VueMinder Calendar Lite

VueMinder Calendar Lite

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 91 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    211,585
  • Date Added:
    September 09, 2011
  • File Size:
    14.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    702
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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There are a lot of calendar applications out there, and by this point we think that most people have settled on their favorites, whether they're devoted to Outlook, the online capabilities of Google Calendar, or something else. Most of the stand-alone calendar applications that we review don't particularly impress us, simply because they offer little in the way of features that could conceivably lure people away from other programs. VueMinder Calendar Lite, however, is an exception: this flexible calendar fills a niche that other calendar programs don't.

The application's interface is sleek and attractive, reminding us very much of Microsoft Outlook. It has all the typical things you'd expect from a calendar: you can create different categories to organize events and appointments, set reminders with alarms, and so-on. Where this calendar really shines, however, is with its interactive capabilities. You can share calendars on a local area network, subscribe to any calendars that follow the standard iCalendar format, and sync the VueMinder Calendar with multiple Google Calendars. We also very much like the optional desktop calendar that the program offers; this translucent calendar can be moved around the screen and have its opacity adjusted, allowing you to have a seamlessly integrated calendar readily available. The program's online Help file is well-written and thorough. Overall, we were quite impressed with both the design and features of VueMinder Calendar Lite, and we recommend it highly.

VueMinder Calendar Lite is free. The program installs and uninstalls without issues.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 91 votes

    • 5 star 47
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 6
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2 stars

"Fastest crash & erasing of data in history."

January 23, 2012  |  By TessDurbeyfield

 |  Version: VueMinder Calendar Lite 8.4.1

Pros

-Daily backups of info
-Resizable and adjustable transparency when on desktop
-Can view event details in separate box when clicking on event/date

Cons

-Takes too long to load at start-up
-Crashed without warning and did not have backup of data inputted
-No task-list function like Outlook
-Slow
-Too many extra steps to input a recurring event, wasting time
-Visually "eh.."

Summary

I downloaded the software, got it up & running, and immediately began putting future event dates in. The next day, it crashed and apparently had made an automatic backup, but did not include any of my data, so I lost everything I put in. I have the August 2011 version and apparently a new version is out as of this date, but there are so many fixes listed, I'm wary and am going to delete the program and find a new one. I can't recommend this.

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4 stars

"Great desktop calendar."

January 12, 2012  |  By EMSilvers

 |  Version: VueMinder Calendar Lite 8.4.1

Pros

It's one of the better desktop calendar gadgets I've used. Easy to set up and easy to follow.

Cons

It is one heckuva MemHog.

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5 stars

"The perfect digital calendar"

January 05, 2012  |  By richardketcham

 |  Version: VueMinder Calendar Lite 8.4.1

Pros

Great background presence

Cons

None known

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5 stars

"Best Calendar I ever used.Outstanding. Kills Outlook."

December 05, 2011  |  By raider820

 |  Version: VueMinder Calendar Lite 8.4.1

Pros

This is a really simple program to use and you can do quite a bit of customizing the program to get it to your liking. You can make multiple calendars and color code each one so that you can delineate between different people or different purposes, ie...work and church events or between mom, dad and kid events. It also allows for different times of reminders and such as screen alerts, email reminders and text messages. Sometime I will set a screen alert 2 days prior to an appointment and then have a text message sent to me 2 hours before the event. The program offers 5 different types of reminders. You can also share calendars on different computers

Cons

Really hogs memory and is very slow to load on start-up. takes a least 2 minutes for my computer to start-up now.

Summary

I definitely recommend this program. It is without a doubt the best calendar program I have ever used. I loved the free version so much that I bought the pro version which is something that I rarely do.

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3 stars

"Good, but..."

November 28, 2011  |  By AlcoveSpring

 |  Version: VueMinder Calendar Lite 8.4.1

Pros

Very similar in appearance, usage and features to what I used in Windows Calendar. The transition from Windows Cal to this was easy.

