachy says:

Something like google notifier would be perfect: it'd sit in the menubar, with a count of today's unfinished tasks, and would give you a list of them in a drop down menu, similar to the Google Calendar functionality in Google Notifier. Heck, if you could get your heads together with Google & get them to integrate it, that'd be well cool.

Posted 5 years ago

vjcamarena says:

the AIR app works beautifully! thanks!

Posted 5 years ago

sigamy says:

I can' get the AIR app to go to the background...does it always have to be the foreground app?


Posted 5 years ago

conundrum says:

Any news on your API key, hansengel? I'd also be more than happy to contribute to testing the finished product.

Posted 5 years ago

bluesgeek says:

Yes, yes, sitting up there in the menu bar next to google notifier. That'd be sweet!

Posted 5 years ago

bluesgeek says:

Actually, looking at notifier, the calendar events are overshadowed by my lists items... the price you pay I guess for linking RTM to gCal.

Also, I really don't like the way Remember the Task makes you install it and the AIR app from the website. I prefer a download.

Posted 5 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

I keep thinking the key to using RTM on the desktop, offline, is to get two-way iCal syncing working, which would let you use any app for the Mac that taps the Mac's native calendar data store.

Much more on this thread here: https://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/1673/

Posted 5 years ago

kyle.snyder says:

One more vote for a native RTM mac client, but please mac it standalone! The main reason I'm a RTM user is that i use entourage (for scores of reasons - work being one) and while i love it, it's task management is abysmal and won't sync over exchange. Thus the RTM pro account. So, please help all of us out by giving us a lightweight desktop app (or something that sync's with RTM).

Posted 5 years ago

blaenk says:

Yeah, a native RTM client for Mac would be really helpful. I'm contemplating getting Things instead since there isn't any client for RTM.

Posted 5 years ago

silvermilk says:

An RTM for MAC app would be great!

Posted 5 years ago

hotcha3 says:

Please someone make a simple MENUBAR app for Mac !!

Posted 5 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

@hotcha3 - If you don't need offline access, but crave a menubar app, check out Fluid.

http://fluidapp.com/features/

Posted 5 years ago

freenerd Pro says:

Fluid works great and with Google Gears you also have offline access. I don't need a dedicated Cocoa version.

Posted 5 years ago

hotcha3 says:

Hi,

ranbarton, thanks for your help.
i currently use a "desktop app" made with fluid, but is it possible to do the same with fluid but on the menubar ?
I just find much more productive to have the todos on the menubar at 1 click away, without having to open a window all the time....

Thanks alot

Posted 5 years ago

odelaney Pro says:

hotcha3, yeah you can do this. Just create a fluid app for the iGoogle RTM webpage https://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/modules/googleig/, then open it, and select "Convert to MenuExtra SSB..." from the main app drop down menu. It then puts the app in your menubar.

Posted 5 years ago

hotcha3 says:

Thanks alot odelaney.
I'll try that tommorrow from my imac (right now i'm on a PC).

Posted 5 years ago

l_h2o_l says:

Anything new about the Desktop app for OS X ?

Posted 5 years ago

chrillo.at says:

I am currently making an air application that will go in public alpha about next week. see this thread.

http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/7477/

it will have a dynamic doc icon, can run minimzed in dock and has online offline sync, so even though it is based on adobe air it will behave quite like a native application.

Posted 5 years ago

sigamy says:

Looking forward to testing your app.

Posted 5 years ago

davidtesler Pro says:

Please, please develop a mac based desktop app - it would make a great program the industry leader - the web based way to access it is weak

Posted 5 years ago

chrillo.at says:

I just released the another updated version. the app has progressed greatly since I first posted it here. it has a new UI, improved online offline sync and features advanced search like on the rtm website.

please check it out at www.chrillo.info/applications/appforthemilk/

Posted 5 years ago

abdalla.2 says:

chirillo: Are you planning on releasing source for this? If so, and you have a cvs/svn repo, post it on your site and you should get some help with bugs.

I can't guarantee a lot of time, but if there's a bug I can help with, I'd definitely be up for submitting diffs...

Posted 5 years ago

chrillo.at says:

I currently do not plan to release the code before the app is at least at version 1000 - I still need to clean up to many things and it would be very hard for an outsider to understand what I did - there is no commenting etc... I certainly want the app to be free and I also would share the code publicly when it reached a certain level or maturity but I am not there yet.

I really appreciate any help I can get, so if you have any bugs to report please post them on my site or just send me an email and we can work it out directly. If you have any AS3 experience you can also have a look at the code at its current messy stage.

Posted 5 years ago

jswadley says:

chrillo.at: Great app! Thanks for your work.

Posted 5 years ago

leah.shalomPower Poster says:

chrillo.at

I too like your app. I have a bug to report - - I tried the updated app last weekend and had difficulty with syncing my tasks. I had the app refresh all (removing everything in the app and pulling only from the RTM website) but it didn't work and some of my repeating tasks on the web app ended up getting completed with the repeat removed. I am not 100% sure the repeat problem came from what I did in your app, but they might be connected.

