Desktop Reminder is a free task planner for Windows that offers quick options to let users manage tasks and to-dos efficiently. You can use this application to keep track of missed, urgent and future tasks. Furthermore, reminders for events can be set several weeks or months prior to the event, just to ensure that you never miss an important task anymore.
To get started, click on the New Task icon. Other options include Modify to edit a task, Remove to delete a task, and Mark as done to mark an event as completed. You can enter a search term in the Filter box to search for a particular task.
When you click on the New task icon, a new window will appear. You have to provide details about the task in this window. For instance, in the top Date field, enter the date when the event is due. You can use the Calendar to help you with the date selection. In Description box, provide information about the task. You can include address information if you have to reach somewhere on that date. You can also tip yourself as to the nature of this task. Choose the level of urgency by clicking on the appropriate option in How early the task is urgent. The idea goes that the greater the urgency, the sooner the reminder. In the Repeating field, check the suitable option depending on whether you want the task repeated or not. In the Day time field, specify whether time of day matters or not by clicking on the appropriate option. Click OK to save the task.
When a notification time is up, the application will display a popup message that will contain the description of the task. No alarm is rung to intimate the user. After the notification is given, user has three options: delete the task, edit the task and set up re-reminder after a specified time period.
The application does not minimize to the system tray, by default. You have to enable it from Options, you will also find many other settings, such as, first day of the week and database location.
It supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, testing was carried out on Windows 7 x86 system.