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Alarm Clock

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:34 pm
by Bob M
Can anyone recommend an Alarm Clock where one can set the date as well as the time?

I installed Alarm-clock-applet from synaptic but it doesn’t appear to have a Date facility.

Running Mint 18 Cinnamon.

Thanks

Bob

Re: Alarm Clock

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:29 pm
by Greencedar
Currently, I use Ubuntu 18.04.

In Applications there is a GNOME, Version 3.32.0, clock that has a: World clock, Alarm, Stopwatch and a Timer.

I use it and found it useful. It has a nice looking graphic and has been stable.

Re: Alarm Clock

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:42 pm
by Greencedar
Bob,

I just noticed that you wanted a clock with a Calender.

Under Applications, Calender, 3.28.2, is useful; but it does not have a clock. Calender is stable and easy to use. You may want to use both if possible.

Greencedar

Re: Alarm Clock

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:44 pm
by lsemmens
Does the Calendar function allow you to set appointment reminders?

Re: Alarm Clock

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:45 am
by Greencedar
lsemmens wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:44 pm
Does the Calendar function allow you to set appointment reminders?
Yes, the calender has two separate areas for different appointment reminders.

Both the appointment settings on the Calender work for me just fine. There is a separate setting for: week, month, or year settings.

Re: Alarm Clock

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:19 am
by Bob M
I thought I’d be spoilt with choice on this one but not so.

In spreadsheet terms all I want is if the time = “X” and the Date is = “Y” then sound an audible alarm. (Bells – Whistles – Sirens – anything) otherwise remain silent.

It could probably be done with a Spreadsheet, but the problem is the program running the spreadsheet would need to be running in the background all the time. (I think) :D

Re: Alarm Clock

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:09 am
by Moem
I really like ReminderFox. It can be added as an add-on to Thunderbird.

Re: Alarm Clock

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:26 am
by AndyMH
In spreadsheet terms all I want is if the time = “X” and the Date is = “Y” then sound an audible alarm. (Bells – Whistles – Sirens – anything) otherwise remain silent.
Sounds like a cron job to play an mp3, then you can have Bells – Whistles – Sirens or whatever :)

Re: Alarm Clock

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:39 pm
by linux-dummie
Been using orage on xfce for years for all my reminders. I think it can install on any d.e. Has a bit of a learning curve, but super-useful practical features and of course specific date and time (no seconds). Lets you pick whatever audio you want the alarm to play, but pick a short sound file cuz it will play through to the end even if you close the alarm window; you'd have to kill the audio process manually to shut it off if you wanted to. Orage has a default sound directory, so you can just pick one of theirs if you wish. One thing I've always had to set, to be safe, is the "use wakeup timer" under preferences/extra settings, to ensure orage starts properly after my pc wakes up. Otherwise, it's all I need for my alarms/reminders, and it's super lightweight.