With Google Assistant about to be in the hands of tons of users through the Pixel phones and Google Home, I wanted to share a great organizing tip regarding shopping lists. In reality, this is nothing new as it already works with Google Now, but it will definitely become more ubiquitous with the Pixels and Google Home devices.
Shopping lists are a great feature of Google Keep. You can create the list, use check-boxes when doing the shopping to indicate that you already added them to you cart, share with a souse or roommate, and even add a reminder based on time or location.
The Google Assistant recognizes that Google Keep is where lists are stored in the google ecosystem, so when you tell the assistant to add something to your list it does so in Google Keep. The great part about it is you can have many lists for many purposes in Keep and the Assistant will know which list to add an item to based on what you entered (in Google Now) or said to the Google Assistant.
Let say you want to add something to your Grocery list? Just say (or type) Add coffee to my Grocery list. Head over to Google Keep and you will see that coffee is now added to your Grocery list. Lets say you have multiple shopping lists, Groceries, Christmas, Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, etc. all you have to do is say the add something to XXXX List and it will add the item to the proper list. Even better, if you don't already have a list with that name, a new list will be created in Google Keep with the corresponding name
I was just showing this off to my wife using Google Now and she was very impressed. How many lists do you think you are going to use with this feature?
UPDATE 10/26/16: It seems this is only working from Google Now at this time. Using the Google Assistant, it creates a new shopping list called Google Assistant Shopping List.