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Still, there are a few things that Google Home is not good at – even a few simple things. For example, Google Home is missing by default as a to-do list manager. But it's still possible to create and manage your to-do lists with Google Home. This is how it works:
Workaround for a Google Home To-Do List
Currently, Google Home does not support tasks or to-do lists. You can useif you like, but that seems a bit silly if there are a handful of simple workarounds.
Google Home's most notable workaround is lack of task management if this is the case or IFTTT. Create an IFTTT account if you do not already have an account, and then create a new applet.
- Search the list of services Google Assistant
- Select for the trigger Say a sentence with a text element .
- Enter What do you want to say something after the words "Add $ to my tasks".
- Optionally, you can create additional trigger elements phrases. Remember to use the dollar sign at the point of the task you want to add (for example, "Add $ to my agenda.")
- Click Create trigger .
- For the Next Service You can select any of the Notes or Task Management services you already use ̵
- Follow the instructions on the screen for the selected service and click on Create action at
- Give the applet a name and click Finish .
If you say "Hey, google, add my tasks to the store," the task will be added to your to-do list of your choice
Google Home was also not shipped with support for reminders, which always seemed strange since Google Now had the feature for years and Google Assistant on phones could manage intelligent speakers memories. However, Google has added reminders to Google Home since
To create a reminder, just say, "OK, Google, remember to run tomorrow 8 o'clock," or "Hey, Google, remember to water the plants." Quite simply, right ?
The caveat is that you have to go all in to use Google Assistant to manage your tasks. To see a list of your reminders, look in the Google Assistant app (or Google Home> More Settings> Reminders ). This or you can ask Google Assistant on your phone or in your Google Home speaker to list them for you.
Against this backdrop, Google recently added a very helpful reminder feature: location-based notifications. You can now create reminders with location data and be reminded upon arrival. For example, you could say, "Okay, google, remember to buy batteries when I'm in the supermarket." Without saying which grocery, Google will remind you on your phone to buy batteries when you arrive at a grocery – a grocery store.
You can use these location-based reminders with four different types of location categories: specific addresses, your predefined homes and work locations, generic stores (gas station, café, etc.), or specific business locations
Third Party Integrations
IFTTT serves as big workaround, but it is not fully equipped. You can not manage your task lists with it – you can only add new tasks. Reminders are great to remind you to do something, but not necessarily to manage an ever-growing list of tasks.
Luckily, there are several third-party task managers built into Google Home through. Some of these services are:
- List Master
- My Checklist App
- Task Now
- Daily Tasker
Interacting with these services Just say " Hey, google, open todo "or" OK, Google, Talk to SmartTask ". For most of these apps, you'll first need to link your account in the Google Home app. After setup, the Assistant App guides you through creating and managing your task lists.
You can say things like, "Hey, Google, please Todoist, add a task to contact Sharon by email" or "OK, Google, tell Todoist to read all my tasks."