Spending too much time in front of the computer is not necessarily a productive thing, especially when doing so for leisure purposes. This increases the risk of events to be left unattended, regardless of their importance. Luckily, specialized applications like Yellow Reminder give you the possibility to organize all of your task and set alarms to be reminded of upcoming activities.
Create a limited number of tasks
The application runs in a pretty compact window, managing to include all available features and make them quickly accessible. Resource consumption is nothing to worry about, disk space required only being around 1 Mb and most of its time is spent hidden in the system tray.
A small text field lets you write down text you need to be reminded of, at a specified time. Unfortunately, the application limits you from creating more than 10 tasks. This is a major inconvenience, seeing how these can be scheduled and even made recurrent.
Good but far from being a pro
In addition to being informed regarding an upcoming event, you are able to set the application to run specific programs when the timer reaches zero. However, you can only set one entry per task and if this option is enabled you are restricted from adding any text to the task.
One of the biggest disappointments is that there is no integrated feature that allows you to set an alarm to acoustically alert you. An info box appears near the system tray area with the given text, but if you're sleeping on the job there is no sound to change that.
To end with
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Yellow Reminder only manages to get half of the job done. The concept is good, even though not new on the block, and the interface is pretty, but features are greatly limited. It's only practical for short term notifications, given that your schedule does not include more than 10 activities.