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 list.

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 overdue", etc.

Once the job is finally done, you can right-click the event from your Reminders Window and choose "Delete this Event".

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 in November.

These event types also have an "every month" checkbox option for events such as a payday on the 1st Fri of every month.