Google Assistant Gets Notes and Lists Support

Posted on December 19, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Google with 3 Comments

Google is slowly rolling out support for lists and notes on Assistant. The company has been promising support for notes and lists on Assistant, and although it has been available to a small number of users in the past, the features seem to be rolling out to a wider range of users today, reports Android Police.

Lists and notes support mean you can now use Assistant to take notes and make lists of tasks. You can ask Assistant to create a new list, add items to it, and delete items from it. Assistant already had a shopping list feature before, though that obviously limited you to a single list. With the new lists feature, you can have as many lists as you want.

You can even ask Assistant to display all the tasks from a list or go into Assistant settings to find your lists and notes, where you can modify notes. Re-ordering tasks in a list or renaming a task on a list doesn’t seem to be possible as of yet.

In addition to support for notes and lists on Assistant, Google is rolling out support for Keep integration as well. This feature doesn’t seem to be available to many users for the time being, but it essentially allows you to sync your notes and lists on Assistant with your Google Keep account. It’ll be interesting to see if Google allows third-party integration in the future. That’d be pretty cool if you use a different service like Todoist or Microsoft To-Do.

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3 responses to “Google Assistant Gets Notes and Lists Support”

  1. JaseCutler

    I bought a Google home at least a year ago, and quickly it just became the "timer machine" in the kitchen because it didn't feel all that smart to me. It didn't fit into my life, I had to adjust to it.


    Most notably: Lists. I made my shopping lists in Google Keep, I made to-do lists there, and I've used Asana and Todoist for work. All of a sudden, if I asked Google to remember something... it ended up in some obscure setting in the Google Home app? (Or was it the Google Cast app?... </sarcasm>)


    I always recognized Google had the most data to get voice searches right, and figured they'd eventual win because of that... but dumb decisions like creating a lists within a 'not list app' was just absurd.

  2. Winner

    This looks more functional, but for years now you've been able to say "Note to self...Remember to pick up laundry at Kim's" and it would put that in Google Keep for you.

  3. bpech

    I just tried "Take a note" with the assistant on my Pixel 3. I was given a choice of adding the note to Keep, OneNote, Gmail, Wunderlist or Microsoft To-Do. Cool. I am not sure how this would work on other Android phones.

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