Voice Reminder EX
By Denys Yevenko
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Voice Reminder EX is a compact and convenient reminder. The program takes seconds to install and then sits quietly in the menu bar consuming a bare minimum of system resources. As the name suggests, Voice Reminder EX supports voice and text reminders, which, however, can also be automatically read aloud using a TTS (Text-to-Speech) engine. The software supports flexible reminder configuration, including recurrence, instant search in reminder descriptions and global shortcuts.
- Voice and text reminders
For your convenience, the program allows you to supply your reminders with a voice message or a text description that can be voiced by a TTS (Text-to-Speech) engine. This handy feature won’t let you miss a reminder even if you are away from your computer and are not looking at the screen.
- Instant search
If you are a busy person with dozens or even hundreds of reminders scattered across the calendar, you will be able to find the necessary one in a wink of an eye. The program searches reminder descriptions and instantly shows a list of matching reminders.
- Flexible reminder configuration
You can specify the exact date and time a reminder should be activated at or set a period of time after which this reminder will go off.
- Recurrent reminders
If you need a reminder to go off periodically, you can configure its recurrence pattern: daily, on specific days of the week, monthly, yearly.
- Ease of access
Voice Reminder EX features can be quickly accessed from any application you are working in using global shortcuts. It saves time and effort when you need to quickly set a reminder and get back to work.
- Always at hand
Voice Reminder EX is always there when you need it. No need to start the program every time you want to schedule something – the program is right here in the menu bar.
What's New in Version 1.1
Improved support for different formats of time.
This app has always been on time and has been a great program in a reminder of dates and times for things that would slip your mind. If I had to change any thing about this program it would not be the program but I would change when I got it. I would be loss if it was never mad for mindless people like me.
Can setting a reminder get any easier? I submit that it cannot!
Example: You want to be reminded to call a client at 3:00 PM tomorrow. Click the Voice Reminder EX icon in the menu bar, click the "+", type in "Call Client X tomorrow," set date and time. That's it! Tomorrow at 3:00 PM, Voice Reminder EX pops up on your screen with the message. If you have TTS (text to speech) you can set it to say, "Call Client X tomorrow."
*Needs a "confirm" button when setting a reminder, instead of clicking the "X" close button.
*Often lags, then will play days worth of reminders it missed, in a row, and you just have to deal with it.
*No convenient "repeat every X minutes" function, for example, I give myself pep talk, productivity reminders every hour, so I have to enter 12 reminders for a day, set them for daily, then click thru and listen to 24 reminders, as it lags for two days and does not function properly.
A few tweaks and it should be solid. Surprised there's not more options out there for this sort of thing.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Sep 19, 2011
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 1.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Denys Yevenko
- © 2011-2013 Denys Yevenko
Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later