Never for Scheduling Tasks!

Never use task reminders to schedule tasks at specific times. Instead, schedule those tasks in your calendar with all other appointments, so you can plan and manage your schedule in a single view.

In Trog Bar, task alarms are optional. They remind you about tasks with hard dates for today. Enable them by clicking the alarm bell (so it glows) next to the Do On Date in Trog Bar.

Each morning during daily review:

  • Look at all task reminders in the Outlook Reminders Window.
  • Dismiss tasks you intend to do. (Yes, you read that correctly.) Trog will push them to the top of your list.
  • Open and reschedule tasks you won’t be able to do.
  • When done, your Reminders Window should contain no TASKS. (Appointment reminders are different, they are not dismissed until you honor the appointment.)

Make sure you set up task reminders properly before using them.

Where is the Reminders Window?

The Outlook Reminders window will disappear when you have no active Reminders.

However, you can also make the window disappear too early by clicking [X] in the upper right corner. The window will reappear at the next reminder time. If you need to see it before then, select View on the main menu in Outlook, then select Reminders Window.