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Sync with Google tasks

After two months of hard work, we’re pleased to bring to you Desktop iCalendar 2.0, a much improved new version with capability to synchronize with Google Tasks.
To sync with Google Tasks, just follow steps below:
  • 1. Right click the calendar window, and select “Manage Calendars…”
  • 2. Click “New…” button.
  • 3. Select “Add personal Google Calendar or Google Tasks ” and click Next button.
Select Google Tasks to add

Select Google Tasks to add

  • 4. Input your Google Account and password, and click Next button
  • 5. Make the node in the “Google Tasks” checked and click Next button.
  • 6. Click “Finish” button to download the task to desktop.
Desktop iCalendar 2.0 also supports sub-tasks of Google Tasks. You can just drag&drop a task to set it as a child of another task or rearrange orders of tasks in the task list.

One of the main advantages of Google Tasks is that you can use it on your mobile device apps. Here are the some nice apps that support Google Tasks:

With Desktop iCalendar, you can keep your task lists on both desktop and mobile.
For more information, please click on the links below:

We’re happy to announce the release of Desktop iCalendar 1.9.5. This release is a major improvement in the 1.9.3 series, which includes new features, bug fixes and skins.

The changes include:

  • New skins (Glass 3 and Glass 4)

    Glass 4

    Glass 4 for Desktop Calendar

  • Windows 7 desktop integration is added.
  • No events in holiday calendars issue is fixed.
  • Bug of syncing with Android via Google Calendar is fixed ( Pro version).
  • Account limitation of is removed when adding the Google Personal Calendar  (Pro version).

All users of  Desktop iCalendar, especially those using earlier 1.9.1 releases are advised to upgrade to this release as soon as possible. If there are any problems or suggestion as you use the new version, please feel free to contact us.

The release can be download from:

The lite version can downloaded from :


After a month of hard work, we are pleased to announce the new release of Desktop iCalendar. It adds support for syncing Yahoo! Calendar with Desktop iCalendar via CalDav protocol.

To add Yahoo! Calendar is quite easy, just follow below steps:

1. Right click the calendar select Manage Calendar…

2. Click “New…” button.

3. Select “CalDav Calendar” and click Next

4. Select “CalDav Calendar on Yahoo!” and click Next

5. Input your Yahoo! account info and the calendar name, click Finish to add the calendar.

To sync your iPhone calendar with Desktop iCalendar via Yahoo! is also very easy.

If you have the new iPhone 3.0 Firmware and have switched to the new Yahoo Calender via you can add the calendar via Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Add Account -> Other ->Add CalDAV Account. Use as the server.(From Yahoo! Answers)

Yahoo! Calendar supports syncing To-do list, which is  better than Google Calendar. I do not know why Google keeps Task API as a secret. There is a feature request on Google   forum which has been 1 year now. More than hundred people asked Google to release Task API,  but nobody responds it.


Desktop iCalendar 1.6 is Released

We are proud to announce the release of Desktop iCalendar 1.6. It is a must upgrade version for current Desktop iCalendar users. It is more stable and robust than before. Windows 7 support is also added. It is 100% free for our registered users.

screen shot of new version

The changes include:

  • Fix day-light issue
  • Fix  time zone issue
  • Add multiple Google Account support
  • Improve the skin designer

You can download it at here. Please just feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions.

It is a easy thing to sync iPod calendar with Desktop iCalendar, because they both use same file format, iCalendar.Just follow the simple steps, you can move your calendar from PC to iPod easily.

1. Connect iPod with your PC, open iTune.

2. In iTune, click the iPod’s name under Devices. Click the Summary tab and click the checkbox next to Enable disk use. Click the Apply button.

3. Copy the calendar files which extension names are “.ics” from “My documents” to the “iPod drive letter:\Calendar”.

This solution works smoothly for iPod Nana, and iPod Classic except iPod touch. Apple hides its disk mode setting  :(.

New Update (March 11,2008):

NOAA has changed their icons again. Please download the latest version with the change. If you do not like the new installation, please download HtmlConfig.xml and replace the old one. The file exists in c:\program files\desksware (PlainSight Desktop Calendar) or C:\Documents and Settings\(Login name)\Application Data\Desksware\ical (Desktop iCal).
The weather icons did not show correctly with some version. It is because that NOAA changed the weather data format. We’ve modified the program and uploaded the latest version on our site. Here are the links:
PlainSight Desktop Calendar

Desktop iCalendar Pro

Please download the latest version if the issue occurs on your computer.


We’re happy to announce the release of Desktop iCalendar Lite.
Desktop iCalendar Lite is a free desktop calendar for windows. It allows you to manage your events, to-do list on desktop. It allows subscribing public Google Calendar, such as holidays, election or NBA. It is full customizable. A build in skin editor makes it easy to set the skin by your own taste. Desktop iCalendar is full compatible with iCalendar standard, and can work with the calendars created by Thunderbird Lightning, Sunbird.

Any comments are welcome.

Product URL:

Download :

desktop calendar screenshot

Do you always have many things to do? Desktop iCalendar can help you a lot.

Desktop iCalendar, our new product, is a handy calendar software that can work with Google Calendar. It allows you to download your Google Calendar and edit them offline. It is easy to sync your local calendar with Google. And it allows saving task list in Google Calendar. You can use this feature to share your calendar and task list with your teammates. Local weather forcast is also supported.

More info:
Download URL:


PlainSight Desktop Calendar 2.4.1

calendar iconWith PlainSight Desktop Calendar 2.4.1, you can select different message stores in Outlook. And it improves the way to detect the data state of  Outlook. When  you add or modify an  appointment with Outlook, it will refresh itself automatically.

We also changed the format of the appointments displayed. The start date is placed in front of the subject. It is easier to read than before.

We have just released PlainSight Desktop Calendar 2.4.0. This is a maintenance release.

New: Blue-black skin.

Blue-black style

New: Refresh appointment window after adding an appointment with Outlook started directly.

Fix: Position of windows maybe not saved.

Fix: Try to connect to the weather server when skin is modified.

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