Windows Mobile 6 Reminder Snoozing Options RRS feed

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  • Hi,


    This is the question/problem most of the users who owns WM device has and I am saying so after doing an extensive research and posting forum questions. Anyways the problem is very simple to explain.

    Windows Mobile has an extremely limited set of options for snoozing a reminder: 5 min, 15 min, 1 hr, 1 day, or 5 min before and that is often USELESS!!

    Let me give an example: say I have an important dinner meeting Thursday at 6pm. I want a reminder to off a day in advance to remind me to do any prep, make reservations, etc. So, Wed 6 pm the reminder fires off. Now, I don't want to just dismiss it, b/c heck, I might forget over the next 24 hours. What I want to do is be able to snooze the reminder for a specific amount of time -- say 12 hours in this case, so I get reminded the next morning. Or, I might want my next reminder to come 3 hours before the dinner. But with Windows Mobile 5, I can do neither!!! Arrrrggggh. I either have to keep snoozing it for 1 hour at a time (lame), or snooze it till 5 minutes before the dinner (useless).

    Here are the options I'd like to see: snooze 5/15/30 min, 1/2/3/4/6/8/12/18 hr, 1/2/3 day, 1/2 week; snooze till 5/15/30 min before, 1/2/3/4/6/8 hours before, 1/2/3 day before.

    If not all above then atleast existing ones + 1/2/3/4/6/8/12/18 hr. I know WM has many restrictions due to screen resolutions and thus less options but they can be a part of a sub menu.

    To keep the menu clean, you could have the most common choices on the main "snooze" menu, and then the others on a submenu. Of course the choices would be sensitive to the time of the reminder vs the current time, i.e if the dinner is only 24 hours away, then you wouldn't see the 1/2/3 day or 1/2 week options -- not a hard thing to program.

    Hope this all makes sense, please let me know if any more information is required. I have used WM 2003 SE device and that had better snoozing options than WM 6 (I use HTC Touch now).


    I raised this at Microsoft Connect but no fix or work around is provided yet..!



    Nirav Patel

    Thursday, July 3, 2008 3:44 AM

All replies

  • I absolutely agree, having 1 hour and then 1 day with nothing in the middle makes absolutely no sense.  I end up using 1 hour a lot and then get reminders every hour (which is starting to drive me insane!).


    I also would like an option to sync reminders (for appointments, tasks etc)  so I don't get stereo reminders from my phone and my PC.


    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 5:45 PM
  • I completely agree! When is Microsoft gonna fix this? Is there any workaround?



    Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:16 PM
  • I, too, would LOVE to see this feature added.  Does anybody know of a 3rd party solution for this?  I would pay money for this feature...

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 1:46 AM
  • That looks kind of cool, I guess, but I was hoping more for a solution that integrates with Pocket Office.  The last thing I want is another memory hog program that does exactly what a program I already have does.  I just want more "snooze" times!  :-)  Isn't there a third party way to implement that?


    Besides, that app looks like it primarily lives on the Today screen, and when I get my Touch Diamond, I won't really have a Today screen since I'll have the kick *** TouchFlo 3D as the device's "desktop"


    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 5:12 PM
  • I absolutely agree, the built in apps are fine, the integration with Outlook is awesome, all we need is more snooze options... Is anyone at Microsoft listening?  Care to comment?

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 5:20 PM
  • I completely agree!
    Robert Stuczynski (Noise) - Blog: http://noiserobert.spaces.live.com/
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 9:54 AM
  • Wow, nearly a year and after Windows Mobile 6.5 is out and no improvement what-so-ever! I now wonder if anyone here even cares!
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 4:25 AM
  • Tim, I think you do not know them enough yet...

    Indeed I find so many posts on internet about this quick change and nothing moves at MS, I guess they do not care at all. :(

    Furthermore I found several links about similar discussion hosted on Microsoft website but they all lead to an error page. For those who still believe MS cares, just go to the page https://connect.microsoft.com and search for "snooze ". You will arrive in the page https://connect.microsoft.com/SearchResultsLive.aspx?SearchQuery=snooze with 13 results, ALL LEADING TO ERROR PAGES !
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:33 AM