Screenshots: Five calendar tools to keep you on track
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The calendar is such a basic thing that most of usrnprobably don’t give it a second thought. Even so, numerous calendarrnapplications are out there to help you in various ways. These apps range from beingrnbare bones to having feature sets that rival those of well known commercialrncalendar systems.
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If you just need a quick way to look up dates, this app canrncome in handy—but it doesn’t really do very much. You can add entries to it,rnbut that’s the extent of the application’s functionality.
Active Desktop Calendar
Active Desktop Calendar provides views for things likernnotes, tasks, and contacts. Calendar entries support the use of fullyrncustomizable reminders, and you can define an event as being recurring. You canrnalso set an event’s text color and attach an icon to the event.
Active Desktop Calendar sells for $29, but a free trialrnversion is available for download.
Efficient Calendar Free
This app also includes some elements that are lessrncommon, such as an events list, a task list, a search interface, and a recyclernbin for calendar entries.
I also especially like the fact that this app includesrndata backup features (and a database repair utility), along with mechanisms forrnprinting the calendar or for saving it as a graphic. The calendar even has itsrnown built-in almanac.
Calendar 200X sells for $20, but a free trial version isrnavailable for download.
Desktop Calendar and Personal Planner
Perhaps the most unusual thing about this calendar app isrnthat the software includes an integrated web browser (based on InternetrnExplorer), which provides direct integration with a number of mail services,rnsuch as Hotmail and Gmail.
Desktop Calendar and Personal Planner sells for $29.95,rnbut a free trial version is available for download.