Thanks!

Posted 5 years ago

carter600 says:

I downloaded the widget and authorized it. when It comes up it just keeps, 'thinking' and doesn't connect. any help anyone?? Thanks.

Posted 5 years ago

stvchu says:

Sync with Things (http://www.culturedcode.com/things/) +1

Posted 5 years ago

andrewthrelfo says:

My main problem with RTM is the UI. It isn't terrible, but it isn't brilliant either (this goes for the iPhone app as well). If both the iPhone app and a Mac app had an elegant, simple interface like Cultured Code's Things that would be fantastic.

Posted 4 years ago

anant.shiva says:

the RTM desktop client needs to look like Things. seriously.

it drives me mad coz Things is so beautiful and just *feels* good to use but lacks all the great features of RTM. and RTM is a work of genius but the web UI is icky.

I've been a RTM user since forever and even became a Pro member. I love you guys. but can we please have a desktop app? like Things?

Posted 4 years ago

sigamy says:

anant,

couldn't agree more. I've been following Things and Appigo's Todo for the iPhone. I went with Todo due to syncing with RTM. When Things was trying to figure out how to accomplish sync between the desktop and iPhone I couldn't believe that they just didn't jump on board with RTM and go that way.

We'd then have the best combination of beautiful, easy to use desktop app with all the power and convience of having our data in the cloud on RTM.

Posted 4 years ago

sigamy says:

chrillo.at:

I haven't used your app in a few weeks so I may be mistake but its it possible to filter out the list of items? For exmaple, I have a list called "All Groceries", I never want to see items from this list on the main screen. It doesn't seem possible in your app.

Posted 4 years ago

russellmtanner says:

Another good to do application is "The Hit List." I actually really like the interface and ease of use. I definitely think there should be a RTM native app. Applications like Fluid are buggy and I've had a lot of hit or misses with other web-based applications. A native application makes things cleaner.

Posted 4 years ago

edbelsey says:

try using fluid to make a SSB

Posted 4 years ago

jgallen23 says:

I've build an app that is very similar to Anxiety but uses remember the milk. You can get it here:
http://jga.me/tagged/MilkMaid

Posted 4 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

Thanks for the link, jgallen23. I have downloaded it and will try it out at home this evening.

Posted 4 years ago

acepelon Pro says:

@jgallen23- this might sound elementary, but how do you complete a task in Milkmaid?

Posted 4 years ago

davidtesler Pro says:

Are you guys working on a desktop app for mac?

Posted 4 years ago

bob.deleeck says:

Come on guy's make this mac app

Posted 4 years ago

ephemeron says:

Mac developer here, what would people be willing to pay for a Mac GTM client? I'm considering it...

Posted 4 years ago

funkeye says:

Depends on the features, honestly. If you could make something at the level of Things, I would pay about $50 for it. If it's just something like App For The Milk, I wouldn't pay a dime.

Posted 4 years ago

cweyant says:

ephemeron - I'd pay $10-20 depending on features.

Posted 4 years ago

markbao says:

+1 - I'd be willing to pay $10-20 too.

Posted 4 years ago

acherry says:

MilkMaid seems like it's about 75% of the way there for a Mac app, though it doesn't give you the ability to edit, view or add details of a task, such as location or notes.
Ultra-bonus: It's free and open source!
Maybe I'll hack at it when I'm feeling like procrastinating from real work.

Speaking of procrastinating from real work, I discovered RTM from this article:
http://www.marcandangel.com/2010/02/08/29-semi-productive-things-i-do-online/

Posted 4 years ago

gidgidonihah says:

MilkMaid is cool, but it's not quite what I want.
I would kill for things to be able to sync with RTM. That would just be the bees knees.

Posted 4 years ago

pglefeuvre says:

ephemeron,

i think this would be a very worthwhile application, but i honestly think you should include it in the pro version of what you offer. Evernote has web, phone, and desktop applications that are fully functional and sync between themselves, and that is a free app. RTM is quickly becoming my favorite app, and will eventually upgrade to pro when my beta test period runs out (for the iphone app). being able to manage tasks offline in a simple functional desktop application would make this app one of the best on the internet, imo. That being said, if you did charge for it, i would probably buy it. Keep us updated on development schedules and etas!

Posted 4 years ago

scharnout says:

I would love to see The Hit List as my frontend for RTM. You guys complete each other. You are online and iPhone. He has the app (but not really actively programming it)

Posted 4 years ago

sergio_101 says:

okay.. i am really putting some thought into this.. and i am getting ready to possibly move on this..

i am just trying to figure out if this is something that would best be done using cocoa as a mac app.. or using qt as a cross platform app..

i have started thinking aloud here:

http://www.codingforhire.com/blog/The-Perfect-GTD-System

i would be interested in everyone's thoughts..

thanks!

