Google Now is a quick and intuitive way to tailor your device to work for you and, unlike other personal assistants, provide you with up-to-date information based on search habits, emails, and the general all-knowingness of Google.
On my Nexus 7 tablet, I use the Google Now to see traffic updates, ETAs to destinations I recently looked up, game scores, and even updates on my Amazon packages.
To help further enhance Google Now's functionality, Google has made it extremely simple to set your own reminders, timers, and more on Google Now using their search function on any browser. To get started, make sure you already have Google Now on your device and that you're signed in to your Google account on your computer.
On your web browser, head to google.com. In the search bar, type in "remind" and hit your Enter key. You can also type in a full reminder to help auto-fill the information. For example, "Remind me to eat fish when I get home." After searching, the Create reminder card will appear.
Once you input the reminder information, select Remind me on Google Now for it to appear on your mobile device.
If you use Chrome, or have Google Search set as your main search engine on a different browser, you'll be able to set these tasks and reminders straight through the address or search bar.
Additionally, we discovered that you can set timers with a search for things like "set timer for 40 minutes", although this only works within the search results page rather than creating a timer on your phone or tablet.
Considering how often we use the internet on a daily basis, this is a helpful feature that will ensure that we can set our own reminders as soon as they pop in to our heads. Do you know of any other useful Google cards? Let's hear 'em.
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