"Reminder" Software for Mac

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  1. lugesm macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    New guy here. Just switching to 24" iMac from Dell PC.

    On the PC I have been using a small program called "Reminder,"
    a simple, but useful, program that lists dates to be remembered.

    When the computer boots the Reminder launches a window that lists imminent dates to be remembered such as birthdays, doctor appointments, etc. The reminder for a given event can be set to appear on screen "x" days before the event is due.

    Question: I have come to really rely on this helper in the PC. Is there a similar program for the Mac?

    Thanks for reading . . . . . hoping someone can suggest something.

    Regards
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    This is what a lot of us would use iCal for... it does pop-ups and all sorts of stuff; it can also send email alerts too, which I find very handy. And it syncs with my phone. And it comes free with your Mac. :)
     
  3. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    Thanks for the comment, Blue Velvet.

    I'm sure that my question reveals what a Mac novice I am. I have lived with Dell PCs for about 15 years, and this is all new to me.

    This new 24" iMac has so many features and utilities . . . . . I am still trying to get a foothold. :eek:
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    To avoid feeling that you're missing those footholds, do yourself a big favour and buy:

    Mac OS X, Tiger Edition: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

    Invaluable for all switchers and newcomers to the Mac platform and only $20 at Amazon. A complete bargain... Oh, and welcome to MR. There's always a helping hand here. :)
     
  5. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    Is there any way to have iCal launch automatically when the Mac boots?

    I seem to remember on the older Macs there was a folder for "Inits" . . . programs or utilities that would launch after the machine booged.

    Thanks,
    L
     
  6. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    You can add it in System Preferences > Accounts > your account > Login Items, but there is no need to have iCal running for its alerts/reminders to pop up on your screen.
     
  7. kristi macrumors newbie

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    handy cams and mac?

    I am trying to load my video into my new Mac (iLife 08) and it says that my handy cam is not compatable! Its brand new too! If anyone knows that maybe a fire wire would work vs a usb port (which I have tried) please let me know. I have a Sony DCR-HC48 with mini tapes and for some reason it will not work.
    Thanks for any info!
    Kristi
     
  8. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    Kristi,

    You loaded this question under an OLD thread of mine about an entirely different subject. Sorry I can't help with your problem, but it would be a good idea to post the question independently as a new thread in order to get the attention of someone that might have knowledge of your issue.
    L
     
  9. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    yes, you need to make a new thread about this issue. and use firewire if you can
     

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