Desktop Software Shell Enhancement Rainlendar Lite for Windows

Rainlendar Lite for Windows Rainlendar Lite for Windows 2.13.1 for Windows

by RainmeterTeam

Avg. Rating 4.4 (267 votes)

File Details

File Size 14.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/Server 2003/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 50,794
Publisher RainmeterTeam
Homepage Rainlendar
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

Rainlendar is a feature rich calendar application that is easy to use and doesn't take much space on your desktop. The application is platform independent so you can run it both on Windows and on Linux. The appearance can be customized with skins and you can even mix different skins together.

Latest Reviews

cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v2.12.2 on Mar 18, 2014

I've been using rainlendar for years and it's simply excellent. It certainly is not irrelevant as one commenter said.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.8.1 on Feb 7, 2011

version 2.8.1 stable 6.7 megs of ram used works like a charm simple and non bloat.

stisev

stisev reviewed v2.5 Build 72 on Mar 29, 2009

I can't believe people are rating this so low.

I replaced Lightning (thunderbird) and Outlook calendar with this and NEVER looked back.
I input stuff directly in Rainlendar and don't need the pro version (which only includes google calendar + outlook calendar support).

It's free, portable, stable, and does what it says! Right now it's taking 8.3MB with a calendar full of stuff. Sometimes it does take as high as 14-16MB, but seriously, if it does what I want (and does it well), who cares?

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.5 Build 72 on Feb 23, 2009

Jeez. You guys complain about a few megs of memory. My s***box uses a tad over 13 mb just so I can have a simple but useable desk calendar, and I have only a gig of ddr400. ProcessExplorer uses more on mine (17+).
It for me is practical and has a small desktop footprint which is what is important. LClock has a nice calendar too, but it can't do what this can nor will it run in sharpenviro.
You should really suggest a better (I bet u can't) one than use memory as an excuse to bash a perfectly good piece of software. This is the only program I run that has a pro version which is saying a lot for the software itself.

Pkshadow

Pkshadow reviewed v2.5 Build 72 on Feb 23, 2009

With this products footprint taking more and more I see "no" reason to upgrade from a earlier version if you can find it. I would like for that version as it was a "great" app for what it does.
Since I do not run Outlook it is a great app for me!
If you can balance what you use and what you do not this version my still be a useful program. It's about time all apps start migration to Win7 so lets see still where this goes before condemning it to far down!
\Does what it is suppose too, works great!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.5 Build 72 on Feb 23, 2009

Still not liking the changes, and the very slow development cycle. I think this app is pretty much irrelevant at this point. Surprised they even bothered with an update, actually.

Here is there CHANGELOG page:

http://www.rainlendar.net/download/Changes.txt

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.4 on Aug 27, 2008

This used to be a decent, if a bit buggy, app way back in the day. But man, it's just turned into a bloated unstable mess. I feel bad that the program went in that direction, because it had a great deal of potential, imo.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v2.2 on Dec 7, 2007

Gave this another try just to use the "to do list" and thats all I have showing and it uses 16,542k just to do that!!!!!

rubbish

Someone

Someone reviewed v2.1 Build 43 Beta on Jul 17, 2007

[2.1 Build 43] - 17 Jul 2007
o Alarm time was calculated incorrectly for weekly recurring events. Fixed.
o Added support for urls in the lists and to tooltip.
o Tooltip can be left open (or kept hidden) by keeping shift key down.
o Added edit links to Outlook events. The links can be hidden from the settings.
o Added "Disable text formatting" advanced option to disable the wiki style formatting and the hotlinks.
o Fixed Outlook notifications with nested calendar folders.
o Added "DST" to item which can be used to disable DST adjustment.
o Added option for safe uploads to the network calendars.
o Fixed a DST problem which caused some months to be shown incorrectly in certain timezones.
o Fixed window snapping in Linux.
o Added option to close the MAPI connection in Outlook plugin so that the message store file isn't locked all the time.
o Added option to poll changes in the Outlook and automatically refresh when events when something happens.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v2.1 Build 42 on Jul 3, 2007

SMALL FOOTPRINT my ass!!!
Older Versions were but I really don't think something that uses more memory than my Kaspersky or ZoneAlarm v5 or Opera all while I write this could be considered small. AND FOR WHAT?!?!?!

Avg. Rating 4.4 (267 votes)
Your Rating
cltx99

cltx99 reviewed v2.12.2 on Mar 18, 2014

I've been using rainlendar for years and it's simply excellent. It certainly is not irrelevant as one commenter said.

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.8.1 on Feb 7, 2011

version 2.8.1 stable 6.7 megs of ram used works like a charm simple and non bloat.

stisev

stisev reviewed v2.5 Build 72 on Mar 29, 2009

I can't believe people are rating this so low.

