I'm frequently driven crazy by people who say things like "Why don't we get together and (fill in the blank
) say...three weeks from now?"
I'm one of those people who uses specific dates for everything
. I'm not comfortable with concepts like "three Fridays from now" when making plans. So a convenient calendar is a good thing to have.
Enter AMP Calendar
from AMPSoft. A simple portable app that does one thing extremely well. It puts a one-year pop-up calendar in your system tray.
Click on the tray and you get this:
Now when somebody says, "Can you come over the Friday after next?", I can pop up AMP Calender and immediately respond, "That would be the Friday that falls on the 21st
of this month?"
My friends are impressed - and my enemies terrified!
Note: AMP Calendar can be customized if you want to change the default colors, number of columns, show the week number, etc.
I particularly like the number of columns
Normally, one-year calendars will show three columns to roughly coincide with the four seasons. But for some strange reason, my year seems to more naturally break into three "seasons" of four months each (Jan-Apr/May-Aug/Sep-Dec). Being able to select the number of columns allows me to display a calender with my
seasons of the year. (FYI - the official names for the 40hz seasons
, and Fall
in case anybody's interested.)
Setting it up to display a scrolling "on top" 1-column or 12 column layout could also be handy for somebody who is constantly booking appointments.