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Outlook on Desktop

Outlook on Desktop

  -  3.7 MB  -  Freeware
Outlook on Desktop (OotD) is a Windows software written in C# which places a fully functional calendar (or other Outlook component) directly on your desktop so that it's always in your view and makes you much more likely to use it.

Outlook on Desktop (OotD) is a productivity tool designed to provide users with quick access to their Microsoft Outlook application directly from their desktop. It integrates seamlessly with Outlook, allowing users to view their emails, calendar appointments, tasks, and contacts without having to open the full Outlook application.

People who use calendars to organize their daily lives have them visible in plain sight nearly all of the time. Yet, on your PC, you have to go through a myriad of windows and clicks before you can even see your desktop calendar. So to bridge the gap, I've come up with this simple program that will place the Microsoft Outlook Calendaring system right on your desktop.

Outlook on Desktop calendar object gets pinned to your desktop and stays there all the time in plain sight so you can always see what's upcoming. Of course, the benefits don't stop there... because it's the actual Microsoft Outlook calendar, you get all its functionality, such as direct editing, drag, and drop of files, etc.

All of the configuration for Outlook on the Desktop is done through the tray icon for the program. That is the white icon with the day of the month on it in the bottom right corner of your screen. Right-click on it to access all the configuration options.


Fully Functional
Places a fully functional Microsoft Outlook Calendar directly on your Desktop. You can create items, edit items, remove items, etc.

Pinned to Your Desktop
The Calendar is pinned to your desktop so that no windows can get stuck behind it.

The Calendar's position, size, and opacity are all easily adjustable.

HiDPI & Multi-Monitor Support
Full HiDPI and multi-monitor support allow you to place instances across all your screens.

Tray Icon with Day of Month
A tray Icon (which shows the current day of the month) is provided to configure more advanced options in the app.

Use any Outlook View
Ability to switch between any outlook view, including: calendar, inbox, contacts, tasks, and notes views.

  • Desktop Integration: The app places a transparent window on the desktop, allowing users to view their Outlook data without minimizing or switching between windows.
  • Customizable Interface: Users can adjust the size, position, and transparency of the window to suit their preferences.
  • Quick Access: With OotD, users can instantly check their emails, calendar, tasks, and contacts without interrupting their workflow.
  • Syncing: It syncs in real-time with Outlook, ensuring that users always have access to the latest information.
  • Reminders: Users can set reminders for upcoming appointments and tasks directly from the interface.
User Interface

It features a clean and intuitive user interface. The transparent window blends seamlessly with the desktop background, providing users with a non-intrusive way to access their Outlook data. The interface is highly customizable, allowing users to adjust the appearance and layout to suit their preferences.

Installation and Setup

Installing this program is a straightforward process. Users simply need to download the software from the official website or FileHorse and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. Once installed, users can configure OotD to sync with their Outlook account by entering their login credentials.

How to Use
  • Download and Install: Download the app from the official website and follow the installation instructions.
  • Configure Settings: Enter your Outlook login credentials to sync the app with your Outlook account.
  • Customize Interface: Adjust the size, position, and transparency of the window to your liking.
  • View Outlook Data: Access your emails, calendar, tasks, and contacts directly from the window.
  • Set Reminders: Use the reminder feature to set alerts for upcoming appointments and tasks.

Is Outlook on Desktop compatible with Mac computers?
No, the program is only compatible with Windows computers.

Does Outlook on Desktop require an active internet connection?
Yes, it requires an active internet connection to sync with your Outlook account.

Can I use Outlook on Desktop with multiple Outlook accounts?
Yes, it supports multiple Outlook accounts.

Does Outlook on Desktop offer integration with third-party calendar apps?
No, the software is designed specifically for integration with Microsoft Outlook.


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The program is available as a FREE download from the official website or FileHorse.

System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11
  • Processor: Intel or AMD Dual Core Processor
  • RAM: 2GB or higher
  • Hard Disk Space: 100MB of free disk space
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010 or higher
  • Microsoft .NET Core 3.1 (The setup program will download and install it for you if you don't have it)
  • Provides quick access to Outlook data from the desktop
  • Highly customizable interface
  • Syncs in real-time with Outlook
  • Lightweight and non-intrusive
  • Free to download and use
  • Limited to Windows computers only
  • Lacks integration with third-party calendar apps
  • Requires an active internet connection for syncing

What's new in this version:

- Ability to adjust opacity from tray icon
- Update dependencies
- Internal development & tooling updates