Task.fm creates tasks and reminders from natural language
Email reminders for tasks you create are totally free, while SMS and voice alerts will cost 1 credit. Credits are reasonably priced: two dollars gets you 20, while 100 is only $8. That's not bad for a hotel-style courtesy call.
Now, about the semantic input - does it work? A bit. Simple entries such as "pay water bill in 20 days" and "mow lawn tomorrow" work like a charm. However, I didn't have any luck with phrases like "Friday after next."
"Turn compost every other Friday," wasn't understood either and the ability to process items like that would make creating repetitive tasks a breeze.
So how does Task.fm stack up to Remember the Milk? After my initial testing, I set up three identical tasks. While RTM requires a separate step to enter the date, it's just as good at interpreting natural language - if not slightly better.
Task.fm could develop into a stand-out app, but they'll need to improve upon their main selling feature first.