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Desktop Calendar

By DesktopCal Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 7, 2014

Desktop Calendar is attractive, very easy to use, and doesn't overwhelm with extras. In fact, its chief virtue may be that it's about as close to a paper wall calendar as a Windows calendar app can get: Just right-click any cell to record appointments, upcoming events, or anything you might write on a wall calendar.

Pros

Attractive: Desktop Calendar's default look is pleasing, but we could also customize backgrounds, cells, colors, opacity, fonts, rows, separation of months, and more. Selecting Festivals displays common holidays.

Easy to use: Right-click any cell to enter or edit text, and then click the color icon to choose a custom background color, so it stands out. Click the checkmark when you're done.

Not overwhelming: We like Desktop Calendar's subtle looks and clutter-free approach.

Cons

Too basic: While less is more with Desktop Calendar, some users may find it lacks too many useful or expected features.

No hotkeys: We expected to see hotkey combos to show and hide the calendar, but apparently (and unfortunately) Desktop Calendar lacks them.

Bottom Line

Desktop Calendar is not the best choice if you need all the bells and whistles. It's just a nice desktop version of the tested-and-true wall calendar.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1.1.3168

+ Added tooltips for Week Number. * Fixed a bug that editor window was opened while double clicking the application's icon above the calendar. * Fixed a bug that caused crash when user close Wizzard window. * Fixed a bug of selector of the timezone.

General

Release October 17, 2014
Date Added October 17, 2014
Version 2.1.1.3168

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 54,268
Downloads Last Week 29
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Developer's Description

Record anything by double-click on desktop. It's very convenient and useful. Desktop Calendar help you manage appointments, to-do lists, schedules, and more... And, Desktop Calendar also offers a variety of common festivals, anniversaries and other information.