Google Now keeps on top of you so that you can remember to do your chores

Google Now keeps on top of you so that you can remember to do your chores
Have a chore that you just can't seem to get done? A recently added feature to Google Now allows you to set a recurring reminder. Unlike one time notices that have an expiration date, these recurring cards can keep hounding you until a particular chore has been completed. The new feature was added to the app without a big press release, or celebration. But for those who need that gentle kick in the butt to remind them that there are things they need to do, the Google Now reminder cards are just as important as any.

You can set the reminders to go off "today", "tomorrow" or "occasionally." The first two are not recurring reminders, but the third one is. If you choose to have an event pop up occasionally, it will go to the top of your Google Now cards stack. When these reminders pop up, you can dismiss them or postpone them for another day.

Google won't reveal how many days until a postponed event comes back around to remind the user about the particular chore that needs to be done. It is just another way that Google Now tries to get information to you, when you need it the most. In this case, the app is warning you to get something done before you feel the impact of a rolling pin aimed at your head.

Set recurring reminders with Google Now

Set recurring reminders with Google Now


source: GoogleNow via AndroidPolice

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11 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I needed this 13 years ago lol.

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol at the thumbnail image. Momma rocks. :D

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Got married two weeks ago... I think my wife will be bugging me non stop to use this feature...

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah that's pretty cool.. Reminds me of the way Cortana can do these type of reminders.. Not exactly similar, but both are really nice to have... Lately I've been telling Cortana to "remind me to get socks the next time I go to WalMart", and asking Cortana to remind me to do things when I get home, or to my GF's house... Even if I don't do those things the reminder can be held off until the next time I reach certain destinations... Pretty cool, I think.... This is where smartphones are really becoming useful... I just can't wait to see what these PA's can do in the future.... .............. The day I can tell Cortana to start my car, and blast the AC, while I'm getting ready.... Well, it looks like that day is officially coming soon.

11. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Oh man, this is so Google now 2013...lol

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If you need a too personal VA system to remind you to do your chores then something's wrong.

7. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Isn't that the main usage case for a VA? In a different question, do we REALLY need a smartphone? We can suffice our internet needs using a PC or laptop, but we do still spend hundreds of dollars on smartphones.

6. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

the time is 10pm its time to wash your ass off

9. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

That would be Cortana's job :)

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Step by step, Google Now transforms into "Google Own". What's next? Tell you what to eat and when? Tell you when to have sex with your significant other? When you should take a crap? Once they hook up a neural command interface into Google Glass, human beings will become nothing more than cheap mass-produced robots, ready to wear their master's command interface.

10. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Isn't that what Apple does already ? you need to buy the new iPhone even though its the same thing over again. Isn't what Samsung does also. You need the next big thing even thought its a S4 over again? isn't that what the whole mobile industries does? Do we all really need the next phone not even a year after buying the first phone? I think we are all in the matrix already and having a matrix moment while in the matrix.

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