You can also send notes, reminders, and alarms to your phone from Google on the web


Last week we told you about how you can send Google Maps directions to your phone from Google Search. Just type “send directions” into Google and a new card will allow you to choose a destination and then send it to your device. This functionality is similar to an old app called Chrome to Phone. It’s a great idea, and it looks like Google is adding even more features.

In addition to sending directions you can also send notes, set alarms, and add reminders. All of these commands work the same way as the directions. Simply type “note to self, set and alarm,” and “set a reminder.” A card will show up with the appropriate text boxes and options. Fill out the card and click “send to phone.”

In order to have your phone show up as a recipient you need to have a few things. Make sure you have the most recent Google app, Now cards enabled, web & app activity enabled, Google Now notifications turned on, and “high accuracy mode” location reporting.

[via Google]

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

The Nexus 7 is no longer available from the Google Store

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  1. US only

  2. For me it’s just so much easier to do it on the device itself, especially for speaking.

  3. Turning on high accuracy mode makes Google Now one of the best apps ever. It just knows. OMG!! It’s great.

    My battery is telling me no,
    but my laziness, my laziness is tellin’ me yeeeeea.

  4. Would be cool if it could also send to Android Wear. I like doing my timers and reminders on there.

    1. I was under the impression that timers on Android Wear are linked to the phone, even if you make them on the watch.

      So you’re saying you can create timers and reminders on your watch *without* the need of a phone?

      Eh… I guess that is a normal function seeing as watches already have that. LoL!!

      1. That’s correct. I do my timers on my watch and it doesn’t have a corresponding timer on my phone, which is fine for me. Handy for when I go down to do laundry but forget my phone upstairs.

        1. I didn’t know that. I have an Android Wear watch and don’t even know how to use it to it’s full potential. LoL!!

  5. For a while now if you had ok Google hotword detection turned on in chrome, you could set reminders and stuff that were global to all devices

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