“Annoying” is probably not a word a developer would like his app to be associated with.
I certainly don’t mind.
Thankfully, users have also thought of my app as “indispensable” and a “game changer”.
It has helped people living with ADHD and early dementia. It has saved marriages. And it seems to have even saved lives. I’d love to say I had these noble goals in mind when I made Due in 2010.
The truth is, I created Due for myself.
The first version tackled just one thing — quickly capture what needs to be done, and when it needs to be done.
When I realized it was easy to miss notifications, I added Auto Snooze. It repeatedly notifies me of overdue reminders until I act on them.
Then, I found myself needing to reschedule reminders frequently. So I made it easy to postpone a reminder — even without launching the app.
Someone who had used Due for the past 9 years said the person who created Due knows his stuff.
I guess that’s because there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t use Due myself.