Desktop Calendar- FREE!
for Windows 7 & 8, Vista/XP
We've made CalendarPal so easy to use that most of you won't ever
need to come to this page. But, if you do, we hope you find some
useful information here as well as some tips and tricks that can
help you get more from CalendarPal. When you see a link to a screen
shot or picture, be sure to click it - it's a great help in learning
the program's secrets!
Use the easy navigation links below
to go directly to help or tips about CalendarPal program features:
- To Do Lists - Weather -
Daily Notes - The Desklet
- Tray Icon -
Scrolling Through Months & Years
Themes - International
To set a daily, weekly, monthly, yearly or single use
reminder, click Reminder link in left menu of
You can choose balloon tips/window or sound alerts;
click Options from the top menu of CalendarPal. You can
set different sounds too;
Your Desklet will
show a countdown of a reminder that is coming up in the
next 24 hours so you are alerted ahead of time!
Choose to show reminders on the Calendar
days, or have it just show a "tick" (blue triangle in
upper left hand corner of the day you have a reminder
set. To change this, right click on any day, and check
or uncheck "Show Reminders". If you choose not to show
reminders, you can hover over the blue triangle and see
what your reminder is.
How to Set Reminders and other features:
Click here for details!
"To Do" list is used to list things you want to do that do
not require an exact time. To add something to your "To
list, click "To Do" on menu on left side of program, or
right click in the ""To Do"" area on your Desklet to add.
You can view your "To Do" list quickly by clicking "To
from left menu in program, or by viewing in your
For example, a "To Do" list may look like this:
-Get taxes done by April 16th
-Call and set up a Dr. Appt this week
-Pick up gift for Mom
Its used for listing things that do not have a definite
time line! Great for all those little things you plan to
do and forget about!
"To Do" list offers some very special
features too! If you add something to your "To Do" list,
you can put more information and personal notes about a
specific task by typing in the text in the space
Click here for
Once you have finished a task on your
"To Do" list, you can either delete it, or move it to the
bottom of the list. You can put % of task completed
CalendarPal shows your local current conditions as well
as general 5-day forecast right on the calendar so you
can tell what your local weather will be for the next
five days. When you first install CalendarPal, you will be
asked to set your location. If you want to change
locations later, click Weather in the menu at the top of
CalendarPal and choose "Set Location".
Local Area if in the USA - Type in
your Zip Code or the name of your City and press the search button - when your city appears
in the dialog, select it. DO NOT type in
your state; just the City (or Zip Code! if in
located outside of the U.S.A. just type in your city name and press
the search button. DO NOT type in your
Country or State! In case multiple cities share the same name,
simply select yours from the list. If you use Metric system of
measurement, be sure you change this setting (see
Weather information is
available in U.S. measurements or Metric. It's your choice. Just
choose which you want from "Tools/Options/Weather" on the
CalendarPal Toolbar. If you want forecasts and other weather
information in metric measurement, just tick the box next to "Use
Metric System" (
see screen shot).
Weather Alerts - Most major U.S.
locations will receive instant weather alerts if
threatening weather is expected.
The current conditions for your area are always shown on the left
edge of the calendar near the bottom. (See
Double-click any day/date you want to add a note to and
type your note (s). Or you can type them directly
in your Desklet!
If you have a long list of notes and type them in,
the first few lines will be visible in the calendar date block you
selected as this is limited by viewable space, BUT all of your notes will be visible by clicking the
date block or viewing from your Desklet. All the information you typed in will be visible near
the bottom of your calendar next to the detailed weather for that
day as well. Click here to see a picture.
Hint: You can remove all old
notes from you calendar quickly and easily. Simply click "Notes" on
the CalendarPal toolbar and choose "Delete Old Notes". All notes
prior to the current day will be automatically removed.
Right click on your Desklet to add Daily Notes or add to
the To Do List.
-View your current weather conditions
(Temperature/Sky Conditions/etc.) right on your desktop
even when your calendar is closed.
-Desklet also shows your "To Do List" and if you right
click in the "To Do" area, you can quickly add more notes
to your "To Do" list
-Quickly add daily notes to your calendar by typing in
the notes area of your Desklet
-To view other Desklet Options such as to change
the color, click
Tools/Options/Desklet from the CalendarPal toolbar.
-If you do not see your desklet, open
CalendarPal and click Tools from the top menu, and check
The tray icon is the icon that appears in
your system tray (notification area) which is the area of the
Windows Taskbar nearest the computer clock. The CalendarPal tray icon
displays the weather information of your choice; for instance the
current temperature in your location and the "wind chill". You can
choose to show one or two weather-related items in CalendarPal's
You can choose any one or two of the weather-related items listed
Wind Chill ("Feels like")
To manage your tray icon's displayed information, click
"Tools/Options/Tray Icon/Tray Info.
Hint: When you hover over the
tray icon you can see even more information. To select the
information you want to appear when you hover over the icon with
your mouse, click "Tools/Options/Tray Icon/Tray tips. You can select
from numerous other weather-related information from those listed
above ( under Tray Info ) and "Sunrise and Sunset", "Dew Point" and
more. (See a picture)
Updating Your Weather
The weather information displayed in CalendarPal
is normally updated automatically every hour if you're
connected to the Internet. It also updates whenever you
start CalendarPal or, if you're using a dial-up
connection, it updates as soon as your connection is
established. You can optionally choose to update weather
every 30 minutes - or update it whenever you want by
clicking "Weather" (in the CalendarPal toolbar) "Update
Weather". You can also update the
weather by clicking "Weather" on the Toolbar and
choosing "Update Weather" from the drop-down menu.
Through The Months & Years
Sometimes you might want
to see a date from the previous years or the coming
years. You might want to add a reminder or note to a
date far in the future. CalendarPal lets you do this
easily and quickly. You can move through the previous
and coming months two different ways.
Click here for
more information on Navigation.
CalendarPal features different "themes" included with the program
and others you can download free. Themes enable you
to change the appearance of CalendarPal to suit your mood or your
computer color scheme.
-You can either
choose one of the themes already installed with the program by
clicking on "File" "Load Theme" (on the CalendarPal Toolbar) or
download additional themes for your CalendarPal Program by
clicking here. We will offer new
themes occasionally throughout the year, so visit our
CalendarPal Themes Home Page
frequently to see new themes we're offering.
The world at your fingertips! Click the search tab and explore the
world right from CalendarPal. CalendarPal connects you to the world
via Google - the world's number one search tool And we make it even
better by putting country-specific searches at your fingertips. We
offer search forms for the following countries: USA, Canada, Great
Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and The Netherlands. Next time you
need to search, you don't need to look any further than the
International Search feature included with CalendarPal.
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