Yesterday, Google announced a feature that allows you to send directions to your Android phone directly from a search box. What wasn't announced is that you can also use "note to self" to send a reminder directly to your notification shade.
As Android Police points out, "note to self" works the same way that "send directions" does. To send a text note to your phone, follow these steps:
- Open up Google.com on your computer and type "note to self" plus the text you want to send into the search box.
- Press Enter.
- Edit your note (if necessary) and choose a device from the drop down list.
- Click "Send note to your phone".
- Open your phone and your note should be in your notification shade.
This feature requires the latest version of the Google app, Google Now notifications enabled, Web & App Activity enabled, and you must be logged into your Google account. As with many Google rollouts, this will happen gradually so you might not see the option right away You can also use Google to set alarms on your phone.