We have heard a couple days ago that Google is going to shut down Google Inbox in about 6 months, so that they can concentrate on GMail.

My question is: what is going to happen now with "reminders"? The migration guide says that we should use Google Tasks, but this app does not allow for recurrent reminders.

Is this feature going to disappear completely? As of today, it is possible to set reminders in Google Calendar. Are those going to be gone as well?

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    There is a LOT more that reminders can do that tasks can't. First, tasks don't actually remind you! The most important feature for me is being able to make each and every email into a reminder. And being integrated right inside your inbox. Can't do that with tasks. Also being able to snooze by location. Can you add a task by voice on your mobile device? Can with reminders. And you can set reminders not only in inbox and calendar but also from Google keep. I hope more of these things make it into Gmail soon. Otherwise Google is taking us back to the dark ages of personal productivity. – Samurai Soul Sep 20 '18 at 16:03
  • Reminders are integrated with calendar, keep, assistant, etc. Tasks is just a standalone app, not integrated in gmail besides being in the sidebar. – yummypasta Oct 21 '18 at 3:55

I recreated the InboxReminder functionality in the site https://inboxreminder.me.

It works quit easily in that you add your email, and get it installed as a widget (progressive web app) on android as an app to create reminders and receive an email in your gmail whenever the reminder is due.

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