Tracking you time is an essential part of your success. Some time it becomes tough to manage all of your tasks while watching an interesting movie or playing an interesting game. If you are a good planner then you would like to jot down your future tasks in a To do list. But getting a reminder is also needed for completing your important task in time.
If you are a regular user of Windows Media Center, you can get Event Reminder while watching movies. Remind Me, a WMC plugin ensures that you will never miss your important appointments or other stuffs by popping up a reminder message while running the movie in Windows Media Center.
Download Remind Me from MCE Zone.
Before you start the installation of the plugin, make sure that the WMC is closed. Then run the installer (.msi) and follow the defaults in the installation wizard.
Once the installation is completed, launch the Windows Media Center. The plugin adds the item Remind Me under Extras Library. Click on that.
Once you click on the Remind Me icon, the developer of this plugin asks for a small donation from you and that is why you are to wait for 20 seconds to use it. If you donate by clicking on the Paypal button, you won’t be getting this screen again in future.
The next screen contains the options for crating new reminders, watching the previously scheduled reminders and the option for importing the reminders from Microsoft Outlook. You can also choose to turn off the notification at any time from this screen.
Click on New to create a new reminder which takes you in an simple interface. Type your reminder details e.g the message you want to get as notification, select the time of the reminder and the duration of how often you want to get the reminder notifications. You can choose the duration as Once, Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Yearly.
After the completion, click on the Save button. Then a confirmation message will appear saying “Reminder has been saved”.
Now start your movie and you will be getting the reminder at the scheduled time as a message, floating on the screen.
Remind Me works on both Windows 7 and Vista media center. The MCE Zone comes with other plugins which are very useful. Check them out from the MCE Zone. Also make sure to use Windows Media Center as Weather Report Center.
Also read: TeuxDeux: Another Online To Do List App To Organize Important Notes.