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As some of you know, I'm on probation. I've forgotten to keep a couple of my meetings with my probation officer and she's doing her thing, threatening to take me back into court about it. I can't do that. So I figure that if I find the right program it will help me keep my appointments,

Does anybody know of a good Windows XP program that will wake me up and remind me of my meetings for the day? Thanks.

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Re: I need a good program to help me keep my appointments.
« Reply #1 on: 26/09/2013 05:48:10 »
There are always benefits of using a printed calendar. 

However, I think Outlook has a calendar built into it.  I never used it much, but some people do.  Blackberries can also tie into the Outlook calendar, at least for corporate accounts.  I presume other smart cell phones will do the same.

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Actually, thinking about it.  The corporate versions of the Blackberry and smart phones sync automatically.  The personal version probably need you to plug the device into your PC to sync.
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Re: I need a good program to help me keep my appointments.
« Reply #2 on: 26/09/2013 06:40:10 »
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There are always benefits of using a printed calendar.
I have one. But I forget to look at it quite often.

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However, I think Outlook has a calendar built into it.  I never used it much, but some people do.
Great! I'll check it out.

I can't afford a blackberry. I'm looking for something I can get on www.download.com

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Re: I need a good program to help me keep my appointments.
« Reply #3 on: 26/09/2013 07:34:39 »
Outlook, of course, comes with some versions of MS Office.  All versions?

I think OpenOffice or LibreOffice have a similar function in the Evolution package, although I haven't used that one either, and it likely would have less smartphone support.
 

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There are "sticky note" simulations where a note will appear on screen when you start the computer ...
http://www.howtogeek.com/80043/using-sticky-notes-in-windows-vista-or-xp-2/
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/products/features/sticky-notes
 

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Whatever hardware runs your program,you have to keep it switched on and, if you want it to wake you up, close to your bed. I use a cheap old mobile phone. One of the earliest Nokia apps (so old that they call it a feature, not an app) is "calendar" that does exactly what you need.
 

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I think you can program your computer to turn on at a specified time.  I assume that is generally the same time every day, but there is no reason it couldn't be tied into the calendar. 
 

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Still seems like a lot of hard work and hardware to replicate what you probably already have in a portable and reliable form.
 

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Still seems like a lot of hard work and hardware to replicate what you probably already have in a portable and reliable form.

I think some virtual sticky-notes can be made to pop-up say a week in advance of the due date.
Some have the ability to record voice messages ...



and they don't fall off the screen like the paper originals.
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Still seems like a lot of hard work and hardware to replicate what you probably already have in a portable and reliable form.
What do you mean by probably already have in a portable and reliable form?

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I think some virtual sticky-notes can be made to pop-up say a week in advance of the due date.
I understand how it can look from someone else's point of view. However, being in my shoes it's really quite a different experience though. With severe problems with memory the problem causes a world of differences though. The courts are not a patient entity though though.

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Some have the ability to record voice messages ...

Unreliable since my computer has never been reliable when playing computer back sounds.  :(

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...and they don't fall off the screen like the paper originals.
Thank you so much!
 

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Still seems like a lot of hard work and hardware to replicate what you probably already have in a portable and reliable form.
What do you mean by probably already have in a portable and reliable form?

I think Alan is referring to real paper post-it sticky notes, which are "portable and reliable".

Various free Sticky Notes utilities here ... https://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-sticky-notes-utility.htm
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Samsung note 3 contains an app for appointments , according to me it is the best app available to the date.
 

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