The new Google Now has a new “reminder” feature. If you are at your desk, just press the little plus sign in the lower corner of the screen to add a reminder, and it will appear in the upper right corner of your screen. For example, if you are at your desk, and you have […]
The new Google Now has a new “reminder” feature. If you are at your desk, just press the little plus sign in the lower corner of the screen to add a reminder, and it will appear in the upper right corner of your screen. For example, if you are at your desk, and you have a 10-minute meeting to attend, just tap the little plus sign and it will display a reminder with the time and reminder text.
This feature doesn’t seem to save any information to the device, but you can save your information to your laptop or phone (or even to your tablet).
That’s a great idea, but it doesn’t save the time you spent setting it up or any search query you’ve typed. You probably want to save it to a bookmark so you can recall it during your next meeting. Plus, if you’ve already started the meeting, there’s no way to add a reminder.
The problem with this feature is that it only saves your reminder for the last time you set it up. So if you add a reminder for the second time you set it up, and then come back to the first reminder, it will only save the first reminder. It doesn’t save anything else. I think that would be a real shame.
This actually works in the sense that if you’re not sure you saved it, it will save the reminder. But a better solution would be to add a suggestion box to your meeting agenda. At least then you know that you’ll be remembering to save your reminder.
The only problem with this is that it prevents people from using the software, if they want to. I think it would be nice to see some kind of reminder that you can access from a web browser or something so that when you go to the meeting reminder, you dont forget to add your time-out.
Not enough people use the “Google Meet” software anymore. I always had the feeling Google Meet was a bit of a dinosaur of a thing, but I guess so are we. I guess if you live in Seattle, you are lucky enough to have a Google Meet server available. I would love to see a link in the sidebar to some sort of reminder that you should save your reminder at the end of your meeting.
Google Meet is an excellent example of a useful tool that has found its way into people’s lives without them even knowing it. I used it to help me get up to speed on the new Google+ app, which is now in beta. I’ve also been toying with the idea of using it to help me get up to speed on some of my other favorite apps.
I have a couple of Google apps to keep track of my appointments. One is for my email and I have it with my phone on it. I know the phone, but I also have a bunch of other apps that I would like to get to know. I also have a lot of other apps that I would like to use to keep track of my appointments.
I have a Google Calendar that I use mostly for events that I might want to keep up with on my phone. The calendar app has a “reminder” button. Clicking it will take you to a new page where you can add a reminder for a specific date.