“Siri does many things, not all of them as well as others. But one thing she’s really great at is reminders: Tell Siri to remind you to call your Mom on her birthday every year, and you’ll never have to worry about it again,” John Brownlee writes for Cult of Mac. “While Siri is great at reminding you to do things, though, one thing she can’t do is remind you to remember things. But there’s no reason she can’t, and it would make an absolutely killer feature.”
“Over on Reddit, Redditor GoodNewsNobody suggests that Siri, as part of her duties as a virtual assistant, should be able to remind you of scraps of ephemeral knowledge that you might otherwise bury in Notes, never to find again,” Brownlee writes. “Some of the examples he lists are: Siri, remember my wife’s favorite flower is a Hydrangea; remember my locker combination is 17,6,3; remember my niece’s shoe size is 5.”
“The idea is that instead of trying to find these scattered pieces of information in Notes or a program like Evernote, you could just hit the home button and say, ‘Siri, do you remember my niece’s shoe size?'” Brownlee writes. “Honestly, I think this is just a fantastic idea, and it seems relatively simple to build out on Siri’s existing Reminders backbone…”
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MacDailyNews Take: “Siri, remind me to…” is invariably the #1 thing for which friends and family use Siri.