VueMinder Lite

VueMinder Lite

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 92 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.2.9
  • Total Downloads:
    235,564
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 08, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

+

VueMinder Lite is a feature-rich calendar that will keep you on schedule, thanks to its reminders and desktop overlay and that syncs with Google Calendar and Outlook and offers you the ability to subscribe to dozens of public calendars of various types.

Pros

Google and Public calendar support: When you start VueMinder Lite for the first time, you'll go through a brief setup process where you can subscribe to public calendars and sync with your own Google Calendar. We were particularly impressed with the catalog of public calendars available, ranging from religious and national holidays, to weather and sports, to even scientific and historic calendars.

Desktop overlay: The first time we minimized the main window of VueMinder Lite, we were very surprised to still be looking at it on our desktop. The optional desktop overlay is on by default and is very customizable; we could pick and choose its timespan, show and hide optional panels, resize it, and even change its transparency levels.

A multitude of features: From the moment you set eyes on this application, you'll know that it means business. In this free version of the software you'll find features that even paid products don't offer, such as the ability to be notified not only some time before the beginning of an event, but also before its end.

Cons

An up-to-date Windows 7 installation is required: It's not often that an app depends on system updates to function, but that's the case here. If you want to use the software's Google Calendar integration on a PC with Windows 7 or earlier, you need to ensure that it is up to date or at the very least that it has update KB2468871 installed.

Bottom Line

If you rely on your calendar to keep you on track throughout your day, you'll definitely benefit from VueMinder Lite. Even if you tend to use your smartphone as your hub for calendars and reminders, the nice desktop overlay that this software provides offers a really convenient and fast way to see what's next on your agenda.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 92

5 stars

"Best free app of any kind that I've ever downloaded"

January 19, 2015  |  By bighairtexan

 |  Version: VueMinder Lite 11.2.6

Pros

Easy to use
easy to personalize
pop up reminders with or without sound
intuitive

Cons

I really can't think of any. Going from MacBook and iCal I was concerned about finding an equally user friendly calendar but not an issue.

Summary

I've been a Mac/Apple user for many years and I could do use the iCal in my sleep. Going to an Asus with Windows, I was very concerned I'd have to relearn a calendar app and would find it lacking. Cnet raved about VueMinder so I decided to give it a try. VueMinder has iCal beat, hands down. If you want it to, it announces your upcoming events either w/ a tone or w/ voice. "Tuesday 11:30 Dr. Smith."
It allows more than ample room for notes and you can set up customized repeating events. I love it.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"OK but SLOW"

September 09, 2014  |  By Spiderhulk63

 |  Version: VueMinder Lite 11.2.3

Pros

Simple and Easy

Cons

Slow to load, slow to open entries, and I have a 2.7 ghz with 6gb ram and very little software running besides Office/Word. So it should not be so slow.

Summary

I downloaded the lite version, and then paid $50 for the pro version, and in spite of a year of updates, it never got any faster, and I really only use it as a back-up calendar.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Finally found it! The best schedule organizing program!"

April 16, 2014  |  By MeimanB

 |  Version: VueMinder Lite 11.0.5

Pros

* Too many Pros to list.
* The free edition is so good!
* Features like: recurring dates and descriptions and locations ability to show Working hours and so much more!
* A better alternative to Google Calendar.
* So simple it does not occupy much of RAM or physical memory.
* Just get it.

Cons

* Maybe one could be the Design of program if acting too picky. Actually w/e is there is in the perfect balance: many programs whether complicate it or simplify it too much.

Summary

Okay, so I was looking for a good calendar to get organized. A lot of them cost $. Important to note, a lot of them do not give this simple ability: time-schedule that you can easily edit as if you are using a physical day planner in front of you, with the exception that VueMinder is much better. I think I will completely settle in this software from physical planner. I am in love with this! Big "thank you" to the team who made it. Well done!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

4 stars

"Attractive, Reliable, Comprehensive"

February 17, 2014  |  By LadyNetworker

 |  Version: VueMinder Lite 11.0.2

Pros

More features than I'll ever probably need, so covers everything that I need now. Multiple calendars can be made and lots of color-coding as needed. Nice transparency feature for desktop. Choice between popup or desktop alerts. Plenty of space and features to add lots of info about each events.

