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What tool can give me a hourly reminder?

I'm a programmer, I often spend alot of time in front of my computer and forget about other things. I simply get drawn into my work and I cannot focus on anything else.

I have been searching for a program that displays a message on your computer screen on a set hour to remind me of certain things. Does such a program exist?

  • Windows XP, sorry I forgot to mention my OS. – Bugster Apr 20 '12 at 17:41
  • Ah, fair enough. The above question should probably also answer yours! – slhck Apr 20 '12 at 17:42
  • I tried that answer above (Thanks for that, by the way) but there's no such thing as "Task scheduler" in "Administrative tools" in control panel. I'm on windows XP. – Bugster Apr 20 '12 at 17:45
  • @ThePla Go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools, and it is called 'Scheduled Tasks'.... Or, just go to the control panel, switch to the classic view, and there is a folder called 'Scheduled Tasks' as well. – cutrightjm Apr 20 '12 at 17:49
  • You may be interested in this: pomodorotechnique.com – paradroid Apr 20 '12 at 18:04

I use Outlook. I find it to be an excellent tool.


Some time ago I write such program for myself simplify reminders addition.

It's available for free: http://ficusdev.com/PostponeIt/Description

Warning: I'm not sure it will be actively developed in the nearest future.

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