Looking for an Android app.
March 24, 2013 8:51 AM   Subscribe

Best Android app/s that will help remind me to eat regularly?

I'm looking for a planning/schedule Android app which will help me remember when I'm supposed to eat, by deploying an alarm (preferentially customizable) or some sort of popup on my phone.

Thank you in advance.
posted by Trexsock to Technology (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Why not create three (five? six?) alarms through your phone's clock specifically for eating meals?
posted by marimeko at 8:58 AM on March 24, 2013

If you're prone to checking your email around those times, you could have a google calendar reminder sent to you each time daily.
posted by threeants at 9:05 AM on March 24, 2013

I was going to say the same thing suggested above: easy solution would be to create daily alarms when you want the reminder. You can give the alarm a different ringtone than say, your alarm for waking up in the morning.

If you want a reminder that says something, you could also use Google calendar and the calendar app on your phone will give you a pop up for your "appointments." Like all Android alerts, you will see the icon on the alert bar and when you pull down, you will see the text of the reminder.
posted by AppleTurnover at 9:18 AM on March 24, 2013

Easy Alarm Clock is the best app for this for me. I tested half-a-dozen while looking for schedulers I could set to talk me out of bed in the morning. It's simple, flexible, well-designed and handles multiple alarms on different schedules very well. I have a feeling that the 'x hours y minutes' display for the next alarm to go off might be helpful for your purposes — and you can also display this in a widget.
posted by lokta at 9:19 AM on March 24, 2013

Pretty much every Android device connects to Google calendar. Google calendar has recurrent events. You can define a daily meal schedule, then tell it to recur forever daily. Or weekly. Or M-F-ly.

However, it doesn't have snooze / alarm features. It will do one noisy attention catch / popup, then leave you be. For most calendar items this is sufficient. Perhaps they'll add features like that now that they've cut off CalDAV access.
posted by pwnguin at 3:25 PM on March 24, 2013

I am super-forgetful and COL Reminder works well for me. It has a pop-up on my phone, customizable alarm (and vibration), and the paid version has prioritization levels where you can further customize the alarm. And it has a snooze function that you can customize each time a reminder pops up.
posted by camyram at 5:14 AM on March 25, 2013

posted by dobbs at 1:08 PM on March 25, 2013

Update to my answer above. Easy Alarm Clock is good if you're going to have set mealtimes daily, but if you're looking more for a 'have something every x hours' then Timer is best. Another beautifully-and-usefully designed app, and instead of a widget has an icon in the notification bar which on expansion tells you the name of your timer and the time remaining on it. Notifies you when it's up too of course. These two together should cover everything, I think.
posted by lokta at 4:32 PM on March 28, 2013

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