Siri has arrived on macOS Sierra, and with it a new feature that allows you to pin widgets to the Today column in the notification center.

This feature is very simple and useful, so let’s take a few minutes and show you how it works.

Normally, when you ask Siri anything on macOS, it shows you the results in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Note, however, there’s a a plus “+” button in the top-right corner of many Siri search results.

Remember, whenever you see the plus, you can add it to your notification center.

When you click that button, the item will be pinned to the Today pane in your notification center. To access your notifications, click the three lines in the top-right screen corner.

The pinned item will remain there until you remove it, or you can rearrange it so that more pertinent widgets are at the top.

If you do later want to remove a widget, simply click the “X” in it’s top-right corner.

You can pin all kinds of things to your notification center, including web searches….

…local searches…

…or reminders …

…as well as notes.

You can even ask Siri to show you one specific note or reminder list and pin that.

Not everything you search for can be pinned. But there’s enough that your notification center might soon be crammed with the stuff that is important to you.

You’re probably not going to save every single pinnable Siri search result, but there’s likely to be at least one or two things that you always want to keep in your notification center.

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The convenience of being able to at least pin your reminders or a reminder, certain web results, or have the score of the ball game at a glance, does make certain repetitive tasks much easier. You don’t have to open the corresponding app, simply take a glance and that’s it.

So, now you can start saving your Siri searches and hopefully your life and daily routine just became a lot easier.

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