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How to Track Reminders on Android?

Tasks, Keep, Assistant Reminders – or something else entirely?

Reminders are essential to the smartphone experience. Gone are the days of tying a string around your finger to remind you to pick up milk on the way home. Nowadays, your phone can ping you with any reminder, recurring or one-time, even months or years after you set it. Cancel subscriptions, perform tasks – everything is too easy on Android. In fact, the hardest part may be choosing a single callback service worth using.

Everyone knows that Google has a bad habit of launching multiple apps that perform the same functions. Its messaging service issue is legendary, offering Hangouts, Hello, and Messages with RCS support throughout the past five years before finally narrowing those apps down to just one. If you need to video chat with someone, you’re forced to choose between Meet and Duo, which is probably why Google is integrating Duo into its Workspace-branded app.


Reminder apps are the next big thing for Google. Between Tasks, Keep, and Assistant reminders, setting up and tracking reminders on your account is unnecessarily confusing. These apps don’t always work together, leaving your tasks and to-do lists spread across services. Luckily for us, it looks like Google is finally ready to cut back on its apps. In the last two weeks, Assistant Reminders lost support for location-based and assigned reminders, while Calendar might lose sync with Assistant to focus only on tasks.

It’s a big shake-up, but it’s probably necessary to make it easier to manage reminders on Android. This comes as Google continues to add new features to tasks, including favorite tasks and the ability to physically print lists.

We want to know which app you use to track your reminders. Keep is an obvious solution, combining notes with reminders to ping you whenever you need them. Tasks is a streamlined tool built into Workspace, though that can make it more frustrating to find than it’s worth. And Assistant Reminders is only a “Hey Google” away, though it’s hard to manage your existing reminders – and it could be gone.

Of course, you don’t need to use one of Google’s litanies of reminder and to-do apps to track chores, homework, and more. There are plenty of great reminder and task management apps on the Play Store, from big names like Microsoft to smaller third-party services. So, in addition to Keep, Tasks, and Assistant Reminders, we’ve picked out some of the most popular task apps on the Play Store, all of which can track reminders. There’s no way we can cover every possible application, so if you’re using anything else, please leave a review.