Reminders on Synced Computers

How do Reminders (notifications, alerts, email) work with respect to synced computers?

Do the notifications and alerts show on all computers synced to the database? Is an a reminder email sent from the computer where the reminder was originally entered?

Reminder on items are synced between Macs.

Do the notifications and alerts show on all computers synced to the database?

Likely not how you’re imagining it. One Mac is not going to alert another. But if there is an alarm on a synced file, the alarm should trigger on the individual synced Macs.

Is an a reminder email sent from the computer where the reminder was originally entered?

? I don’t know what you’re referring to, but no an email isn’t sent between machines as part of a Reminder process.

If I choose “Send Mail” as the type of Alarm, does every synced computer send an email?

@BLUEFROG Can you clarify please - When Send Mail is the type of Alarm, does every synced computer send an email? If not, which is the “master” computer to send the email?

If the computers are regularly synchronized, then usually only one should perform the reminder.

What determines which computer performs the reminder?

There’s no master computer or central server managing this, therefore it might be one or the other. One simple workaround to ensure that something happens only on one computer is to use an external script that exists only one one machine.

Thank you

A couple questions in trying to figure out the syntax and options to use an external script for this purposet:

(1) How do I assign an external script other than “Open Document” as a reminder?

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(2) Can you clarify the syntax and options for an “alarm string” in the DT3 Applescript Dictionary?

I see this example in your Remind Me Tomorrow script but I am wondering what options I have beyond “alarm:notification”

Your scripts have to be saved in ~/Library/Application Scripts/com.devon-technologies.think3/Reminders.

However, you can’t perform actions that way, only add/change/remove reminders.

Then there is no way to send an email via an external script, correct?

So I guess the answer is that I should be sure that each of my synced computers is configured with a primary email app that can send email from DT3? That way it won’t matter which computer sends the email reminder.

You would have to script your default email client.

OK I will figure out a solution.

A suggestion - “nice to have” when time permits but not critical given the many other things I know are on the list. Would it be possible to turn reminders off on a per-computer basis. That way if I work with different synced computers in different locations, I could simply turn on reminders for whatever computer I am working on at the moment and know I will receive there.

Thanks for the suggestion, the next release will add such an option.

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