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July 30, 2014 12:00 PM   Subscribe

I need an iOS reminder app with some specific requirements 1) allows recurrence to be set for an interval of less than a day (every x hours) 2) ideally the recurrence won't be scheduled until after the first instance is marked as 'done'

My specific use case is managing my meds following a c-section. The hospital I'll be in does patient led pain management, or basically making you keep track of when you're due for a medication (not just pain killers also the colace and anti-gas meds). This is a PITA when different medications are on different schedules, you have a newborn and you're tired and distracted. I want to stay on a schedule because my understanding of pain management (particularly ibuprofen) is that you want to stay ahead of the pain. I also do not want to miss or delay a dose of the other meds, because less gas is less pain.

The app does not need to be specific to medications, it can be anything that has this functionality. I have 2do and it would suffice but can't do recurrence on less than a day.

Thanks!
posted by pennypiper to Technology (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The Duane Reade pharmacy chain (division of Walgreen's) has an iOS mobile app that will remind you when to take your medications.
posted by JimN2TAW at 1:15 PM on July 30


I really like alarmed. There's a bit of a learning curve, and you have to pay for the more advanced options, but it's worth a look.
posted by misterdaniel at 2:23 PM on July 30 [1 favorite]


Perfect! Thanks msterdaniel! I did have to pay for the hourly recurrence option but it meets both of my requirements, and only took me a few minutes to figure out and test, so totally worth it. I wonder what else I could use it for, hmmmm....
posted by pennypiper at 3:17 PM on July 30


Due is also good. You can set recurring timers and also self-recreating reminders.

It also has good snooze settings, like you can set it to ding every minute or every 10 minutes or whatever after a task is due.
posted by Happy Dave at 2:14 AM on July 31


I think Pillboxie is exactly what you need!
posted by stefnet at 4:57 PM on July 31


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