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Calendar Schedule Help

Updated on February 10, 2013
If this is what the inside of your head feels like, you could use some calendar schedule help! CCL D
If this is what the inside of your head feels like, you could use some calendar schedule help! CCL D | Source

Do you need alerts to notify you of special days? Automatic calendar schedule help is available to remind you of important events!

Entering appointments on your to do list is a good start to tracking your activities. But if you have many details to track, or if you enter items on your calendar but forget to check your schedule daily, you can get help through automatic notifications that remind you of special dates.

These reminders can alert you in a number of ways. For example, you can tell a calendar help service, “Notify me next Tuesday to call Grandma,” or “Remind me to update my schedule in one week,” and you’ll receive notifications via email, text message or phone to keep you on track.

There are several free services available online that will help remind you of special dates. BirthdayAlarm provides free birthday, anniversary, holiday and event reminders to manage your schedule, and also offers free ecards, invitations and party planning tools. BirthdayAlarm also provides a “My Calendar” page so you can track all your events at a glance.

Dedicating an entire wall to tracking your schedule would rock, if you could carry a wall everywhere you went. CCL B
Dedicating an entire wall to tracking your schedule would rock, if you could carry a wall everywhere you went. CCL B | Source
Whiteboards are fine for temporary alerts, as long as no one erases your notes--d'oh! CCL B
Whiteboards are fine for temporary alerts, as long as no one erases your notes--d'oh! CCL B | Source
Your hand is not a whiteboard: put a reminder app on your mobile phone.  CCL C
Your hand is not a whiteboard: put a reminder app on your mobile phone. CCL C | Source

MemoToMe offers free unlimited email schedule reminders. Expanded help features and additional services are available through Platinum Edition upgrade, which is offered as a free trial for 30 days. Should users decide to go with the upgrade, they can simply name their own price! The charge for the upgrade is whatever the customer feels is fair.

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Discover a great website but want to check it out later? Hit the Resnooze button! Resnooze shoots out email reminders to yourself that will periodically arrive in your inbox until you take action to stop the reminders. Not limited to website reminders, Resnooze can nudge you on birthdays, gifts to buy, tasks to accomplish or anything else you want reminders for. Frequency of messages can be adjusted from a few gentle nudges to constant nagging--it's entirely up to you.

Similar to Resnooze is HassleMe (HassleMe.co.uk/), one for the ultimate procrastinator who desperately needs help through numerous repeating reminders. This is a service that will remind you of the obligations on your calendar schedule at random times. You can set reminders to come at approximate intervals, but you’ll never quite know exactly when to expect alerts. It’s like having an automated nagging service!

MyMemorizer is a free online calendar with reminders sent via email or SMS text messages to your mobile phone. It can help manage your own schedule and also let you subscribe to groups to keep abreast of activities shared by friends or colleagues.

Need help tracking another person’s schedule as they progress on a project? Try PleaseNotify.me, a free online service that lets you assign a task to someone. If that person doesn’t mark the task as completed by the calendar deadline, PleaseNotify.me will alert both you and the person assigned to the task. Schedule reminders will continue daily until the project is completed.

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Got a mobile device? Kiss those paper notes goodbye and enjoy convenient automatic push notification reminders! CCL B | Source

Mobile Reminder apps

RE.minder is a free, five-star rated app available in the iTunes App Store. It offers a lot of flexibility (you can ask it to remind you of something on your schedule in nine minutes, instead of ten, for example). Brilliant in its simplicity and adaptability, this calendar app can help keep you on track by reminding you of appointments, special days or any event for which you want an alert.

Reminder App is a clean and simple iOS app that clearly and unmistakably alerts you how much time is left before each task is due with both an alarm and a large image showing the date and task. While this is not a super-power app, it does allow users to filter tasks by category and achieves its objectives cleanly: reminding you to take care of something!


For the Android platform, check out the Life Reminders app. This free app found in Google Play will help you keep on top of your calls, appointments, tasks, birthdays and all those other little details of life that need to be wrangled. When you're reminded to place a call, this app doesn't just tell you to do it; it displays the number to call within a button. Simply tap the button to get that call crossed off your list, or, hit the snooze button to put it off a bit longer. This app is available in several languages, including English, Spanish, French and Russian.

Another Android app, NoteToSelf, is very simple in design, yet quite effective for busy people who don't want too many distractions in their reminder service. The clean and simple design interface of this helpful app allows users to make quick notes to themselves of what needs to be handled. Entries can be quickly cycled through for users to see at a glance the number and type of outstanding tasks remaining. The upgraded version of NoteToSelf is MyReminders, a paid app that takes reminders to a higher level.


Calendar Schedule Help From Siri

If you have an iOS device that includes the buit-in Siri function, you can easily create, change and cancel appointments on your schedule without ever having to first launch your calendar program. Here's a brief demonstration video that shows how to leverage the power of Siri for quick schedule updates:

Reminders by Phone

Wakerupper is a schedule website that lets users enter a phone number and message for one-time or recurring reminders by phone. Another handy use of Wakerupper is to receive a phone call to conveniently help you escape from a boring date or meeting!

CallTheFuture.org is a no-registration site that sends calendar alerts and schedule reminders by phone.

Google Calendar is a robust, free, online app that can do a lot of things, but setting up automatic notifications requires doing a little programming legwork yourself.  CCL C
Google Calendar is a robust, free, online app that can do a lot of things, but setting up automatic notifications requires doing a little programming legwork yourself. CCL C | Source

Follow Content; Remind Others Automatically

Other kinds of reminders are available, too. Notify.me will send an alert via mobile phone, desktop application, instant message or email whenever new content is published online. This is not so much to help your calendar schedule as to remind yourself about content you’re interested in following up on.

LetterMeLater is a free service that allows you to use your existing email service to compose emails and schedule them to be sent at a future date and time. A very handy help for reminding those folks in your life who sometimes need an extra prompt!

If you're rather techno-savvy, you can build your own pestering email reminder using Google Docs. This reminder system goes beyond the basic capabilities of Google Calendar. It does require some work to set this service up, but it results in a fully customized system tailored specifically for your personal needs.


Put those colorful Post-It Notes to use for general, non-time-specific reminders. Organized reminders will help you love your life.  CCL D
Put those colorful Post-It Notes to use for general, non-time-specific reminders. Organized reminders will help you love your life. CCL D | Source

Memory Enhancers

FREE Calendar Schedule Help!

Desktop Apps/Sites
Mobile Apps
MemoToMe
Re.minder
BirthdayAlarm
Life Reminders
Resnooze
NoteToSelf
MyMemorizer
Remember the Milk
PleaseNotify.Me
Reminder App
Wakerupper
 
CallTheFuture
 
LetterMeLater
 

No More Excuses!

With so many calendar schedule help services out there, you’ll never forget another anniversary, miss a special event or overlook an appointment again. Since most of these services are available at absolutely no cost, there’s simply no excuse anymore...unless you want to try the old “My dog ate it” defense.

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      writeronline 7 years ago

      Fantastic information! I had no idea that any of these services existed. My idea of calendar scheduling is making entries in my daily diary, and rolling them on (undone) at the end of the day, until the pile gets so big I have to cull it, and start over. I used to phone my own mobile phone voice mail to tell myself things, until I realised it had an inbuilt organiser to log those things. But I kept forgetting to check it, so that's kinda lapsed... I think the Automated Nagger is the product I need. Thanks for such an informative, helpful Hub! Rated Up and Useful - has to be!

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