Like most in my age group I take daily medications, but I often forget to take mine until later in the day and most medications should be taken around the same time.
Of course, you can always set a repeating event in Google Calendar or an alarm in your device’s clock app, but sometimes you need to take some at different times of the day or every so many hours. Often you want to add some notes like ‘Take before / after food’ etc as well. I think that having an app just for this purpose is a good idea.
I had tried a few pill reminder apps but never found one that I felt I could rely on and was simpler to use – until I came across Any Timer.
Some notes from the maker’s description:
It’s user-friendly, reliable, easy to learn and use and offers surprising timers variability. Any created timer (interval or everyday) can use its own custom sound and one of two annotation ways. It can be used – without any warranty – as an advanced pill / medication / vitamins / drugs / contraception reminder.
There are two timer types available:
Interval timer – easy to use timer with reminder based on starting time and repeating interval in hours and minutes.
For example starting at 3.00 PM and repeating every 8 hours.
Times-of-Day timer – easy to set timer with reminder based on starting day and defined everyday acting times. For example timer starting today and acting everyday at 9.00 AM, 1.00 PM and 3 PM. It is convenient shortcut for three interval timers with interval of 24 hours.
That says it all really, I have mine set to remind me at the same time each day and use the ‘Insistent sound’ option so that I have to turn the beeps off and take my pills rather than missing a single alarm if I’m out of the room or don’t have the phone on me when it goes off.
The app is free and has ads, but they are at the bottom of the screen so aren’t easy to hit by mistake.
Give it a try if you, like me, are not that great at remembering. Ok Matt, I know it’s a sign of age you don’t have to tell me…
Any Timer Pill Reminder
Price : FREE
Size : 2.1Mb
Needs : Android 1.6+