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Efficient Calendar Free

CNET Editors' review

Efficient Calendar Free is an attractive scheduling application that lets users to keep track of events, appointments, holidays, and more. If you're looking for a stand-alone calendar that's not integrated with your e-mail or other online activities, Efficient Calendar Free is a great option.

The program's interface is sleek and highly reminiscent of more recent versions of Microsoft Outlook. In fact, we'd be hard pressed to identify any ways that Efficient Calendar Free differs significantly from the calendar functions of Outlook, aside from the fact that it doesn't appear that this program can be used interactively by multiple users (no inviting other users to meetings). We liked that users can choose from eight different color schemes, allowing a bit of interface customization. The navigation pane can also be customized to show only the buttons that the user specifies. The built-in Help file is thorough and well written.

Efficient Calendar Free does all of the usual things you'd expect from a calendar and scheduler. Users can schedule reminders, set tasks and mark their progress, and make entries in both daily and monthly calendars. We like that Efficient Calendar Free lets you import holidays from several different English-speaking countries. You can even customize which holidays are imported. Overall, there's nothing really spectacular about this scheduler, but it's attractive and intuitive, and we didn't find anything about it that rubbed us the wrong way.

Efficient Calendar Free is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Zero stars for this one"

    March 2, 2014  |   By ewsp

    Version: Efficient Calendar Free 3.61 Build 355

    Pros

    None as far as I can see

    Cons

    I agree with donatist59 and others. You get lots of unwanted software. I uninstalled everything without testing it when I saw how much junk they delivered me

    Summary

    Do not take the trouble of downloading it

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  • 1.0 stars

    "ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! WILL POLLUTE YOUR PC!"

    December 10, 2013  |   By donatist59

    Version: Efficient Calendar Free 3.60 Build 352

    Pros

    None at all.

    Cons

    Program is barely functional, can't fit more than five or six events in a day, and it gets baffled if your events don't start on the half hour. MORE IMPORTANT: Downloading this software will change your default browser, change your default page, install a bunch of additional software and add a variety of toolbars. All of this has to be manually uninstalled.

    Summary

    AVOID AT ALL COSTS -- INSTALLS TONS OF UNWANTED SOFTWARE (hopefully no MALWARE). Absolute garbage. Do not trust, do not use.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's perfect for me! It does everything I need."

    September 27, 2013  |   By HarpinMaverik

    Version: Efficient Calendar Free 3.55 Build 350

    Pros

    It will add all the holidays. It will allow me to schedule repeating monthly events for 10 months of the year with a 2 month vacation in the summer. I'm using it as an my own calendar. I have no need to invite others to look at my calendar.

    Cons

    For me, I can't think of any. As I said, it is perfect for me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "wonderful,love it so much"

    August 1, 2013  |   By hanna_xiang

    Version: Efficient Calendar Free 3.53 Build 344

    Pros

    easy,high adaptability,perfect

    Cons

    none at present

    Summary

    after having a try, i found when i clicked the 'Driect Download Link' button below 'Download Now' , i downloaded the efficient calender free installation package directly without intalling any other programs at the same time. It seems that CNET installer bundled with other programs automatically?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Warning, adds other programs"

    July 27, 2013  |   By pabre

    Version: Efficient Calendar Free 3.53 Build 344

    Pros

    No pros that I could find

    Cons

    Contains 4 other programs besides calendar. All download even if boxes to download them are unchecked.

    Changes homepage, adds toolbar.

    Just wasted nearly an hour cleaning everything up.

    Tired of so many companies doing this

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excelent Time Management Software"

    July 16, 2013  |   By Yong926

    Version: Efficient Calendar Free 3.53 Build 344

    Pros

    It is very easy-to-use. And the interface is nice.

    Cons

    None at these time

    Summary

    It is an excelent time management software! With his help, I never miss any important meetings and tasks any more.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Alright application, but completely bugged!"

    June 30, 2013  |   By FUDGINGTERRIBLE

    Version: Efficient Calendar Free 3.52 Build 343

    Pros

    - none, absolutely ZERO

    Cons

    - If you know what's good for you, don't download this piece of dung. It is filled with bugs, a trojan nd will completely suck your CPU, as well as not delete without using special debugging software. It installs multiple toolbars and other background programs, and completely debilitated my computer. I have spent days trying to completely sweep it and am about to do a system reset because the hidden files gets everywhere. Do not download this calendar, and somebody put a bullet into whoever designed it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very nice user friendly calendar program"

    June 22, 2013  |   By ramcnary63

    Version: Efficient Calendar Free 3.52 Build 343

    Pros

    Very easy to use nice for a free standing calendar

    Cons

    Non that I found

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great little program that I use daily."

    May 23, 2013  |   By jwbark711

    Version: Efficient Calendar Free 3.50 Build 335

    Pros

    Easy to use. Setting up appointments and tasks is a snap and it is very reliable and stable.

    Cons

    I have never had a problem or issue with this very useful little program.

    Summary

    I would recommend this program to anyone who needs a handy little calendar in their daily lives.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "I just installed a lot of MALWARE!! Avoid."

    April 21, 2013  |   By ccadalzo

    Version: Efficient Calendar Free 3.50 Build 333

    Pros

    Looks good, looks functional.

    Cons

    After I installed it, Outlook would not work. A pop-up message kept telling me I had to upgrade Adobe Flash. I have the most current version. It took me hours to clean it up.

    Summary

    Do not install!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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