This Android app turns your to-dos into persistent notifications you can’t ignore

Let’s be honest, sometimes most of us forget things on our to-do list, despite putting them in a task management app and setting reminders with notifications. Now I’ve found the most amazing solution that isn’t entirely idiot-proof. But Pinnit is taking a stab at helping the morons among us stay on track.

This new Android app is as elegant as it is simple. Just write down a task, and Pinnit will turn it into a persistent notification that will remain visible for all eternity.

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However you can actually dismiss the notification from within the app; you can even dismiss it from the notification itself, but the button is cleverly hidden until you expand the notification.

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Unlike other apps’ push notifications that are designed to be dealt with when they pop up, Pinnit works great for reminders that aren’t time-sensitive, and just need doing at some point in the day — such as writing that email to my accountant or calling my mother.

Pinnit is built by Sasikanth Miriyampalli, an Android developer based in India who also works as a product engineer at design firm Obvious. He got the idea for using persistent notifications from his friend and collaborator, Brazil-based designer Eduardo Pratti.

They both plan to introduce a bunch more features they’ve already been working on, like creating to-dos using text from other apps, full notification history support, task tracking, and filtering. They also intend for Pinnit to remain free to use forever.

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Well, now the question comes do you need Pinnit? Honestly, I can’t simply recommend this to everyone, as most folks either have something built-in on their phones or have settled on a favorite app for to-dos. But Pinnit’s persistent notifications are certainly handy for reminders that don’t require your immediate attention — so if that’s something you need, this is the right tool for the job.

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Thomas Burn is a blogger, digital marketing expert and working with Techlofy. Being a social media enthusiast, he believes in the power of writing.

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