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Bulb is a lightweight and beautiful app that takes care about all the tasks you should do later. Just add a new alarm, specify a due date and decide if it should repeat - Bulb will remind you about it. You can also schedule sleep, shutdown, restart and logout.


  • Schedule alerts, sleep, shutdown, restart and logout,
  • Clean and crisp user interface,
  • Simple - managing your reminders is fast and easy,
  • Lightweight and silent - you will not notice it unless you want to,
  • Dropbox sync (Dropbox client must be installed),
  • Multitouch enabled - take more...

What's New

Version 1.7.0:
  • Fixed bug with task viewing on Snow Leopard
  • Other bug fixes
  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion bug fixes


  • Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor

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Sgginc Member IconReview+226

This is a great utility I use continuously.

Only issue is with the tiny interface that is
not re sizeable. Fix this and it will be perfect.

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Version 1.7.0
Ronnb Member IconReview+65

I have had a chance to try Bulb and it works quite nicely. The developer is also responsive to questions and comments. I would recommend this little app for making and keeping reminders on the fly.
There is room for improvement in how the features work, i.e., automatically saving reminders, more space to read the reminders.
It also allows for a "sync with Dropbox" which I am still trying to figure out how that works.
The repeated reminder feature is also useful incase I don't get around to doing something until later or if I need a reminder for something that reoccurs every day or week or month.

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Version 1.4.2
Morannon Member IconComment+208

Why is this software listed here at Macupdate? "Bulb" is only available in the Mac App Store, and there's no demo to try it out. Why should someone want to buy this app?

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Version 1.0.0

There are a lot of users who buy things on the AppStore you know. I'm just saying.


Their free app "Lightbulb" is on the (wretched) App Store.


I thought this site is called MacUpdate though, not MacAppStoreUpdate.
Few of these App store programs are available for demo so I for one will not fork out money on an App that might be CrApp. Only winners are Apple and how do these App store only items benefit MacUpdate ?


Endlessly whining about the App store does not equal a useful review, or even a comment. If you have some weird problem with the App store, fine. Don't buy stuff there. But shut up about it. MacUpdate functions as a marketing opportunity for developers - who need it to survive - so there's no reason it shouldn't be here.


I do not use the App Store so I did write the developer, who was kind enough to write back. He too wanted to know why I did not use the App Store so I explained. I can understand why a developer might like the ease of selling but that still does not help people like myself or others who would like to try the software before they buy it.

Apple gets a cut from the developers that sell through their store too.


In Reply to Raddle.

I complain about App store only apps on MacUpdate because it is a total waste of time of time clicking on an item to find out it is of no use to me. In reality there should be a section on MU for App store only items. that would stop the complaints.

My main gripes with the App store are

1/ the majority are not available for trial so why risk money on something that could be rubbish
2/ why should Apple know about every third party App I own
3/ giving 1/3rd of the price to Apple as if they don't have enough cash in the bank, if they care about third party devs why not take 10%

I have had a mac since 83 and I have bought over 100 third party Apps all of which I was able to try before I bought them and most of which I still use and nearly all of which I found through Versiontracker in the old days and Macupdate nowadays.

When I get my new Mac next year are Apple expecting me to buy them all again because the App store will not recognise Apps I already have ?

I fully understand the need to use whatever means necessary to sell the Apps.

I have an iphone and have bought many apps some of which are total cr%p but you cannot get your money back and complaining to Apple is pointless.

The big difference is that the Mac apps cost a whole lot more and to lose 99 cents is no where near as bad as risking $99

The App store is primarily aimed at Mac Newbies so they can do stuff without having to think.

Makes me wonder if some of these people should have a computer in the first place.

Developers also need to understand how many loyal Mac users think and this is the only place to make those comments so until the penny drops I will whine as much as I like.

Talking of which have you seen how much whining goes on in the iphone app store.

The whole App concept is generally good but in my opinion is very badly managed, if it was organised properly good devs would make good money and the cowboys ( who currently get their 2/3rds anyway for making rubbish ) would get zip because the customers would get a refund. Piece of cake for Apple to check you don't have it installed as they already know everything about your Mac through iTunes. Problem solved... no more whining !

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Version 1.6.0
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Downloads 13,677
Version Downloads 1,459
License Commercial
Date 06 Aug 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $2.99