How to create task lists in Alexa with Amazon Echo - Xataka

Today we are going to explain how to create task lists in Alexa with Amazon Echo. One of the comforts of having an intelligent speaker is that thinking out loud will be enough to create lists of things. For example, if you suddenly remember that you do not have bread, you can immediately tell him to add it to the shopping list.

But we'll show you two ways to manage lists in Alexa. Yes, we're going to tell you what voice commands you need to use with Alexa. But we will also tell you how to manage and modify them using the mobile application of the assistant, since after adding items to a list with your voice, you can then consult them with your mobile phone.

How to create a list in Alexa

We start by explaining our article the steps you need to take to create a list in Alexa. When you do, these lists will be available on all devices with Alexa where you have linked your Amazon account. We will first explain how to do it with the Alexa mobile app, and then create them using voice commands in your Amazon Echo.

Create a list from the Alexa app

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To create a list in Alexa using your app for Android or iOS, the first thing you need to do is open the menu to the left of the app. Once done, click on the option lists you'll see in second place, just above the reminders.

Create a list

You will enter a menu where you will have a list in which all the lists of your device are organized. By default, Alexa will have two pre-generated lists, one of the activities and another of purchases. To create a new list, press the button + what do you have next to the option Create a list, just above on the right of the screen.

Name of the list

A new field will be created at the top of your current lists and you will have to do it write the name you want to add to your new list. The name can be simple with one word or composed of several, to your liking.

List created

Once the name is written, the list will be created and displayed in the list. Of course, to differentiate it from those automatically created by Alexa, the lists that drawings will always be inside a called category My lists. This category will make your lists below the two generated by default.

Create a list from your Amazon Echo

Now let's move on to explain how to create a list from Amazon Echo. We take one step at a time with the simplest voice command, but then we'll tell you other related commands that you can use to create it directly by saying the name in the first sentence or reviewing its contents.

  • First of all, you have to tell your Amazon Echo the following: Alexa, create a list.
  • You will begin the process of creating a list and Alexa will ask you which name you want to give.
  • Answer it by saying the name with which you want to create the list. Try to vocalize well so that you understand the words well.
  • When you create the list, it will ask you directly what you want to add and you can go directly to tell you what you want to add to your list.

In case you want to add a list directly without having to wait for the name to be sent, you can say Alexa, create a list with the name XXXX. The assistant, through Amazon Echo, will automatically create a list with the name you have told him, even if you can ask for confirmation to make sure that he has understood this name well. So he will ask you what you want to add.

There are two other commands that can be useful and useful for exploring the lists you've created. If you say Alexa, lists, the assistant will tell you which lists you have created. but if you are more specific and tell him Alexa, who is on the XXXX list mentioning the name of the list, and the assistant will tell you what's inside.

How to add an item to a list

And now we're going to explain the second part, how to add different elements to the lists you've created. Again, we'll start with a step-by-step explanation that will guide you on how to do it in the Alexa mobile app, and then we'll continue to tell you which commands you can use to do the same thing with the assistant using Amazon Echo.

Add items to the list from the Alexa app

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To add an item to a list in Alexa using your app for Android or iOS, the first thing you need to do is go to the list section. To do this, open the menu on the left of the app and then click on the option lists you'll see in second place, just above the reminders.

List created

You will access a list where you can see all the lists you have available, both those generated by default by Amazon and those you have deliberately created in the section My lists. Here, simply click on the list where you want to add items to access it.

to add

If you have not added anything, the list will appear blank. To add a new item, click on the button + what do you have to the right of Add itemand write the name of what you want to add to the list. This name will appear with a circle on the right, used to press it and tick the item marking it as done.

Share archive

You'll have noticed the catches, which in the upper right corner you have a three-point icon when you're on a list. Pressing it will open a menu where you will see two options. You can give to quote to send the list to someone using the option to share your mobile phone, or Archive this list so that it disappears, but it is not completely erased. When you archive a list, you can permanently delete it.

Add items to the list from Amazon Echo

To add an item to a list, use the command Alexa, he adds [Elemento] in the XXXX list. For example, with this formula you can say something similar Alexa, add a coffee to the shopping list. Of course, if you want to mark some of these items as completed, you will be able to do it only from the Alexa application.

Also, as we said before, when you create a new list with the voice commands, after creating it, Alexa will ask you what you want to add, and she will listen to you to list different items. On this occasion every time you tell him something to add he will ask you if you want to add more.

If you prefer, you will also be able to do it tell the assistant Alexa, add things to the XXXX listand will ask you what you want to add by listening while you want to say it. Unfortunately, with this command you can only add one thing.

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