Calendars, no matter if they are made of paper or provided as a software, act as reminders of things to come but also of events that have happened in the past.
Computer users can chose from a wide variety of calendars. Some of the most popular ones are the Outlook Calendar, Google Calendar which is integrated into Gmail and Mozilla Lightning.
But there are also standalone programs that provide the desired functionality, UK's Kalendar is one of them. The free calendar software is offered as a portable version and installer on the developer's homepage.
The name of the application requires a bit of explanation. Kalendar is the German word for the English calendar and UK's is not referring to the United Kingdom but to the name of the developer of said calendar, Ulrich Krebs.
The program displays the current month one startup. Days are color coded to make it easier to distinguish between work days and weekend. Holiday information are included int he calendar as well. The English calendar displays the US holidays by default which can be switched to (or merged with) Australia, Canada or the UK instead.
It is furthermore possible to remove holidays from the calendar. There is unfortunately no option to add holidays or specific yearly events to the calendar.
New entries are added to the calendar by double-clicking on a day in the interface. This opens the new event screen where categories, descriptions, notes, display customizations and reminders can be configured.
Start and end days can be configured as well as repetitions in case of reoccurring events. It is for instance possible to configure an event for every first Monday of the month.
Reminders can be configured as popups on the screen and as sound alarms.
Documents and programs can be attached to events in the action which can be helpful in specific situations.
Many of the internal formats in the calendar software can be changed in the options as well. Here it is for instance possible to change the standard date and time formats, headers, clipboard text format or tooltips.
Additional features offered by UK's Calendar
The free calendar software has two disadvantages that need to be mentioned. The first is that it cannot import calendar data from other applications which means it is not possible to sync it with another calendar software.
The second, not so severe disadvantage is that there is no direct calendar printing option. The workaround is to export the calendar to html and print it in a web browser.
UK's Kalendar can be downloaded directly from the developer's homepage. It is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system.Advertisement
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