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Floating desktop calendar Apps
Although I usually only post usability tips within applications, if I find a particular application I think is interesting, I'll post about the actual program.

DesktopCalendar, freeware by Takashi T. Hamada, is just such a program. It doesn't do all that much, but what it does, it does very well. It simply places a fully configurable floating calendar anywhere on your desktop that you want it. You control the font sizes and colors, placement of the month, year, and calendar, and the degree of transparency.

Although you can use the included Clock application, DesktopCalendar seems much more elegant in its functionality. And since I keep a clean desktop in X, there's plenty of room for it (I have it just below the menu bar, at screen top right).

Worth a look-see if you're interested in having a calendar floating about on your desktop!
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Authored by: tapella on Jun 04, '01 01:58:51PM

If all you want is a calendar, I'd suggest looking at wClock. I has a nice menu-bar clock that drops down a calendar when you click on it.

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Authored by: robg on Jun 05, '01 12:19:19PM

I've used wClock, but it requires a mouse move and a click. I like having an easily visible calendar that I can quickly use when trying to pay bills, check which day of the week a certain day is on, etc. I keep a physical one on my desk, but it's usually buried under Mac-related stuff ;-).


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There's no beating it...
Authored by: GORDYmac on Jun 05, '01 11:35:40AM

It's simple, elegant, and infinitely customizable. One issue, it has a problem updating to the current date. I've had to quit and restart it a couple of times.

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Alternative download sites?
Authored by: lb on Dec 04, '01 08:32:05PM

Tried to download DesktopCalendar, but appears to be unavailable for already a couple of days. I couldn't find an alternative download site? Does anyone know of another place? Or would someone care to upload the DesktopCalendar package to a dowload site. e.g. Cnet download? Or, as something of a last resort, would someone be so kind to mail it to me?

Since DesktopCalendar is freeware I assume the author will not object against distributing his program.

Thanks in advance

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It's on my page...
Authored by: robg on Dec 07, '01 04:23:21PM
I have the disk image available on my account. The URL is (or just click to download): I'm assuming, since it was a free program, that the author won't mind the distribution of the original disk image. I did not receive a response to an email I sent asking about this, however. So if I'm asked to remove it, I will. -rob.

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It's on my page...
Authored by: pyrohotdog on May 24, '02 12:49:12AM

this isn't working either....

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It's on my page...
Authored by: Philip_Sharman on Sep 15, '02 12:57:08AM

Version 0.6xa is now on:

(This version is apparently compatible with 10.2.)

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