Yearly occurrences, such as birthdays and anniversaries,
require only the month and day (or the day and month,
depending on where you're from.)
You can keep track of which birthday / anniversary it
is by enclosing the original year in a greater-than and
a less-than sign. For example: an event you title, "Megan's
<1978> Birthday", will come up as "Megan's
30th Birthday" on your reminders form.
Monthly occurrences are designed for events that happen
on a certain day each and every month, like a credit card
payment that might be due the 15th of every month.
Instead of supplying both a day and a month for these
events then, the only thing you need supply is the actual
day this event will occur each month.
One-time occurrences are designed for events such as
a doctor's appointment, where once the event has come
and gone, there's no need to track it any more and thus,
you'll want it automatically deleted from you reminders
You supply the month and the day and MiniMinder will determine
whether the upcoming one-time event is this year (say
you're in November scheduling a December event) or whether
the upcoming event is for next year (say you're in November
scheduling an event for January.)
With an "every - " occurrence, you can track
regular occurances such as a weekly event.
When you select an "every -" event, you'll notice
an "every __ days" box appears where you can
enter the value for how often the event occurs.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you select an upcoming date
for your new "every -" event. If you want to
track a weekly event that last happened on the 7th and
today's the 8th, make sure you select the 14th as your
date to start tracking and not the 7th.
The "til done" event is made for those of
us who sometimes find ourselves a bit overly optomistic
in setting a target date for getting something done.
With a "til done" occurrence, you set yourself
a target date and then if you miss it, you keep getting
your reminder, "1 day overdue", " 2 days
Once the job is finally done, you can right-click the
event from your Reminders Window and choose "Delete
With a "dayspast" occurrence, you can track
the number of days, months and years that have passed from a previous
date. Inspired by friends with sobriety dates, another
nifty use is to track people's ages down to the exact
number of days.
When you choose this event type, you'll notice that the
input box for the date expands to allow a four-digit year
along with the month and day. As the event type implies,
the date entered must be a date previous to the current
date. Once entered, these events are tracked automatically,
so the "Advance" field is hidden and irrelevant.
The complement to the "dayspast" event type, with "daysfutr" events, you can set a countdown to an event that goes beyond the regular calendar year which other event types cover.
With both event types, you can select your countdown or countfrom to be displayed either in days, months and years, or in a straight count of days. This setting can be found alongside a handy little Date Calculator that comes with the MiniMinder Customizer.
There are 36 event types in MiniMinder that are similar
to the 1st Sun occurrence - 1st Mon, 1st Tue, 1st Wed,
etc., 2nd Sun, 2nd Mon, etc., 3rd Sun, 4th Sun and Las
Sun as well as Las Day.
As the names imply, these are events such as the U.S.
observance of Thanksgiving that arrives on the 4th Thursday
These event types also have an "every month"
checkbox option for events such as a payday on the 1st
Fri of every month.