Gminder

Put Google Calendar reminders on your desktop

A Google account has become almost a necessity on the web today, and one of the best features of it is Google Calendar. View full description

PROS

  • Unobtrusive
  • Customizable
  • Easy to use

CONS

  • Can't add events

Good
7

A Google account has become almost a necessity on the web today, and one of the best features of it is Google Calendar.

If you use Google Calendar, GMinder is a little program that integrates with it to give you reminders about events on your calendar whether you're connected to the internet or not.

All that is necessary is entering your Google user name and password, then GMinder will download your calendar details. You can set how often it refreshed details from Google, and how many days it will pre-load too. Events are color coded by time (future, soon, now or past), and you can configure this to your tastes, as well as set a sound to accompany any alert.

The application sits in the system tray. Double clicking opens a window with your calendar plus some buttons (like a snooze button) and a single click will give you a small pop-up with today's events.

GMinder is a neat little application for any Windows Google Calendar user. Perhaps the only negative point is that you can't set events from the program - you still need to use your browser for that.

Small and lightweight, GMinder is a great addition to Google Calendar.

— User reviews — about Gminder

  • notanadmirer

    by notanadmirer

    "No guide"

    Totally incomprehensible. No guide or instructions about how to use this program, absolutely useless. More.

    reviewed on March 14, 2013

  • ken winston caine

    by ken winston caine

    "Excellent! Makes Google Calendar truly useful"

    Resolved my earlier issues with almost immediate help from the developer. The browser default issue was a quirky thing o... More.

    reviewed on September 24, 2009

  • ken winston caine

    by ken winston caine

    "Found developer site, posted my questions there...."

    I found the developer site, http://reflectivecode.com/gminder, and posted my questions there and hope I will get my two ... More.

    reviewed on September 21, 2009

  • ken winston caine

    by ken winston caine

    "Can't figure out how to get it to open Google Calendar in Chrome... "

    ... or Opera. Or Firefox. My default browser is Opera. Still, when I click on the gMinder calendar icon in my tray, it i... More.

    reviewed on September 21, 2009

  • Steve1209

    by Steve1209

    "GMinder is a Great Program"

    I like the program very much and have given the developer an idea for future work. If added it will make the software v... More.

    reviewed on August 26, 2009