Cons

Have to keep a window open (can minimize) in order for desktop calendar to show. Not an issue. I just like to keep my taskbar cleaned up.

Summary

Great free, desktop calendar. Am so glad that I found it.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

4 stars

"An efficient program to control my schedule"

January 27, 2014  |  By Lauren_J

 |  Version: VueMinder Lite 10.1.9

Pros

be able to float the program widget on background.

Cons

there is some hesitation between click and execution.

Summary

when i get in trouble about program, support team give the prompt and accurate answer to solve problem. so, i really appreciate it.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Loaded with features and very customizable."

November 15, 2013  |  By LadyNetworker

 |  Version: VueMinder Lite 10.1.9

Pros

Two different types of alerts. You can test to see which one you prefer. Attractive interface. Can create what seems to be an unlimited number of calendars, and even calendar groups.

Cons

In order for calendar to display on desktop, must have window opened always, either minimized or maximized. If this window is exited, desktop calendar closes and icon in notification area leaves. Just a small thing really. Just didn't expect to have to have an additional window open at all times.

Summary

Love this calendar. Lite has everything that I need.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Simply Outstanding Calendar application"

August 01, 2013  |  By atunis58041

 |  Version: VueMinder Lite 10.1.9

Pros

Covers all the bases - nothing imaginable is left out. Syncs with Google Calendar. Offers an impressive list of customizations.

Cons

May be a bit overwhelming for many users. Take the time to read through the help files, and you will be impressed with what can be done with this software - it's worth spending the time understanding how it works.

Summary

Simply the best calendar available, with an extraordinary list of extras!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1)   (0)  

2 stars

"Too much of everything."

June 24, 2013  |  By bustertoad

 |  Version: VueMinder Lite 10.1.9

Pros

Easy download and install.

Cons

Too large, too complicated and just too overwhelming. I was misled by the term "lite". I was expecting a small unobtrusive program to run in the back ground and notify me when I ask it to. I couldn't even figure out how to get the notification function to work. Overkill for what I needed.

Summary

Misled by the word"lite". I uninstalled this program.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (1)  

5 stars

"Absolutely wonderful"

June 01, 2013  |  By issachar5

 |  Version: VueMinder Lite 10.1.9

Pros

Since Outlook replaced hotmail, the calendar with it is horrible. THIS calendar has ALL the bells and whistles, and works just great. I highly recommend it.

Cons

IT is a bit slow; there is some hesitation between click and execution.

Summary

I use it exclusively now instead of that awful Outlook calendar. It gives me notifications of important events when I need them and it is very reliable. I can't believe that I found it, and it is free.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1)   (0)  

5 stars

"A great program"

May 06, 2013  |  By GERRY RAINS

 |  Version: VueMinder Lite 10.1.9

Pros

It's an excellent calendar except for one tiny nitpick. It handles months, weeks, and days.

Cons

Don't print out the days - it's a massive waste of ink.

Summary

Terrific, best calendar that I've ever had.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1)   (0)  

Results 1–10 of 92

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for VueMinder Lite
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 11.2.9
Version 11.2.9:
  • Translated into Korean.
  • Corrected syncing with Google Calendar when multiple events are intentionally defined on Google Calendar with the same title, date, and time. VueMinder would only show one of the events.
  • Corrected to not crash when the Windows On-Screen Keyboard is displayed.
  • Corrected occurrence numbering when the first instance of a recurring series is moved before the original series start date. In that case, the displayed occurrence number for the second occurrence would be #1 instead of #2.
  • Corrected the Translation Editor to allow editing the translated language name. This name appears in the Language menu.
  • Other minor corrections and improvements.
General
Publisher VueSoft
Publisher web site http://www.vueminder.com
Release Date June 07, 2015
Date Added June 08, 2015
Version 11.2.9
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.0 or 4.5
Download Information
File Size 14.33MB
File Name VueMinder_Lite_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 235,564
Downloads Last Week 438
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for VueMinder Lite

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK