Reminder/PIM application with compact "next 7 days" view?

Chris G cl at
Sat May 10 13:23:44 UTC 2008

On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 03:13:04PM +0300, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> 2008/5/10 Chris G <cl at>:
> > I'm looking for a Calendar/Reminder/PIM application which has a
> > compact (as in small window) view showing the next 7 days or so.
> > This is so that I can have it permanently on screen on *all* my
> > multiple desktop windows along with the clock and the pager.
> >
> > I *don't* want a current week view, that's pretty useless when you get
> >
> > to Friday/Saturday.  It can be very simple indeed with just a short
> > line of text (e.g. "Tue 4th - Dentist" or "Thu 19th - PAYE") for each
> > item, when I want to see details and enter new items I'll bring up the
> > full application.
> >
> > I currently use ReminderFox in Firefox which works OK'ish but I only
> >
> > get its reminders on the desktop where I'm running Firefox and the
> > reminders appear as a 'slider' and then disappear.  I'm really after
> > something which has a list of current reminders permanently on screen.
> >
> > Most Calendar/PIM apps are characterised for a business user by being
> > oriented to a display of Monday-Friday and allowing lots of happenings
> > each day.  I want a reminder that just tells me the two or three
> > things that I have to be aware of in the next seven or ten days.
> >
> > Can anyone suggest anything that might suit me?
> >
> If it doesn't have to be on your desktop, then know that my Nokia 6288
> does this. It has the advantage of being with me always, which the
> desktop does not. Also, it can be synced with KDE-PIM on the desktop.
If that's a mobile phone (or PDA) it won't help me, I do have a mobile
phone but it's very rarely turned on, its only use is for emergency
calls etc.  I'm regularly at either my home desktop or my work
desktop, if I'm at neither then it's odds on I'm up at the end of the
garden (9 acres, no mobile coverage) or on my 'bike or on my horse,
none of which are coducive to using a mobile phone!  :-)

Chris Green

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