Google buys former iOS app Timeful to bring its time management smarts to Inbox and Calendar


Timeful iOS app

Google revealed on their official Gmail blog today that they’ve acquired the development team behind Timeful, a time management / to-do app originally exclusive to iOS. Timeful described their app as “the first intelligent time manager” which essentially infused a calendar with easy to use to-do lists and reminders. While that might not sound too advanced, the app also inserts “Habits” into your daily schedule whenever you have downtime, organizing times for you to take a walk, workout, or even “read for 30 minutes.”

Timeful features

It’s easy to see with all of Google’s services, why they’d want Timeful on their team. Google mentioned specifically that we’ll see Timeful features first make their way to Inbox and Calendar, with more plans in the near-ish future. Because Google Now is so heavily tied into most of Google’s services, you can imagine how many more convenient reminders with help from Timeful.

The original Timeful iOS app isn’t going away just yet, with the company mentioning that the app will continue to work, but will no longer have active development behind it. For a better idea of what Timeful is and how it worked, you can check out their promo video down below.

[Gmail Blog]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Yep, it’s made with bits of real panther, so you know it’s good.

  2. So Google will soon forcefully schedule me to be more productive. Neat.

  3. I love keep and it’s reminder/note taking aspects of the app so much. Is this supposed to be better?

  4. Keep, Tasks, and Timeful. Typical google. 3 apps for one job. It’s messenger, chat, hangounts, voice all over again.

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