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Looking for reminder software. VOIP and EMAIL
Master_Scythe 
26/8/08 12:38:28 AM
Titan

OK

Looking for a callendar program that has reminders.
"thats easy!" yells everyone

I also want it to email me the day before the task
"Less common, but still simple!"

I also want the OPTION to use my VOIP service to TXT me on the day
".....wha?"

exactly.

im googling now, maybe theres a thunderbird extension.

Basically Im gonna run it on my server, and have it email my hotmail account, and txt me using my VOIP account... if i can.

any help is appreciated. If i solve it first, i'll post the finale!

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Girvo 
26/8/08 8:52:57 AM
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Well, Google Calendar does txt...

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Master_Scythe 
26/8/08 11:53:01 AM
Titan

Yeah i see that everywhere..... and as far as i can tell, its just like all the other google tools. Online.

I would like google calendar purely offline.

or to be more blunt, i'd like an app that isnt google calendar, lol.


Edited by Master_Scythe: 26/8/2008 11:53:25 AM

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The Tick 
26/8/08 12:58:40 PM
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What mobile phone are you using? Wouldn't it be better to simply sync your calendar to your phone (if it supports it).

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Master_Scythe 
26/8/08 2:57:00 PM
Titan

it does not.

untill i get a new phone that is.

and i also want to be able to remoely scheldule something while im out of my house (portable hamachi ftw)

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I've got a wicked tiny one that is ridiculously sensitive.



The Tick 
26/8/08 4:20:44 PM
Hero
Titan


I guess my next suggestion is not quite what your after but I think it would be neater to satisfy your requirements.

From what I can gather, you have a home network. I know from your previous posts your reasonably computer savvy, a "Macguyver of PCs" as you have described yourself so your not adverse to trying your hand at something difficult. I am wondering though if you have over thought this solution to your problems.

Your requirements are to have appointments (or more so, reminders) emailed to you the day before and then to also pop up on your phone (you mentioned SMS as your preferred delivery method) on the day.

As mentioned, you have sussed out the former and syncing your calendar to your phone would satisfy the latter. Your current phone does not support calendar syncing however. A new phone which is compatible (eg. Nokia N95 which some networks seem to be giving away) would sort this out though and ultimately not cost you the text messenging charge each time.

I am not sure if you are still under contract for your current phone or what the cost would be to pay it out to get onto a new plan however, it might be worth considering.

If you did go for a new handset, over the air syncing is pretty much the staple of something like an exchange environment. To be honest though, if you sync your phone each time your near your PC it is really not necessary. The only time your phone would need to have a calendar event updating a central server is if you were within a company structure that uses something like Exchange to coordinate people's calendars.

If you want this mainly for the "cool" factor and don't want to fork out the $600 on 2003 SBE you could look at something from here:

http://www.whenpenguinsattack.com/2006/12/04/5-open-alternatives-to-microsoft-exchange/

Maybe one of these alternatives would give you the SMS reminder too - I am not sure.

Still with a new phone, your calendar on your phone travels with you. You change the appointment on your computer and sync at the same time. It will update your reminder for the day it's scheduled for or better still, an hour before your appointment if necessary. If you change it on your phone it's synced with the computer next time around.

Trying to work on a system that will message you via your VoIP provider that ties into an offline calendar seems messy and to be honest, unecessary.

Of course I might be missing something major here and I apologise in advance if I have unecessarily hijaked your thread.

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Master_Scythe 
27/8/08 11:54:23 AM
Titan

haha. Yeah Macguyver. If anyone came to my work and saw how ive had to set shit up caus i was given $0 of IT budget. you'd understand :P

Yeah im thinking of getting a new phone, N82 as it is. I like them. But i need to spend the money, lol.

Yeah I run an open source exchange replacemnt at work.

Well for now I guess i'll set up Sunbird and have it email me

(also, my phone is an old Ngage, which is ALMOST dead. I dont have a new phone as I need my money for a possible upcoming eye operation)

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I've got a wicked tiny one that is ridiculously sensitive.



The Tick 
27/8/08 2:25:34 PM
Hero
Titan


Fair enough. Your on a prepaid then and not a plan? I would expect someone would have that phone on a $0 up front plan somewhere.

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Master_Scythe 
27/8/08 4:33:17 PM
Titan

yeah Virgin BeanCounter

10c a minute, 10c txt messaging.

im looking for a phone on ebay and around trademart. its only so long untill it happens :D

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