In your face review: Put event reminders where you can’t miss them
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If there was one person on the planet who would pay attention to every reminder they set about an upcoming appointment and not miss a single one, well, I hope there would be an attendance Nobel Prize committee who could give them an award. Most of us have a little more trouble sorting through scatterbrains to stay on target, even when our minds are present, reminding us of computers, phones or tables!
In Your Face for MacOS takes a general idea and makes it strong and compelling. When an event is alerted, it fills your entire screen with a model dialog that you have to click to dismiss. If you have two more displays, you can choose to fill them.
This may sound offensive if it is something Apple introduced as a default. Instead, it’s an app you can purchase and control. Choose which calendars to include. Change the time before an event that will notify you. Exclude some facts. It’s all at your fingertips.
When you first install and launch In Your Face, you’ll be asked to select a calendar from linked calendars via an Internet account or the Calendar app. The List View dialog cannot be expanded, a small net to choose from, but relevant when you have dozens of calendars across different services.
Also select how early you want to receive your full-screen, bunk-on-the-head alert. You can modify it later and customize that interval for individual events.
Since then, reminders from those calendars have appeared at specific times. That screen tells you, “Don’t forget your appointment!” And puts the details below. If you have set up notes, you can click on a button to publish them with links You have a video icon on your face for links to video conferencing services that you can click directly. It has a large, orange OK button to click to dismiss
But you are not stuck. You can snooze the alert for 1 or 5 minutes or click Customize this event to set unique parameters: Exclude it from the alert on your face or set a custom alert time before the event.
You can set this up before an event is triggered by selecting an upcoming reminder in your face system menu. It creates a preview of the alert and then you can customize it.
If calendar-based events don’t fit properly, you can create reminders in your face. Select a new reminder from the app’s system menu, set a name, note, date, time and reminder interval, and then click Add Reminder. These reminders are managed internally only
Oddly enough, while you can create an in-your-face reminder, the app doesn’t pull from the alerts set as system reminders, obviously because reminders aren’t designed to surround events, but the steps you need to take. If you choose to include reminder entries, this will be an improvement
For a decent app, In Your Face can have a huge impact on the lives of people who struggle to keep their internal clock and external attention ticking.
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