Rainlendar Lite is a lightweight, small, customizable desktop calendar, a lite version of the Rainlendar Pro application that includes less features, but still usable and distributed for free on the GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating system.
Features at a glance
Rainlendar is a feature rich calendar desktop application that is easy-to-use and doesn't take much space on your desktop. It is possible to use Rainlendar with other calendar applications too, as it is an Unicode application and supports localizations.
The application supports different events types with different appearances, Windows transparency, includes a todo-list, displays an alarm when an event is due, synchronizes events between several clients, display Outlook's appointments, and displays the current date in the tray icon.
Rainlendar Pro vs Rainlendar Lite
For your convenience, Rainlendar is distributed in two editions, a Pro version that adds comes with advanced features, such as support for Google Tasks and Google Calendar, support for network shared calendars, Toodledo support, support for Remember the Milk, support for exporting calendars to the CSV format, as well as support for importing calendars from CalDAV, CSV and iCal files, and the Lite version reviewed on this page, which includes a standard amount of features that are useful to any Linux user.
Supported OSes, availability and hardware platforms
Rainlendar is a multi-platform application that will run perfectly on all GNU/Linux distributions, as it’s distributed as pre-built binaries for both 32-bit and 64-bit instruction set architectures. The software is officially supported on any Debian/Ubuntu-based distribution of Linux through native installers in the DEB file format.
In addition, the program has been successfully tested with the Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems, for which it provides native installers, which can be downloaded for free from Softpedia via the dedicated Windows and Mac sections.