I use the Google reminders a lot, and I find the integration with the Google Calendar app very useful. However, other than that, third-party calendar apps are generally better, in my view, than the Google one. Is there a way to view (and edit) reminders with third party calendar apps?

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Unless you mean something completely other than event reminders: Of course it is possible. The Google Calendar app is nothing but a front-end: you can even delete its data, and your events (including reminders) will still be there.

On your Android device, events are managed by a "background service" and are stored with an app called "calendar storage", which is part of the Android OS. Every calendar app can (and most do) interface with that.

So just give it a try – you will find it works fine!

  • I'm not talking about event reminders, but rather Google reminders (I don't know if that has a different name), such as Inbox reminders, or what Google Now generates when you say "remind me to buy milk tomorrow morning" Commented Jun 6, 2018 at 7:12
  • Oh. No idea about what Google Now/Assistant creates as I don't use that (though I always thought it were calendar events). But talking about Inbox reminders, that seems to be something different and not tied to the calendar subsystem – so in that case I'm not sure how it works and whether 3rd party calendar apps would pick it up. If you (try and) find out, please let us know (and ping me: though I don't use it nor ever will, I'd like to know).
    – Izzy
    Commented Jun 6, 2018 at 8:54
  • Inbox reminders (and also keep and google now reminders) all appear in the calendar on the web and also in the official google calendar app, and they are indeed different. Commented Jun 6, 2018 at 8:58
  • And they don't appear in any 3rd party calendar app? Have you tried?
    – Izzy
    Commented Jun 6, 2018 at 10:03
  • I tried in the default Samsung and Asus apps and in Outlook for Android. None of them have that option. Commented Jun 7, 2018 at 9:55

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