Reminders

How can we improve Cortana's reminders?

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  1. Set a timer.

    I tried the other day to use Cortana to set a timer quickly while I was cooking and it didn't work right. I would expect Cortana to set a timer for X amount of time for an action. Then I would expect to be able to ask her how much time is left on the action.Currently you can tell her to remind you, but setting a timer would be another handy use case.

    For example:
    Me: Cortana, set a timer for 10 minutes for the chicken
    Cortana: Sure, I'll set a timer for 10 minutes for the chicken
    Me: Cortana:…

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  2. Enable Cortana to speak my reminders, Alerts, Calendar apts, traffic ect..

    Currently we only receive a tone for reminders, while this works very well it would give a bit more of a punch to have her greet the user by name then inform them of the specific appointment or reminder by voice. Eg. "Phil, its time for you to leave for work. It will take approximately 25minutes to get there with light traffic." Same for location reminders as well as calendar appointments.

    This would be an amazing thing to show off!

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  3. Daylight Savings time adjustment

    Cortana should adjust reminders for daylight savings time. Currently, my reminders are off by one hour now. I'm on Windows Mobile 10. My calendar entries outside of Cortana are fine.

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  4. Alternate days reminders

    Cortana is unable to understand when I say "every other day" or "every alternate day" or "every Monday, Wednesday and Friday". Instead She sets it only on every Monday. Please help us through this.
    Thank You

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  5. Cortana should be able answer commuter questions - e.g. "When is the next train to New York?"

    Cortana should be able answer commuter questions - e.g. "When is the next train to New York?"

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  6. Medication reminder

    The first time you open and set up Cortana, it should say something like "If you are on any medication, I can remind you to take it" because I don't think people realize you can tell it to remind you to take your medication.

    I think the big problem with Cortana is that people don't realize how genuinely useful it can be. That first time set-up when someone buys a new phone/computer is so important, there should be a long list of things they have to scroll through before they can start using it

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  7. Cortana should remind you to replace your contact lenses

    Most contact lens wearers have to replace their lenses with new ones roughly every 3 weeks, it would be very helpful if Cortana would remind you on the day you are supposed to replace your lenses. This would be a great feature, please add this!

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  8. Hourly verse Salary

    Cortana keeps try telling me to leave 20-30mins before my schedule time to leave (5pm). I am not salary, I can not leave whenever to beat traffic.
    There needs to be an option for when you can leave verse optimal time to leave.

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  9. Sync between windows phone 8.1 and windows 10

    Given Windows 10 for phones won't be out for a while it would be really useful to be able to sync reminders between Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 on a PC. Most of the other settings already sync, as does the calender.

    With the way Cortana works the information is presumably already being stored on a server somewhere so surely it shouldn't be too difficult to sync across devices which are logged in to the same account.

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  11. Reminder display during shutdown

    On Windows 10 it would be great if cortana could just remind me of something when I shutdown my PC.

    E.g. when I'm working at home it would be more helpful if the last thing my PC displays would be "don't forget xyz" instead of displaying "don't forget xyz" on my phone once I already left.

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  12. when the reminder pops up have cortana say it too not just a pop up

    Instead of only a text reminder, a voice reminder would be nice so you don't have to look at your phone

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  13. Provide departure times based on calendar location at the beginihing of the day

    If I enter a location on a calendar entry what can be mapped I get the drive time when I need to leave but I would like to have this provided in my daily agenda so I can plan ahead.

    This could work based on the current position but it could be of more use if it is updated based on planned position. For example if you are on a work day and there are no calendar entries then use Work as your anticipation position. If you have a prior calendar entry with a location then use that location to…

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  14. remind/alert me if a hurricane or tropical storm is headed towards florida

    in the age of the dvr, streaming music on the go over cellphones, the news is no longer there to tell us important things like "you are going to be hit by a bad hurricane!" I just found out about hurricane danny(not heading towards florida) from a picks for you story & tried to get Cortana to remind/alert me if a hurricane was headed for florida, she asked me if I was talking about a person. :(

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  16. Calendar Reminder's Reoccurring like outlook

    Wish I could add calendar reminder on phone with custom reoccurring. Simply allow setting it just like outlook "Reoccurring Pattern" Like every 1st week of month, or more.

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  17. Interact with applications

    It would be useful if Cortana could remind us to do certain things when we open an application. This feature would be great for both PC and phone.
    Example: "Remind me to finish the presentation about printers when I open PowerPoint the next time."

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  18. when giving me the travel time to a destination, it would be nice to have cortana tell me the quickest route including subway/trains

    Give cortana more access to public transport such as the underground/subway services like we have in Glasgow, Scotland.

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  19. Cortana should remind me to take umbrella

    cortana should remind me when it's going to rain and tell me to take an umbrella in the morning of that day :)

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  20. More repeat options

    Daily weekly annually is great. But what about every weekday, every 2,3, or 4 days or weeks?

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