RE: Looking for Reminder software [SOLVED]

Subject: RE: Looking for Reminder software [SOLVED]
From: "Pinkham, Jim" <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 09:17:13 -0500

You bet, Kevin. I've been using Stickies for years, though never in
quite that way. I jot myself little notes, when the need arises, as a
kind of tickler on the fly. The other day, in something like 84 pt., I
left one plastered across my desktop that said "I'm at Hope's desk" when
I was a few cubicles from my normal roost. I like the flexibility as to
font and background color and size and appearance If others on the team
have Stickies, you can even e-mail these things back and forth.

Regards,
Jim

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Subject: RE: Looking for Reminder software [SOLVED]


Jim P. sent this handy URL,

http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/productivity/fwreminders.html

from which I found a program called "Stickies" which is freeware, and
which does the trick.

I have it hourly popping up a yellow-sticky, that has a blinking red
border. The whole thing jiggles vigorously, and it stays in front of
everything on my desktop until dismissed. It has not failed to get my
attention since I started it this morning. The above are all settings
that can be changed (along with several more). It has a bunch of other
really nifty features that I don't need right now, but it's footprint is
small enough that I don't care about that.

If you need it, this one is recommended, after just a few hours.


As an added "benefit" when I see the jiggly sticky, I also glance to see
if there's an Outlook reminder window open.

Also, Microsoft Forefront scanner found nothing scary about it.

Thanks, Jim.

- Kevin


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inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of McLauchlan, Kevin
> Sent: Monday, October 05, 2009 10:54 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Looking for Reminder software
>
>
> Google lists tons of desktop and networked reminder apps, and I have a

> need for one.
> Can anybody recommend a good, safe, stand-alone reminder pop-up
> software for Windows XP?
>
> The characteristics that I'm interested in are:
>
> - cheap (free is good, but not essential...)
>
> - free of malware
>
> - small, self-contained (not part of some suite or massive program)
>
> - can be set to pop up reminders multiple times per day for a single
> activity
>
> - the reminder window is very hard to ignore (ugly, flashing, bright,

> whatever...)
>
> - the reminder is "always on top" until actively dismissed
>
> I have some physio exercises that I'm supposed to do, to counteract
> the bad-posture effects of squinting at a screen all day. Outlook
> reminders are pretty much ignorable, especially since I keep sounds
> muted (all those "you have mail" beeps were driving me and the
> neighbors crazy) and lots of screen real-estate for it to hide.
>
>
>
> Anybody got anything they can recommend?
>
> - Kevin
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