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GBIC >> Software Reviews >> Reminders
Reminders      (July 2007)

Reminders allow entry of events which are associated with a date/time, then alert the user when that date/time occurs. Early warnings are sometimes provided, as are the means of launching other programs at the designated date/time.

Review Results
This review is in work. Until the review is complete, I suggest the following application for your reminder needs:

  • Vinade Reminder
    Easy to use way to remind yourself of bills, meetings, medications, appointments, birthdays, ... Reminders can be sent to your screen, cell phone, pager, or email.

Reminder Features
These are the minimum features that I expect from reminder software. Each of the candidate programs will be ranked against how well they implement the following features. As the review continues, the list of features may change.

  1. Date/time selection
  2. Early warnings
  3. System tray
  4. Startup with Windows
  5. Single shot events (specific date/time)
  6. Recurring events (daily/weekly/monthly/yearly)
  7. Import/export options
  8. Event Wizard
  9. Summary presentation of events
  10. Alarm options (visual, audible)
  11. Launch on event options

Candidate Programs
These are the programs included in this review. If a program you're interested in is not on the list, be sure to check my review of timer programs, whose features sometimes overlap those of the timers included in this review.

FreewareCommercial
  1. Birthday
  2. Desktop Calendar
  3. Kana Reminder
  4. M-Minder
  5. MiniReminder
  6. Rainlendar Lite
  7. SwizzTool
  8. Talking Alarm Clock
  9. UK Kalendar
  10. Vinade Reminder
  11. WinAlarm
  1. 1st Clock $30
  2. Aeris Calendar $15
  3. Anniversaries Reminder $15
  4. Atomic Alarm Clock $25
  5. Calendar Builder $20
  6. ItsTime $20
  7. CalendarPal $12
  8. Countdown Pro $15
  9. Egg $8
  10. Exstora Pro $20
  11. GigAlarm $10
  12. Kirby Alarm Pro
  13. SuperCool Calendar $30
  14. Talking Reminder $30
  15. TurboNote+ $25
  16. VIP Simple To Do List $30
  17. WinReminder $20
User Feedback & Suggestions
I welcome any suggestions on other timer programs that should be considered, or suggestions on how better to review the selected programs.