I recently became aware of a calendar program that I've installed
and really like. It is called Rainlender. I've used Outlook for
a long time, but with the purchase of a new computer I did not
wish to buy another copy of Microsoft Office. I tried Windows
Calendar which is included with Windows Vista followed by Mozilla
Sunbird. Both programs do an OK job, but fall short in a few
When I became aware of Rainlender, I downloaded it and installed
it. Rainlender displays a small calendar, Events and To Do lists
on your Desktop. It also places an icon in your system tray with
the day on it. If the Desktop is covered with an open window,
you just need to click on that icon in the system tray to bring
up the calendar, Events and To Do lists.
Rainlendar is intuitive and quite easy to use. Within minutes
I was able to figure out how to enter events and things to do.
It is also compatible with other calendar programs. It uses the
icalendar format which allows you to import calendar files from
other calendar programs and to export calendar files to other
calendar programs or to just back up your Rainlendar calendar.
Rainlendar Lite version is free and works with all versions
of Windows. If you would like to try it, you can download it
by going to the Rainlendar
Web site. Choose the lite version which can be seen on the right
side of the page.
The features are too numerous to mention here, but if you
would like to check out the features, click on the Features link
at the top of the Rainlendar Web page.