Tip of the week # 665
29 July 2021

Add a reminder from your taskbar *

There's a new feature in Windows 10 that you might find helpful ... you can add a reminder from your taskbar that will also pop up in Outlook. If you're not using Outlook it'll just show in your taskbar.

OK, you probably use your mobile for reminders, but if you don't want to be on your phone at work (some of us have gone back to the office ;) perhaps this is for you ...

Here's how:

  1. Click anywhere on the date and time in the bottom right hand corner.
  2. Enter your details in the Add an event or reminder box and set a time.
  3. Click on Save.
  4. Press ESC to close the calendar.

When it's time (actually, 15 minutes beforehand) your reminder will pop up in the taskbar. If you have the sound on you will also hear a subtle alarm.

If you have Outlook open you will also get the reminder in Outlook.

Let me know what you think.

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* Unless stated otherwise this tip is written for Microsoft 365 desktop apps and Windows 10 users, but might also be useful in Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.