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A tool made for those of us who need reminders or like making to-do lists: Google Calendar Reminders!

Add a Google Calendar Reminder instead of calendar event: “Reminders carry over to the next day until you mark them as done. For example, if you create a reminder to make a restaurant reservation, you’ll see the reminder each day until you mark it as done. Your reminders are private and can’t be shared with anyone else.”

Set reminders for daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, seasonal tasks and more!

Google Calendar Reminder

Google Calendar Reminder

Read the full Tech Bits blog post from Amy at SCLS on 1/2/2018

Using Google Calendar for Task Reminders

I have been using Google Calendar as an online calendar for years, but more recently I have utilized the “Reminder” feature to keep track of daily tasks, especially repeating tasks.

To create a Reminder, click on the appropriate day, enter the information, and select the Reminder button (instead of the Event button).

You can set up the Reminder for a certain time, or leave it as “all day.” You can make it a one-time task, or set up a schedule for the task.

The many options for Repeating the task are highly useful. There are multiple tasks that I do on a regular schedule, such as monthly, every other month, etc. I even have Reminders set for tasks that are only done once a year.

When you have completed the task for the day, you can mark the task as done to cross it off of your list (hover your mouse over the task to get the Mark as doneoption). If you don’t mark the task done, it will appear on the next day. The tasks keep appearing until you mark them done or delete them.