One warning: Youll have to be somewhat specific in your own planning in order to make the app work properly. If you schedule a Meeting with Jim in your calendar, for example, you might not ever receive an alert. Instead, you have to name a locationprobably by its address, though Osito says that using a place name (Sprout Café, for example) will often do the trickin order to ensure you receive timely, useful alerts.
As you may have guessed, Ositos functions seems oriented mostly toward commuters and executives who spend a lot of time on the go. If your schedule or routine is fairly clutter-free, or if you stick close to home in most of your daily doings, Osito wont offer you much you cant already gain from a quick look at the iPhones native Calendar and Weather apps.
And certainly, its list of features isnt quite as lengthy as whats offered by Google Now. For many iPhone users, though, Osito might prove the best defensefor nowagainst the temptation to go buy a Galaxy phone.
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