OutlookReminder Project Abstract
OutlookReminder is an open source project for adding appointment phone reminders to Microsoft Outlook.
Please note that if you do not have Microsoft Outlook, you can use Voicent AutoReminder for telephone appointment reminders. The software is widely used in hospitals and medical offices for patient appointment reminders. A free, shareware edition of the software can be downloaded from Voicent's web site.
The project is written as a Microsoft Outlook COM add-on. The software utilizes Voicent Gateway, an W3C standard based VoiceXML gateway, to make appointment reminder phone calls.
The telephone reminder capability solves the problem of not getting the appointment reminder from screen popup or email when you are away from your computer. The project adds a Reminder Call tab to the new appointment window as shown below. To set up a phone reminder, all you need to do is select telephone reminder for the appointment, and choose Call me or specify another phone number under Call This Number. At the time for the reminder call, the system automatically makes a reminder call to the phone number specified.
OutlookReminder is freeware. The shareware version of Voicent AutoReminder (contains Voicent Gateway) is also free.
And Open Source
You can also get the source code for OutlookReminder.
How does it work