Create and manage reminders with Indicator Remindor and Nudge (Ubuntu Software Center)
"Navigating" through a complex (yet usual) life implies the user's energy to be allocated on a wide range of tasks, appointments, tomorrow-to-dos, etc, allocation process that sometimes tends to, due to its size and complexity, "force" the user to skip/forget various important to-be-performed/achieved items.
A common effective manner of resolving the mentioned issue is the usage of a reminding-based utility, that, "receiving" written events related to a period of time, notifies the user upcoming future/near-future events.
Indicator Remindor is a handy utility that allows the user to create reminders via an easy-to-use clear interface.
Launching Indicator Remindor, summons its appindicator, clicking
Add, displays a dialog where the reminder's details are to be entered, such as
Time, Date, Label (the "title" of the notified text),
Notes (the "body" of the notified text).
Alarms can be scheduled for
today (the default behavior) and for future dates, latter case achieved by manually typing the preferred to-be-notified date, such as 8/31/2012, 8-31-12 (8 represents the month number, 31 the day number).
Furthermore, the tool comes with support to add a date by writing specific words, such as
today, tomorrow, monday, next monday, every monday, every day, every 30 (perceived by the app as every 30th day of the month),
every 30 days (starting with the current day),
every 30 days from 8/31/2012, every 30 days from 5 (every 30 days starting 5 days later, the "present" is the current day/today),
August 31 2012, 5 (5 days from today, consequently, by typing 5 in the Date area, the task is notified 5 day later),
every weekday, every weekend, every other (every day, excepting today),
every other from 8/31/2012, next 30 (the next 30th day of the month),
next 30 days, etc.
The mentioned writing-dates-with-letters is to be used by simple typing the above words into the
Date area, similarly to entering number-based dates, meaning, writing
August 31 2012 in the
Date area, sets the reminder as active on
The reminder is exposed on the desktop via a notification (the default behavior), yet sounds can be enabled when the reminder is notified; in order to enable a sound, navigate to
Indicator Remindor appindicator-->Add-->check Sound ON-->Sound File-->locate a sound file
Created reminders are automatically grouped under
Indicator Remindor appindicator-->Manage, clicking on it, exposes a handy dialog featuring all of the alarms, alarms being categorized by color, meaning, the already notified/completed reminders gain a gray color, differentiating themselves from the future events, thus the user can easily identify events of-interest.
Manage dialog, along with fully detailed alarms, brings the ability to
A definitely interesting aspect of Indicator Remindor is its double-sided approach when maneuvering reminders, meaning, different from the "full" regular reminders, the user can use a "limited" fast alarm under
Indicator Remindor appindicator-->Quick Add, featuring
Minutes from now and a label, basically, a proper way of setting a reminder in a matter of seconds.
After its installation, Indicator Remindor is automatically added to the startup applications, consequently, restarting the computer, keeps the in-the-future reminders (in order to disable its startup automatic launch, navigate to
Unity panel's "cog"-->Startup Applications-->uncheck Indicator Remindor)
Launch Indicator Remindor via the Dash by typing
indicator remindor in the search area.
Indicator Remindor is available for free via Ubuntu Software Center.
Nudge is a simplistic yet effective reminder tool, allowing the user to hassle-free add a reminder via an immediately graspable interface.
Launching Nudge, "pushes" its appindicator into the Unity panel/top bar "packed" with a clean dialog; adding a reminder is to be achieved by pressing the top-left + button, action that summons a dialog, where the reminder's parameters are to be entered.
Nudge presents a basic set of options, such as text content (to be written in the
I Need To... area), followed by selecting the future event's time (hour, day, month).
The notified event can be exposed on the desktop on the actuallly previously-set time (the default behavior), furthermore, Nudge features the ability to notify the reminder 15 minutes before, 30 minutes before, 45 minutes before, An hour before (functionalities available under
Launch Nudge via the Dash by typing
nudge in the search area.
Nudge is available for free via Ubuntu Software Center.
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