Sunday, January 29, 2006

Why My Lost Days Aren't Lost Anymore

Most people that know me pretty well know that I am pretty displaced when it comes to time. I get wrapped up in many of life's little moments that I don't pay attention to the bigger numerical picture. Heck, I loathe numbers in general. But I found an interesting little program that makes it pretty hard for me to forget important dates.

Rainlendar is an interesting and free little program that sits on your desktop (put it where you want) with an active calendar as well as a To Do list and Event list. I see when I have appointments a week ahead of time (even further if I look at all the little highlighted numbers and wave my mouse over them.) So I'm a little more organized instead of needing what has become the 2 day Martin notice for particular events. Maybe putting bills on there might be a good idea to consider.

11 comments:

Bar Bar A said...

Very cool Martin - I use Outlook to track all my stuff, but I am going to check this out too cause it looks interesting.

Queen of Ass said...

Do you have a Palm?

Perplexio said...

Except for amputees we all have "palms."

I thought the "palm" was one of man's best friends. ;-)

FantasticAlice said...

That has gone to the top of my spiffy-list! Great site.. I dig it.

David Amulet said...

I've never had a problem with the plain old paper day planner/calendar. As long as I remember to look at it, that is ...

-- david

Fred said...

Looks cool! I gotta try it.

Teri said...

You told me about this a while ago. I still need to install it at work. What a great idea!

An80sNut said...

Barbara - I avoid Outlook due to virus issues. (Some people like making executable files that use Outlook to infect other computers.) I have actually never used it for that reason and as my way to sticking it to Mr. Gates.

QoA - No Palm. I tried using one for awhile and found that I ignore it often but check my computer 3 to 4 times a day. Easier to just make something obvious on the computer instead. hahaha

Oh, one thing that I didn't mention was that when the event day or time comes, it will put a notice on the center of your screen over the top of any documents you have open. Now, if only it made some noise.

Ken said...

Way cool. I'm pretty addicted to Outlook, but I understand where you are coming from. Anything that adds a little organization is a good thing.

LoraLoo said...

I use Outlook too, and avoid the viruses by deleting any email with attachments unless I know exactly what it is. The Norton picks up the rest. My problem is that I tend to ignore the calendar unless I get the reminder and I tend not to use the Outlook calendar at home (don't want to carry a .pst file around and/or see all my work reminders at home). So I'll need to check this out for home.

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