Sometimes I think that the smaller an annoyance is, the more passionate I feel about eliminating it. Often, the moment 30 minutes before a class starts is one of the busier times of my day (not that I am doing things last-minute! Never!). I’ll be right in the middle of a ‘flow’ and BOOM, all of a sudden my browser is hijacked by a notification, telling me that class starts in 30 minutes.
I was poking around in the exciting “Labs” tab in my Google Calendar today when I discovered Gentle Notifications. It does exactly what it says it does! No longer do I get a jarring, beyond-my-control pop-up window that throws me off course. I simply see a little blinking tab that lets me know something is coming up very, very soon.