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

Chris G cl at
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
events only?

> 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".

Chris Green

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