Date & Time - qwikALERT

Description: qwikALERT is a simple little widget to remind you of those little things that you would otherwise forget.

It could be anything you like, such as change channel now, call back the guy who was on lunch, or even, stop playing with your computer and go do something else!!

Simply type in the message you want to get, the date and time of that alert and press enter. Alerts are added and managed quickly and easily via the widget but alerts will interrupt whatever your doing, in any application.

Alerts can even be set to remind you of the same thing every day or any other interval.
Author: hc98br
Version: 2.1
New in v2.1: Fixed alert not closing in Mac OS X 10.6 - Snow Leopard
Alert window now stays on top of all other windows and flashes if ignored
Alerts are now repeatable, as requested
Snooze times can now be set in alert window, defaulting to the last value
Improved overall coding and design inline with qwikCONVERT
Alert message is now optional (defaulting to "Alert")
Improved alert list display layout
Snoozed times are now shown in widget
Significantly reduced memory and CPU usage while widget is dormant (i.e. no alerts pending)
Time entry now allows valid 4 digit 24 hour times without a separator
Time entry now allows entry of times that have passed: if the time entered is AM, then the date is set to Tomorrow / if the time entered could be either AM or PM, PM is assumed
Fixed bugs caused by Leopard (& hopefully other updates!)
Uploaded on: March 21st 2010 at 7:37 PM
Rating: (3.89 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 1798 (all versions), 281 (this version)
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Maybe it would be nice with an alert sound when the alert notifier pop ups, and on the back you could choose between a few sound to use as your alert sound or choose to have no alert sound at all.

Posted by: Kjartan on Jun 12, 05 (11:36 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Great idea for a widget - nice and simple, and does what it says - I like it. smiley

Posted by: Pingu on Jun 13, 05 (12:14 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Good stuff. I'm using it right now. Just a couple of suggestions.

1. Have sound with the alarm.
2. Have an alarm that rings 15 minutes (or a customizable time) before the event.
3. When I put in something that says 12:30pm, it oddly shows up 12:30am, but it doesn't effect the time it rings. Also, you should make 0:00am into 12:00am, so there's less confusion.

That would make the widget so much better. But it's still a very good widget. Great job.

Posted by: StellarJoe on Jun 13, 05 (2:06 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

The update is great! Thanks very much. smiley

Posted by: StellarJoe on Jun 16, 05 (4:14 AM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

very useful!

Posted by: Rik on Jun 16, 05 (12:46 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Hope you like this new update, I've tried to implement as many requests as possible.

Not sure about the 15 pre-alarm though, so I've not included that - maybe will if more people want it.

Instead, you can now use the new snooze feature, set the alarm 15 mins early, then snooze for 15 mins (customisable on the back) an you'll get a second alarm at the right time!!!


Posted by: hc98br (developer) on Jun 17, 05 (11:29 PM) for version 1.2 (previous version)  

Actually, if you want to get technical, there's no such thing as AM or PM when it's 12:00. 12:00 is either "noon" or "midnight." It's like the number zero isn't positive or negative--it's on the line between them.

Appears to be a nice widget, though!

Posted by: ghartwig on Jun 18, 05 (4:42 PM) for version 1.2 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

This is brilliant. Absolutely awesome.
UTF-8 support would be much appreciated though, currently "à", "é", "è", "?" or other "ö" are simply not displayed properly.

Posted by: Fransik on Jul 18, 06 (12:28 PM) for version 1.4 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

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