What It Is
This is a widget for Apple's Dashboard system that displays the output
from the Remind program.
Remind is a powerful calendar and alarm program that includes a
sophisticated scripting language. More information on Remind can be
found at the Remind home page.
- Compact date banner: The date banner can be
turned into a smaller one-line version to give you more room for
- Font themes: We now provide you with a selection
of fonts for your date banner.
- Updated artwork: A more elegant main display, a
more interesting preferences panel, and a much-improved icon comprise a
trifecta of visual improvements. It's no longer "the front-end that looks
like a back-end."
- Correct date strings: Now that month and weekday
names are extracted from the system "date" command, they should be
consistent with the current locale.
- Bug fixes and many minor interface enhancements.
- Internationalization: The date strings should
be correct now, but there's also the about text and preferences to
translate. Plus all the plumbing underneath that needs to be added.
- Date picker: Some way to pick a date other
than today would be nice. (Okay, you can manually add a date to the
command line in the preferences, but that's not especially
- Custom scrollbar: The "carbon" scrollbar that
appears when needed is contrary to Apple's widget design guidelines,
and just looks out of place. On the other hand, adding a custom
scrollbar requires a fair bit of work...
- Extraneous banner in reminders: If your date
banner does not begin with the text "Reminders for", it will be
displayed in the reminders area along with the rest of your
events. This is most likely to affect people who have defined a custom
banner or live in a non English-speaking locale. A work-around is to
disable the banner, but then you won't get a banner when you run
remind in a console. (Put "BANNER %" at the start of your reminders
file to disable the banner.)
Apple Computer says: "Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required. If youre
using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is
complete, show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget
Bar and click the widgets icon in the Widget Bar to open it. If youre
using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the
widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in
/Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. show Dashboard, click the Plus
sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widgets icon in the
Widget Bar to open it."
Widgets being what they are, a source bundle doesn't have much
interesting that isn't already included in the widget bundle. The main
extras included with the source archive are the Gimp files for the
Download source for the
Terms & Conditions
Remind Widget is released under a BSD-style license. Free to use,
modify, distribute, and enjoy. No warrantees are supplied with Remind
Widget, etc, etc. Please consult the file License.txt, which is also included with the
software, for more details.
Many thanks to David F. Skoll for the continued development and
enhancement of Remind.
Apple Computer deserves credit for pulling together a variety of
open standards and creating Dashboard from them.
Remind Widget was written by Nick