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Automate Your Reminders: Creating Google Reminders with Zapier

Published on Feb 28th, 2024

In the fast-paced world of technology, staying on top of our to-do lists and commitments can be challenging. Thankfully, the integration capabilities offered by Zapier can simplify such tasks, linking together various services we use daily. Google Reminders is a powerful tool within the Google ecosystem that can help you remember important tasks and events. Pairing Google Reminders with Zapier can boost your productivity by automating the reminder creation process. Here’s how you can set up a Zap to create Google Reminders with ease.

Step 1: Create a Zapier Account
To start automating your reminder creation, you need an account on Zapier. Visit and sign up if you haven't already. It's a quick process, and a free account is sufficient for setting up basic Zaps.

Step 2: Choose Your Trigger App
Log in to your Zapier account and create a new Zap. The first step in any Zap is choosing your trigger: the event that starts your automation. Perhaps you want a Google Reminder when you receive an email with a specific label in Gmail or when a new event is added to your Google Calendar.

Step 3: Set Up Your Trigger
After selecting the trigger app, configure it. For instance, if you've chosen Gmail, you might set the trigger to fire when an email is received with the label 'To-Do'.

Step 4: Choose the Action App
Unfortunately, as of the knowledge cutoff date in early 2023, Zapier does not directly support Google Reminders as an action app. However, a common workaround is to use Google Calendar since reminders can be created as all-day events.

Step 5: Configure Google Calendar Event
Set Google Calendar as your action app and choose 'Create Detailed Event' as the action. Fill in the event fields, setting the 'All Day' option to true, and using the trigger data to populate the event's title and description. Ensure to select the appropriate calendar where you want the reminder created.

Step 6: Test Your Zap
Always test your Zap to make sure it’s working correctly. Make a test trigger event, and check your Google Calendar for the new event, which will serve as your reminder.

Step 7: Turn On Your Zap
If the test is successful, turn on your Zap. Now, each time the trigger event occurs, a new all-day event – your Google Reminder – will be created automatically in Google Calendar.

By automating the process of creating reminders, you ensure that you never miss an important task or meeting again. With Zapier, you can customize this automation to suit your personal or professional needs, ensuring you stay informed without the need for manual input.

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