Tuesday, February 19, 2008

How to pin Microsoft Outlook Calendar on your desktop

Using a calendaring program on your computer is a pain because these programs don't mimic their real life counterpart very well. People who use calendars to organize their daily lives have them visible in plain sight nearly all of the time. Yet, on the computer, you have to go through a myriad of windows and clicks before you can even see your calendar.

To solve this problem a person named Michael Scrivo has developed a very innovative program called Outlook on the Desktop. This program places the Microsoft Outlook Calendaring system right on your desktop. The calendar object gets pinned to your desktop and stays there all the time in plain sight so you can always see what's upcoming. The pinned Outlook calendar comes with all it's usual functionality, such as direct editing, drag and drop of files, etc. The Calendar's position, size and opacity are all adjustable. Outlook on the Desktop even supports multiple monitors.

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Outlook's Day View right on your desktop with approx 35% transparency.

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Outlook's Month View with some appointments in it. These were edited directly in this view.

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Outlook on the desktop with 3 instances: Calendar, Inbox and Tasks


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