Amazon Alexa is getting more useful every day. With the latest features, users can now stay on top of their daily activities.
One of the latest features announced is that Alexa will now let you create named timers. In here, you can set up multiple timers at once and name each timer so you can keep everything straight.
Apart from timers, Alexa can also schedule reminders. With this update, you’ll no longer need someone to remind you to pay your credit card bill. Alexa will tell you that.
It comes in handy when you’re in the kitchen cooking or baking. In a statement, Amazon said:
“Now you can ask Alexa to set a pasta timer and to set a garlic bread timer, and when the timer goes off, Alexa will state which timer is done.”
It’s also easy to check how much time is left on a timer by saying, “Alexa, how much time is left on my [specific] timer?” Now, if you have multiple timers at once, you can browse them up through the Alexa app.
The new features may be simple to some. However, they’re a big deal for others.
When Echo was first introduced, some users were disappointed because they couldn’t set a reminder for themselves. Thus, when they learned that Amazon will now allow users to set reminders for themselves, they’re thrilled.
With it, they no longer have to find their phone and type the reminder. They could just talk to Alexa and set a reminder.
The Reminders app on iPhone is very useful. You can use it to set up reminders to pick up groceries, take out the trash or get work done.
Overall, it’s a great app to help you stay organized. However, it would require you to reach your phone and type your reminder. This time, you don’t have to get it when you think of a task that you have to do later.
Other great features of Amazon Alexa
Asking Alexa, “what time is it,” is one of the handy features of this speaker. With Echo, there’s no need to search for your phone just to check the time. Anywhere in your house, you can get the answer to that question immediately. Although it’s a small thing, it’s a useful feature when you’re in a hurry in the morning.
You can also ask Alexa about the weather today. It’s also quicker than pulling out your phone and open a weather app. The Echo won’t just tell you the current temperature, but it also gives you information about the high and low temperatures for the day.
If you’re in a hurry to type in additional ingredient for the menu you’re preparing; you can tell Alexa to add individual ingredients to your shopping list. Each time you need stuff, you can tell the speaker to add it to your list so you can buy it the next time you’re out shopping.
These aren’t the only useful built-in features of Amazon Echo. The good thing is that Amazon always update it and it gets better every time. What’s more is that Amazon gives you information about the latest features and skills through email.