How to Get a Calendar onto Desktop

By Techwalla Computers Editor

For people who are on the computer quite a bit, a desktop calendar is a more practical choice than a conventional paper calendar. A desktop calendar is easy to fill in or check out with the click of the mouse. You can find many different types of desktop calendars and nearly all these calendars are easy to use and install.

Step 1

Decide what type of calendar you'd like to get on your desktop. A desktop calendar is a type of software and sometimes you can download this software for free. Other times you'll need to purchase one, especially if you're looking for specific features.

Step 2

Find a free desktop calendar online. Two major Internet companies, Google and Yahoo, both provide free calendars for users. In general, most people prefer Google's calendar for its functionality.

Step 3

Visit for a list of both free and free to try calendar software. You can sort the lists by various criteria, including reviews, operating systems and file size. If selecting an online desktop calendar, all you have to do is press the "Download Now" and follow the instructions.

Step 4

Alternatively, buy your calendar software in a office supply or electronics store. Insert the CD into your computer in order to get the calendar on the desktop. Follow the instructions to install it on your PC.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you're not sure what type of desktop calendar would be best for you, read some reviews on CNET or another site to see what others have to say about it.
  • If you use MS Outlook for email, that program has a built-in calendar that's good for basic scheduling.
  • Be careful of any free desktop calendar software. Get them from reputable places to reduce the chance of getting a computer virus. It's also a good idea to make sure you have up-to-date virus protection to maintain your PC.