pgCal is a completely free, not very complicated and cross-platform software project that has been designed from the ground up to act as a lightweight Google Calendar desktop client application. It is an event manager tool that works in GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
Features at a glance
Being designed from the offset to do one thing - allow you to interact with your Google Calendar - pgCal comes with a minimal set of features, among which we can mention the ability to create, add, delete and modify event entries in your Google Calendar in a user-friendly manner, generation of multiple alarms for your Google Calendar events, supported on the desktop, mobile devices or via email, so you’ll never miss that important meeting.
In addition, we can mention that the application is translated in many languages and provides users with support for the system tray area, independent of the operating system or desktop environment/window manager used. It has support for multiple users and can export your Google Calendar to a popular format that can be later injected in another application.
Clean, simple and easy to use graphical user interface
The program come with a beautiful and modern graphical user interface, which uses the default theme of your GNU/Linux desktop environment. The GUI is clean, simple and easy to use. To get started, you will have to first log into your Google account by entering the username and password in the fields displayed on the bottom part of the screen. Be aware though, that the application doesn’t support two-step authentication, which should be disabled in your Google account before attempting to use the app.
Under the hood and availability
The application is written in the multi-platform Mono programming language, which means that it will work on any operating system where the Mono Runtime environment is supported and installed. Officially supported and tested operating systems include GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. pgCal will run well on both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms.