Remember The Milk is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful task management solutions on the market, and its Android app is pure awesomeness. It is extremely polished, and I rely on it reminding me about my tasks, including various Android Police business, every day.

One feature that the RTM app has been lacking is push syncing support, instead making us select a potentially battery-killing polling interval (mine was set to every hour). As I've found out from my own observations, frequent sync is really devastating to the battery life, and should be avoided as much as possible. To address that, today that the company released an update version 1.4 of the Android client, codenamed "Rachael," which introduced what they've described as the "magical push syncing awesomeness," among other things.

Rather than having to select a syncing time period, the app now defaults to immediately pushing changes made on the web or other clients straight into the Android client. As before, syncing from the Android client back to the cloud is done instantly as well.


Besides the sync magic, RTM received localization support for Greek, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, and Swedish languages, as well as the following bug fixes:

  • The sort order for the Inbox can now be changed.
  • Auto-correction is now enabled on the note editing screen.
  • The app has been updated to support the latest timezone changes around the world.

Nice job, RTM! I welcome anything that can improve my battery life, and push sync was just what the doctor prescribed.

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Source: RTM blog