New macOS Ventura Notes and Reminders Features

There will be lots of new features in the Notes and Reminders apps in macOS Venture this fall. See how you'll be able to filter and use Smart Folders in Notes, create and reuse templates in Reminders and more.

Comments: 26 Responses to “New macOS Ventura Notes and Reminders Features”

    Dara Hogan
    8 months ago

    Any sign of Apple re-instating the Reminders share from Contacts. If I needed to call a Contact I could set up a reminder to do so with one click but some years ago Apple removed that very useful feature! Indeed, some of my older recurring Reminders still have my link to the relevant Contact active in Reminders - and they still work!

    Jonathan Bernstein
    8 months ago

    Gary, any way to use Mac OS Finder tags in Notes?

    8 months ago

    Dara: I don't think so.

    8 months ago

    Jonathan: There is no cross-over with the tags. But you can just use the same text for the same tags if it helps you organize.

    Hank Chiuppi
    8 months ago

    Can notes be on icloud?

    8 months ago

    Hank: By default they should be. If not, check your iCloud settings.

    Adrian
    6 months ago

    Do you know if indented reminders will show up indented in the Today/Scheduled views, or does everything still show up at the same level?

    6 months ago

    Adrian: I think the same level. But why not just try it and see. What I would do would be to create a sample reminder and see what it does. Try it and report back.

    Adrian
    6 months ago

    Thanks for the quick response. Unfortunately I don't have a spare system to try Ventura on right now.

    Christine
    6 months ago

    Thank you for the super helpful video! On Ventura, where will reminders without a time appear on the Today list - before or after the ones that are marked morning, afternoon, and evening?

    6 months ago

    Christine: Reminders without a time wouldn't appear at all on the Today list.

    Christine
    6 months ago

    Yikes. I rely heavily on reminders that are assigned a date but not a specific time of day. If those reminders don’t appear on the Today view in Ventura, I’m sunk. Thanks for answering, Gary!

    6 months ago

    Christine: Sorry, I only tested reminders without any time at all. Sounds like you are asking for reminders with a Date, but no specific time (as a programmer, a date IS a "time"). Of course reminders with a date (but no time) that are due "today" will be shown in the Today list.

    Christine
    6 months ago

    Thanks, Gary! Sorry I wasn’t clearer in my original question. Can you tell me…in Ventura, do the reminders with a date of today but with no specific time of day appear before or after the morning, afternoon, and evening reminders in the Today view? I’m trying to plan for how my workflow will change. Again, much thanks!

    6 months ago

    Christine: In the current beta, they are before.

    Christine
    6 months ago

    Thanks, Gary!

    Joel
    3 months ago

    Gary, great set of videos, I watch daily. Quick question on Reminders.

    I am using Reminders' the following Smart Lists / Smart Folders capability one of which is called Tomorrow.

    The problem is every day I need to manually update the Date in the Tomorrow Smart List (i.e., there is no way I can find to automate this).

    Question: is there a way to do that I am missing? Can be done though Automator, Shortcuts, or other?

    Thank you.

    3 months ago

    Joel: When you create or alter the Smart List, use "Date" and "Relative Range" and then "In the Next" and 1 Day.

    Joel
    3 months ago

    Gary: Appreciate the response but that does not work as it captures BOTH today's and tomrrow's activities. I only want to capture tomorrow's activities.

    I was thinking:

    - Reminders has limited Apple Script functionality so that is a no go;

    - What about using Apple Script to modify the file where the Smart List "dates" are stored / written? Do you know what / where this file is as I cannot find it?

    Thanks,

    3 months ago

    Joel: I see what you mean. No solution for that right now. I wouldn't try to mess around with user library files like that. I don't think it will work.

    Joel
    3 months ago

    Gary, much appreciated.

    Any suggestions as to a Reminders line application that can do what I am looking for.

    Thanks.

    3 months ago

    Joel: No idea. Is all you are trying to do is see a list of items due tomorrow? But not ones including today? Maybe a Shortcut can do it, but I'm not clear on the WHY here. Why would you want to see items due tomorrow but not items that you haven't completed for today yet? Maybe I'm missing something about your goal here.

    Joel
    3 months ago

    Gary, easy answer. I have three Smart Lists; Today, Tomorrow and Two Days so I can plan the next few work days (i.e., I want to have separate lists for each of the "time lines").

    The today Smart Lists "automatically" rolls forward. The Tomorrow and Two days Smart Lists do not meaning each morning I need to manually change the date. The goal is to get the Tomorrow and Two Days Star Lists automatically roll forward. Does that help?

    Do you have any solutions or suggested alternative app?

    3 months ago

    Joel: Isn't sorting by date doing what you need? If you just show all incomplete items, or just the ones due within the next 2 days, then you can see all of that and pretty easily tell what its today, tomorrow and the next day by the dates there. It may not be exactly what you are looking for, but easy to do.

    Joel
    3 months ago

    Gary, fair enough. That said, I would prefer to have three discrete lists / Smart Lists so I can look at each day separately and automatically.

    With that, my options appear to be to a) find a different application that has this capability or b) stick with Reminders and update the criteria on daily basis.

    Will post this issue on teh App Support forum with the hope that someone is listening!

    That you.

    Joel
    3 months ago

    I have continue do dig into this. In my digging, I did stumble across an Application called GoodTask which is a) a Reminders overlay and b) provides a wide range of capability / functionality that is not provided in Reminders. There is a trial version which I am using and it does do what I need / want, to bad Reminders does not.

    Because it is a Reminders overlay, I can revert back to Reminders if and when it becomes more feature rich.

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