Posted 4 years ago

mitch.haile says:

I would pay up to $100 for a Things-like UI that synced with RTM.

I love the Things UI, hate the backend.

Bonus for an Outlook 2007 plug-in as well, but having a good native Mac UI is more important to me, since I never use Outlook where I don't have a Mac.

Posted 4 years ago

jonasbjork says:

I sign up for a $50 native OSX desktop application like Things.

Posted 4 years ago

sergio_101 says:

my biggest fear is that while Things is a great app with a simple yet elegant interface.. could i get into trouble if i developed an application that looked too much like Things?

Posted 4 years ago

pattern86 Pro says:

RTM staff. If you guys developed a mac (and win?) desktop client and made it free, but only allowed it to access the site if you were a pro user, soooooooooo many people would become pro users.

Posted 4 years ago

plugawy says:

I know it's a little bit early, but I started working on an OSX desktop client for RTM.

I want to support basic features in the early version, and see how it goes ("how" really depends on how the app will be received).

Posted 3 years ago

pattern86 Pro says:

Do you plan on making this software proprietary or open-sourcing it? If it's the latter, I'd be glad to contribute if you'd post it on Google Code, Sourceforge, or GitHub. I am a designer but would love to help.

Posted 3 years ago

amen.hamdan says:

I guess the overall demand for a desktop app is rather low. The desired feature set would require significant development effort and I doubt that RTM will be wiling to spend it. If you just need a desktop companion, check app for the milk (well crafted AIR application) or try CoffeeMilk (Java and runs on all platforms that support Java 1.6 including MacOS) available for free at http://code.google.com/p/coffeemilk/.

And yes, I would also like to have a RTM desktop app like Things (but cross platform) - you may still have dreams! :-)

Posted 3 years ago

llorban says:

Same here - a Things-like UI would be superb & would pay for it

Posted 3 years ago

seancollier says:

AppleScript support would be amazing! My workplace uses a trouble ticketing system that sends me an email whenever I have an assignment. I could easily write an AppleScript to import this email into RTM Desktop.

Posted 3 years ago

janvanderploeg Pro says:

@plugawy: nice, i'm looking forward to it.

Posted 3 years ago

kneeland says:

If only Things could sync with RTM

Posted 3 years ago

markmiller66 says:

Not sure if this was suggested but since there is an RTM iPhone app, could it easily be ported to the Mac and released in the app store? I realize an almost direct port would make for a rather thin, unfeatured app, but it might be a good start to get comfortable in developing and releasing a mac app. Perhaps investigate offer the app for free for Pro users as an incentive for others to upgrade?

Posted 3 years ago

itscoley says:

Things is currently making a cloud syncing service. I would have much preferred RTM support. :/

I really would like a mac app. A web app is good for some things - but it feels intrusive to have to go to my web browser to add a task. I dunno? Does anyone else feel at all similar?

Posted 3 years ago

itscoley says:

(Going to web browser to add a task on the mac)

I know you can SMS, E-MAIL, etc etc.

Posted 3 years ago

angelhguillen says:

Hey guys, when is the mac app arriving? I see other less powerful tasks apps in the app store, I don't want to change!

Posted 3 years ago

mrathee says:

absolutely 100% for this -

been using Fluid and 3rd party apps and they just aren't the same.

RTM is a part of my every day life and i spend a good portion of that in front of a few different machines. A desktop app would be fantastic

Posted 3 years ago

lasthunter says:

I think you can re-use most of your codebase from iPhone and iPad and native Mac app would be great - look at Reeder for example, how it takes advantage over web-based Google Reader :)

Posted 3 years ago

rrightmyer says:

I voted for the Mac app but if that's not possible, perhaps some tweaks to the website would make it more intuitive and function more like an app?

Personally, I prefer the RTM iphone interface over the website. There are important indicators missing from the website that are present in the iPhone app that I really like.

Posted 3 years ago

sarelvdwalt says:

Definitely would like an app for the mac... offline storage so that you can add tasks etc and when it sees a new network it uploads.

Posted 3 years ago

wyssdaniel says:

The problem ist: Google Gears is death. The Interface of RTM online is great. But sometimes you haven't Internet Connection. Then you need a simple UI like RTM Online. Or the iPad App?! Something like this on Windows or Mac (for me Mac) is a keyfeature!

Posted 3 years ago

karis612 says:

If use Adobe Air, it will be used in any platform. And using RTM APIs, somebody could develop a desktop application supporting "dependencies", "sub tasks", and etc using "tagging". By the way, I want this version developed by RTM team.. 'cause, they're good :)

Posted 3 years ago

tallpjt Pro says:

Please, for the love of all that is holy, build a Menu Bar app for Mac OS. It's as if RTM was BUILT for this.

Or, just tell the folks from Calendar Bar to integrate for you. :-)

http://cleancutcode.com/calendarbar/

Posted 3 years ago

stamura Pro says:

I am using another AIR app, App for the milk.
http://www.chrillo.info/apps/app-for-the-milk/

Pros
* I open it on the right side of iCal and it works great generally.
* It is really easy to change the due date.

