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#1 computerbroken

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:59 AM

hey i need to remind myself of important notes & todos
 
the problem: there's too many things, and i forget
 
one possible solution is the important notes & todos would be visible at all times 
 
what possible solution or software would you best recommend? 
 


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:25 AM

Use Mozilla Thunderbird for your email client and the Lighting calendar add-on.



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 09:17 AM

Microsoft OneNote, which I believe ships with Windows 10, is another option.   

 

The tricky part of what you want is the "Post-It"-type "keep it visible on my desktop" feature.   There are tons of calendar apps, I use Google Calendar constantly, that allow you to put in appointments (which need not be appointments as in I need to be somewhere, but can also be "tasks" as in "I need to do something") that you can set up reminders on to your hearts content.  I generally put multiple reminders on things like people's birthdays so I get a very early warning, a "you need to go buy the card in the next day or two" warning, and the "that card needs to be in the mail today or tomorrow" warning.


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 09:33 AM

I use Sticky Notes on Windows 7. It's on 8 and 10. If you have many notes then a calendar would be the best option.

 

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-sticky-notes-app-windows-10-remind-you-all-things



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 09:54 AM

You have two free options at below links:
 
"ToDoList"
https://www.dost-tech.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=961


"Date Reminder"
https://www.dost-tech.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=964

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:02 PM

this doesn't show all notes & todos on the screen tho, i have too many
 
how would this help?


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 06:25 PM

 

this doesn't show all notes & todos on the screen tho, i have too many
 
how would this help?

 

 

Then, perhaps, showing them all would not help at all.   Having been in the cognitive rehabilitation arena for six years I definitely found that having "too much/too many" was just as bad, or worse, than having "too few/none at all" as far as written reminders in view.   They become background noise that you largely have to ignore.

 

It's far better to use a system that cues you far enough ahead that you can act, and perhaps again to ensure that you act to finalize whatever it is, than to have a wall of notes.  That's why calendar applications that do this or To Do List applications that do this are so popular.  None of these keeps things in constant view because it does not tend to serve any functional purpose.  All allow you to review what's coming up and, if you need to, what's already passed.

 

There is definitely something to be said for removing visual clutter.


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 11:17 PM

i need to be reminded constantly and when needed, like when im making something in the kitchen or every single context

 

have possible solutions for that problem?



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 11:37 PM

Your best bet would not be a computer, but a smartphone.

 

Between a standard calendar app for your "long term scheduled" appointments and timer apps for things that are "I need to check that in 10 minutes" type items you're pretty well covered, and it can be carried with you virtually anywhere.  You also don't need to have actual phone service to use all of these things and what you're looking for is available on any Android powered smartphone I'm aware of.

 

If you need constant reminders, anywhere that they're not socially forbidden, then a portable option makes much more sense than a computer (whether laptop, desktop, or tablet).


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 03:35 PM

Any of Amazon's Alexa products?  If you need to actually see things - the Echo Show.  All of the products allow you to add items to your lists verbally.  You can also add items via the web or the Alexa app (Android and Apple).



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 03:46 PM

Kilroy,

 

          I really like the Alexa products and Google Home, too, but don't all of those require an internet connection in order to function?   A friend of mine has two Echos, one full sized and the other a dot, but I don't think we've ever experienced an internet outage when a notification was supposed to occur.  Also, neither is particularly portable in the "carry with me" sense.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 12:03 PM

All of the Alexa products require an Internet connection.  Only the Echo Tap is portable.  Technically you could connect it to a hot spot.  I own the original Echo, Tap, Show, and my Dot from Prime Day is coming today.

 

You can access the Alexa lists from inside the Alexa app or on the Internet (actual Alexa ownership required).  So, provided you have a device with Internet access you can access your lists.

 

There are also IFTTT recipes that will e-mail you your lists or put them in Drop Box.  I'm pretty sure you could also use many of the other popular cloud storage places.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 11:32 PM

Hi @computerbroken

 

Windows 10 has a wonderful Alarms & Clock program built into the operating system. 
 
*You can find it in all programs or by typing the name in the search bar. 
*The options that I find you might enjoy are the alarm and timer features. 
*You are able to create as many items as you wish for the alarm or timer. When either option has reached the time you have set, you will see a notification on the lower right side of your desktop, above the clock. The notification will remain
until you click dismiss. If your computer speakers are on, you can set what "sound" you would like to hear along with the
notification.
*You will also find a World Clock and a Stopwatch tab within the program/window.
*Enjoy clicking around and discovering what the options can do for you!
*Please find below a screenshot of what the Alarms & Clock window looks like:
 
computerbrokenalarm.png
 
This screen shot shows how to find the program:
bcalarmstimer.jpg
 
 
Hopefully this built-in program will help with your needs.





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