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Thomas01
16-01-2005, 10:51 PM
I have used Early Bird program for appointments since I first got it. Superior, faster, easier to learn, completely reliable it makes every other appointments program I have looked at seem grotty. But using Win XP I find I can only get it in a small screen with poor fonts and it is slow to install. Any advice to correct this would be appreciated - I have tried the usual - properties - compatiblity etc with no joy. Perhaps there is another program out there as good - I am not a business man just an old pensioner who no longer needs his computer for work but I have numerous things I want to keep in my appointments listings, eg birthdays, car maintenance and licensing, actions to be taken x weeks or months or years in the future.

Jen
17-01-2005, 09:05 AM
Hi Thomas

I've had a look for that program called "Early Bird" to see if their help/support has any comments on your problem, but I cannot find the developers homepage. Do you have a link for it?

Failing that, there are other products available that should do what you want. First up is the opensource project from Mozilla called Sunbird (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/sunbird.html). It is still under going developement but can by used as a standalone product if you don't have Firefox (browser) or Thunderbird (email client). Have a look at the screenshots (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/sunbird_screenshot.html) and see if it looks like what you want.

I can't recommend any other product from personal experience, but Tucows has these programs which are freeware and were given good ratings that you might wish to also look at:

A Simple Diary 3.0.0.1 (http://www.tucows.com/preview/198901.html)

Electronic Assistant Professional 2004v45 (http://www.tucows.com/preview/224103.html)

Hopefully others can give you some more suggestions based on personal experience :)

Speedy Gonzales
17-01-2005, 09:34 AM
I just found this program http://www.vellosoft.com/miniminder/index.html

Its free, deals with appts / reminders.

And I think u can make it run when Windows start. To remind u of whatever.

It uses a Mac like interface....It looks pretty basic. Just add a date etc

Click on view screenshot here

http://www.download.com/3000-2124-10191246.html

It shows u what it looks like