Add, change, or delete reminders on Mac
Add reminders for to-dos, projects, groceries, and anything else you want to keep track of, and organize your reminders in lists. You can even add a reminder to get back to something you’re doing in another app while you’re using it, such as a webpage in Safari. You can change reminder details, list names, and more whenever you like. Your new reminders and your changes appear on all your devices that you set up with the same accounts.
Add a reminder
In the Reminders app on your Mac, select a reminder list on the left, then click the Add button in the top right (or use the Touch Bar).
Enter the text for the reminder, then press Return.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Remember to get light bulbs”
“Add bananas to my groceries list”
Add or change reminder details
In the Reminders app on your Mac, place the pointer over a reminder, then click the Info button , or double-click the blank area next to a reminder’s name.
Do any of the following.
Change the name: Enter a new name.
You can also simply click the reminder’s name in the reminder list, then change the name.
Be reminded when you arrive at or leave a location: Select a day, specify a location, or both. See Set notifications for reminders.
You can also choose View > Show Calendar, then drag a reminder to a date on the calendar in the sidebar. To drag a reminder, click the blank area to the right of its name.
Add notes: Enter notes.
Change the priority: Click the priority 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.
You can also change the priority by selecting one or more reminders, then pressing Command-1 for low, Command-2 for medium, Command-3 for high, or Command-4 for none.
Tip: To easily create location reminders for addresses you visit frequently—like work or home—add those addresses to your card in Contacts. Then, when you set a location reminder, the suggested list of locations includes addresses from your card.
Add a reminder from another app
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.
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 Control-click the subject of a Mail message to create a reminder for the message, or the title of a Calendar event to create a reminder for the event.
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.
Add or change reminder details, then click Add.
Here’s what you can add or change while adding a reminder from another app:
Reminder list: Click the pop-up menu in the lower-left corner of the dialog, then choose a reminder list.
Name: Select the name next to the Info button , then enter a new one.
Notification or priority: Click the Info button , then specify when or where to be notified, or set the priority. To learn more about reminder notifications, see Set notifications for reminders. Exclamation marks appear in the reminder list to indicate priority: one for low, two for medium, and three for high.
Notes: Enter notes below the name.
An app icon is added to your reminder so you can get back to the item you created the reminder from, such as a Safari webpage, Mail message, or Maps location.
You can set a notification to alert you when the reminder’s due, or to complete it when you arrive at a destination.