Example scenario:

  1. I assign some tasks to my kids (who also have access to the software). Maybe a few weekly tasks like clean your room, and a daily task like complete your homework.

  2. If they don’t mark it complete before the due date, the software can send an e-mail or SMS text reminder every day until the task is completed.

Maybe even a simple project management app might suffice, if it could be setup with periodic tasks and repeating follow ups.

The important requirements are that the reminders can be recurring, and that SMS/text can be used in addition to e-mail followups.

I’ll take anything. Windows app, mobile app for iOS or Android, etc.

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    @unor thanks for the help on the edits. I did add back the time management tag because it applies in this case. Mar 23, 2018 at 14:33
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    I think the tag is meant for time trackers, where users track how long (or when) they work on specific tasks. As far as I understand your question, it doesn’t matter how long the kid needs for cleaning the room, it only matters that it gets done. Or should the solution also feature such an option?
    – unor
    Mar 23, 2018 at 14:37
  • @unor This is absolutely relevant: “efficient use and control of the time in specific tasks“. To answer your question, I think it’s implied, in that most forms of managed tasks do not have unbounded time limits with no impact on productivity. In fact, you could argue the very concept of a “reminder” means that time of completion is significant. Mar 24, 2018 at 17:01
  • In my opinion, the combination of the two tags reminders and todo covers exactly your use case. The third tag time-management suggests that another component is needed: e.g., a feature where users track when they start working on a task, to learn how long they needed to complete it. If users just check off a task as done (without entering a start/finish time), it’s just a todo app, not also a time management app (otherwise most todo questions would warrant the time-management tag). - But I don’t object to keeping this tag here, as it’s an informal one.
    – unor
    Mar 25, 2018 at 11:17
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    Do you have a preference for o/s, even if you will accept anything (the reason I ask is that there are so many ways to do this. Also, do you have a budget in mind, or must it be gratis? Aug 30, 2018 at 8:42

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To do list and task manager - Organize your life

You should really give a try to todoist; it's a web application with many features.

  • tasks by date or theme with reminder (reminder is a premium feature)
  • sync with IOS/Android... There's smartphone apps
  • access/edit/delete your todolist everywhere
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    Does it do what is stated in the question? Or is it more of a general recommendation to look into? Mar 21, 2018 at 1:34

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