Cons
* List is sorted strangely. It used to be sorted alphabetically, but it is just confused.
* Tag cannot be specified when we add task. It can be entered in the task edit window.
* It would be great if they can make lines between tasks of "Today", "Within a week", "Within 30 days" and "In more than 30 days" bolder. (Like "All Active" list of Informant for iPhone/iPad.)

Posted 3 years ago

nguyenlocduy says:

I like the 'App for the milk' app, it's simple and nice. But I think an official app always the right way to go. I also think Desktop App is a must have. Love to see this app in production.

Posted 3 years ago

tinycg says:

port the amazing looking ipad app to the mac app store, that's all I'd need :)

Posted 3 years ago

alessandro.martins says:

Anyone knows if CalendarBar works great with RTM iCal address?

Posted 3 years ago

thedoson says:

AND FOR LINUX TOO

sorry for the capslock :)

Posted 3 years ago

andyjpowell Pro says:

Personally, I think the web app is amazing and highly functional. The functionality is universal and with the number of integrations offered by RTM I would far sooner see attention focused on other development areas.

Posted 3 years ago

mir_lww says:

The web app is functional enough,especially using with "chrome app mode".

Posted 3 years ago

kelake says:

Here is an efficient way to integrate RTM with your Mac: Alfred, Remember the Milk http://ruk.ca/content/alfred-remember-milk

Posted 3 years ago

elisabethericson says:

Was just coming here to say I'd like an effortless keyboard shortcut for entering tasks without opening the web app (I have too many tabs open at all times for that to be practical). I already have Alfred installed, so this should be a seamless adjustment. Thanks for the link, kelake!

Posted 3 years ago

timjph says:

Since google gears has vanished, this has become really important. The benefits of RTM being cloud based are lost if you can't access/update your tasks when offline (i.e. on a plane). With gears it was possible to do this in the web browser - no more.

Posted 3 years ago

webkenny says:

The web app leaves much to be desired. Trying adding more than 3 rows of lists, smart lists, searches, etc and it quickly becomes apparent that RTM should not be using Tabs for the interface. They desperately need a refresh honestly. I now basically only use the iPad app.

Posted 3 years ago

anders.emretsson says:

Just want to add emhasis to this: An RTM app för the (OS X) desktop is vital.

Posted 3 years ago

philippgerard says:

+1 for a native Mac desktop app to add, edit and manage your tasks.

Posted 3 years ago

tkleijkers says:

+1 for a native Mac desktop add, like the iPad application.

Posted 3 years ago

ivanslovin says:

I agree an RTM App for OS X would make the whole product suite complete

Posted 3 years ago

xkickflip says:

I tried RTM a couple years ago but couldn't stick with it as just a webapp. Trying again thanks to the iphone app, but with google gears no longer supported in the latest Firefox, I'm really missing an OS X native app.

Posted 3 years ago

leifarthur says:

I use the RTM iPad and iPhone application and I would love to see a native OS X app as well. The web interface is pretty good but in general I'll take the native app over the web version any day (except when not at my own computer :-)

Posted 3 years ago

pmoelgaard says:

the lack of native desktop app is making me constantly on the lookout for alternatives, had there been a native desktop I wouldn't have to do that.

+1

Posted 3 years ago

manish.remember says:

+2

Posted 3 years ago

dominic.spachmann Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

sanjuz says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

tallpjt Pro says:

Until an app is created, here's a really cool trick (some of which was mentioned above):

Download Fluid and create a custom app:

Use http://i.rememberthemilk.com for the URL
Use this icon: http://tylersticka.com/wp-content/uploads/rtm_128x128.png

Voila, a custom Mac app!!!

Posted 3 years ago

tjasper says:

Or improve the web app!

Posted 3 years ago

ericsw says:

+1 for a native Mac app that has offline capabilities. Offline with sync would be THE reason to build a native app. Many people (myself included) have intermittent online access. I would pay for a Pro account for this.

Posted 3 years ago

nathaniel.lewis Pro says:

Any way you can bring the (excellent) iPad app to the desktop??

Posted 3 years ago

brslick says:

Agree with nathaniel.lewis! You've got the codebase for the iPad app... I can see it easily translating to the Mac the way Twitter brought over the iPad app to the desktop. Please :)

Posted 3 years ago

berdem Pro says:

+1 for a native Mac OS X app.

Posted 3 years ago

nguyenlocduy says:

This is a must have for sure!!!

Posted 3 years ago

kriskhaira Pro says:

Must-have! I'm on the verge of switching and to an improvised GTD system using EVernote because of the lack of an offline RTM client for OS X. If you can make an offline app for Android and iPhone, why can't you make one for the Mac?

Posted 3 years ago

presence says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

bbhatti says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

elemorvan says:

+1 ...it would make things that much easier

Posted 3 years ago

petelawley says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

jelykins Pro says:

I love RTM but hate the web UI and would kill for a Mac app like the one for iPad. +1 from me, too

Posted 3 years ago

disappearedng Pro says:

No seriously I do not understand why you guys chose not to develop an integrated desktop app for mac.

Most of the time we forget to open RTM and this completely defeats the purpose of using RTM in the first place.

At least make a chrome plugin that is similar to Rockmelt (for facebook).

Posted 3 years ago

disappearedng Pro says:

@tallpjt

I tried the fluid method and it really is no different than opening an webpage. I think we are talking more about native desktop alerts without us having to manually open the homepage in the first place.

Posted 3 years ago

nordender says:

+1
Come on, this Web App urgently need a refresh! It really looks a bit like the nineties....

Posted 3 years ago

dominic.spachmann Pro says:

I would appreciate the iPad App being transferred to Mac OS for starters. Maybe this framework can help? http://chameleonproject.org/

Posted 3 years ago

joshualhickman says:

Yes please just like the iPad app, just got a 27" new iMac, i need to remember things on there too!

Posted 3 years ago

edmundf says:

+1!

Posted 3 years ago

jondprice says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

cbrynt Pro says:

+1 - web is worst part about this program

Posted 3 years ago

cbrynt Pro says:

+1 again because I'm a pro user!

Posted 3 years ago

tjasper says:

+50000 because i really want it

Posted 3 years ago

raphael.lorenzeto Pro says:

+1 Using the dashboard isn't a good alternative. I need an ipad-like app running on my mac so I can mail important links to follow up to RTM and then easily read them. Almost all my tasks are executed on my desktop and the web interface is not that good.

Posted 3 years ago

kevgan88 says:

Hey guys there is a program out there called Milk Maid. http://sourceforge.net/projects/milkmaid/

it syncs to your milk maid account. I don't think it can save anything on your computer though, its just a direct app to the website.
There is also a version for MAC as well. just google for it.

Posted 3 years ago

ktleow Pro says:

+1 to this idea.

With Growl notification, its a killer reminder tool :-)

Posted 3 years ago

disappearedng Pro says:

Actually, the dev team should look into adobe AIR.

TweetDeck has done an amazing job fyi

Posted 3 years ago

calvinwang says:

+1 Desktop client please!

Posted 3 years ago

milkiglo Pro says:

Workaround: OSX Universal Task Add

While we wait for a Mac App I would like to share a workaround for a feature at the top of my list: Universal Task Add

Setup:
1. Set up RTM with you twitter account
2. Download and install Twidget.

Add Tasks:
Launch Dashboard, direct message RTM, type your task
or,
F12, d rtm "your task name"

-Twidget will already be selected if you used it last. So no need to hunt and peck with the mouse. Smart Add works for this too.

Links:
https://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/twitter/
http://gettwidget.com/
https://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/smartadd/

Posted 3 years ago

felixc says:

With the ability to create a standalone app with site-specific browsers like Fluid (for Mac) I don't need the dedicated Mac app as much. This allows you to alt-tab/command-tab over for quick access to RTM. Still, a dedicated app would be nice. :)

What I really need for RTM is a quick-entry and clipping tool like what Omnifocus and Things provide. That tool is so handy where you can highlight something, hit a key combination and then it brings it in and creates a task automatically. Much more efficient than all of the cut-and-pasting required currently.

In the GTD world, this is about making the Collection phase as easy as possible.

Posted 3 years ago

btronn Pro says:

Something that works just like the iPad app would be very cool. You could use the trackpad gestures to move through the app just like you do on the pad. After using such a beautiful interface, the web app makes me want to cry.

Posted 3 years ago

isosceles says:

An app similar to the Fantastical interface would be perfect! I just want a quick way to enter and see my lists.

Posted 3 years ago

yksk says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

davidtesler Pro says:

I would pay One Million Dollars for a desktop app

Posted 3 years ago

phill.hardstaff says:

OK, I am way out of my depth here so no flames please. This is just a sugestion. I love the iPad app, it is great, I could see it working on the Mac with minmal changes, ie just drop all the sliding parts, make them fixed and you are pretty much done (as far as the UI goes). But, how to get the iPad app to the Mac ? Has anyone used this ?

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/03/open-source-chameleon-project-aims-to-ease-porting-ios-apps-to-mac.ars

http://chameleonproject.org/

It will still take some effort but might be a way forwward ?

Posted 3 years ago

gene.sigalov says:

seriously, its about time.

Posted 2 years ago

sabroderick says:

i've been a happy RTM pro user for more than a year now. i'm actively considering dumping it though 'cuz there's no good OSX desktop solution. it pains me to consider it :-( :-( :-( . i use the iPad app - would love to see that hack-ported to OSX.

Posted 2 years ago

mandeep.wasu says:

Mac Desktop please. RTM is everything a small business [mixed mac & windows environment] needs to bring everyone in team -12 people] on same page, please help by launching the Mac App.

Posted 2 years ago

jchiar says:

Please bring on a desktop app that syncs. These web hacks dont work well.

Posted 2 years ago

klagreca says:

We need a Mac App. Must be easy to use and fit the Apple UI standards

Posted 2 years ago

jana.bouma says:

We need a desktop app for Windows as well. The developer of App for the Milk is no longer supporting that gadget. I haven't been able to get other available add-on gadgets to work properly. I don't need an I-phone or an Android. I just need to have RTM on my desktop when I get up in the morning!

Posted 2 years ago

newmilkentry Pro says:

I'd like a desktop app for RTM. The benefits would come from the integration with the operating system - things like email and web clipping, quick task entry and right-click functions. It would also mean I would have a desktop backup for my vital data.

Posted 2 years ago

newmilkentry Pro says:

Furthermore, a desktop app would allow the possibility of greater consistency with the iOS apps. For example, at present, due tasks on the web interface show in bold text, whereas on iOS they show with coloured dates next to them.

Posted 2 years ago

jardines says:

Yes, a Mac App please!

Posted 2 years ago

poweredbyfreedom says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

cmartinjcm says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

aklein3876 says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

andy.marcoux Pro says:

YES YES YES. The iPhone RTM works great. Make it for iMac PLEASE!

Posted 2 years ago

thota says:

+1 for native desktop app please

Posted 2 years ago

dcernst says:

Pretty please with sugar on top.

Posted 2 years ago

hkas Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

jolt9157 says:

I would love a RTM desktop UI for Mac. I've been a pro member for 3 years and would stay here another 7 with a desktop UI As it stands, I've been investigating other services with better desktop apps.

Posted 2 years ago

nrhjohn says:

Since Gears is being deprecated how are we supposed to perform offline task management on our laptops? What is the plan, is there one?

Posted 2 years ago

ravolar Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

mactuxman says:

Hey guis (and girls), four years of discussion and no app yet?
I wish I could program one for us.
But I just found this here:
http://www.creativeapplications.net/iphone/10-must-have-tools-for-rememberthemilk-on-the-desktop-webapp/

Cheers

Posted 2 years ago

blkdragon96 says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

eyalw says:

I'd love a native RTM app, with a RTM look and feel. I don't like the Air version.
You have done a beautiful job with the iPhone and iPad app.
now just complete the full cycle with a desktop app :)

Posted 2 years ago

aljoscha says:

+1 for a native mac desktop app

Posted 2 years ago

pcf111 Pro says:

Same here. Come on, you are talented programmers - how hard can it be to create a simple desktop app with offline functionality for Mac? I believe in you, please do it. :)

(PC users can use Firefox 3.6 and still get Gears, but us Mac users can't, so we need something else...)

Posted 2 years ago

mikebowden says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

michelebologna says:

+1 for me. Right now i'm using flux.app (and Safari), but RTM + desktop app = <3

Posted 2 years ago

jjaimon says:

+1.

Posted 2 years ago

james.arlen says:

I'd be willing to spend 2-3x the cost of the Pro subscription if it meant I could have a native OSX app that was as good as the iPad app. Pretty please?

Posted 2 years ago

cbrynt Pro says:

+1 here

Posted 2 years ago

kenderken says:

Hm. So, what are the chances here? Is anyone really working on the desktop, standalone, client for RTM?

If not, I can look into the API and work on something in Cocoa.
Any suggestions? email me at kender@codingslut.com

Posted 2 years ago

gcman105 says:

+1 from me too.

Posted 2 years ago

psmt says:

desktop app for mac please. also would be nice to be able to choose fontsize in the android version.

Posted 2 years ago

wainwda says:

+1 from me.

A native Max OS X app in the App Store is what's needed.

Posted 2 years ago

trinix says:

Any news on this? I would love to have a basic desktop mac app!!!

Posted 2 years ago

gboisvert Pro says:

Might as well just tip your hand RTM and tell us you are working on this. :)

Posted 2 years ago

se.ostermann says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

mxq Pro says:

I really need it. Without google gear, still I will be happy with the app.

Posted 2 years ago

erzz says:

No way I can possibly justify a pro account with a desktop (i.e. offline) version of the app. Especially when there are so many free options with desktop/iphone/ipad apps

Posted 2 years ago

erzz says:

ermm *without :)

Posted 2 years ago

cansteg says:

I Need a native Mac App. for serious task management, come on guys...go for it!

Posted 2 years ago

caputofamily says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

matt.keays Pro says:

Native Mac app for me as well guys - this is the era of BYOD - so I go into the office and plug my MB Pro into the network and start working. You do have 1 competitor who has the MAC OSX app to complement iOS but I think it's slightly too complicated.

