Calendar Magic

Calendar Magic

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 67 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    18.7
  • Total Downloads:
    180,005
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 30, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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A free collection of various utilities, Calendar Magic allows you to perform actions that are related to calendars and time-keeping in general. While the software does come with over 60 features, it is not meant to be used as a day-to-day calendaring solution, being more like a Swiss Army knife of many unrelated utilities.

Pros

Multiple calendar formats: Calendar Magic comes packed with over 30 calendars, including religious, national, and even historical ones like the French Revolutionary Calendar. In addition to viewing them, you can also compare them side-by-side.

Date and time calculators: You can add and subtract days, weeks, months, and years from a given date and view the results immediately. The same option is available for time calculations involving days, hours, minutes, and seconds.

Multitude of other options: There's no shortage of features when it comes to this application. You'll find more than 60 distinct options that range from utilities telling you when you would reach your 10,000th day alive, to taking notes and creating reminders, to using a world clock, to doing completely unrelated tasks like using a scientific calculator.

Cons

Basic interface: Although the interface is straightforward, it is also very basic, displaying nearly all output as words in a large text box, rather than graphical objects. On the bright side, the text is usually well formatted, so the app is quite usable.

Poor reminders implementation: Adding reminders is a very convoluted process. Additionally, there is no way for reminders to display alerts on your desktop or in any other manner.

Bottom Line

Despite its name, Calendar Magic should not be used as a time management solution due to its very limited capabilities in this regard. Its main use is to find answers to any time and date questions you might have. If you take the time to study the "Math Utilities" and "Other Utilities" menus, you will find other uses for it as well, although these can be replaced in most cases with a quick Google search.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"A Great Freeware Progrm"

October 29, 2012  |  By mrschwartz

 |  Version: Calendar Magic 17.9

Pros

Easy installation and operation. Works reliably. Nice accessory features. Dazzling array of different calendar formats.

Cons

The event description field is a bit limited; would like room for more characters. Latest version, v18, sometimes gives error message and freezes when I attempt to close program. Would recommend v17 to avoid this.

Summary

A great little freeware program with lots of nice accessories.

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5 stars

"Good replacement for Microsoft Address book."

April 11, 2012  |  By edwardsj42

 |  Version: Calendar Magic 18.0

Pros

15 pages to save addresses, phone numbers are important notes.

Shows all your scheduled appointments you have recorded on start of computer.

Monthly Calendars are available to view.

Cons

No cons that I can think of.

Summary

I downloaded this to replace the address book that Microsoft eliminated from their operating system starting with Windows Vista. The pages can be copied, saved and pasted which prevents loss of information when computer needs repair.

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5 stars

"Need Calendar,Free Software, Use it."

November 14, 2011  |  By arunasp

 |  Version: Calendar Magic 17.9

Pros

Calendar wonderful

Cons

Nothing.....

Summary

Calendar.... Free.......

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5 stars

"I like it very much!!!"

June 16, 2011  |  By Tommy_Nittin

 |  Version: Calendar Magic 17.8

Pros

So many useful tools in side it

Cons

I inform to my friends

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3 stars

"The Swiss army knife of calendar software"

June 11, 2011  |  By cd527phd

 |  Version: Calendar Magic 17.8

Pros

A myriad of tools available for people interested in calendars. Has a very diverse amount of calculator utilities.

Cons

Access to help only available through the main screen not on each screen. Planning calendars are of limited format. Color selection of screens is limited. Reminders are limited. Return to the main screen message not consistent.

Summary

This is an interesting software program designed for people that use more than just a Gegorian Calendar system for dates. A number of different calendars (e.g., Hebrew, various Hindu, Islamic, Farsi, etc.) are available to the user. On installation and first use you are asked to identify the country your in and a town near you to set the time which can be easily changed. Date conversions, days between dates, religious festivals (for a wide variety of religions), and other so-so useful date information is provided (Olympiads, dates of reign for English monarchs).

The variety of the utilities provided is amazing. The calculators are primarily designed for specific use -- although a general scientific calculator is provided. Biorhythm, Body Mass Index, Blood Alcohol, pregnancy, and ovulation calculators are also available and interesting to try.