Cons

I used Paint.Net for years. I have found that VueMinder Calendar seems to conflict with Paint.Net. I experience horrible lag in Paint.Net unless I turn off (exit) the VueMinder Calendar. That is not good because I use a computer calendar for reminders. And, if I exit it, I can't get them. I never had these issues until I tried VueMinder Calendar a few months ago.

I am now testing Efficient Reminders (free version) and I am not having issues with Paint.Net. I really don't use a computer calendar for anything except reminders. Maybe this won't work for others; but, I wanted to post this in case anyone else had problems with an image editing program and was using VueMinder.

I am using Vista on a Dell 1500 Inspiron laptop.

Summary

I stopped using this Calendar because of issues with Paint.Net.

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5 stars

"tracks personal and business events with reminders"

November 07, 2011  |  By pyteller

 |  Version: VueMinder Calendar Lite 8.4.1

Pros

You can Include public and religious holidays (your choice, has an optional mini calendar so you can see the month without your appts or you can look at the larger calendar with your entire schedule. You can schedule recurring events and modify individual ones as needed. Just click on the space you want to add an event/reminder.

Cons

I've yet to figure out how to change the background color of the mini calendar; otherwise it's perfect!

Summary

If you need a calendar to schedule business and or personal events, this is the one that does it.

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4 stars

"Handy Calendar"

November 07, 2011  |  By new england

 |  Version: VueMinder Calendar Lite 8.4.1

Pros

Easy to use, many options.
Intuitive- can install and use without using Help.
Non-invasive.
Free!

Cons

no obvious cons.

Summary

Friendly app that can be added to a Windows system quickly. Lots of functions, encountered no bugs yet.

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5 stars

"A very useful programme"

November 03, 2011  |  By Barryco8

 |  Version: VueMinder Calendar Lite 8.4.1

Pros

Great value freeware. A useful reminder tool.

Cons

None evident at this stage.

Summary

Really helps me to organise my life.

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5 stars

"Awesome Calendar Software!"

October 24, 2011  |  By One989

 |  Version: VueMinder Calendar Lite 8.4.1

Pros

Operates in the Background of your Desktop
Popup and Desktop Reminders that are accurate and precise
Easy to learn to use
Offers a Full 60 Day Free Trial

Cons

Sometimes small glitches occur when doing certain tasks or attempting to use certain features

Summary

VueMinder Calendar is a great piece of software for anyone! I recommend it to any one!

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3 stars

"Good calendar for features, but memory hog"

October 03, 2011  |  By Stinger15

 |  Version: VueMinder Calendar Lite 8.4.1

Pros

-Great features/options
-Includes subscribed calendars, including sports, holidays, science, etc
-Color-coded calendars so you can distinguish what category each event is
-nice UI, very customizable

Cons

-Memory hog, takes up so much memory
-Takes FOREVER to open(I'm running a 6GB RAM, AMD quad core laptop), what happened to the good simple click-n-go calendar?
-No customization in installation

Summary

For a free lite calendar, not bad. They just need to cut down on it's steroids. Reduce the memory usage and increase performance and this would be quite the calendar!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.4.1
- Added keyboard shortcuts for accessing many input fields and buttons. For example, to edit the title of an event without needing to first click the Title field, press Alt+T. - Improved the Google Calendar sync settings to enable syncing of reminders by default. - Corrected a problem with the Details Pane sometimes showing HTML code. - Corrected the Upcoming Events area of the desktop calendar to show the number of days remaining until an event occurs. - Corrected a problem with all-day events in the ICS files generated by VueMinder not appearing as all-day events in some other calendar programs. - Other minor improvements and corrections.
General
Publisher VueSoft
Publisher web site http://www.vueminder.com
Release Date August 27, 2011
Date Added September 09, 2011
Version 8.4.1
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.54MB
File Name VueMinder_Lite_Setup_11.2.4.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 211,585
Downloads Last Week 702
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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