Posted 2 years ago

sqrabs says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

mwillig says:

really needed (Lightning/Thunderbird doesn't work reliable)

Posted 2 years ago

l1nu5r says:

but there are literally no desktop app for mac/windows while there is an app for linux http://live.gnome.org/Tasque/Screenshots

and then looked at RTM api page https://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/api/
"The Remember The Milk API allows anyone to write applications that interact with Remember The Milk. At this time, the API is available for non-commercial use by outside developers (commercial use requires prior arrangement). The design of the Remember The Milk API was inspired by the Flickr API."

it's perfectly fine if RTM don't want to make desktop app but should let someone else make it .. for pro users least

Posted 2 years ago

blkdragon96 says:

Incredible! This thread is 5 years old and still active!

Posted 2 years ago

david.snigier says:

I'd like to see a good native OS X version in the app store and would happily pay $15 for it.

The app should have a very solid way of adding tasks from email via applescript or some other way.

Posted 2 years ago

mike.dawoud says:

I agree with everyone here, no way I'm upgrading to pro version without a desktop app...so it would be nice to see a OS X app for RTM please!

Posted 2 years ago

rhart00 says:

Agreed. Anxiously awaiting a desktop app of RTM. seriously thinking about canceling my pro membership and transferring to another service because of the lack of a desktop client.

Posted 2 years ago

hannes.stiebitzhofer Pro says:

I am with david.snigler: I would happily pay $15 for a good native OS X version coming through the app store. And I think there are thousands of users which would just press the buy button if available.

Posted 2 years ago

ns.dhaliwal says:

Why this has not been done yet i do not know!

Posted 2 years ago

piotrzajac says:

RTM for Mountain Lion's notification center!!! :)

Posted 2 years ago

gboisvert Pro says:

4 months into the year and nothing big our of RTM. This or a web UI overhaul is coming IMO.

Posted 2 years ago

gboisvert Pro says:

*out of RTM.

Posted 2 years ago

rvicelli Pro says:

A little late but just got my Mac. +1

Posted 2 years ago

josh.deckard says:

I really home RTM comes out with a Mac app soon or I'm leaving the service

Posted 2 years ago

msurtees says:

Pretty please!

Posted 2 years ago

starev says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

patrickbowen Pro says:

I started using RTM 3-4 years ago. Was a pro user for a while, used everything out there for a year and now have come back because there isn't anything better that syncs across platforms.

Having said that, I REALLY REALLY REALLY want a Mac app. Pretty please?

Posted 2 years ago

gillaizeau.olivier says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

msettip says:

Can you please port the iPad application to the Mac.

Posted 2 years ago

rowanprice says:

+1 and give it the new interface on the iphone app, please. million times better.

Posted 2 years ago

rowanprice says:

> and then looked at RTM api page it's perfectly fine if RTM don't want to make desktop app but should let someone else make it .. for pro users least

Seriously.. come on, guys. Either make the app or let someone else make it. Thanks.

Posted 2 years ago

rcamner Pro says:

It's not perfect, but I use Fluid (a SSB-SIngle Site Browser) that in effect is a dedicated app for RTM. It doesn't hang off the menu bar (which would be a dream), but it works far better than having a browser window open all the time (which then has to be searched for!)

Posted 2 years ago

mikefaf says:

+1 !!!!!! to go with the other 5 million over the last 5 years. Please!

Posted 2 years ago

thomasvanderkleij Pro says:

+47

Posted 2 years ago

cphillips51 Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

mjleitch says:

I hope I live to see the day a native RTM is released for Mac! Not a port of the iPad UI, but a real mac app with a UI design specifically for the desktop.

Posted 2 years ago

andrew.gross Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

michnieuwoudt Pro says:

it really sucks that rtm is not available as a desktop app on a mac.
I think I'm moving to the built-in reminders app.

Posted 2 years ago

mark.r.stoneman says:

I would really like to have a desktop app for the Mac.

Posted 2 years ago

kcampana says:

How do we still not have a Mac app? Or at least the ability to easily get it into iCal/Tasks. I mean I pay for pro to sync across all platforms but can't unless I want to dedicate a browser tab to RTM all day long. Not effective.

Posted 2 years ago

jfchadeyron says:

+100

Posted 2 years ago

al.pendergrass Pro says:

The iPad and iPhone clients are great. We need something similar for OS X.

Posted 2 years ago

dizz says:

+1
and a big "Please"!

Posted 2 years ago

cdingui Pro says:

Waiting for that also...

Posted 2 years ago

etroelsen says:

I wish for an offline capability...
soon...

Posted 2 years ago

josh.deckard says:

YES...Please bring Mac App ASAP or i will probably leave for another program that has it (there are tons).

Posted 2 years ago

tkeener says:

I would love to see a Mac app also.

Posted 2 years ago

cximran says:

Guys please! I would love a mac desktop app that looks like the iOS app!

Posted 2 years ago

timofey.peters says:

I would love to see a Mac app also +1

Posted 2 years ago

christianehansen says:

I too would love to see that. I often work offline and find myself fumbling around on the smartphone when wanting to add something, which steals way too much time.

Posted 1 year ago

yomgui Pro says:

+1 for a mac app !

