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Simple recurrent reminders

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:12 pm
by JeromeM
Hoya!

I'm looking for a way to simply receive recurrent reminders for myself via Growl. I have tested sending alerts via different applications but I guess that what I'm looking for is so basic that I haven't been able to find the adequate solution. Each three days for instance I need to receive the same notif at a precise time. Like a note/reminder from myself.

I have played around making custom notif via Applescript so I'm comfortable with that.

Hope you can help even though the solution might have something to do outside of Growl.
Thanks!

Re: Simple recurrent reminders

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:57 pm
by JeromeM
Anyone?

I am sorry if this might not be a Growl problem per se but I was thinking that there might be an easy way to do it without any application used simply to trigger those reminders and that you guys might be the better suited to know how.

Re: Simple recurrent reminders

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:48 pm
by boredzo
JeromeM wrote:… there might be an easy way to do it without any application …


No. Every Growl notification comes from an application. That “application” may be a script, but it's still an external unit of some form of code. You need either a real application or a script to do this.

Re: Simple recurrent reminders

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:28 pm
by JeromeM
Thanks boredzo for your answer.

Essentially I just then need to find a way to launch a script on recurrent time and dates.
I created a recurrent event in iCal (alarm triggers the script) but for some reason it only launches the script the first day the event is set.
Is that a problem with iCal, Growl or my script? (used the applescript you guys provided and edited text and icon)

I've seen people having recurrent events in iCal launch a script.
Is there any known reason why triggering a script via recurrent event in iCal wouldn't be compatible with GrowlHelperApp?

Re: Simple recurrent reminders

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:21 pm
by boredzo
JeromeM wrote:I created a recurrent event in iCal (alarm triggers the script) but for some reason it only launches the script the first day the event is set.
Is that a problem with iCal, Growl or my script? (used the applescript you guys provided and edited text and icon)


Probably iCal. You can confirm this with display dialog.

Is there any known reason why triggering a script via recurrent event in iCal wouldn't be compatible with GrowlHelperApp?


No.

Re: Simple recurrent reminders

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:38 pm
by JeromeM
Pardon my ignorance but what is display dialog?

Re: Simple recurrent reminders

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:09 am
by boredzo
It's an AppleScript command. See the Standard Additions dictionary in AppleScript Editor.

Re: Simple recurrent reminders

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:35 am
by JeromeM
all right. thanks boredzo I'll check it out