We already know that Apple has fully developed the Reminders app on iOS 13, adding a new and more powerful design, and some excellent quick-entry tools so you don't have to touch the screen a million times just to remember to take out the Trash when I get home.
But the application has also deepened its virtual claws in the rest of iOS. Today we will see two great integrations that you may not have heard of.
Create reminders from mail
Of all the applications I want to use To create reminders, Mail is the one I would most like. And so far, the only way to create an email reminder has been to talk to Siri, saying "Remind me of this." That phrase adds the current email as a reminder, complete with a link to that email. But that was all.
On iOS 13, you can select text in any email, tap to share and then send it to the Reminders application, all without having to speak loudly in public. This also works in Safari, in addition to the current ability to share through the main share button in Safari.
At this time, what happens is that the new reminder is titled with the subject line of the email, and there is a Mail icon that you can touch to open the original email (or web page, in the case from Safari). The selected text is not really copied in the reminder, but it seems that this is an addition that should appear before the end of the beta period. Or maybe it's already there if you're brave enough to change the Reminders to their new updated format (an irreversible change that is incompatible with existing reminders; don't do this if you sync your iOS 13 beta device with iOS 12 devices).
Multiple reminders in Siri
Finally, you can add multiple reminders to Siri at once. Previously, if you said something like "Hello Siri, add masking tape, plastic sheets and leather gloves to my shopping list", then you would get a single entry in your shopping list with all three items.
Now, if you say the same, you will get separate entries for each item. In theory, anyway. And you can also type the list in the Spotlight search bar and touch the new button Ask Siri to use Siri without speaking.
Reminders in iOS 13 and iPadOS
Reminders, like everything else in current iOS 13 betas, are still quite rough around the edges. But the promise is there. At this time, I use Reminders almost exclusively for shopping lists, or to remind me to return to the cat when I get home.
In iOS 13, Reminders is much more useful, because a) it is more powerful and b) it is much easier to use. You no longer forget the task before you have managed to add it to the list. In a sense, that's great. In another, it is ridiculous that it took so long to get here.