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Set Reminders in Gmail

10 October 2007 13 Comments
{Via http://g-alert.blogspot.com/} – This is done by my friend & collegue Balaji. G. at Google.

G-Alert alpha — A Greasemonkey script for setting reminders in GMail


G-alert is a small script that runs on your browser when you open GMail.
You can select and set alerts on the mails that you need to be reminded later on.
It remembers the alerts set by you and pops-up a window on the scheduled time.


1) Install greasemonkey firefox extension https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748
2) Install G-alert by clicking here.
3) Open GMail; you should now get a G-alert menu bar at the top-right of the window :


1) You can set reminder alerts by selecting your mails, setting the time, and hitting the “Go” button :

2) You can add notes by clicking on “Add note”. After typing out the note, you can set the time and hit “Go” to set the reminder :

3) You can view your reminders by clicking on the “View” button :

4) You can modify your reminders by clicking on the “Edit” link. After modifying the alert, click “Done” to set the new reminder :


1) G-alert is in alpha stage, it has a few small bugs in it (if you find them annoying, please mail me or post in comments section).
2) This script does not send any data outside your computer. It does not do any server calls.
All data is stored in your local machine only.
3) Reminders are persistent and are available even if you restart your browser or the operating system.
4) It can be used with multiple instances of GMail.
5) Reminders open up in a new window :

If your browser does not allow pop-ups, you might need to disable the pop-up blocker (disable only for GMail).

Feedback : g.alert.scriptgmail.com or post directly in the comments section.

Coming soon : G-alert tricks and hacks

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  • Anonymous said:

    parapinathuku thanks da 🙂

  • Shankar Ganesh said:

    Just loaded it, but sadly, I don’t see anything appearing in Gmail.

    The installation is perfect – the greasemonkey scripts manager lists the script, etc.

    But I just don’t see the bar on top right! 🙁

    Was thinking of blogging about it on my tech blog, Killer Tech Tips. 😛

  • Shankar Ganesh said:

    Ahh! Yes it doesn’t seem to work with the new version of Gmail.

    I enabled the older version, and it’s perfect now.

    Since most people use Gmail’s new version, I think you need to make your script compatible with it 🙂

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  • Sundar Rajan G S (author) said:

    hey sankar

    Will ask balaji to update

  • Jon R said:

    I desperately want this on my Gmail, but I use Google Apps, and it doesn’t appear to work on this newer version of Gmail. Any chance a new version will come out?

  • Quran Recitation said:

    It’s not available on right corner. how to fix it?

  • Maggie said:

    Help it covers my top toolbar and now I cannot access my calendar, how do I disable it, love the idea but it’s on the top left hand corner covering my mail, calendar, documents, sites video groups and the more tab which how i get to my contacts.

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