Posted 1 year ago

guildrl says:

+1 here too that works exactly like the iPad and iPhone apps

Posted 1 year ago

ron.kubsch says:

Please, please bring a Mac App ASAP!

Posted 1 year ago

lfeuln says:

Adding myself to the chorus. I want RTM reminders to come in through notification center when a task is due, and have a badge on the icon to make me complete said task for the sake of my OCD. :-) There's several Mac apps that should do the job, but I really appreciate not being locked in to the iPhone with RTM.

Posted 1 year ago

thota says:

I will have to quit using RTM if there is no Mac App in the very near future.

Posted 1 year ago

jgrignon says:

Would also like a OSX desktop app please. I would be much more interested in the Pro service if I had something to sync it to that did not require me using a widget or a web browser.

Posted 1 year ago

deguir says:

Mac App please!

Posted 1 year ago

hoolito Pro says:

my +2

Posted 1 year ago

jshoaf Pro says:

Love the iPad RTM app. Its one of my favorites. But I need RTM on my MacBook Pro where I do most of my work. Please use the iPad app as a model for a MacOS app!

Posted 1 year ago

claudio.noguera says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

brohken says:

Another +1

Posted 1 year ago

cbryant555 says:

I also request that a MacBook App be created. Without the app, I probably will look elsewhere for a todo program soon.

Posted 1 year ago

gnuyoga says:

+1 for macbook desktop app.

Posted 1 year ago

msettip says:

Anybody interested in crowdsourcing this one?

Posted 1 year ago

maugilmar says:

Another vote for a mac app

Posted 1 year ago

williamdsnow Pro says:

another vote for this, it could be like your ipad version or just local frame with local storage. Sync like evernote. I built one with fluidapp but it is not as smooth as RTM browser version.

RTM has to be the best customer support on the planet!

Posted 1 year ago

patricke says:

I'd also love to have this, since the iPhone and iPad apps are so well designed, and a much more of a joy to use compared to the online UI.

Posted 1 year ago

mrhyde85 says:

Hurry and release one please!

Posted 1 year ago

arete says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

dugbouws says:

yes, a desktop app please

Posted 1 year ago

emwendelin says:

I want to revamp my RTM desktop app, Cheqlist, into a killer Mac OS X app, but I can't legally charge for an app; it's just too large an undertaking to do for free.

Perhaps something like a Kickstarter would be possible to make this happen. Would anyone else want in on such a thing?

Posted 1 year ago

polarpixel says:

Yes, I would like to have a desktop app too.

Posted 1 year ago

langejos Pro says:

count me in! that's the only gripe I have about RTM: sitting on a plane not being able to pour my meeting notes into todos (without resorting to a mobile device)

Posted 1 year ago

christian.mitschke says:

+1 for macbook desktop app

Posted 1 year ago

babouyes says:

+1 @emwendelin

Posted 1 year ago

hkas Pro says:

+100500 :))) it would be nice!

Posted 1 year ago

euflorae says:

+1 @emwendelin That would be great! :)

Posted 1 year ago

vladikin.m Pro says:

+2
I want a desktop application for Mac oc.
The same convenience as iphone and Ipad
Which will also support swipe gestures.

Posted 1 year ago

cximran says:

Oh man if I could have iphone app in the form of a desktop app - win!

Posted 1 year ago

patricke says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

dakhor says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

brent.peters Pro says:

+2
cheers

Posted 1 year ago

jwog says:

Desktop app would be great. +1

Posted 1 year ago

joegrant413 Pro says:

I'm using my Android tablet app, even though it doesn't have a keyboard, just because the experience is much snappier than using web-based RTM.

Yes, please make a real Mac OS app! It's the weakest link in my RTM world.

Posted 1 year ago

martin.rio Pro says:

This would be huge for my company's use of RTM. It wouldn't have to be a full desktop app for us, but a high-quality menubar utility like Fantastical, for task quick entry, edit, etc

Posted 1 year ago

robert.einsle says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

zepie Pro says:

+1 for OSX app

Posted 11 months ago

jaropolk Pro says:

+1 for OSX app with notification bar notification

Posted 11 months ago

mark.betteridge Pro says:

+1 for me as well

Posted 11 months ago

alfio1 Pro says:

Please make OSX app with alerts in notification bar and badge icon in dock

Posted 8 months ago

ken.takeshige Pro says:

+1, if rtm is not gonna support offline access on browser, why not to have app. I would really love to have one.

Posted 4 months ago

bernardotorres says:

I don't need a full Mac OS X app, but a nice task list on the notification bar, like currently Calendar.app does, would be great.
When I received chat notifications or e-mails not so important, it would be a cool reminder of the real tasks to do.

Posted 16 weeks ago

chrisweeksnz Pro says:

More support for an OS X app, built with similar quality to the iPad app (which is great)….

….please at least change the Overview page in the web UI so we can complete tasks from it.

Posted 15 weeks ago

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