Not only can
Alerts! create typical count-down and recurring/date-time reminders, but it is the
ONLY alert manager that allows you to create
Event-based alerts, which will only "trigger" when a specific event occurs, such as:
So, you ask "How are these events useful?" Well,
consider the example that you want to setup an alert to remind you to do
something when you get back to your office, but you don't know exactly what time
that will be...No problem! Just setup a new "Event" alert to trigger when your
phone "Docks with a PC". Then, as soon as you get back to your office and dock
you phone, the alert will sound! You can even Snooze a time-based event to trigger again only when one of these events occurs.
- Powering on your Phone
- Docking your Phone with a Desktop PC
- When Activesync Completes a Sync Operation
You can even setup an Alert that will send an SMS message to someone at a
specified time or event, such as "Happy Birthday" to friends or family on their
birthday - all automatically! Some cool
combinations of triggers and actions can be created. For example, using a
trigger of "Dock with PC" and an alert action of "Send SMS", you could setup an
alert that would send your significant other (i.e. wife) an SMS saying "I'm now
back at my office" automatically when you dock you phone at the office.
Another really neat feature of Alerts! is it's ability to create a
Appointment™ for any of your Time-based alerts. A shadow appointment is
simply a duplicate appointment that is created within the
Calendar database built into your phone, and
it has the same title and time as the alert you created in Alerts! This allows
you to see any upcoming alerts right on your phone's home screen. In addition,
these appointments will sync-over to Outlook on your desktop PC, so you can see
them there also!||
someone who enjoys tweaking things until they are just right, I spent a
significant amount of time making Alerts! to be extensively customizable. You can configure things such as
what action each key of the keypad will perform when it is pressed....to
your preference on how a particular feature should work.
One of the most convenient features of Alerts! is the quick-access shortcuts for creating a new
Count-Down timer, Date/Time reminder,
or an Event-Based alert. These shortcuts allow you to launch
Alerts!, bypass the main screen and jump directly into the new alert entry screens, allowing you to quickly create a new
alert when you need to. Most importantly, you can assign a
Speed-Dial or Voice Tag to each of these shortcuts so you
can launch them directly from your phone's home screen by pressing a single key
or speaking a pre-defined phrase.|
The above is just a fraction of what Alerts!
has to offer. Here are some more features that I am sure will prove that
Alerts is the most powerful Reminder/Timer/Event manager available for your Smartphone.
Features for Version 2.0|
||Windows Mobile 5
compatible (not for WM5 Pocket PC's yet)
QVGA screen compatible
||NEW Alert Action -
Power-Off Phone (power off phone when alert triggers)
||NEW Alert Action -
Reset Phone (reboot phone
when an alert triggers)
||NEW Alert Action - Change
||NEW Alert Action -
Switch Profiles (may not be supported on 2002 devices) allows you to switch profiles at a
scheduled (ie. 11pm "Silent" profile) or event-triggered (i.e.
Dock event) time.
||NEW Alert Action -
Run a Program with
built-in file explorer to easily select file to Run.
Allows you to run any external program like an MP3 for an
alarm at a scheduled or event-triggered time.
DATE PICKER - makes it super easy to specify the
correct date for a one-time date/time alert.
Auto Re-Lock your keypad
if an alert was not attended to (requires auto-unlock and
auto-snooze to be enabled for that alert).
- will optionally confirm all dismisses in case you
accidentally hit dismiss instead of snooze.
||Increased loop count (from
old limit of 9 to new 25 count limit)
Dismiss-Restart countdown timers so they will
automatically reset and restart a countdown timer when it is
the proper key to unlock your 2002/2003 or WM5 phone keypad.
||'Weekly' Date/Time alert
screen now displays weekdays in device's local/regional
language and format.
||Now allows alerts to sound
for up to five minutes (for non-2002 devices only)
||Added ability to select
"BUSY" or "FREE" status for shadow appointments™!
||If you now specify a "Custom
Sound Path" in
general settings, only the wav files found in that directory
will be assignable to an alert.
Maniac's Auto-Lock freeware app.
||Changed duration of shadow
appointments to just the time of the alert (instead of an hour.)
Version 1.0 and 2.0
- Instead of sounding an alarm, you can
instead specify different Actions that an alert should do when it
triggers, including: Sending an SMS message,
and many different combinations of playing a
specific alert Sound and/or Vibrating.
your own alert sound! - You can record your own Alert sound and it
will play when the alert triggers. So, for example, you can record your kids
saying "I love you Dad/Mom" and have an alert play that sound every morning :)
- You can specify a Relative To... worldwide city, so the specified Time of
an alert is based on that location instead of yours. allowing you to
setup conference call reminders with clients in other areas of the world.
- Auto-Unlock Keypad - This feature will automatically unlock your phone's
keypad when an alert triggers, so you can quickly snooze or dismiss an alert.
- Specify Sound Volume - you can specify the volume of an alert on an
individual basis, including a Increasing Volume setting which will play the
alert going from low to high volume.
- Selectable Delete or
Disable Dismissed alerts - you can specify if a dismissed alert
should be deleted or just disabled when it is dismissed, or you can be
prompted what to do at the time of dismissing it.
- Automatic Pre-Alert Snooze/Dismiss - you can specify to automatically
snooze or dismiss any unacknowledged pre-alerts.
- Alert History - You can now save any alert into history memory, so you can
easily recall commonly used alerts for quick setup.
- Automatic Date and Time Locale Format Support
- The date/time info on the
screens will automatically be configured to the Locale date/time formatting
of your device. This includes automatic 12/24 hour selection, and M/D/Y, D/M/Y
and Y/M/D date formats.
- Context-Sensitive Help is available for most screens. Just select the Menu
button on any screen, then select Help to display helpful info about that
- Alerts! does not have to be running in order to receive alerts.
- You can setup up to two custom
Pre-Alerts, which can notify you of an
approaching main alert.
- Each alert is fully customizable - You can assigned different Sounds, Loop
Counts, Snooze and Vibration modes for each individual alert.
- If your phone is placed in the "Silent" or "Meeting" profiles, all alerts
will be Auto-Muted and just vibrate while in that profile.
- You can setup Daily, Weekly (and specify multiple days of the week),
Monthly and Yearly recurring alerts.
- You can select the Snooze amount when an alert pops up - and as you
scroll through the snooze intervals, it will also calculate and tell you the
time that snooze will next trigger at - i.e. "Snooze 5 Hours (at 9:31pm)".
- Auto-Snooze can automatically snooze any un-acknowledged alarm instead of
permanently dismissing it.
Auto-Snooze will automatically increase the snooze time
for each subsequent snooze, so your battery is not drained by a fixed-minute
snooze amount if the alert is left unacknowledged for a long period of time.
- You can specify your preferred keypad input mode (abc, T9) so you won't
have to waste time switching to your favorite mode while naming an alert.
- The Font size of the main alert listing is selectable, so you can make the
listing big for easy viewing, or smaller to reduce horizontal scrolling.
- You can specify an
additional sound file location, such as your storage
card, of more sound files that the alerts can use.
- Custom Keypad mapping - You can customize which functions are performed
for each key on the keypad when they are pressed.
- You can safely install Alerts! on your Storage Card. Extra measures to
ensure the alarm will sound, even if your memory card is slow to "Wake Up"
have been designed into Alerts! Many other alarm apps will simply fail
the error "Unable to execute xyz.exe" if your memory card is slow to become
functional after turning on your phone or coming out of suspend.
Alerts! can do for you . . .
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