Using Siri On Your Mac To Remind You About Email, Web Pages, Documents and More

You can quickly and easily create reminders from email messages, web pages and documents to remind you to complete a task at a later time. The notification you receive will link you directly back to the content. You can also use this for Maps locations, Messages and a variety of other items on your Mac.

Comments: 12 Responses to “Using Siri On Your Mac To Remind You About Email, Web Pages, Documents and More”

    MURRAY G ATHERTON
    5 months ago

    I take it that this wonderful reminder does not work the same in iOS on an iphone.

    5 months ago

    Murray: Why not just try it? I just did and it worked fine. I viewed an email in Mail for iOS, activated Siri, and asked her to “Remind me about this message in 1 hour.” The reminder was created with a link to the message. I was even able to go to Reminders on my Mac after that, see the reminder, and it linked to the message in Mac Mail.

    Diane Stern
    5 months ago

    First I love macmost – thanks for doing it. I tried this feature as it seemed great but it doesn’t seem to work for me. With Mail, it just took me to my Inbox not a specific message and it doesn’t work at all with a web page – I can ask Siri but she never responds at all. I am running Mojave 10.14.3 so that isn’t the problem.

    5 months ago

    Diane: Did you open the message in its own window?

    Diane
    5 months ago

    Gary – well, duh! I forgot that advisory. It worked in Mail when I did that. Web pages sometimes work but I think the problem is my laptop which needs to be replaced

    Brad
    5 months ago

    Hi Mate, This was very helpful thanks

    Robyn
    5 months ago

    Very helpful video. You are such a star, Gary. Thank you for sharing your amazing Mac knowledge.

    Ertugrul
    5 months ago

    I do not use siri most of the time (cannot get used to use siri), but this feature works with sharing (share with reminders) in mac apps… However, in Safari, when I share an address with Reminders, it works but shows another web browser’s icon at the end of the Reminders item… How could it be..?

    5 months ago

    Ertugrul: Do you have another browser set as you default in System Preferences, General?

    Ertugrul
    5 months ago

    No not at all…
    I installed Chrome, FireFox and Yandex on my Mac so as to use them when needed,
    but I always use Safari and my default web browser is Safari in System Preferences, General…

    Christy Hemenway
    2 months ago

    I’ve tried asking Siri to remind me about this webpage in one minute … tried it in Firefox and in Safari. Siri responds: “Sorry, I can’t remind you about the Maps app.” Closed the maps app, now Siri says “I can’t remind you about the Word app.” :-(. Am I missing something?

    2 months ago

    Christy: it sounds like Safari is not your frontmost app.

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