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Be Punctual

Friday, February 2nd, 2007 by | Filed Under: System Tune-Up Help

Be Punctual

Does your computer contain an alarm clock?

Can you set your computer to remind you about something?

Does your computer tell you what time it is after a certain amount of time has gone by?

If you answered no to any of those questions, you should definitely take a look at this tip!

Today, I am going to explain to you how you can get an alarm clock, a reminder and a human voice time teller all on your computer.

Now, I know what you’re probably thinking; this has to be three different software programs and I don’t really want to mess with that. Well, that’s just not the case! All of the above can be obtained through just one software program. And most importantly? It’s absolutely free!

The software I am referring to is called Be Punctual 2.0. You can find it by clicking here. Go ahead and click on the Download link and let it run.

Once you have it downloaded and installed, you will see an aircraft icon in your bottom system tray, as shown below.

Right click on the icon to get the following window:

This is the Time Teller window where you can set up two different settings.

1.) Tell Time After – Here you can set the number of minutes after which you would like your computer to tell you the time. If you don’t want it, you may uncheck the box before Enabled.

2.) Options – Here you can set your preference to hear a male or female voice by selecting the respective radio button. Also, you may check or uncheck the box for “Tell time at Windows startup.” That one is up to you.

At the top, there are reminder and alarm clock options. So, let’s say you selected the reminder window. You will then see the following:

Here you can enter the message you want to be reminded with on a particular date, month or time.

The exiting thing is that you may select your own audio file to be played by clicking on the Browse button. Once you do that, click Add and your reminder will be added instantly.

There are also options to modify or delete the existing reminders, if you ever want to do that. Now, let’s move on to the last tab, which is for the alarm clock. You will see the following screen:

Here you can set different alarms for each day of the week and even a standard alarm for every day living. Of course, you may select your own audio file to be played as your alarm as well.

Once you’re done choosing your settings, click on Send to Tray or just minimize it to hide it in your system tray. All of the items you selected and chose will stay put.

That’s it! You now know how to use this wonderful and absolutely free program. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do each and every day!

~ Vishal Gupta

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