Rainlendar Lite is a light-weight, yet highly customizable freeware calendar application. This application is platform independent so you can run it on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux too. The appearance can be customized with skins and you can make it look the way you want it to.
The main feature of Rainlendar are:
- It support Event & Task
- It supports Alarms
- All the data is store in iCal format (Most calendars support that format)
- Highly customizable skins
- Platform independent
Rainlendar shows you the list of Event and task, so that you can easily view your schedule at a glance. One of the surprising features I found while testing it, is that, under the Advanced option, it will offer you a lot of options to customize the calendar, alarms, task list etc. which is pretty cool for a freeware.
Rainlendar creates a nice little calendar on your desktop, just like a gadget. As mentioned before it uses very low foot print. Here is a screenshot of my task manager that shows the memory usage.
Rainlendar also support multiple calendars, so you can import as many iCalendars you want. It will merge them in the main calendar. In addition to the calendar, it also includes a To Do list where you can easily list your things-to-do in nice and stylish manner.
Rainlendar also support Lua scripting language, making it possible to extend its functionality. It also supports, daily view of calendar - but you need to enable it from the Skin’s Advanced menu.
Here is the kind of view, that’s available.
The background is transparent, so it will look nice with any wallpaper. The Event and To Do modules are independent, so you can drag it and place it, wherever you want them to be. To view your calendar just hover over the date, and it will display the event like a tool tip.
If you have an iCalendar file saved, you can import it to Rainlendar. To do that, right-click on the calendar and click on Options.
Here select “Calendars” and then click on “Add”.
Now simply follow the wizard, and open the iCalendar file that you saved.
Once you have completed the wizard, you’ll find them in the list of calendar items.
If you want your Google Calendar, you can just export the Google Calendar from Settings, which will be in the ics format and then import it to Rainlendar.
There are a lot of skins available for Rainlendar. I’ll list few links where you could download them from:
Here are few screenshot that will show you how well you can customize them:
So if you’re looking for an advanced calendar that can be greatly customized and looks great on your Windows desktop, then Rainlendar Lite would be a great choice.