About Active Desktop
Summary: Fully customizable
notes/appointments, tasks, alarms and contacts. It features seamless
integration and interactivity with a desktop wallpaper, shares calendar
layers in a local network and displays data directly from Outlook.
computer user will find calendar as a component of many applications on
his machine, but chances are good that he will stay unsatisfied with
all of them. Usually made just to be there, those calendars are either
too complicated or too many clicks away, or even both. What if you
wanted just a simple old-fashioned calendar, to show you dates and days
of the week, without making big fuss? Well, stir in a bit of notebook,
a piece of to-do list, some alarms, comprehensive address book and
interactivity, and you will end up here, with Active Desktop Calendar,
a thoughtfully designed organizer you were looking for all the
basic idea standing behind this program is very simple. In our 3D
world, logical place for a calendar is hanging on the wall, or sitting
somewhere on top of the desk. Active Desktop Calendar is aiming right
in that direction by placing a calendar on your machine's desktop
wallpaper. Of course, that means you will have to sacrifice some
desktop space, and maybe rearrange a couple of icons, but you will be
able to fine tune the appearance of this calendar to get good
compromise on those issues.
you start Active Desktop Calendar, it will replace existing wallpaper
with new bitmap made of previous wallpaper enriched with calendar
elements, and place its icon in systray. That icon is actually a number
representing current day of the month and, of course, serves to access
application's user interface. Double-click on it, and you will find
yourself straight in the notes/alarms view of the program. On the other
hand, right-click brings up a menu with several items to choose from,
and, if ever needed, option to exit application is one of them.
or without calendar elements, wallpaper is always just a bitmap,
meaning that nothing can be done directly on the screen, right? Wrong.
Active Desktop Calendar is an interactive desktop application! If that
option is enabled, you will be able to interact with Active Desktop
Calendar in absolutely effortless fashion. Double-click on a date in
calendar and you are already writing a note for it, double-click on any
note to edit it, or double-click on tasks list to update it. It's that
user that logs in to the computer will have her/his
own calendar data set (notes, tasks,
layers allow you to group your calendar data (e.g. personal notes,
business notes, public holidays, birthdays, ...), color code
appearance on the desktop and set some other properties for all notes
in the same layer. If your computer
is networked you will be able to share those layers with other people
while remaining the only one who can change information stored in them.
You can also export and import data in CSV and iCal formats.
with Outlook is something special. When you enable it Active Desktop
Calendar starts reading appointments and tasks directly from Outlook
and shows them on the desktop together with information from other data
layers you have. It can not get simpler than that.
integration allows you to display events from your own and
other Google Calendars. The option for importing contacts
Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Address Book. You can also
import/export contacts to an XML file.
enough said about general principles behind the program. Now when you
have it installed on your machine we are sure you will catch all its
specialties in no time. We will just let you have the pleasure of
exploring it, and hope for love at first sight. Your comments and
questions are more than welcome. Feel free to contact XemiComputers at email@example.com
and we will be happy to hear from you. Oh, yes, one more thing, we have
additional icon libraries for changing Active Desktop Calendar's looks
waiting for you at its homepage.