Any good Reminder App ?

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  1. soamz macrumors 6502a

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    Hi...

    I want to set some reminders like my bill payments, broadband bills, etc monthly .

    But I dont want that app to keep running on my background..
    Also, it should remind me with loud alarm sound and popup, or whatever and should stay on the screen, until and unless, I have closed it..

    Got any ideas ?
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    I think iCal does everything you mentioned. You also don't have to keep it open to get the alarms.
     
  3. Grazzio macrumors newbie

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    Thats true I use iCal for everything, If you have snow Leopard it can sync with MS Exchange, its also worth getting MobileMe if you have an iPhone or work across multiple macs as iCal will sync automatically across all your devices, which is great if you remember something and you are away from the computer!
     
  4. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, ical lets you to make reminders in monthly , quarerly , etc basis also ?

    And it will automatically popup with a alarm when that time comes ?
     
  5. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. But it won't automatically set the alarm for you. You have to specify what you want when you set the alarm.
     
  6. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I have set it..
    But the events doesnt show..
    How can I see the list of events, I have made ?

    It shows all red and looks odd. I dont understand.
     
  7. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Can you post a screenshot? I have no idea what you are talking about :)

    CMD + Shift + 4, then press space bar, then click on the iCal window. The file should be on your desktop. You can upload it to MacRumors by clicking on the little paperclip ([​IMG]) when making a new post.
     
  8. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I have just setup one event and closed the iCal.
    Lets see, if it alarms and pops up at time.
     
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I can't stand the suspense!!!

    Well??

    Still waiting...

    Did it work?
     
  10. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Dint work..
    I had made an event for 5pm , with 15 mins before alarm , and had closed iCal completely (Quit Application).

    Then 5pm, 6pm passed, but no popup or alarm nothing by ical. SAD :(
     
  11. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    I just tried it too and it worked just fine. Here's what I did:
    Screen shot 2010-06-25 at 11.45.33.jpg

    and then the alarm at 11:59:
    Screen shot 2010-06-25 at 11.59.07.jpg

    What OS version (under Apple logo top left, then About this Mac) and what version of iCal (in iCal > iCal in menu bar > About) are you using?
     
  12. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Weird..
    I had done exactly the same..

    May be bcz ical was completely closed ? But I need that, the app should not be running on the background.

    And im on OSX 10.6.4
     
  13. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    I closed iCal completely too. Honestly, I have no idea, what could be going on.
     
  14. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Look at iCal->Preferences->Advanced, make sure that Turn Off All Alarms is unchecked.
     

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