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How to use tags in Reminders on Mac

Reminders Tags on Mac
Reminders Tags on Mac (Image credit: iMore)

Tags isn't just a new macOS Monterey feature in the native Notes app. It's also available in the Reminders app. The function allows you to categorize reminders to organize your content better. Here's how to use tags in Reminders on all the best Macs.

Creating tags

With tags, you can add keywords to apply to your reminders. Tags start with the "#" symbol. To create a multiword tag, use hyphens or underscores between words. For example, "#apple-iphone" or #apple_iphone."

There are different ways to add tags to reminders in the Reminders app on Mac.

To add a new tag to a reminder

  1. Open the Reminders app.
  2. Click the + symbol at the top right to add a reminder.
  3. Add a tag in the section that says, Add Tags. Separate tags as needed with a comma. For example, "#ice-cream, #dessert."

To add a new tag to a reminder, open the Reminder app, then click on the + at the top right. Then add your tag where it says Add Tags. (Image credit: iMore)

To add an existing tag to a reminder

  1. Open the Reminders app.
  2. Click the + symbol at the top right to add a reminder.
  3. Click on the # button, then choose from the list of existing tags.

To add an existing tag to a reminder, open the Reminders app, click the + symbol at the top right to add a reminder. Click on the # button, then choose from the list of existing tags. (Image credit: iMore)

To add a tag to an existing reminder

  1. Open the Reminders app.
  2. Click on an existing reminder, then add a new or existing tag using the steps above OR:
  3. Click on an existing reminder, and choose the info icon on the right. Then add your Tag (s).

To add a tag to an existing reminder, open the Reminders app, then click on an existing reminder, then add a new tag or existing tag using the previous steps. You can also click on an existing remind (Image credit: iMore)

As you add tags, you'll see them show up in the Tag Browser on the Reminder app's sidebar on the left-hand side.

Renaming tags

You can rename a tag in the Reminders app at any time by following these directions:

  1. Open the Reminders app on your Mac.
  2. Control-click a tag in the Tag Browser on the sidebar.
  3. Select Rename Tag.

To rename a tag, open the Reminders app, then control-click a tag in the Tag Browser on the sidebar. Select Rename Tag. (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Rename the tag.
  2. Click Rename to confirm.

To rename a tag, rename the tag, then click Rename to confirm. (Image credit: iMore)

The altered Tag is changed everywhere within the Reminders app.

Deleting tags

If you no longer want a tag in the Notes app, you can delete it by following these directions:

  1. Open the Reminders app on your Mac.
  2. Control-click a tag in the Tag Browser on the sidebar.
  3. Select Delete Tag.

To delete tags, open the Reminders app, then control-click a tag in the Tag Browser on the sidebar. Select Delete Tag. (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Click Delete to confirm. Your tag has been deleted from the Tag Browser.

To delete tags, click Delete to confirm. (Image credit: iMore)

Make your life easier

Use tags in Reminders to make it easier to organize and find your content. The steps involved are intuitive and don't take much time to set up and complete. Use the tool to improve your workflow.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.