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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.

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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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Download the app by clicking or scanning this QR code:

QR code for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rememberthemilk.MobileRTM

Source: RTM blog

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Frank Zermeño

    Push Sync is awesome. But what does RTM have that Google Calender + Notifications doesn't?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Google calendar is not meant to handle tasks. Sure, you can set a reminder but it's very easy to get lost with your TODOs, especially if you can't complete and mark them as such right away. Try RTM's online interface, and you'll see. Google Tasks has nothing on them.

      • Frank Zermeño

        Ah, I see. You've convinced me I will definitely try it out.

  • tookie

    but there's Google Tasks which allows me to write (type) whatever needs to be done, and i can mark as done as well

  • TiTerm

    I used RTM web since many years, but since i have android device, i don't want to pay each year for my basic usage. Futhermore, iphone app have free basic access.

    I search an alternative and i found jorte. It's sync with google calendar, really customisable and have tons of widget.

    http://androinica.com/2010/04/16/jorte-is-a-promising-android-calendar-replacement-app-reviews/

    Check it out, it worth it.