Google Calendar Windows Client

Google Calendar Windows Client

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7
  • Total Downloads:
    52,174
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 24, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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You know the TV ads for prescription drugs that warn of side effects "including blindness or death?" Something similar can happen when you forget the wrong birthday. That's why Google Calendar is one of the most popular Google Apps: People all over the world rely on it to remind them of those birthdays and events it's unwise and even unhealthy to space out on. Google Calendar Windows Client is a free tool that lets you use Google Calendar without opening Chrome or any other Google application. You still need a Google Account to use it, though.

Google Calendar Windows Client is portable freeware, so it runs from any folder or directory without needing to be installed, even from portable devices such as USB drives. Most of the time, this tool sits in the System Tray, displaying pop-ups as needed, though it also has a compact calendar view that hugs the notification area when it's open. This compact window displays a scrolling calendar in the top half and selectable Events beneath. Three buttons fill out the view: Refresh, Hide, and Preferences. We opened the program's preferences, which included a choice of calendars to display, basic housekeeping like pop-ups and offline mode (including a wise warning never to save offline files on a public computer) and an About page with an update link. The default list of holidays includes everything from Mother's Day and Tax Day to Cinco de Mayo, though we could add, edit, and delete as may different calendars as we cared to from the Preferences page. We could also send calendars to Outlook and export them as vCalendar files.

The only fault we could find with Google Calendar Windows Client is the misspelling of "Discard" as "Discart" on the button to discard changes made to the Preferences. It's hardly worth mentioning. We're surprised we couldn't change the program's background color, too. But there's always room for improvement, and Google's always changing things too. If Google Calendars helps keep you out of trouble, try this free tool: It just might help you avoid certain complications!

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Can't sync with google account."

September 08, 2013  |  By Ishtiaqe

 |  Version: Google Calendar Windows Client 2.2

Pros

Simple. Fast. Lite.

Cons

Bad interface. how do i sync it with my Google account?

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3 stars

"Okay, but, only shows 1 appt and 1 day at a time."

November 28, 2012  |  By Ben637

 |  Version: Google Calendar Windows Client 2.1

Pros

Works with Windows 8

Cons

Only shows 1 appointment and 1 day at a time, 1 appointment at a time. What about tomorrow??

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3 stars

"Nice little app withsome UI problems and crashes"

March 17, 2009  |  By raisedbyturtles

 |  Version: Google Calendar Windows Client beta

Pros

First off, it doesn't install anything on your system, change any registry settings or otherwise muck around with your computer. That's key for me.

Lightweight client that sits in the system tray when the browser is closed

Cons

- User interface is funky.
- No popup reminders as far as I can tell.
- stability issues (on Vista, of course)

Summary

So the main thing I want - popup reminders without having to have my broswer open, doesn't seem to be available with this application. It's an open source app at Google Code, so I guess if I want that to happen, it's up to me! No complaints.

I had a number of crashes quite quickly. The first time I open a calendar after I change the number of days to look ahead, it crashes (repeated a few times). After that, no issues.

And then there's the UI. It's simple, but I found it confusing. You have an existing calendar, for example and you want to change the settings. You "clone" the entry and then you choose "Close and save" and nothing saves. That's because you need to "Add" the clone entry, delete the original, and THEN close and save.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7
Now features an improved and wider event list, and the ability to generate QR code for events for quick-add to your mobile device.
General
Publisher Mount White Technology Solutions
Publisher web site http://mountwhite.net
Release Date November 20, 2014
Date Added November 24, 2014
Version 2.7
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 931.68KB
File Name GoogleCal_v2.7.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 52,174
Downloads Last Week 525
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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