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What is the best alternative to Outlook Calendar (but not the open office) for the Windows with the organizer and scheduler features?

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My preference is for EssentialPIM, which has a freeware and a portable version.

EssentialPIM Free is the award-winning, absolutely free personal information manager. Supported by a large community of users, EssentialPIM has been widely acknowledged as the best personal information management system on any desktop or USB flash drive.


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If you just need a calendar then Google Calendar is a good alternative. You can set it to send email reminders and (where available) SMS reminders.

You can also use it offline using Gears.

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+1 I'm using GCal too. –  Pawka Oct 19 '09 at 13:50
I need an offline tool, is it possible google calendar to use as standalone tool? –  Shurup Oct 20 '09 at 14:17
Edited to add link for offline use –  PaulPlum Oct 20 '09 at 14:43
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Scribe is a small and fast email client with an intergrated contact database and calendar. It supports all the major internet mail protocols and uses international standards where possible.

Scribe doesn't required installing or uninstalled and can be used from a removable drive without reconfiguration. It comes with a bayesian spam filter and translations to many different languages.

Updates are published regularly to respond to problems and to add features. Because Scribe runs on Windows and Linux you can take your mail with you when you change operating system. And don't worry about viruses, Scribe protects you from the usual security holes in other email clients with it's own virus safe HTML control and executable attachment protection.

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I'm not prefer a java tools, but thank you. –  Shurup Oct 20 '09 at 14:16
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Until version 3 of Thunderbird arrives later this year, the Lightning calendar add-in is fully functional, allowing you to view and create multiple calendars either locally, or on the Web using the iCalendar and CalDAV protocols.

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Another Thunderbird add-on, the Provider for Google Calendar, lets you view your Google Calendar within Lightning, and even cache a copy locally.


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