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Desktop Calendar 7

By Tinnes Software Free to try

Developer's Description

Desktop Calendar 7 is a Windows Gadget that allows you to keep track of appointments, birthdays, anniversaries and anything else you would normally write on a traditional wall calendar. When you turn on your computer or the date changes you will be alerted five days in advance of any upcoming events. You can set events to repeat in a variety of ways (for example the second Tuesday of the month, every three weeks, Mondays and Fridays) and add exceptions to repeating rules by excluding or changing certain days. If it's a birthday or anniversary you can set it as such and specify the age or year so you don't have to remember for subsequent years. When entering an event you can add notes and choose a category. This associates it with a colour and an icon so you can easily distinguish between different types of events. There are a number of editable preset categories to choose from, or you can create your own. As the calendar is a gadget you can add as many instances to your desktop as you like and setup a different data file for each one. This means you can have different calendars for different areas of your life, for example you could have a work one and a personal one. Also when creating a data file you can select if you want it to be available to everyone or just the current user, this allows members of a family to have their own calendar and a shared one they can all see and change. There are eight different colour schemes to choose from and the calendar has two different display modes. It can be small and discreet, or you can switch to the full view which shows more information about your events. You also choose to display your events as images where the icon from the assigned category is used. This allows you to quickly see at a glance the type of events on each day, with the text available in a tooltip. Events can be exported from the calendar for viewing and printing either as a html file (in a grid or list) or to a plain text file. You can also export to a Data File for backup purposes or to a CSV file for transferring to another program. Import support includes CSV files, and Data Files for recovering backups or sharing events with other Desktop Calendar users.

Full Specifications

What's new in version

  • Added week numbers on large calendar
  • Scroll\fade effects added when changing between months
  • You can now manually or automatically compact the calendar to just the title bar
  • Added option to use plain backgrounds on large calendar
  • Events on each day are now ordered alphabetically
  • Added option of how many days in advance to be alerted of events
  • Time format now defaults to the standard for your region e.g. 12/24 hour (changeable in the settings)
  • Added option to hide the time
  • Three definitions of first week of year (First 4-day week, Starts on Jan 1st, First full week)
  • Added option to show alert window even if there are no upcoming events (now the default)
  • Replaced clicking of time to change 12/24 hour to option in the settings
  • Sharpened top edges on large calendar skin
  • Renamed "Show Extra Days" option to "Show days from previous and next months"
  • Added new "Style" tab in the settings
  • The last tab viewed in the settings is now remembered
  • Put a more friendly error when importing a newer data file into an old version of the calendar
  • BUG FIX: Fixed repeated dates around Daylight Savings issue in Brazil regions
  • BUG FIX: Box spacing on large calendar for days from the previous month
  • BUG FIX: Occasional character encoding issue when importing from 0.5x or 0.4x data files
  • BUG FIX: Sometimes calendar would not update if data file was changed outside of calendar
  • BUG FIX: Error when renaming\deleing a data file on the file system, then opening and saving settings
  • BUG FIX: When importing yearly events from legacy data files events would not be back dated
  • BUG FIX: Made Yearly repeating Birthday\Anniversary events behave correctly on leap year days
  • BUG FIX: When editing a monthly repeating event the repeat frequency would default back to "1"
  • BUG FIX: Disabling the "Play Sounds" option now also mutes the alert window chime


Date Added March 13, 2012

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