Id like a calendar where I could enter reminders and they would pop up and remind me about a week or whatever, before the event. Also one that would do so without me having to open it, or perhaps that sits on the desktop always running.
Im sure I read somewhere a description of one like that, and also it was free, I think!
I use Thundrbird/Lightning and synchronise/share using Google Calendars. For Reminders/To Dos I have Reminder-Fox add-on in Thunderbird and Firefox (Lightning inbuilt reminders has (or had - havent looked for a bit) issues with repeating items ) I have never been 100% successful sharing the same file - but I am happy maintaining two sets of lists as they tend to be web or calendar/email orientated The Moz application has to be running for things to pop-up so doesnt address your "perhaps that sits on the desktop always running" requirement but as I usually have at least one if not both running if the PC is on that isnt a problem for me. If there was something that I needed to know about even if the TB/FF arent running I would use the scheduler
After I emailed my query last night I thought, well maybe I should have searched first.... so I did and found Desktop Calendar. Yes its simple and does almost everything. 2 things i miss are being able to warn you of an event say, a few days beforehand.
And the other thing I find is if I have more than one entry there is only enough space on the display for the first one to show. Any solutions to these? Other than that its great.