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Outlook on the Desktop for Windows

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Key Details of Outlook on the Desktop

  • Display the Microsoft Outlook calendar on your desktop.
  • Last updated on 4/30/2019
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Keeping Microsoft Outlook's calendar functions open without having to launch the entire e-mail application will be very handy for users who rely on a different e-mail client. But we had some view problems during our tests that may prove a problem to some users.

Outlook on the Desktop lives up to its name: it loads an icon into the system tray, so merely clicking it launches the calendar. Configuring the font, colors, and the view (Day/Week/Month, entry previews, categories, and so forth) is simply a matter of choosing an option from a right-click menu. This free little utility functioned well in our tests, but it maintained a high level of transparency whenever it opened on our desktop. In fact, it was so transparent that the appearance of the icons under the calendar was more solid than the calendar, making the calendar's entries difficult to read at times. We found no means of adjusting this transparency.

Some users may have difficulty with the view, but others may like its unobtrusive style. That being said, if you're looking for a way to keep your Outlook calendar within view, the free price makes it worth a shot.


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Full Specifications

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 2.1.3
Version 2.1.3 fixed an issue where OotD would crash on windows startup if the Windows RPC server was not yet available and added a message to let users know if they've installed the wrong version.
GENERAL
Release
July 12, 2013
Latest update
April 30, 2019
Version
2.1.3
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows Server, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 10, Windows 2003, Windows 7
Additional Requirements
Microsoft Outlook 2003 or higher, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
42,048
Downloads Last Week
1
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Developer's Description

Display the Microsoft Outlook calendar on your desktop.
Outlook on the Desktop organize our daily lives have them visible in plain sight nearly all of the time. Yet, on your PC, you have to go through a myriad of windows and clicks before you can even see your calendar. The calendar object gets pinned to your desktop and stays there all the time in plain sight so you can always see what's upcoming.