I've just switched to OSX from Windows. I'm currently caught on one thing: if I'm not at my computer for an alert, or if the alert happens while the computer is off, I never see it. I'm used to the MS Office behavior of having an alert (a "reminder" in MS parlance) hang around until I explicitly dismiss it. Is there a way I can get the OSX calendar application to behave this way? Many (but not all) of these alerts are more day-specific than time-specific ("start doing your taxes"), and many of them are recurring: every week, every year, etc. I know I can just buy office for my Mac but that 1) costs money and 2) presumably won't integrate as well with the rest of the system and my iPhone. Thanks!