Google announced that Google Calendar users will now be able to create reminders in the app to keep track of their to-dos alongside scheduled events.
You could always add entries and get reminders when the time came around, but this is different. The new reminders stick around until the task is complete. If it’s not completed, it appears at the top of your calendar the next day. This keeps going on indefinitely until you finally complete it.
“Another way Reminders are more useful than events is that Calendar adds things like phone numbers and addresses automatically,” says product manager Vijay Umapathy. “So if you add a Reminder to make call or run an errand, the number or address will be right there when you need it. Just like Inbox by Gmail, Calendar uses information from your contacts, as well as Google’s knowledge graph to provide this extra bit of help.”
“You can also create Reminders from Inbox, Keep, and Google Now,” Umapathy says. “This means you can create a Reminder when you’re checking your email and it will show up on your calendar right away. Plans change? Just move the Reminder to a better time. Or if your hands are full, you can record your Reminders in Google Now一like, “Ok Google, remind me to buy birthday candles”一then mark it as done later in Calendar.”
The new functionality is rolling out this week on mobile. It will come to the web version in the future.
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