Adding and Viewing Reminders

In this lesson for Reminders on the Mac we look at how to add reminders as well as complete a reminder, view our completed reminders, and delete reminders in the Reminders app.

Creating Reminders
To create a reminder, you must first select a list on the left side of the app. This is where the reminder you create will be place. As an example, if you have a Shopping list, you’ll want to select that list and then add your shopping reminders. There are several ways to add a reminder.

  • Click on the Plus in the upper right corner.
  • Go to File in the Menu Bar and select New.
  • Use the Command-N key command.
  • Select an existing reminder and hit the Return key.

Completing a Reminder
To complete a reminder, you just click on the circle to the left of the reminder you want to complete. When you do this, the reminder will be removed from your list and placed in the Completed Reminders section.

Viewing Completed Reminders
Your completed reminders are located in the Completed Reminders section at the top of all your reminders. If you do not see this section, you may need to pull down from the top. You can mark a completed reminder as incomplete by clicking on the circle to the left of the reminder.

Deleting a Reminder
To delete a reminder, you control-click on it, hold down the control key and click on the reminder you want to delete. You’ll see a menu show with various options including delete. You can also go to Edit in the menu bar and select Delete.

See this Lesson in Action
If you want to see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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