Reminder Commander 2.20

{rw_text}Giveaway of the Day for October 28, 2008 is Reminder Commander 2.20.

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  • The ability to remind about an event on a preset designated time.
  • Email reminders.
  • The ability to create multiple reminder lists.

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  • Adding/Removing reminders is not as easy as it could be.
  • Cannot display reminders on desktop.

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{for=”Features as described” value=”10″}It does what they say.{/for}

{for=”Ease of Use” value=”7″}While it is fairly easy to use, it still takes a bit of learning – it is not “obvious”.{/for}

{for=”Usefulness” value=”10″}In today’s hectic world who does not need something that will remind them of important events?{/for}

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The program installs and registers fine in Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

The program itself, while not foolproof, is relatively self explanatory and it has a pretty simple interface (but it takes a tiny bit of effort to learn and get familiar with).

The one option I liked about this program is the ability to set a reminder for an event at any specific time.

Personally, while this is a good program, I will keep with Rainlendar. Rainlendar is a free software that does all this program does + more.

The only things this program has over Rainlendar is:

  1. The ability to remind about an event on a designated time as opposed to just X amount of hours/mins/days before the event
  2. Storing events in a database.
  3. The ability to create multiple reminder lists (With Rainlendar you can only create one To Do list and one Events list – for most people this is enough, but for some it may not be).
  4. Email reminders.

What makes Rainlendar better then this program:

  1. Its free (but so is this program…for today)
  2. Rainlendar displays your To Do list, Event list, and a Calender right on your desktop.
  3. Rainlendar has an easier system of adding/removing events.
  4. Rainlendar has a better system of describing events and setting them up.
  5. Rainlendar can have two separate lists – one a To Do list the other an Events list.

PMnet Verdict: While Reminder Commander is an excellent program, get Rainlendar instead – it is better.

You can download Rainlendar from:

Rainlendar.net (click here)

Download.com (click here)

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  • I think I remember this post!

  • Austinkir,

    I actually have the correct link in the top half of my post but not in the bottom half. Don’t know what happened there, thank you for the heads up. I will change it now.

  • Austinkir

    The link you have for Rainlendar is wrong, it should point to http://www.rainlendar.net not
    http://www.rainlender.net/ (notice the a)

    Great review though! For me Rainlendars ability to display on the desktop is the deal breaker.

  • Gooner, feel free to keep us updated on your experience with Rainlender =)

    In my opinion, in today’s busy world, it is man’s best friend.

  • Gooner

    I followed your advice with Rainlender – it looks pretty good to me although as I have Outlook I don’t think I really need either … I will keep it for a while and experiment with it

  • Thank you for letting us know about another free alternative to Reminder Commander.

    I have no personal experience with Aeris Calender which is why I did not mention it in my review. I have used Rainlender for a long time and like it, which is why I put in it my review.

  • Ardwych

    Who are you who keeps promoting this Rainyender piece of software? I tried it once and found it quite uninteresting. RemindComm is really babyshoes for the unoccupied. It’s vacuous and facile. For something with real strength have a look at Aeris Calendar. (Aeris is Latin for “weather” so technically it’s ‘I-ris’.)
    http://www.aeriscalendar.com
    It’s got all the sorts of scheduling settings you want and it looks good. He does Pop Peeper too, to kill spam at your ISP.