Active Desktop Calendar

Active Desktop Calendar

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 137 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.94
  • Total Downloads:
    802,061
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 16, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (42-day trial); $29.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 137 votes

    • 5 star 61
    • 4 star 24
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 22
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2 stars

"it wont let me download it why not?"

April 06, 2011  |  By audreylkennemer1

 |  Version: Active Desktop Calendar 7.94

Pros

is it good our not please tell me why i cant download it.

Cons

it wont let me download why not?

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1 stars

"Leaves traces behind when you uninstall"

March 23, 2011  |  By Broker57

 |  Version: Active Desktop Calendar 7.94

Pros

Looked like a nice program, easy to use

Cons

When I discovered that it was only a free trial, I immediately uninstalled it. I was greeted with a message that said the program was uninstalled, but there were elements I would have to uninstall manually. I don't like that.

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5 stars

"Very usefull, easy to use"

March 22, 2011  |  By mrsaase

 |  Version: Active Desktop Calendar 7.94

Pros

Well designed, stable

Cons

Nothing really, but implement foreign holidays, can be a bit tricky

Summary

must have software!

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5 stars

"Easy to use!"

March 05, 2011  |  By AuralaeL

 |  Version: Active Desktop Calendar 7.94

Pros

Love the desktop reminder

Cons

None that I can see so foar

Summary

I have had no trouble using the desktop calendar. I had to download the update for my 64-bit computer, maybe that's the problem some of the other users have been having? After that though, no issues at all.

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3 stars

"Dated appearance, customizable but not efficient to use"

February 24, 2011  |  By Huskee

 |  Version: Active Desktop Calendar 7.94

Pros

Tons of customizations

Cons

Could not get any 'active' use out of it. I could customize it til the cows came home...but when I tried to click a date to add a task/appointment, nothing happened.

Very dated Windows 95 type of icons. This program belongs in 1995, not 2011.

Summary

I will continue my search for a nice, sleek desktop calendar that looks like a wall calendar that you write on...only on my desktop as a wallpaper. Can't figure out why no such thing exists. Am I the only one who wants a desktop calendar that I can click on to schedule the day's tasks and see upcoming daily agendas?

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1 stars

"Wasn't able to get it to work"

January 24, 2011  |  By jscudy

 |  Version: Active Desktop Calendar 7.94

Pros

Partially loaded, and I liked what I saw. Just wasn't able to change any settings.

Cons

Should work when you download without additional efforts or needing to be a techie.

Summary

Doesn't just work when you download. Indicated I needed to install additional software. Decided to not bother. But wish it had worked. I would love to use this product.

Updated on Jan 24, 2011

It appears their is a new version since I originally downloaded. But now only free trial and then will need to purchase. I will try the software again.

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1 stars

"Desktop calendar"

January 21, 2011  |  By kareduva

 |  Version: Active Desktop Calendar 7.94

Pros

None that I can see

Cons

I got a notification that the digital signature was not valid, therefore I DID NOT download it. You guys should keep on top of this stuff....

Summary

DID NOT USE IT

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4 stars

"not easy to set up"

January 07, 2011  |  By rickborg

 |  Version: Active Desktop Calendar 7.94

Pros

works?........................

Cons

see above....

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4 stars

"good and simple"

December 28, 2010  |  By joopfr

 |  Version: Active Desktop Calendar 7.94

Pros

a simple and useful calendar, which I have been using for quite some time now.

Cons

so far no negative experiences

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5 stars

"Useful utility with prompt and helpful tech support."

December 26, 2010  |  By rlohmann

 |  Version: Active Desktop Calendar 7.94

Pros

Well designed, stable

Cons

Nothing, really.

Summary

Please see above.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher XemiComputers
Publisher web site http://www.xemico.com/
Release Date December 16, 2010
Date Added December 16, 2010
Version 7.94
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Contact Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.5MB
File Name adc.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 802,061
Downloads Last Week 289
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 42-day trial
Price $29

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