Google Calendar gets reminders to keep track of your tasks

Keep tabs on those important to-dos alongside your usual appointments.

Google's services have had reminders for a while, but they've usually been kept apart from your day-to-day schedule. That's a bit counterintuitive, isn't it? However, the company is finally setting things right by incorporating those reminders in Google Calendar. As of this week, mobile users (the web is coming soon) can create and track reminders from within the Calendar app. If you need to remember to get groceries, you'll know right away if there's a conflict with your kids' recital. And importantly, you don't have to worry about those reminders being lost in the shuffle -- if you don't tackle them one day, they'll show up in your itinerary for the next. All iOS users should see this overdue upgrade today, while Android users will see it roll out over the course of the week.