The help menu is very good, but only available by returning to the main screen which delays computational work. Modifying the color options is very limited. Only grey or a light blue is allowed although individual screens can be changed.

Overall, if you are just looking for a fairly straightforward calendar program or personal information manager -- this in not the one. It is loaded with all kinds of functions and utilities that most users will find novel to use, but not useful for their work. However, if you are doing international work or communicating with people from other countries this calendar program may be very useful for you. If you are interested in comparing calendars from different regions or calendaring systems than this is the software for you.

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5 stars

"Amazing number of different calendar systems!"

March 22, 2011  |  By elekt786

 |  Version: Calendar Magic 17.8

Pros

There are several interesting functions like Biorrythm Calculator, etc.

Cons

Too many calendar systems, a little confusing.

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5 stars

"An excellent little program"

March 02, 2011  |  By sunday71007

 |  Version: Calendar Magic 17.7

Pros

If you want a very good calendar program this is it. It simply gets better with age. There are so many different calendars. Also so many different calculators.

Cons

None so far.

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5 stars

"Nothing that can't be fixed."

January 31, 2011  |  By Ems1681

 |  Version: Calendar Magic 17.7

Pros

It do mostly what I need for it, and much more

Cons

Maybe a popup option would be nice for ugent reminders.

Summary

I absolutely got more than what I bargained for. But I am very forgetful and would have loved a pop-up reminder, (something small in a corner on the computer) that I could set until a certain time of the day, that can remind me to do stuff.

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3 stars

"Name should be "world wide calender""

January 02, 2011  |  By poulstaun

 |  Version: Calendar Magic 17.7

Pros

Calenders in all forms--and religions. Not all sizes though.
With a lot of calculator stuff, and a nice reminder, and clocks
worldwide and alarm

Cons

I had hoped for a program with different printable calenders, and one to stay on top of screen. This is not it.
It can not be set to startup at Ur choice

Summary

A interesting program--and for those who need a lot of calculators

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4 stars

"A really good stand-alone program."

December 31, 2010  |  By DrMuraliRaj

 |  Version: Calendar Magic 17.7

Pros

Lots of options.

Cons

Cannot synchronize with any online calendar.

Summary

Good-I use it as a backup for online calendars.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 18.7
Version 18.7:
  • System Tray - As requested by several users, the main screen of Calendar Magic now minimises to the System Tray by default. There is a new Check Box (Options > General > Minimise to the System Tray) for turning this off, if you prefer to minimise the main screen to the task bar.
  • Date and Time Converter - Added a "Date and Time Converter" (Time > What Time is it in? > Date and Time Converter) for converting a date and time from one time zone to another. This can be useful for arranging meetings when several time zones are involved or when participating in eBay auctions. Suggested by a user in New Zealand.
  • Accented Characters in Data - Some Windows System Locales used in Asian countries trigger errors when Calendar Magic processes data files containing accented characters. These errors should no longer occur with Calendar Magic now switching seamlessly to equivalent data files with all diacritic marks removed.
  • Planning Calendars - Added a new type of planning calendar "Calendar with North American Week Numbers".
  • Expression Calculator - Added a function solve(f;x) for finding a real root of the user defined function f given a rough guess x of its value. For example, if a user defines the function poly(x) = x^3 + 3*x^2 + 7*x -15, a root near 2 of this function may be calculated by using the input solve(poly;2) to obtain the value 1.229494219409. More detailed information is available in the Expression Calculator section of this document. The angle measure chosen (degrees or radians) is now a "sticky" value.
  • Equation Solver - Altered the last section of output to make it, hopefully, more meaningful and easier to extend in the future to higher order polynomials.
  • Observed Days - Added Kalevala's Day (Feb. 28) to the list of Observed Days for Finland. Added Assumption (Aug. 15) and the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8) to the list of Observed Days for Malta. Added World Backup Day (Mar. 31) to the list of Observed Days common to many countries.
General
Publisher EuroSoft
Publisher web site http://www.stokepoges.plus.com
Release Date May 01, 2015
Date Added April 30, 2015
Version 18.7
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.68MB
File Name calmag187.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 180,005
Downloads Last Week 57
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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