Five Apps: Free simple desktop calendars

Five free but powerful desktop calendars

This gallery is also available as a TechRepublic Five Apps article.

Most people tend to lean toward either MS Outlook or Google for their calendar needs. But if you need immediate access to a calendar separate from either, or something quick and easy to connect to another calendar, there are quite a lot of options available. From Thunderbird plugins, to full blown PIMS, there's a calendar tool to meet just about any need.

But what if you need something simple; something easy to use and readily available? If that's the case, you're still in luck – there are desktop calendar apps out there that are ready to serve. Although you won't be integrating with an Exchange server, you can at least enjoy your own personal desktop calendar and, in some cases, even link your Google calendar.

Let's take a look at this list of desktop calendar apps and see if any of them offer the features that you need.

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