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#1 ep2002

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:04 PM

Hi,

 

I don't want anything that is attached to a site where I have to be logged in. I just need something free, without viruses of course, where I can set a reminder at such & such a date & time, & a popup that can't be ignored will stay up on my screen (until I X out of it) & make a ding as well.

 

Anyone use such a thing?

And no, please don't tell me to use my phone, the task reminder app on there doesn't work most of the time & I have problems with my phone. I just want this for my desktop (Windows 7).

 

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 10:45 PM

My mail on my server so I just send myself mail reminders log in from any of my machines. Even if you are the only user I think you can send to yourself.

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 07:45 AM

Been using this for years: http://cloudstickynotes.com/



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 06:11 PM

Yeh, but this does not (unless I'm not seeing it) have a way to set a time & date so it pops up on the screen, does it?

 

Been using this for years: http://cloudstickynotes.com/



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 06:42 PM

Well, the statement.  "Alarms (time based reminders)," suggests a reminder feature is part and parcel of Cloud Sticky Notes.

 

I really cannot understand your objection to either using the web based interface to something like Google Calendar (or anyone's) or using an e-mail client that has either an integrated calendar or a calendar add in.  I don't know of a single one of these that won't provide pop-up reminders that you have to dismiss.  It seems that Cloud Sticky Notes does, too.

 

This is a dirt common feature of any calendar software I've ever used, whether by web interface or client interface.  There are scads of options available that work with the Thunderbird e-mail client:  http://kb.mozillazine.org/Calendars_-_Thunderbird 


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 06:50 PM

Allan,

 

         Do you install it on your machine or use the Java based web launcher?   I started playing with the latter and it appears that the most recent security updates to the Java Runtime Environment are in conflict with how the application is signed.


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 09:11 PM

To contribute, another option to use in Windows 7: Desktop-Reminder: <-snip-> Desktop-Reminder is a FREEWARE task planner for Windows to manage your tasks and other to-dos’ in an easy way. It can start with Windows and list all tasks, which are urgent for the current day. For a task with time of day defined a corresponding alarm message will be shown, when the time comes. <-end snip->

 

I have installed this program and it worked nicely. The free version has basic features, I found it easy to set up a couple of new tasks and received a pop-up when the reminder came due. You wished for "sound" notification, (as in a ding or such) it appears that without the Pro version, you can enjoy "Yodelayheeho" :-) (Better than nothing!)

 

This might work for you.

 

Home: http://www.desktop-reminder.com/en/index.html

Download Page: http://www.desktop-reminder.com/en/download/index.html



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 07:48 AM

Allan,

 

         Do you install it on your machine or use the Java based web launcher?   I started playing with the latter and it appears that the most recent security updates to the Java Runtime Environment are in conflict with how the application is signed.

I install the app on my computers Brian.



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Posted 13 March 2018 - 11:51 PM

My objection is that I'm not a webmail person & I have TONS of gmail accounts, not just one.

I've never used their calendar & don't want to start now.

 

I also have tons of tabs open & if I were to decide to use Google calendar which I think only allows to e-mail, I'd have to make sure that ONE user is open. 

Plus I have tons of alerts I get from FB & YT, so adding another alert (if Google Calendar does in fact have an alert) means that I risk either not seeing it b/c the other alerts are there first, OR it not showing up at all b/c my computer has problems & sometimes I get alerts & other times I don't.

 

If one day it's not open & I have another user open OR, nothing is open, I'll never get the notice.

 

Very simple & logical.

 

As for Thunderbird, I believe it does use LIghtning, but I tried to install it once, found it really hard to figure out, so I never used it. I did ask the Mozilla forum once for an add-on & that was all that was recommended.

 

I want something on my computer so no matter WHAT browser tab or window is open (or not), I'll get the notice.

 

I didn't see what you mentioned for the sticky program, so I'll go back & look. Thanks

 

 

 

Well, the statement.  "Alarms (time based reminders)," suggests a reminder feature is part and parcel of Cloud Sticky Notes.

 

I really cannot understand your objection to either using the web based interface to something like Google Calendar (or anyone's) or using an e-mail client that has either an integrated calendar or a calendar add in.  I don't know of a single one of these that won't provide pop-up reminders that you have to dismiss.  It seems that Cloud Sticky Notes does, too.

 

This is a dirt common feature of any calendar software I've ever used, whether by web interface or client interface.  There are scads of options available that work with the Thunderbird e-mail client:  http://kb.mozillazine.org/Calendars_-_Thunderbird 


Thank you. I will look into this as well. :)

 

To contribute, another option to use in Windows 7: Desktop-Reminder: <-snip-> Desktop-Reminder is a FREEWARE task planner for Windows to manage your tasks and other to-dos’ in an easy way. It can start with Windows and list all tasks, which are urgent for the current day. For a task with time of day defined a corresponding alarm message will be shown, when the time comes. <-end snip->

 

I have installed this program and it worked nicely. The free version has basic features, I found it easy to set up a couple of new tasks and received a pop-up when the reminder came due. You wished for "sound" notification, (as in a ding or such) it appears that without the Pro version, you can enjoy "Yodelayheeho" :-) (Better than nothing!)

 

This might work for you.

 

Home: http://www.desktop-reminder.com/en/index.html

Download Page: http://www.desktop-reminder.com/en/download/index.html



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:01 PM

So I've been using this for a few weeks now & the only thing I don't like about it, is that it deletes the reminder once it's complete so if I need to refer back to it at a later date I can't.
 
Other than that, it's a good piece of software.
 
Thanks a ton :)
 
 

To contribute, another option to use in Windows 7: Desktop-Reminder: <-snip-> Desktop-Reminder is a FREEWARE task planner for Windows to manage your tasks and other to-dos’ in an easy way. It can start with Windows and list all tasks, which are urgent for the current day. For a task with time of day defined a corresponding alarm message will be shown, when the time comes. <-end snip->
 
I have installed this program and it worked nicely. The free version has basic features, I found it easy to set up a couple of new tasks and received a pop-up when the reminder came due. You wished for "sound" notification, (as in a ding or such) it appears that without the Pro version, you can enjoy "Yodelayheeho" :-) (Better than nothing!)
 
This might work for you.
 
Home: http://www.desktop-reminder.com/en/index.html
Download Page: http://www.desktop-reminder.com/en/download/index.html






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