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Giveaway of the day — ABC Birthday Reminder

ABC Birthday Reminder is a comprehensive toolkit that keeps detailed information about birthdays and other remarkable events.
$39.95 EXPIRED
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ABC Birthday Reminder was available as a giveaway on July 10, 2011!

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The name of ABC Birthday Reminder speaks for itself - it's a comprehensive toolkit that keeps detailed information about birthdays and other remarkable events. You can enter recurring events, gift descriptions, gift cost calculations, notifications and store all this information in a searchable database. Not only does the program contain your own information, but also features a holiday database supporting the MS Outlook HOL format.

ABC Birthday Reminder starts silently when the OS loads and stays in the system tray, so you can easily access it at any time with a single click. The software offers a variety of calendar views and comes preloaded with dozens of skins and color schemes. Which is more, you can synchronize events with Microsoft Outlook and even export them to popular formats!

System Requirements:

Windows ME/ 2000/ 2003/ 2008/ XP/ Vista/ 7 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

OrgBusiness

Homepage:

http://www.orgbusiness.com/abcbirthdayreminder.html

File Size:

14 MB

Price:

$39.95

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#39

Duh! MS Outlook has a "Birthday" field in the Contact Manager and if the field is filled they automatically show up in the Calender. If you also have "Reminders" turned on in your Calender you will get the reminder you need without spending $40. I'd always forget birthdays, even my own, but darn Outlook will not let me. Also just about every free e-mail programs like Yahoo, Google, Excite, MSN, and many others have free calendar programs that do the same thing. This is the most pointless piece of software I think I've ever seen.

Reply   |   Comment by Sheldon A.  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

My dream is a calendar that -
- Pops up from the systray with a single left click
- Pops away just as easily
- Fills the whole screen (remember it pops up and pops away with a single click)
- Lets you enter notes or reminders in any day's square
- Has reminders if you choose
- Is FREE
- Uses neglible resources

This is as close as I have found, and I do use it all the time.
UK's Kalender
http://www.ukrebs-software.de/english/kalender/kalender.html

Rob

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Who do the programmers of this program think the subscribers of Give Away of the Day are? Is every programmer severely handicapped? Obviously, not! However, for a sales rep to close a selling point with 'Which is more..." says volumes about the people behind the product and the product itself. It may be suitable with other products but certainly not with this one.

By the way, 'Give Away of the Day,' can only become GAD even in American English; GAOD isn’t acceptable under American English standards. Very poor programming and communication skills do a lot in giving away skillful jobs. Lets accelerate and not ‘dumb down’ intellectual development amongst us.

Wake up guys! Use spell check utilities and consult seasoned programmers around you as often as possible and triple test your programs before publication…Good luck to all programmers and subscribers.

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Sorry i was supposed to say to number 2.

Reply   |   Comment by akoware  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#35

To number 7.
I think you were meant to say "do not"

Reply   |   Comment by akoware  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#34

this software is good enough but I don't want it on the system tray, this is the big draw back.

Reply   |   Comment by rizal  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#33

There is absolutely no use of this program. Every computer has a some sort of calendar program, that can be used as birthday reminder by adding the birthdays to the calendar. I self recommend EssentialPim Pro as a good calendar choice. Thanks Gaotd for the offer though!

Reply   |   Comment by Tara  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#32

I was here this morning and didn’t download but changed my mind this afternoon and thought I’d give it a”look see”. I must say it has more than I thought it would. I think I might keep it, however I would not pay $24.95 for it. (The price must have dropped from this morning because now it is $24.95)

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#31

From some of the comments, I guess that the date format is expected to be MM/DD/YY(YY), rather than the European dd/mm/yyyy. As outlook handles the dates the way I like, giving this a miss.

Reply   |   Comment by Corek  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#30

Just use Skype if all your family and friends use it too. It pops up Birthday reminder.

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#29

This is a very nice program. I wonder how many reviewers actually tried it before whining that there are so many other calendar programs out there, or that a free offering is priced too high. Shame on them.

It complements MS Outlook nicely, which doesn't handle birthdays well. I am still trying to get used to the MS Office style ribbon interface but I guess I will have to. Thanks OrgBusiness.

Reply   |   Comment by Yikes!  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#28

Downloaded on 7-64bit Ultimate. No problems, works fine. Why pay for this when you can get VueMinder Calender Lite free.

Reply   |   Comment by Roxbottom  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#27

Downloaded, installed and played with it and I will keep it for the time being. I always forget important birthdays and hopefully this will remind me. Thanks for the freebie.

Reply   |   Comment by Karin  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#26

You could set up a crude scheduler reminder for things in the Task Scheduler (not the task manager which #19 dwm was confused about). And #14 shivanand is mistaken that it cannot be used for this purpose.

