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Siri Reminders syntax iOS devices
After reading Shawn Blanc's great post on how to set up shared Reminders lists using iCloud, I played around with different approaches to the syntax for adding items to the lists, to see if it was possible to avoid the hassle he describes when attempting to add something to your non-default list.

The solution is really simple; here's the syntax to use:

Add [item] to my [listname] list.

So if you've got a list named Shopping, you can say 'Add milk to my Shopping list.'

Siri can't create the lists, it seems, so you have to create all the lists you want ahead of time, but that's pretty easy to do via the Reminders app.

[crarko adds: Sounds pretty handy.]
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Siri Reminders syntax
Authored by: JaxMyers on Nov 03, '11 08:06:03AM

What if the reminder has a date or location associated with it.

I say things a lot like "remind me to buy milk when I leave home". But it always ads that to the wrong list (my work list instead of my shopping list).

Does "remind me to by milk when I leave home on my shopping list" work?

Or "remind me to buy milk at 4 pm to my shopping list"?

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Siri Reminders syntax
Authored by: Unsoluble on Nov 03, '11 09:55:33AM

What's awesome about this, of course, is that if you share your Shopping list via iCloud, then anyone in the family can check the list when they're at the store, and see all the items that have been dynamically added or removed by others.

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Siri Reminders syntax
Authored by: rmanke on Nov 04, '11 06:18:34AM

Thanks, read the related article, and it's very helpful.

Edited on Nov 04, '11 06:22:42AM by rmanke

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