I’m old school when it comes to certain things. When the Titanium Powerbook G4 came out, I was excited because I could have six Terminal windows open at once. I still use Emacs. My biggest complaint about Xcode 4 is they got rid of the Emacs client integration.
On the other hand, sometimes newer things work for me as well. When Reminders came out in iOS 5, I started using it, but wasn’t diligent about it. Once it got iCloud and Mountain Lion integration, I started using it a lot more. I even use Siri to make a reminder. I make a reminder on my iPhone, and I have it on all my devices, so I actually keep track of things.
Recently, I started using the command line password manager, pass, to manage my passwords. I tried other password managers, and this is a case where the simpler command-line interface works for me. You type pass and get a list of all your accounts and passwords, which you catagorize. There are simple commands to add, extract and delete passwords. It’s all encrypted using GPG, so I don’t need to worry if I lose my laptop. All the data is stored in my home directory, so it’s part of my Time Machine backups.
zx2c4@laptop ~ $ pass
│ ├── some-silly-business-site.com
│ └── another-business-site.net
│ ├── donenfeld.com
│ └── zx2c4.com
I wanted some similar for to access reminders. Now Apple’s been pretty good about making command-line equivalents for a lot of UI tools (think DiskUtility.app and diskutil), but this is one where they don’t have anything. A quick Google didn’t really find anything for me either.
So I have roll up my sleeves and write something myself.