Pill Reminder

Version 2.6.2

Pill Reminder is a quick and simple app to help you remember to take your medications or vitamins. Enter the days and times you have to take your pills and then simply let the unobtrusive menu widget (and/or a floating pillbox window if you choose) alert you when it is time to take a pill! It even logs when you've taken each pill.

  • Many different alert types (sounds, music, email, text messages, etc.)
  • Take pills "daily", on specific days, or both
  • Useful log to easily view and print a list of pills you have (or haven't) taken
  • Tracks your pill inventory
  • Clean and simple interface
Available on the Mac

Requirements: Compatible with 10.7 or later (OS X Lion). Requires Mac App Store. Internet connection required for download.

As someone who takes a barrage of medications and doesn't always remember when and which and who also has a job working on the computer, it's nice to have an app for my mac to help me keep track of things. The app came recommended through my doctor, who said "it just works" and I have agree. It has a simple, intuitive interface that's quick to learn and doesn't get in your way and just helps you take your meds when you need to. Worth a buck, for sure.

jnoormand (Jan 8, 2011)

Pill Reminder does precisely what is says it does, performs flawlessly and is extremely easy to use. What else could you ask for! I cound not be any happier with an app! Thank you Pill Reminder!!

wordleman1 (Jan 9, 2011)

I love the app...I know it seems so simple to remember to do something so simple...but after using this app two things have happened....I remember to take my pills...BUT THE BIGGIE FOR ME.....I don't take them twice...there were so many days where I took them and them took them again because I can't remember if I took them (there is a pill for that!!!) THANKS FOR MAKING THIS GREAT PROGRAM!!!

Strictly Steve (Jan 6, 2011)

I've needed this App for Years. Ever since I got my first MAC. Since I share my calendar, I didn't want to put personnel pill reminders in the calendar. This is a significant App for me. Thank you for creating it.

Barking Chicken (Jan 12, 2011)

This is the PERFECT app for me - thanks! Now when I'm trapped at my computer working all day and night I won't forget to take my meds. I also use it as a reminder to get outside at least once a day. :)

DougSilton (Jan 13, 2011)
Where can I get support?

Check out the Support link at the top of this page. Send us a ticket and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

Does Pill Reminder have an iOS counterpart?

No, at present Pill Reminder is Mac-only. We are working on an iOS version, but don't yet have a solid ETA.

What happens if I forget to take a pill?

When the time comes for you to take a pill, the Pillbox and the menu bar icon will flash a blue pill. After a little while, the pill will turn to red, indicating you're late taking your pill. Unless you check off that you've taken the pill, the red pill icon will flash until the end of the day.

Anything else I should know?

We want to make apps you want to use! If you notice any bugs, or have any feature requests, please go to our Support area and send them in!.

More to Come

We want to make apps that serve you well! If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact us.

The Team

  • Spencer Shulem

    Programmer/Designer Website
  • Andreas Schwarz

    Developer Website

App Screenshots

Pill Reminder 2.6.2

Released on 8/9/13
  • Bugfix: Fixed issue where alerts might not occur after waking on newer systems using "safe sleep" mode.

Pill Reminder 2.6.1

Released on 8/5/13
  • Bugfix: Pill Reminder now works properly in Mac OS X Lion.
  • Bugfix: Resolved issue where pill groups weren't marked as taken.
  • Bugfix: Resolved issue where pill groups couldn't be deleted.
  • Bugfix: Resolved issue where some pill times wouldn't reschedule and alert properly.

Pill Reminder 2.6

Released on 7/4/13
  • Another minor name change: Reverted back to "Pill Reminder" due to customer preference.
  • Significant rewrite under the hood.
  • Sandboxed.
  • Inter-facelift: No more skeumorphism.
  • Bugs fixed.

Pill Minder 2.5.1

Released on 8/19/11
  • Updated: Better Lion compatibility.
  • Updated: Improved performance when viewing log.
  • Bugfix: Fixed some memory leaks and potential crashes and freezes.

Pill Minder 2.5.1

Released on 8/19/11
  • Updated: Lion compatibility.
  • Bugfix: Fixed some miscellaneous bugs.

Pill Minder 2.5

Released on 7/15/11
  • New Feature: Pill Groups. As requested, now you can add Pill Times together into groups (ie. "Morning Pills" and "Evening Pills") and only get one alert for each group.
  • Updated: Minor name change (from Pill Reminder to Pill Minder) to reflect the fact that Pill Minder does more than just remind you.
  • Bugfix: Corrected issue that could cause deletion of Pill Bottles or Pill Times to fail.
  • Bugfix: Corrected issue switching between panes that could cause a blank gray window.
  • Bugfix: Corrected issue that could cause multiple copies of the same day to appear in the menu widget.
  • Bugfix: Miscellaneous other small bugfixes as well.

Pill Reminder 2.1

Released on 4/25/11
  • New Feature: Pillbox now shows today's progress (if you've taken 3 out of your 6 pills today, the progress bar will be 50% complete).
  • New Feature: A new alert type allows you to open a file, application, script, or folder when the alert goes off.
  • New Feature: Export of Pill Log data in CSV or Tab-delimited format.
  • Updated: Pillbox and menus now use clearer terms like "Today" and "Yesterday" where appropriate.
  • Updated: Log menu order reversed to show "today" at the top.
  • Updated: App-store-style main window.
  • Updated: Integrated the Preferences into main window.
  • Updated: Integrated alert editing into main window.
  • Updated: Improved UI and better animation support.
  • Updated: Alerts will not go off while you are editing a particular pill time, so making new times or editing old ones does not result in repeated alerts firing.
  • Updated: Added support for decimal quantities for pill inventory tracking (ie. you can take a half pill).
  • Updated: Improved Pill Log printing.
  • Bugfix: A bug that could cause a crash when editing pill times or alerts has been fixed.
  • Bugfix: Pill icon in main menu (if shown) is now correct size.
  • Bugfix: Improved app icon appearance in dock.
  • Bugfix: Editing pill times correctly updates alerts.
  • Bugfix: Deleting default alerts now always works properly.

Pill Reminder 2.0.1

Released on 3/23/11
  • New: Added "Add pill time" button to the Pill Bottle editor for clarity
  • New: Enabled multiple selection in the Pill Log
  • New: Separated the lists of logged pills in various menus into "taken" and "missed" groups for clarity
  • New: Improved the About box appearance and behavior, and updated the text
  • New: Added some helpful buttons to the Guide
  • Fixed: Fixed an error that would occur when quitting if there were no pills yet logged for a particular month
  • Fixed: Corrected some items in the main menu
  • Fixed: Corrected some grammatical errors in the Guide

Pill Reminder 2.0

Released on 3/10/11
  • New: Open at login
  • New: Show/hide dock icon
  • New: Global hotkeys
  • New: Show Pillbox or Menu widget only while alerting
  • New: Fully Customizable Alerts (Sounds, text-to-speech, email, SMS, etc.)
  • New: Improved Pill Editor and Log
  • New: Pillbox is clearer and more useful
  • New: Inventory control - get alerted when your pills run low
  • New: Print your monthly pill logs
  • New: New "Guide" to help you get started
  • Fixed: Various bug fixes

Pill Reminder 1.1

Released on 2/10/11
  • New: Updated user interface
  • Fixed: Many bugs

Pill Reminder 1.0.6

Released on 1/6/11
  • New: User Interface Options
  • New: Color for blinking pill
  • New: Pillbox
  • Fixed: Friday resetting
  • Fixed: Snapping

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