#13 janetb: I just tested it right now and this is how you could do it. Go in to the Task *Scheduler* and click to create a task. Give it a name. Click on the Triggers tab, select "new" and specify when you want the reminder task to run. Click on the Actions tab and select "new" and specify "cmd" where it says "Programs/scripts" and under "Add arguments (optional)" put this in: /K echo "Happy Birthday To Me"
You can of course put in any other message as well aside from your own birthday of course. Now click OK. Under the Settings tab you select "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed" and you may also like to specify that the task is deleted after 30 days if it is a once off task. I also specify for this kind of thing that more than one instance should run in parallel. Now click OK and your done.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#25

Just a comment to those who replied to me:

And what would you have the program do? Pop-up a message? Play a sound? Open your browser or email to write them a message?

Sorry but you obviously don't know the true capabilities of Task Scheduler... I can just as easily use it as a birthday reminder. Just because it doesn't specifically say "Birthday Reminder" there are features that you can use that do the same thing.

I am just trying to see it as: This capability is already in Windows, I don't need to "tack on" another program to bog down my PC by starting with Windows and constantly running. Plenty of Windows apps do this already, so why not just use what's there? Save disk space, RAM, and processing power.

I am one of the people that doesn't have a "top of the line" computer. I'm running with something that is decent and does everything I need it to do regarding school and jobs. Saving as many system resources as possible helps a lot, and I don't need multiple programs that do the same thing.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#24

So yeah, I'm using Google Calendar with the same reminder function. Those tools are awsome and really usefull, but I don't need extra tools.

Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by FearTheSun  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#23

14Mb ???
I have my own program 30kb only (460 times less) which reminds me for birthdays at the time of startup. Hence - no resident module, no memory wasted. Also the calendar of Thunderbird as well as Gmail calendar are other options to store the birthdays data.
Offering something like that for $40 is an insult to the customers' intelligence.

Reply   |   Comment by steve  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#22

Truely this a wonderful softawre piece that helps remembers birthdays as you wish. $39.95 is a very resonable for this typical softawre. Thanks to GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Wilhelm  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-56)
#21

This is most definitely in my list of Top Ten Stupid Programs... why would anyone install this let alone pay for it. It's called Gmail, Yahoo, HotMail or whatever... they all have calenders people...

To the "developers"... "For Real?"

Reply   |   Comment by Dark Knight  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#20

There is nothing special about this program. There are so many calendars or schedule freeware available that purchasing this would be an absolute waste

Reply   |   Comment by Gene  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#19

The Windows Task Manager does NOT know about holidays!

Reply   |   Comment by dwm  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#18

The above two comments are very true and very accurate why would any one need this? 1. you have your brain 2. you should be able to remember when valentine and christmas and somebody close to you's birthday.....

Reply   |   Comment by marcus  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#17

What was nice about the program, darn not a lot, it up download easy, installed easy, and did the job with just the bare necessary things.
Bottom line not worth downloading their are many free calendars out there that do a lot better job. Remember they are FREE! like Calendar Magic

Reply   |   Comment by Sharon  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#16

It's too expensive, but I think it doesn't really useful.

Reply   |   Comment by thuan  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#15

Not worth the even time to download the 14 MB, even less worth to install it, but to pay later on $40, is an insult.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob-22  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#14

@1 Robert
Task Scheduler is for Windows Applications and not a Birthday Reminder

Reply   |   Comment by Shivanand  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#13

Dear Robert (#1)

How do you set up birthday reminders in the Task Scheduler...?

Many thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by janetb  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#12

I'm not downloading it because most of the functionality is already available on my computer. However, eventhough low prices can scare customers away, I'd like to urge OrgBusiness to consider dropping the price to 10 or 15 dollars.

Reply   |   Comment by DocSid  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

As for the price, remember that much of the software being given away here is the first time it's been offered to the public. They're looking for feedback on the price, the way it works, how well it works, your general impressions, and why you like it, or why you don't. Comparing freeware to it isn't a bad idea, either, because it lets the developers know how it compares. They're interested in things like: "Is it easier to use than other programs, freeware of commercial programs?"

I don't feel we can legitimately complain about the price. Some here call the freely offered programs a rip-off, and they're being offered for free. It's better to give feedback like: "The regular price is a bit steep since X program does the same thing for $30 less, or Y program is free and has most of the same features."

I'm not interested in this program because I have other ways of getting reminders: Outlook at work, and Essential PIM (free version) at home. Both work well and do other things this doesn't claim to do. Essential PIM has a free version that works well for me. If you have Windows 7 or Vista, there's Windows Live Mail, which is similar to Outlook.

