‘Remind’ is a nifty tool to help you remember all the important events dates that you dont remember. One can argue that they can achieve the same thing by sending mail to themselves by setting up an at job, apart from being feature-rich excellent concole based reminder program. ‘Remind’ has some nice GUI front-end to brag about.
First of all we will start off by setting up some reminders to remind ourselves to remember something.
This can be easily done by adding a line like this “REM Nov 22 2007 MSG Thanksgiving Dinner!” to your ‘~/.reminder’ file, if it doesn’t exist make one with ‘touch’ command.
‘Remind’ also has three GUI frontend that the non-console users will love.
wxRemind – is a wxPython based frontend. In addition to letting you set reminders and events using Remind, wxRemind can integrate with Festival to announce your events, and will automatically produce a PostScript version of your monthly calendar and open it in gv for you.
Other resources about this handy program:
Remind wiki: http://wiki.43folders.com/index.php/Remind
Remind MANual: http://www.go.dlr.de/htbin/man?remind
Remind Linux.com article: http://www.linux.com/articles/55928
Remind Linuxjournal article: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/3529