Did you ever forget the Reminder of your friend/wive/husband ? Well I did !
Therefore I wrote a program that reminds me of important events. The program
starts warning an adjustable (for every event) number of days in advance so
you have ample time to buy a present or send a letter.
is the name of that program, it is a "reminder" for events.
It runs under W95/98/00/NT/XP/Vista/7. The Demo version can be freely
and is fully fuctional during 30 days.
- Reminder can warn you every week or every two weeks, every month, every
two month, etc.
- Reminder only uses memory space while on screen. It is not a resident
- You may translate the alerts to your favorite language;
- Reminder features an extensive context sensitive help function.
Registration only costs US$ 10,-. You will get an unlimited fully functional
program. You will be alerted of updates by e-mail. Registered users may
download them freely.
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At startup of your computer Reminder is started.
It shows events within an adjustable period before and after the event.
You can change the words and their order used in the alerts.
If you like it you may enable the built in timer so the program will be
visible for an adjustable time.
In order to keep the interface as simple a possible I used buttons to
interface with the program in stead of using menu's.
You will find these buttons at the top of the program window of Reminder.
From left to right they are:
- = New
- = Open
- = Edit
- = Translate
- = Save
- = Options
- = Information
- = Exit
Normally you don't need this button "New". You may edit the default Reminder
file to accommodate all your wishes.
If you want to create a new file from scratch use this button.
The default filename of the reminder data file, with all reminder data is
called "Reminder.dat". Reminder automatically reads this file at first
In order to open another file, use this "Open" button. Note that Reminder
will remember the last file read. So to see "Reminder.dat" at startup again
you will have to open it before closing Reminder.
After clicking the "Edit" button the Edit window is shown. In this
window you see a review of all alerts entered.
Click the "Edit Properties" button in the Edit window to show the "Properties window".
This is the window where you can change:
The Period of the Alert (every week or every two weeks, etc.)
The Number of days ahead to be alerted (Click the "Default" button to
select the default value).
The Date of the First Alert (Click the "Now" button to select the current date).
"Default Colors" or "Custom Colors":
Default Colors Use this option for
the Default colors; Blue for passed events, Red for current events and
Green for future events.
Custom Colors Use this option to
give each event its own Color. For instance Green for private events and
red for business events.
The Message of the alert
The first window of the translate procedure is the Word Order window. Here
you can change the order of the words in the messages.
To change the order of the words in the message click one of the pink words
and replace it by selecting another word from the pull down list.
In this way any word order may be constructed.
Words with an "#" before it are replaced by the program:
#Date = the date of the alert
#Message = the event
#Period = the number of days
#Text1 = to be used freely
#Text2 = to be used freely
#Text3 = to be used freely
"-" will be invisible in the message.
In the lower part of the window you can inspect the results of your changes.
In the default word order supplied, Text1 and Text2 are filled with resp.
"(" and ")" so the date is included enclosed with brackets.
Click the "Translate" button to translate the messages to your favorite
language, then correct the word order if needed.
As shown every word can be replaced by its translation. In the default
translation file (c:\windows\Reminder.ini) the translation is the same as
the original word. For some languages, after translating, you will have to
correct the word order.
Clicking the "Save" button saves the Reminder data. This button is only
enabled when the data have been changed. If needed the changed data will be
automatically saved closing the program.
Click the "Options" button to show the Options window.
In this window you can change the:
"Path for Files". Enter the place to put your data files.
"Number of days after". This is the number of days after the event the
alert will be shown.
"Number of days ahead". This is the default number of days you will be
alerted in advance.
"Date format". Here you may select the European standard format or a
format with the short name of the day and the month.
"Timer on" condition. If this item has been checked the program will
exit after an adjustable time.
"Update". If this item has been checked, then then Reminer will check
- one minute after its startup - if an update is available.
Click the "Information" Button to show the Information menu.
It has three items:
"Help Contents" - Click this item to get
the contents of the help pages
"Help Index" - Click this item, to get
the Index of the Help pages.
"About" - Click this item to get
information about the program and the author.
Click the "Register" Button in the About window to start the registration process.
Click the "Exit" Button to end the program. If data have been changed, they
will be saved automatically.
The demo of the program Reminder is freely available. If you like it
please register the program. For only US$ 10,- you get a fully functional
program and you will be notified of updates and bug fixes. You can always
download the latest version enjoying most of your registration. The small
fee for registration enables me to continue improving the program.
Do you have any remarks please send them to me by
. Give the demo to your
the program now.
- Release date:
- Download name:
- Download size:
The demo is free. You may try the program without any risk; it can be simply
removed from your computer ("Start | Configuration | Configuration window |
Reminder" => Click the Add/Remove Button).
Download the program as follows:
First method (download and install):
Click Download and check "Open".
Click "OK" and the download starts. After downloading the program will
be installed on your computer. Follow the directions in the installation
Second method: (download and save)
Click Download and check "Save as...".
Enter e.g. "c:\Temp" as destination.
Click "OK" and downloading starts. The file
"rmev221.exe" will now be saved to the directory "c:\Temp"
Installing the program is very simple too. Assuming the downloaded file has
been saved in "c:\Temp" then:
Click "Start | Execute".
Now follow the directions in the setup program to install Reminder on your computer.