There are basically three ways to keep track of events in the future. Some people are able to keep track of everything in their head while others rely on conventional or electronic ways to do the same. A no thrills no frills reminder software for Windows computers is Mini Reminder. The small software program will remind the user of all kinds of events that have been added to it by the user. It comes with a pre-configured set of events that demonstrate the program's functionality.
New events can be added easily to the software application. Each event consists of a date, a warning message and notes. The event can be set to repeat every year which is handy for birthdays and other annual events. The warning message will be displayed whenever the program is activated and the note can be displayed by hovering over a small icon next to the message.
The program will start to remind the user 10 days before the event and stop doing so 3 days afterwards. This can be changed in the options for all events or customized for specific events.
The preferences contain options to change the display of the warning messages which includes customization of the colors and fonts. Mini Reminder uses roughly 2.6 Megabytes of computer memory while running which makes it ideal for users who have no other means of keeping track of important events.
Update: The program has been updated to be compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7 as well. The last version dates back to 2010, which may indicate that the developer has put the project on ice. New versions seem to be released in a one or two year rhythm, so that it is still likely that a new version will be released in the future.
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