Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Google Keep to-do list with a Reminder

Life used to be so simple at one time for most of us, get up in the morning, drink coffee, go to work, come home and have dinner.

How things have changed where more and more of us have become freelance or self-employed. Juggling all the things we need to remember for our work, with shopping, children, the list can become endless.

For note taking and projects I use OneNote and have done for years.
To-do List Google Keep

But when it comes to creating a to-do list for the day, items like writing a blog, making a list of the research that needs to be done, what I need to buy when I get to the supermarket, calls that I need to returned, it is difficult to remember everything, something always gets missed out.

Yes I can create the lists in OneNote, but I forget to look, plus I don’t want my calendar booked up with appointments that are not appointments, I just want a simple reminder with a checklist that that forces me to take action and complete the items on my list.

This is where the magic of Google Keep comes in, it has reminders built in that gets added to my google calendar.

For example, I would create maybe 3 or 4 lists per day, one for tasks that need to be done in the morning including taking the dog for a walk (yes I do overlook her sometimes) A shopping list with a location reminder, so when I pull into the car park at the supermarket or whatever shop I’m going to, it will spring up on my cell phone with a checklist for what I need to buy, this way I don’t get earache when I get home for forgetting an item.

To me this is invaluable, it makes life easy, I am sure it you will find it easy too.

Google Keep is very simple to use as a checklist with reminders, I have made a small video showing how easy it is, though I do apologise, there is no sound, my microphone packed in, something else I need to add to my reminders.