Google Now voice commands?

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  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I tried doing the following on in Google Now, though it does not seem to be working.


    "Note to self," From what I understand, it is supposed to then email to your Gmail for later review, though it never gets that far. What is the actual command?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    http://support.google.com/nexus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2666064

    Are you including your note to self when you say it ? So 'note for self : get milk from the shop', etc.. ?
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    It works for me. Are you on at least 4.1.2 or later? I don't think it works before that.
     
  4. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    If you have Evernote installed you can have it save the note to that instead of Gmail. But you don't get the voice recording saved with the note like you do in gmail. I just have not been fond of using gmail for notes.

    Presumably other notes apps can work with it too.



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  5. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    This "note to self" command reminds me of Norm MacDonald.
     
  6. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    Just realized that it really does just send it to gmail--and does not apply the Notes label. Dang.

    Guess I could forward any emails with a subject of "note to self" to my Evernote email address but that might be going a bit to far just to remember to buy milk. :)

    Edit: I could just as easily set a trigger to apply the Notes label to anything with "note to self" as subject.



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  7. The iGentleman macrumors 6502a

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    That also works with Google Keep. Also, there are more cards coming to Google Now.
     
  8. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    Thanks. Ironically I was just about to post again, mentioning how it works with google keep (was searching google note synching). Can't believe I never knew about Keep before. I like it.

    Loving the Keep app on my Note 2 as well. My new go-to notes app.


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  9. The iGentleman macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely. It replaced Evernote for me. I too now use it as my go-to notes app. :) Google Now is steadily evolving.
     
  10. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    4.1.1 here, works fine
     
  11. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I downloaded the new Google Keep app and use the note to self command to save notes directly into the Keep app. Works perfectly.
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    thanks for posting this. Just switched over to keep for notes now.

    It is so intuitive. I was thinking, "hmmm, how do I make it so the notes save there." Just launched google now, did a note to self, and it brought up the window to choose how to save the note :)
     
  13. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    I dont find it so great. You can do a note to self but it only works well if you remember to open Keep to see your reminders. There is no notification options that i see.
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    hmm, did you test it? I'll schedule a note for 10 mins out and see what it does.
     
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    I think Google intended it to be a simple Notes app. Something easy to keep random notes so I don't forget. Liking the clean and simple post-it style design. Since Google just released it, maybe they'll do more with it later on, like integrate tasks into it.

    I tried using Evernote but it was just to feature rich for me.
     
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    I did, send note to self to remind me to pay a bill at 11:30 am, ...didnt get a reminder or notification. That App isnt very good imo.....yet.
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Good for list. I still use Google now reminders. It just sets an alarm if I say "remind me to pay a bill at x time" or a calendar event if it's a later day
     
  18. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    Last night after seeing this thread I decided to try and have my phone save my note. Like others, it gave me the screen to choose which app to save to. I chose Keep. Today, I had it save a few other notes and now it saves automatically to note. I like how it remembered my choice. I wish it would remember my preferred choice for other apps because it seems to always ask me every time such as opening something in a browser etc.
     
  19. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    It remembers your choice when, after selecting the app to use, you tap "Always" instead of "Just once."

    Keep in mind it is a one-to-one relationship between this app and that app. Ergo, if I set Chrome to be used "always" for browser links in the Gmail app the Gmail app won't ask me again if I tap a link. But if I tapped a link in another mail app it will ask me which browser to use (till I choose the always option).

    Finally, if I install a new browser it will ask again--in order to let me choose the newly installed browser as the default.





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  20. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    Also so others know, you can reset the preferences by going to settings---apps---reset app preferences.
     
  21. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    Except some things it is "Broken" with as it keeps asking me what app to open a picture or other things with over and over.
     
  22. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't happen for me. Unless, as I indicated, I install another app or use a different app for whatever is going to open up yet a another app. (A cookie for anyone who understood that sentence.)




    Michael
     
  23. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    Many others have posted about it on Android Central.
     
  24. F123D macrumors 68040

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    What type of phone? I haven't had any issues with my Galaxy Note.
     
  25. Tinmania macrumors 68040

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    If it was a wide-spread issue it would be all over the place. Perhaps they are upset that updating an app will lose its "always" setting (I can understand that).

    That said I often don't choose a default app because I use that pop-up as an "open with" equivalent. I like that in 4.2 you can double tap the app icon in that pop-up to go right to it (as if you had tapped just once).



    Michael
     

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