Admit it: you’ve forgotten things many times in your life. You don’t have to be elderly, scatter-brained or even blond in order to lose track of something. You’re human. It happens. If you have an iPhone, though, Fernando Pizarro has created an app that may be a life-saver for you. RememberIt will sound an alarm if you move out of range of whatever item you want to be sure not to leave behind. Fernando came up with this idea after he had been out at a bar with friends. He had handed his credit card to the bartender in order to keep a tab open – and left without it. He didn’t even realize it until he tried to pay for his coffee the next morning.
There are a ton of little ways we can try to remember things, including tying a string around our finger. The problem lies in trying to figure out what the heck that string signified to begin with. This is the main problem with the RememberIt app, as well. You’re going to have to know what it is you wanted to remember when that alarm goes off. There’s no way to enter a note into the application to help you out. In the case of leaving a credit card behind, the author could have added “Don’t leave credit card at bar!” into the app. Unfortunately, there isn’t an option to do this.
You can set the alarm using a built-in noise or any song from your iTunes library. A sort of geo-fence will be set when you enable the alarm. Choose your range: 50, 200 or 500 feet and the alarm will alert you when you stray out of that range. There is a lot of room for improvement in the application, but I’m not sure there will be any. This has been created as a side project for Fernando. Any and all proceeds from its sale will be going to help fund his new business venture, which is a social video creation app that he is working on.
When was the last time you forgot something, and what was it? I know for me, the things I tend to leave behind are the things I generally end up needing the most. I’ve been told I’d forget my head if it weren’t attached to my shoulders. Thank God for those shoulders…