Add a reminder from another app on Mac
Remind yourself to get back to a webpage, an email, a map location, or something else in another app while you’re using it—without switching to Reminders. For example, you can create a reminder for the webpage you’re viewing in Safari, a selected note in Notes, a location or directions in Maps, or the card you’re viewing in Contacts.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Remind me about this tomorrow.” Learn more about Siri.
Note: All Reminders features described in this guide are available when using upgraded iCloud reminders. Some features aren’t available when using accounts from other providers.
Add a reminder from another app
When you add a reminder from another app, an app icon or link is added to your reminder so that you can get back to the item you created the reminder from, such as a Safari webpage, Mail message, or Maps location.
While you’re using another app on your Mac, select something that can be shared, click the Share button , then choose Reminders.
If the app doesn’t have a Share button, Control-click what you want to remember, then choose Share > Reminders. For example, you can do the following:
Add a reminder for a Mail message: In the Mail app, select a message, Control-click the subject of the message, then choose Share > Reminders.
Add a reminder for a Calender event: In the Calendar app, double-click an event, Control-click the title of the event, then choose Share > Reminders.
FaceTime lets you create a reminder when you decline a call. See Answer calls in FaceTime.
In some apps, the Share menu doesn’t include Reminders, so you can’t use it to create a reminder for the selected item or location.
Click the Info button , then add or change details.
Here’s what you can add or change while adding a reminder from another app:
Reminder list: Click the Choose List pop-up menu, then choose a reminder list.
Notes: Enter notes below the reminder title.
Title: Select the reminder title, then enter a new one.
Be reminded on a date and time: Select the On a Day checkbox, click the date, then use the calendar to pick a date or type the date in the month, day, and year fields. Optionally, select the At a Time checkbox, then type a time in the hour and minute fields.
If you want to be reminded on a repeating schedule, place the pointer over the current repeat option, click the pop-up menu, then choose an option. To set an end date for the repeating schedule, place the pointer over the current end repeat option, click the pop-up menu, choose On Date, then use the calendar to pick a date or type the date in the month, day, and year fields.
Change the priority: Place the pointer over the current priority, click the pop-up menu, then choose an option. Exclamation marks appear in the reminder list to indicate priority: one for low, two for medium, and three for high.
Add a URL: Click the URL field, and type a web address.
Add images: Click Add Image, choose Photos, select one or more images, then drag the images to the reminder.
Return to the app where you created a reminder
Reminders you create from another app have an app icon or a link to help you get back to the item you created the reminder from.
In the Reminders app on your Mac, do one of the following:
Use an app icon: If there’s an app icon to the right of the reminder title, click the icon.
Use a link: If there’s a link below the reminder title, double-click the link.
To return a FaceTime call from a reminder you created when you declined an incoming call, click the link in the reminder. See Answer calls in FaceTime.