Popup a reminder message at specific intervals using a Windows Task Scheduler alternative

We often note down our tasks and deadlines at certain places. It really helps to get reminders for these deadlines beforehand so we stay on track.

This post will tell you how you can schedule a reminder message to pop-up on your desktop along with the task, using the Task Scheduler and an alternative app- Notezilla sticky notes for Windows.

What is Notezilla?

Notezilla is a professional, elegant & highly rated sticky notes app for Windows & Phones (Android, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, etc.). It can help you organize your life by keeping all the notes, tasks & reminders that you may need when-ever and where-ever you are.

With sticky notes, you hardly have to put effort to take notes, set reminders, etc. Just jot down & move on with your task at hand. Notezilla allows you to create attractive and realistic sticky notes to make the desktop look more colorful and beautiful.

It works smoothly on both phones & tablets.

Windows Task Scheduler

Windows task scheduler is a free tool to create and run tasks and is inbuilt in your Windows PC. With this, you can start a program, run commands and execute scripts at a specific time.

Reminder messages using Notezilla

Reminders is one of the most used feature of Notezilla. Here are the steps to set reminder alarms:

  1. Create a Notezilla sticky note.
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2. To set a reminder, right-click on the note title or note toolbar and choose Due Date from the menu. For faster access, press the shortcut key Ctrl+R. Add a reminder to this sticky note.

3. Click OK. The reminder alarm will pop-up at the specified time . You can also set the reminder to repeat at your desired time.

Tip: You can also run a program automatically at a specific time through these reminders.

Reminder message using Task Scheduler

1.Search for ‘Task Scheduler’ in the Windows search bar and open it.

2. Under the ‘Actions’ section, choose ‘ Create Basic Task’.

3. Give your task a name and a description(optional) and click Next.

4. Choose the Trigger frequency. This basically means choosing when you want to start the task. Here, you can also choose to set repeat trigger. Click Next.

5. Choose the action you wish to perform. In this case, it is ‘Display a message (deprecated)’.

6. Click on Finish and you are all set.


Before using the Task Scheduler, you should note that the ‘Display a message’ is a deprecated feature. Which means, it may or may not function because it is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Notezilla on the other hand is quick, easy and reliable. All the options are under a single window so it’s very easy to configure and edit later, unlike the Task Scheduler.

Here’s another cool thing you can do with Notezilla- schedule a reminder to pop-up at startup. When you switch on your system, the program will launch.

Although there’s no direct option for this, we do have a simple hack. Just set the reminder time for the sticky note to midnight. So when you turn on your PC in the morning, the reminder will immediately pop-up showing the note.

So how about giving it a try today. It’s free and also perfectly boosts your productivity by saving your time and efforts!

The best part of Notezilla is that it can sync notes between your mobile and PC or laptop! Therefore, you have the reminders even on your phone and via email.

Go download it from the Play store or app store today and sync all your sticky notes with the Windows version of Notezilla.

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