Put your Outlook calendar on the desktop
While taking my daily look at Stuff for Getting Things done, I stumbled upon an article about putting the Outlook calendar on your desktop. In fact, as I looked deeper into the program I discovered that you can also put your emails and tasks on there as well.
I've had some experience with desktop calendars, although none were as functional as Outlook, but I can say that I didn't get much use out of them. I find that they go against my zenishly clean desktop philosophy and clutter more than they help out. I also like to separate work stages as much as possible, so actually having my Outlook in a separate app is good for me.
On the other hand, Outlook on the desktop is quite good, and I think the reason is that it puts your Outlook calendar on your desktop. You can see a few calendar items immediately and it's fully functional so you can also interact with the calendar, emails and tasks.
Oh, and it's free of course, so go get it!
Update: Outlook on the Desktop is no longer available, the program website returns a not found error when you try to load it.Â I suggest you try DeskTask as an alternative as it can display the Outlook calendar and to-do list on the Windows desktop as well.Advertisement