Best Birthday Reminder Apps for Android and iOS

There are a lot of times when we would forget important dates and events such as birthdays which could leads us forget to greet our friends, family and love ones. We understand how difficult it could be to remember all the birthdays of all family and friends. However, wishing someone a happy birthday and planning to wish someone a happy birthday are two different things. Do not worry, you do not have to feel bad anymore as through apps, you will be reminded of the upcoming birthdays, when to buy a gift and even to plan a surprise party. Here are the best birthday apps which we highly recommend.

1. Birthdays for Android

In this app, you will find a list of birthdays which the app will pull from your list of contacts and calendar. Yes, you might not know it but there are birthdates saved on your contact lists. Birthdays for Android come with your friends’ profile picture, date of birth and age as well. This way you will not have to guess what age you should put on their birthday cakes. Aside from that, you will be able to view the number of days left before the big day.

Through this app, you will be able to send e-cards automatically. Aside from that, you will be able to choose how you want to be reminded of these days.

2. HIP

This app does not only sync birthdays from contact list but also from your calendar and Facebook. Through HIP, you will be reminded in advance when to wish and greet someone a happy birthday. Aside from that, if you live in the US, your will also be given a list of recommended gift ideas. For those who are not in the US, however, you will be given an option to send e-greeting cards, aside from reminding you to call, text, send a gift or go to a party. In addition to that, you will be able to share details and information about a birthday event to your other friends in your contact list.

This app is supported with advertisements but is free to download. If you wish for additional features and functions such as built-in calendar, app themes, widgets, unlimited reminders, access to more greeting cards, no advertisements and add events, you could subscribe to their paid plan with a starting cost of $1.49.

3. Birthday Calendar +

The Birthday Calendar + app has the ability to import data from multiple sources from contacts, calendars and many more. Through this app, you will be able to send greeting cards, set reminders, check the age and zodiac sign of your friends and even their personality type. Aside from that, you will also be able to learn about historical events and birthdays of some celebrities.

The free version of the app is supported by advertisements. However, if you wish not to be bothered by any advertisements, you could upgrade with paid in-app purchase of $0.99.

4. Countdown+ Widgets Calendar

Countdown + Widgets Calendar is more than your average traditional birthday reminder app. This app allows you to set a countdown for birthdays or any other events. What is more amazing about this app is that it has no limit on the number of countdowns you could create. Aside from that, it comes with built-in calendar where you could input all your planned important events and set reminders. Furthermore, through this app, you could import important events from your Facebook account and your phone’s local calendar. You could customize countdown like its font, size, color and display style. If you wish, you could share your countdown timers with your friends.

5. Google Calendar

Google Calendar is not only perfect for work; it is also an amazing tool which could be used as a birthday reminder. It is advertisement free which means you do not need have to worry about being annoyed and distracted by it. Through Google Calendar, you will be able to use voice assist to set up reminders. However, if you are not comfortable doing this, you could also set it up manually. Furthermore, you could also set the reminder before the event, create color coding for your events, set up location and even send invites to your family and friends through the use of their Gmail ID.


IFTTT is similar to social media and Google Calendar. It comes with recipes and has a reminder recipe which you could set up. This tool could be used for birthday reminders as well. Furthermore, you could also use this app with Google Calendar which will provide you more features such as birthday notifications and send automated messages through Facebook, Twitter, Slack and many more. This app is offered for free and does not have any advertisements.

7. Greeting Cards & Wishes

This platform offers services of sending greeting cards which you could send to those who have birthdays on that day, you could pre-select the card. This will be very convenient especially if you forget about the day.

123Greetings has about 40,000 card options which you could choose from for any occasion. They have numerous different themes and categories such as milestones, funny, romantic and many more.

In 123Greetings, most cards are available for free but you could also have more options with their premium card collections.

8. Birday (Open Source)

If you are into using platforms and tools that are open source, Birday is a perfect option for you. Birday offers amazing features such as the ability to sync your contacts and birthday information, shows timeline with date and name for each contact and expand each birthday card. Through this app, you will be able to view zodiac sign, age and edit options.

There is also favorites section where you could incorporate notes perfect for birthday plans, gift suggestions and many more.


With busy and hectic lives, it is inevitable to forget important dates and occasions such as birthdays. However, through birthday reminder apps, you do not have to worry as you would be reminded of these important dates and even send greetings easily.

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