Reminders join Google Calendar to further help us stay on top of things

I don’t know about you, but Google’s Reminders system has become a vital feature to helping me function in everyday life. These days, we have so much going on. And with our devices always around, it only makes sense to utilize them to stay on top of things we’ll inevitably forget.

Google has long kept Calendar entries and Reminders separated, still hanging on to the calendar events ideology. But with the increased importance of Reminders in the ecosystem, Google is now adding them as entries in the Calendar app.

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One of Google’s justification for doing this is that “while those entries [calendar events] come and go, Reminders stick with you over time so you can track them until they are actually done.” Reminders will stay on top of your daily list of entries until you dismiss them.

Reminders in Calendar will also 1’up event entries by automatically adding information like phone numbers and addresses (if you make a Reminder to make a call or go somewhere). That’s what great about the Reminder system, it gets incorporated across the ecosystem. Therefore, if you create one via a voice command on Google Now, it will automatically populate in Inbox, Keep, and now Calendar.

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Regarding the roll-out, Google says that incorporation into the mobile Calendar app will come first – an update will show up on the Play Store and iOS App Store this week. The update via Calendar on the web is in the works. Check out Google’s video on the new feature below.

Source: Google Blogspot