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Indicator Remindor, an application that can be used to schedule alarms or reminders has been updated to version 12.12, getting some new features and GNOME Shell support.

Indicator Remindor can remind you of various events using notifications, a popup window (so you don't miss the reminders), it can change the AppIndicator icon, can play a sound and everything is highly configurable.

Indicator Remindor 12.12 changes:
  • specify dates relating to Christmas, for example: "every day from today to christmas"
  • specify AppIndicator icon: light, dark or the original app icon
  • "Inserts", a new option to add various data to your notes, like the current time, etc.

There's also a new Remindor GNOME Shell extension that supports GNOME Shell 3.6 and 3.4:

Indicator Remindor GNOME Shell
Indicator Remindor main UI and GNOME Shell extension (the UI colors can be changed)

The extension is currently in beta and it adds the Indicator Remindor icon on the top GNOME Shell bar, which you can use add normal or quick reminders, stop all reminder sounds or manage reminders. 

Since using this GNOME Shell extension, you won't be needing the AppIndicator icon to show up in the Message Tray, you can disable it from the Indicator Remindor preferences: Edit > Preferences > Interface and set Hide Indicator to ON.

If later on you want to re-enable the Indicator and you're not using GNOME Shell (so you can't access the preferences), run "indicator-remindor -p" in a terminal to launch its preferences and set "Hide Indicator" to OFF.

For how to install the Indicator Remondir GNOME Shell extension, see below.

Install Indicator Remindor in Ubuntu

To add the Indicator Remindor PPA and install it in Ubuntu Quantal or Precise, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bhdouglass/indicator-remindor
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-remindor
For other Linux distributions, you can download Indicator Remindor from Launchpad.

The GNOME Shell extension is not available on extensions.gnome.org, but it can easily be installed - (for GNOME Shell 3.4 and 3.6 - note that I've only tested it on GS 3.6 though), use the commands below:
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions #just in case
sudo apt-get install git
git clone https://github.com/bhdouglass/remindor-shell.git ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/remindor-shell@bhdouglass.tk/

Then, restart GNOME Shell and activate the Remindor Shell extension via GNOME Tweak Tool, then launch Indicator Remindor from the Activities Overview.

If you encounter bugs, report them @ Launchpad.