Google turns its Calendar app into a personal coach

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 7:16 PM

Number more excuses. Google is adding a tiny virtual helper to Google Calendar to assistance you reach your personal goals.

Google turns its Calendar app into a personal coach

Number more excuses. Google is adding a small virtual helper to Google Calendar to assistance you reach your personal goals.

The company introduced a new feature to its mobile apps on Tuesday that'll assistance you stay on track by managing your schedule.

A new "Goals" feature will ask you wish to achieve, how frequently you wish to work on that goal, and what time you prefer to work on that goal. Then it looks through your calendar to obstruct out time, rescheduling your goal if you add a conflicting event or select to pass a practice or gym session.

"Calendars should assistance you create the most of your time -- not just be tools to track events," Jyoti Ramnath, a Google product manager, wrote in a blog post.

Ramnath also says that the feature will obtain better with more utilize because it'll memorise from how you complete, modify or keep off your goals.

Related: Which is the best digital assistant: Siri, Cortana, Alexa or Google Now?

All the major tech companies are in contest to construct the best personal helper service. Apple (AAPL, Tech30) has Siri, Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) has Cortana, Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) has Alexa, and Google (GOOGL, Tech30) has Google Now.

Among the contenders, Google Presently may know you the best if you rely mostly on Google'south Web services. It already has a predictive "cards" function that shows you information you might be searching for before you ask.

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