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Jose Rodríguez
Jose Rodríguez

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Remember the Milk Review 2024: Old But Gold

Remember the Milk is one of those applications that I can't remember how many years I've known it, but it has always been a reminder of simplicity and quality for me. Today, I plan to have a short review of the application Old But Gold, as probably the newer generation isn't that familiar with it, but you know, us old friends, we remember it well. I spent a few days with it again, on my Mac and on my Android mobile.

What is Remember the Milk?

Remember the Milk is a web and mobile application for managing your tasks and time, essentially a to-do list. It was first created in 2004 in Australia by two friends, and as you can see, it has been helping us manage our tasks for now 20 years. Oh boy, 20 years!

A brief Review

I used the web version on my Mac and the Android version on my mobile phone. Honestly, it felt a bit classic. It still does not have proper social network sign-in options like newer software does, and you need to fill out a form to sign up, but the fact that it didn't ask me to verify my email to use an application that's 20 years old is not bad.

In my opinion, it had the following positive and negative features:


  • Cross-platform availability: Works on web, Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS.
  • Task synchronization: Keeps tasks updated across all devices.
  • Intuitive interface: Easy to use, even for beginners.
  • Advanced task management: Allows for prioritization, tagging, and deadlines.
  • Integration capabilities: Can integrate with other tools and services.


  • No social media sign-in: Lacks modern login options like social network integration.
  • Classic feel: May seem outdated compared to newer applications.
  • Initial setup: Requires filling out a signup form, which might be off-putting for some.
  • Limited free version: Some advanced features are locked behind a subscription model.

And now, with that said, will I use it for the long term? Honestly, No. Maybe if I had continued to keep my tasks on it, I would have had to do so, but unfortunately not now!

What platforms is it available for?

Remember the Milk is fundamentally known for its web version and its synchronization capabilities, but there are also versions available for Windows, Linux, and Mac for desktop systems, and Android and iOS versions for mobile phones. The installation is simple, and you can access all the links from the Remember the Milk page on the Productivity Directory.

It was supposed to be brief, and well, we've come to the end of the post. If you still like to experience the old-school feel or enjoy the cute logo of Remember the Milk, it's not a bad idea to give it a try.

For more modern tools and other alternatives, you can visit the Productivity Directory.

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