PreMinder

An alternative calendar for Mac

Tired of iCal? PreMinder, which is still in Beta, makes for a potentially viable alternative. View full description

PROS

  • Create events, alarms and reminders

CONS

  • Too many ways to scroll through
  • Multi-windowed interface

Very good
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Tired of iCal? PreMinder, which is still in Beta, makes for a potentially viable alternative.

First of all, don't worry about losing all your iCal info and events. PreMinder lets you easily import all iCal information. The application is built in a multi-windowed interface, which has always turned me off a bit, as I find it unpractical to work. Not only do you have the big calendar window, but also the reminder window at the bottom, an events window on the left and a floating mini-calendar.

PreMinder provides multiple ways of scrolling through items, from a very handy monthly slider at the top to the daily notifier on the left or the quick back and forward buttons in the Calendar window.

PreMinder lets you create your own events, alarms and reminders. These can be repeated, stretched to multiple days or weeks and moved around very easily.

The search box at the top right of the PreMinder interface makes it easy to find any piece of data in seconds.

Although still in development, PreMinder is a promising alternative to iCal with lots of flexibility and features.

Changes

  • Selected date in Calendar view is now shown by box around the whole field rather than the date number to improve visibiity
  • Added Appearance Preferences option to display abbreviated 12-hour times
  • Fixes issues with setting correct times for iCal alarms
  • Other bug fixes

User reviews about PreMinder

  • rmill777

    by rmill777

    "Experience with Preminder"

    This is the best program I have downloaded. A simple task but the program is so simple in it's logic and so sophisticat... More.

    reviewed on April 14, 2012