Google Calendar helps me keep track of what’s next and to-do lists help me keep track of what’s important. Having them together in one place helps me stay organized. Google Reminders is a great way to keep my to-do list on my calendar instead of in a separate app. This feature was added to our UMN Google Calendar in April.
To create a reminder, click in your calendar and select Reminder in the pop up window. If you don't see Reminder, you can enable Reminders through the Tasks calendar settings (see section below about Tasks). Type your reminder and select a specific date and time to be reminded. If your reminder does not have a specific time, select All day. You can even set reminders to repeat. Reminders are private and are not viewable even if your calendar is shared with others.
Reminders vs Tasks
If you are a big Tasks user you may miss the Add to Tasks feature in Gmail but stay tuned for next week's QuickBytes post about Google Keep! Google Keep is a great to-do list app that works with Reminders!
So what will you use? Tasks, Reminders or something else? Leave your comments below!