I replaced Lightning (thunderbird) and Outlook calendar with this and NEVER looked back.
I input stuff directly in Rainlendar and don't need the pro version (which only includes google calendar + outlook calendar support).

It's free, portable, stable, and does what it says! Right now it's taking 8.3MB with a calendar full of stuff. Sometimes it does take as high as 14-16MB, but seriously, if it does what I want (and does it well), who cares?

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.5 Build 72 on Feb 23, 2009

Jeez. You guys complain about a few megs of memory. My s***box uses a tad over 13 mb just so I can have a simple but useable desk calendar, and I have only a gig of ddr400. ProcessExplorer uses more on mine (17+).
It for me is practical and has a small desktop footprint which is what is important. LClock has a nice calendar too, but it can't do what this can nor will it run in sharpenviro.
You should really suggest a better (I bet u can't) one than use memory as an excuse to bash a perfectly good piece of software. This is the only program I run that has a pro version which is saying a lot for the software itself.

Pkshadow

Pkshadow reviewed v2.5 Build 72 on Feb 23, 2009

With this products footprint taking more and more I see "no" reason to upgrade from a earlier version if you can find it. I would like for that version as it was a "great" app for what it does.
Since I do not run Outlook it is a great app for me!
If you can balance what you use and what you do not this version my still be a useful program. It's about time all apps start migration to Win7 so lets see still where this goes before condemning it to far down!
\Does what it is suppose too, works great!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.5 Build 72 on Feb 23, 2009

Still not liking the changes, and the very slow development cycle. I think this app is pretty much irrelevant at this point. Surprised they even bothered with an update, actually.

Here is there CHANGELOG page:

http://www.rainlendar.net/download/Changes.txt

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v2.4 on Aug 27, 2008

This used to be a decent, if a bit buggy, app way back in the day. But man, it's just turned into a bloated unstable mess. I feel bad that the program went in that direction, because it had a great deal of potential, imo.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v2.2 on Dec 7, 2007

Gave this another try just to use the "to do list" and thats all I have showing and it uses 16,542k just to do that!!!!!

rubbish

Someone reviewed v2.1 Build 43 Beta on Jul 17, 2007

[2.1 Build 43] - 17 Jul 2007
o Alarm time was calculated incorrectly for weekly recurring events. Fixed.
o Added support for urls in the lists and to tooltip.
o Tooltip can be left open (or kept hidden) by keeping shift key down.
o Added edit links to Outlook events. The links can be hidden from the settings.
o Added "Disable text formatting" advanced option to disable the wiki style formatting and the hotlinks.
o Fixed Outlook notifications with nested calendar folders.
o Added "DST" to item which can be used to disable DST adjustment.
o Added option for safe uploads to the network calendars.
o Fixed a DST problem which caused some months to be shown incorrectly in certain timezones.
o Fixed window snapping in Linux.
o Added option to close the MAPI connection in Outlook plugin so that the message store file isn't locked all the time.
o Added option to poll changes in the Outlook and automatically refresh when events when something happens.

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v2.1 Build 42 on Jul 3, 2007

SMALL FOOTPRINT my ass!!!
Older Versions were but I really don't think something that uses more memory than my Kaspersky or ZoneAlarm v5 or Opera all while I write this could be considered small. AND FOR WHAT?!?!?!

some guy

some guy reviewed v2.1 Build 41 Beta on Jun 21, 2007

small footprint free what more could you want

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v2.1 Build 41 Beta on Jun 12, 2007

Still the best portable standalone calendar hands down. Even so, I use Lclock with windows and only use this with my flash drive.

AntiochMedia

AntiochMedia reviewed v2.1 Build 39 Beta on May 15, 2007

shicaca: You're a student and can't afford $20 for an application that you would use? Who pays your tuition and housing? Rainlendar is an excellent program and Rainy cannot continue writing his software and providing support for it without turning a profit. When someone charges $20, they are subsidizing the development cost.

idodialog

idodialog reviewed v2.1 Build 39 Beta on May 15, 2007

I used Rainy way back when and it was fun and useful, but that was then and now - well if it can't get my Google Calendars its a no go, if it can't sync with outlook its useless - pity coz the skinnable interfaces were appealing.

shicaca

shicaca reviewed v2.1 Build 38 on Apr 16, 2007

(to response to earlier message)

If you use a Palm, you will use outlook. I'm a student, therefor paying $20 for a calendar app after paying what I had to in order to use MS Office is out of the question.

Like another said -- $5, maybe. $20? No.

And directly at your question: "Who uses Outlook at home, anyways?" I do.

If more companies/ppl gave demos instead of immediately crippling their software, they'd get more $$ for their projects. This is why, again, I say: Tripe.

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