Reminder/PIM application with compact "next 7 days" view?
cl at isbd.net
Sat May 10 14:54:05 UTC 2008
On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 10:10:57AM -0400, Hal Burgiss wrote:
> On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 02:20:53PM +0100, Chris G wrote:
> > >
> > Not quite what I want because I'd like it to show the next few day's
> > appointments all the time, not just when I click on it. I know
> > myself too well, I'll forget to click on it! :-)
> I don't guess anyone has mentioned 'remind',
Yes, I know about 'remind', but I don't think it offers what I want,
at least not without quite a lot of work.
> The beauty of remind is how flexible it is. Of course flexibility has
> a price, and there is some learning curve. But its default output is
> plain text, where it can easily be man handled into any other output format
> desirable: gui pop ups (eg via gmessage), text message to cell phone,
> input to html based calendars, rss feeds, print on the xroot window
> with root-tail, or whatever other format you have the time and
> inclination to do with it. Combined with cron, it is quite powerful,
> light weight and portable.
But what does its "default output" contain? That's the first hurdle
to overcome, can it be set up so that it shows the next few days
> I use it with cron to populate a html calendar that runs on my local
> Ubuntu system here, where Apache serves it as password protected to anybody
> anywhere in the world that has a browser and my password ;-) And it can
> send me 'reminders' via cron+email for really important events.
Which is just what I'm trying to get away from - I don't want a
calendar like display and I don't want to be tied to my browser to
look at it.
I *may* end up having to use remind, it can probably provide the basis
of what I want, but my requirements are so trivially simple (and, I
would have thought useful to lots of people) that it surprises me that
there isn't something more "off the shelf".
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