Share Reminders from OS X or iCloud.com

Oct 19, 2012 - 2 Comments

Share Reminders from OS X or iCloud.com

Want to share a grocery list with someone? Maybe you have an important to-do list that you need to give a co-worker, or to anyone else with an iOS device or Mac? You can now share any such list right from the Reminders app in OS X if you’re running 10.8.2 or later, or even share the lists right from iCloud.com. The shared Reminders will be viewable on the recipients Mac, but perhaps more importantly, on their iOS device, and even location-based Reminders can be shared this way.

Note: the lists that are shareable must be stored in iCloud, these are easy to identify in the Mac app under the iCloud subheader within the sidebar.

  • Launch Reminders app in OS X
  • Hover over any iCloud-based reminders list and click the little broadcast icon that appears next to the name
  • Add name(s) from your Contacts list of who to share the given Reminders list with, then click “Done”

Shared Reminders have the broadcast indicator highlighted, clicking on that indicator again lets you share the list with more people, or delete existing contacts just by removing their name.

Any iCloud list can also be shared directly from iCloud.com too, as MacRumors recently pointed out.

Now for the strange part; though shared Reminders are visible on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can’t share a list directly from iOS 6. This seems like a fairly significant feature to leave out of Reminders on iOS, but it’ll almost certainly be brought through an update in the near future.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks

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  1. dobi says:

    Wow not having this sharable from an iphone is a huge fail.

  2. Carlos G says:

    Another huge limitation they will hopefully fix, is that if I set a reminder on a shared list with a date/time alert, only I will get the alert popping up on iOS 6… Others on the shared list will NOT get the alert at the specified date and time.

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