Calendar .vs. Reminder


I have the current belief (which I'm hoping is incorrect) that in Calendar I can have an event with multiple notifications such as on the day and a month before the day but I can't mark it as having been completed.

In Reminders, I have the opposite. I can create a reminder and I'm able to make it completed but it pops up only once on the day that it is due.

The particular use case is when my corporate sales tax and franchise tax is due. It would be nice if I can have an "thing" that has a due date, the ability to mark it as complete, and it would pop up a notice at programmable times like two months before, a month before, a week before, and on the day it is due. Once I click it as completed, these pop ups would stop.

Is there a way to do that? I'd much prefer to do it with native apps.


Rosie Moderator
Staff member
The only work around that I came up with is to use Calendars, but if I completed the action before the due date, I edit the calendar event to add DONE at the front of the name.
But you can't do that if you have the event repeat in Calendars - :(