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Reminder 3.25 Date Reminder Download (119Kb)
Date Reminder reminds you of recurring or nonrecurring events, like birthdays, bills to pay, appointments etc...
The program can be run from the Startup folder with an option to show only, if there are any alerts for this day. If Date Reminder is kept in the System Tray (optional), if will also alert you after standby or hybernation.

The reminders are listed in chronological order, with recurring events showing only once (the next one). This gives you an instant view of the alerts (at top), as well as a full list of all reminders. Other view modes: Alerts only, History.

Features:

Events may recur every year, month, week, day, or every 10 days, every 2 weeks, every 3 month etc.

For monthly or annual reminders you can preselect a specific day (e.g. "first monday") of the month

Reminders can be marked "done", i.e. "dealt with". Past events will remain in the list until they are marked "done".

An advance notice marker can be set a number of days before an event.

An extra calendar box, sizable for one or more month, always highlights the date of the currently selected line.

Second text line with launching capability (shows in status bar):
Double click to load a file, program, website etc., or just use it for additional text.

Date format according to the user's regional settings (a different format can be specified in the INI file).

The user interface is controlled by language files. English (default) and 20 other languages are included. Additional language files can be created. Unicode support.
Calendar 2.74 Calendar Download (101Kb)
The Calendar window can be sized to display up to 12 month (any width/height ratio). The month range can be shifted step by step. Click on month or year caption to select any month or year.

Quick toggle: full year / personal layout.

The selected date (first button) or the current date and/or time (second button) can be copied to the clipboard. The date/time formats are selectable by menu (right mouse click on buttons offers two default formats each; up to 10 custom formats can be assigned in the INI file).

The default date/time formats and the month/weekday names will show according to the user's regional settings. Several language files are supplied for the menus (Unicode support).

View/Options:
Full year view
Show/hide copy buttons
Show week numbers
Start with full year view
Always on top
Close window when copy
Minimize to SystemTray
XP style *
Font, background colors
Holidays, Events

* User selected fonts and colors are not supported by Windows Vista/Seven, unless you select XP style month boxes (see image).

The INI file is stored in the program folder by default. A different directory can be specified in the shortcut properties. No entries are made in the Windows Registry.

"Holidays", annual events or sports events, for example, are defined in tables (*.ann files, several files are supplied), and can be activated individually or combined. The dates will be highlighted; details available on right mouse click.

TimeSync 2.31 Adjust PC Clock Download (46Kb)
TimeSync gets the current time from a NIST server, and adjusts the PC clock if necessary. Accuracy is usually within a second. Time and date are displayed according to the user's regional settings.

TimeSync will try alternative servers, in case the time cannot be obtained from the preferred server.

TimeSync Option /auto is provided to run TimeSync from the StartUp folder. In this mode the TimeSync window will not show if the clock offset is under a given minimum.

Settings (click on arrow):
  • Minimum clock offset for adjustment (default 2 seconds)
  • Minimum clock offset for notification in /auto mode (default 3 seconds)
  • Time check delay in /auto mode
Several language files are available.
TTclock 1.01 Digital desktop clock + alarm, timer, stopwatch Download (82Kb)
TTclock offers two display modes: pure clock display and control panel.
In clock display mode the background is either fully transparent (only visible on mouse hover), or permanently visible as a semi-opaque rectangle (see settings).

Double click switches between pure clock and control panel.

Settings:
  • Keep on top?
  • Color for digits, background
  • Permanent background? - (or only on mouse hover)
  • Seconds in clock mode? - (can be hidden)
Sound:
  • Alarm sound loop? - option to repeat sound continuously
  • WAV files from TTclock folder (some files supplied)
When started TTclock makes sure it will show within the desktop bounds.
On alarm the control panel is brought to the foreground.
TTclock does not show in the task bar, but keeps an icon in the system tray.
TTclock
Control panel