I wanted to share a really nifty and free little calendar application I came across for both PCs and Mac.
I use outlook to basically run my life - work appointments, birthdays, haircuts, doctor appointments, etc. My desktop calendar syncs with my Treo, all through the company that I work for. I haven't wanted to mix scrap stuff in with all this because the information is just in the wrong place, and I don't like mixing scrap with work.
So, for scrap stuff I've been using a calendar template in Excel to keep track of chats, challenges, etc. I print it out usually in the first week or so of the month with whatever I know about at that point, and pin it up on my tack board right by computer so I always know what is coming up.
With the new year, I had to either go find a new calendar template, or find some other method. I started looking around for a simple electronic calendar that would sit on my desktop - I am a visual person, so I like things right in front of me. I came across Rainlendar
, and it is just perfect for what I was looking for.
It stays on my desktop, is really easy to add an event to (double click the date, fill in the information, click ok), and not only shows the calendar for the current month, and you can also choose to see a list of upcoming events.
A couple screen shots from Rainlendar's web site:
The calendar on your desktop. The dates appear with different colors when you add different types of events, and if you hover over the date you can see what entries you have.
The Events box that shows what is upcoming in the next week (you can change how many events to display):
The Lite version is free, the Pro version is 9.95 EUR (about $13 USD). The biggest difference between the Lite and Pro version seems to be that the Pro version will sync with Outlook and Google calendars, so if you really wanted the calendar in more than one place.
Let me know if you have any questions!