Want Google Chrome to send you reminders? Consider a busy day of work with several tasks to complete; you start the day with you and your computer ready to take over the world. Two minutes in, you have ten tabs open, and nine of them are making you a champion procrastinator. And the moment you check the time, boom, an hour has flown by.
The point is, yes, we’ve all been there, and as much as the internet can help us get stuff done, it can easily lead us off course too. Setting up reminders can prompt us to get stuff done, and thankfully, it’s possible to get them directly in your browser. In this article, let us see how to enable and set up reminders in Google Chrome.
Set Reminders in Chrome
Method 1- Set Google Calendar Reminders in Chrome
Google Calendar is the standard option for events and reminders as it comes packed with a suite of services tied to your Google account. You can sync your reminders across multiple devices, as long as you are logged in with your same Gmail account.
Here’s how to set up Google Calendar notifications on Chrome:
Step 1: Log into your Google account in Chrome, shown below. Skip to the next step if done already.
- Click on the Profile icon, as shown in the image below.
- Click on Turn on sync.
- Sign into Chrome by using in your Gmail account credentials.
- After signing in, you’ll receive a pop-up message to Turn On Sync. Click on Yes, I’m in.
Step 2: Google Calander can be accessed by pressing on this link – calender.google.com
Alternatively, you can click the Google Apps menu on your Chrome homepage, as shown in the screenshot below.
Then, scroll down and click the Google Calendar icon. You will land on the Google Calendar page.
Step 3: What’s important now is to set up notifications for Google Calendar so that when you set reminders using Chrome, among many other ways – you will receive a notification with a sound.
In most cases, you will be automatically prompted to allow notifications for Google Calendar on Chrome. It will look similar to the image below. If you receive this message, click on Allow.
Let us also look at how to enable notifications on Google Calendar manually:
Step 1: Click on the Gear icon and click on the Settings Option.
Step 2: Click on the Notification settings from the options list on the left sidebar.
Step 3: Click the dropdown menu to choose your notification settings.
Step 4: Click on Desktop Notifications. You will now receive notifications whenever necessary from Google Calendar.
Here’s how to create a reminder in Google Calendar:
Step 1: Click on Create on the Google Calendar home page.
Step 2: Click on Event.
Step 3: Click on Reminder, the third option in the row.
Step 4: Add in all the necessary details for your Reminder. Click on Save.
This is how you will be reminded using Google Calendar:
A significant advantage of this method is that if you are logged in on the same Google account across multiple devices, you will be reminded of all of them, including the Google Chrome browser on your PC.
Method 2- Set Reminders Using Any.do
Any.do is a clean, third-party extension for Google Chrome that can help you set reminders. Here’s a step-by-step procedure to set up reminders in Google Chrome using Any. do:
Step 1: Visit Any.do extension page on Chrome Web Store.
Step 2: Once you land on the extension page, click on Add to Chrome.
Step 3: Click on Add Extension in the pop-up box on the top of your screen.
Once you finish adding the extension, you will get a confirmation message saying that your extension has been successfully added.
Step 4: Click on the Extension’s menu on the top right corner of your screen.
Step 5: Tap the Any.do extension.
Step 6: Click on Sign in with Google.
Step 7: Once you click on Sign in with Google, it connects with the existing Google account on Chrome, and a pop-up window will appear.
Step 8: Click on the “+” icon next to the day you want to add the task.
Step 9: Add a name to your task in the text field provided. After naming your task, click on the “+” icon next to it.
Step 10: Your new task will be reflected on the day of your selection. To add a reminder to this task, click on the task again – as shown in the image.
Step 11: On the set of options presented to you below your task, click on the Reminder icon, as shown in the image.
Step 12: Add all the fields to your reminder – the date and time on which you want to be reminded. By default, the Reminder setting will remain as “On Time,” so do not change that.
Step 13: Click on BACK – as shown in the image.
Step 14: Now, a reminder has been set for the task. As shown in the image, the reminder icon will turn red, which indicates that the reminder has been set for the task. If you want to access the reminder once again, refer to Step 4 and Step 5.
That’s it. The Any.do extension will now send you the desired reminders in Google Chrome.
Method 3- Use Remindoro to set Reminders in Chrome
Remindoro is a simple, ad-free, open-source extension to set reminders on Google Chrome. Here’s a step-by-step procedure to add reminders using Remindoro.
Step 1: Visit the Remindoro extension page on Chrome Web Store.
Step 2: Click on Add to Chrome.
Step 3: Click on Add Extension in the pop-up box on the top of the page.
You will now get a confirmation that the Remindoro extension has been successfully installed on Google Chrome.
Step 4: Click on the Extension menu on the top right corner of your screen.
Step 5: Tap the Remindoro extension.
Step 6: Click on the Add Reminder button – as shown in the image.
Step 7: Fill in the title for your reminder, and the description of the reminder, as shown in the image.
Step 8: Next, click on the Settings icon.
Step 9: Enable the toggle for the Reminder time.
Step 10: Now, customize the date and time for the reminder by clicking the given box.
Remindoro will now alert you on the set time.
A bonus feature on Remindoro is that you can ensure it reminds you every time, after a particular time interval. To activate this feature:
- Turn on the toggle as shown in the image below, and set the time interval.
- Once you turn on the toggle, you can set the duration of the interval by using the slider.
- Click on the “Minutes” option for a drop-down menu to set the time duration for the interval.
- You can now select your desired time interval.
Method 4- Set Reminders Using Pi Reminder
Pi Reminder is a feature-rich and clean extension to add reminders in Google Chrome. Here is a step-by-step procedure to use Pi Reminder:
Step 2: Click on Add Extension in the pop-up box that appears on top.
You will now get a confirmation that the Pi Reminder extension has been installed to Google Chrome.
Step 3: Click on the Extension menu on the top right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Next, tap the Pi Reminder extension – as shown in the image below.
Step 5: Click on Sign in with Google – preferred option. You can also sign in with the other available options.
Step 6: Enter your Google ID, click on Next.
Step 7: Next, enter your password as well.
Step 8: Click on Allow. This will grant permissions for Pi Reminder to “see and download” your contacts.
Step 8: Once you log in and grant permissions, you will be taken back to the extension. Click on the “+” icon – as shown in the image.
Step 9: Fill in all the details in the fields provided, which are necessary for your reminder. Once that is complete, click the tick mark icon on the bottom right of the dialog box.
By completing all the steps mentioned above, you can use the Pi Reminder extension to set Reminders on Google Chrome.
The tools mentioned above are some of our favorites to set reminders and alerts in the Google Chrome browser. Make sure you utilize all the features and keep track of what you have to do and when while getting through a busy day. Stay tuned for more guides on improving productivity using various tools available for browsers!