I think it could be marketed as a calendar program instead of a simple birthday reminder program. The current name of the product makes it sound like that's the only thing it does. Lower the price and change the title and they might be able to market it successfully.

Donald

Reply   |   Comment by Donald  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#10

If we start with the premise that some days are more important to remember than other days, and birthdays and anniversaries being in that category, than a specialized calendar that makes it easy to enter a lot of data at once, and maintain it easily for the reminders makes a lot of sense to me.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Siegert  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#9

Thought I'd give it a shot as I'd like to set up a separate calendar for contacts and their specific events, but was very disappointed. Difficult to set up, dates inconsistent in headings : "Date from 26.06.11 to 06.08.11"... huh? Going backward plus the format changed making me lose any confidence in the program. Sorry, but uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by jude  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#8

$40 for something that Facebook does for free without using any of your computer memory or resources?
Thanks, but I'll pass.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#7

As someone who knows to keep her auto-starts to a minimum... why would I personally want to spend $40 dollars for a program that tells me when it's someone's birthday? I don't love anyone that much ;) ^^

And a program that's limited in its applications such as this one, when all one needs to do is have a different 'calendar' program that will do the same thing and more... Or for those who really like to streamline there's always google calendar ^^

No seriously, these are questions that bear being answered, and I'd like to hear a response from it's creator. Some of the other programs you offer look somewhat interesting, (not personally, but I could see the applications to it via the descriptions) however this program really discredits those other programs; Many wouldn't choose to even consider looking at the rest if this is their initial exposure to Orgbusiness If you do desire offering this program (which honestly, I'd refrain from...) I'd encourage it to be freeware only. Even then you'll be hard-pressed to get many who download it, but at least it wouldn't be as insulting to your target audience as a $40 price tag such as this. If you really want to offer a program like this, you'd need to improve upon it to the point where it'd be superior to programs such as Rainlender. Honestly, was just doing a search on free calendars and there's tons of them! As I said, it'd be nice to hear from Orgbusiness about this program and to have our comments/questions answered...

Reply   |   Comment by Jeania  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#6

The possibility to synchronize this Reminder with Microsoft Outlook's Calendar is simply great! Now I can see my dates and I get reminded without to start Outlook! That's a wonderful piece of software I was waiting for since many years! Great work, great giveaway! Thank you very much and god bless you all!

Reply   |   Comment by Würschtl mit Sauerkraut  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-33)
#5

Hello... Usually I stay away of reminders and similar programs, because most of them just use up your computer resources and they almost never have what you really need.
But after trying ABC Birthday Reminder here, I found that I actually like this one !
I think that is has a nice, practical, and easy to use UI without all those things that you actually never use (IMHO)...
The program may seem expensive at $40 to some people, but for a lifetime license, to me it seems affordable !
Installation and activation were all without issues... I am going to keep this one... Thanks !
ABC Birthday Reminder is working fine on Vista Ultimate 64x, XP Pro 32x and Win Enterprise 64x...

Reply   |   Comment by Hector  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)
#4

1.I can’t help thinking forty bucks is kinda steep… unless the target market is “people who have 10000 or more Facebook friends.” A truly “comprehensive toolkit” with that price tag shuldn’t just keep track of important dates, it should buy and wrap presents and go to birthdays in your place so you can stay in bed and sleep.

Reply   |   Comment by Merlins Mentor  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#3

I do really remember my own birthday, so why do I absolutely need this program in the first place ? Anyway, I did give the program a try and installed it ! That went very well without any kind of problems at all on my Windows 7 64-bit laptop.

Pos.
- Holiday editor (so ppl all over the world can import their own important days !).
- 12/24 hour option
- Few option to customize GUI
- Change color in the schedul


Neg.
- Heavy GUI, use a lot of CPU
- Import from Outlook only
- Build-in color scheme only


Conclusion
You need a newer PC to run this software, as it appears un-pro and trashed on slower PC´s. You can rearrange some of the columns/rows inside the calendar and add your own colors and labels.
Why the developer have choosen not to import other than Outlook data is a mystery, because today we have a lot of formats !

I can recommend this program to people, who don´t have "Outlook" or any other calendar software on the PC. But get it today, because it´s very expensive at the price of $39.95 ! You simply don´t get that much and the freeware alternatives is much faster on most PC´s !

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#2

There are so many calendars available to keep track things like birthday. I do need another program to "stays in the system tray", slow down my computer and cost $40. I pass.

Reply   |   Comment by umaxy  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+124)
#1

I don't mean to be rude in any respect, but isn't this already built into Windows by default?

Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Task Scheduler

I have to say I'll be skipping this one, sorry :/

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+54)
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