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Average User Rating:
out of 136 votes out of 136 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 29, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (42-day trial); $29.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

Need to keep up to date? Try the unobtrusive but feature-rich Active Desktop Calendar. Launching at start-up, it displays an attractive three-month calendar view on, yes, your desktop. By double-clicking a day or the sidebar, you can quickly access tasks and see details of upcoming events. You also can display Outlook information and download and connect to other people's calendars via a LAN to see changes in their schedules. The program has a simple contact manager as well.

Considering all the cool stuff it does, Active Desktop Calendar doesn't consume much memory. We did notice a few shortcomings in this generally excellent program. For example, though the window for adding a new note contains a subject line and a body field, only the subject-line text appears on the calendar and in the sidebar. The monthly calendar view looks pretty clunky, too. On the bright side, you can switch among several desktop images and set the program as the default screensaver, which will display several world clocks.

Active Desktop Calendar also exports and imports iCal calendar files and can read your Google Calendar on the hour (though not, apparently, at specified intervals or on demand, which is a bit frustrating). Overall, this program's strong functionality and design make it a good choice for home and business users.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.96
Version 7.96 has desktop tooltips that show additional note description.
Publisher XemiComputers
Publisher web site
Release Date November 29, 2011
Date Added November 29, 2011
Version 7.96
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Contact Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.5MB
File Name adc.exe
Total Downloads 830,947
Downloads Last Week 59
License Model Free to try
Limitations 42-day trial
Price $29
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