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Rainlendar2 is a calendar application with lots of features which works on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

What I like about it, other than being cross-platform, is that you can import an holidays ICAL to it, the way it integrates into the Gnome desktop (screenshot above) and the Google Calendar like reminders. Rainlendar2 comes also with skins and lots of options. To read about all it's features, go to it's webpage. It comes with both a pro (paid) version and free, but I am only talk about the free version.

How Rainlendar2 works

All the future events are shown in a separate list where you can see the week's events at one glance. You can decide how many days in advance you want to see in the list. Different events can have a different appearance in the list so you can easily spot the important events from the others. The icons in the calendar are also available in the event list and other windows to make it easier to separate the events.

You can also have a separate list for your long term tasks. The task list can be arranged several ways so that you can keep it better organized. You can also set a due date for the tasks to make sure you'll remember to do them on time.

You'll also get an alarm when an event or task is due so that you don't miss it. The alarm can be defined to be set off any duration before the actual event so you have time to prepare for it.

Download Rainlendar2 (Windows .exe, Ubuntu .deb and Linux source files).

Once downloaded, for Ubuntu (Gnome), you'll find Rainlendar2 under Applications > Office.

Adding holidays

You can download various holiday calendars and such, from HERE. For instance, I have an Orthodox religion therefore I downloaded the calendar for that. Then, extract the archive, right click Rainlendar2 and select Options > Calendars and click Add, then browse to the .ical file and that's it.


Rainlendar2 also supports languages. To install a language:

1. You first must download this package: Shadow4-Languages.r2skin-addon

2. Then go to THIS page and download your language.

To install the packages: drop the file downloaded at step 1 over Rainlendar2 (using drag and drop), right click Rainlendar2 and select Refresh, then do the same for the language file. Lastly, go to Options > General and select your language.

[via thuluz]