5 best calendars for Gnu / Linux

Although there are virtual assistants and voice assistants in our daily day and there are also mobile phones with their apps, the truth is that we still need calendars and agendas to control our work or our day to day.
For Gnu / Linux there are many good alternatives that They not only connect with our mobile apps but also connect with productivity apps and even consume few computer resources. Here we point out the 5 best calendars or calendar applications that we can find for any Gnu / Linux distribution.


This calendar is powered by the KDE desktop and was born as a solution for the desktop itself. This application has many options, among which the possibility of connecting with other calendars or calendar services stands out; connect with Kontact and have other functions like sending emails to contacts on certain days, etc ... The possibilities are many and that makes KOrganizer a very interesting option.

Evolution Calendar

Possibly many of you know this calendar. It is the standard application on the Gnome desktop and derivatives, offers the same as KOrganizer, however it does not connect with our contacts or with many other applications on the desktop. But the good part of Evolution is in the possibility of expanding its functions by means of plugins or add-ons that make it a powerful calendar for anyone.


Lightning is not an application in itself, although everyone already considers it as such. It is a plugin that installs in Mozilla Thunderbird and that turns the email client into a powerful agenda. The good thing about this calendar is that it connects to our mail through Thunderbird and that it can be taken anywhere. The bad part is that it is difficult to configure and has fewer options than the previous two applications.

Day planner

Day Planner is a minimalist calendar, for those who only want to have their appointments and nothing else. It is a basic and useful tool for desktops with few resources. In addition, its minimalist design makes it very usable. Day Planner can connect with other calendars and is in multiple languages, but it has no extra function.


California is an application for Gnome Shell that has been created with the basis of Evolution but with a renewed and more functional interface for the user. It contains the same functions as Evolution, although the add-ins are not supported and neither are some functions that both calendars have. We can say that California is the evolution of Evolution, but users still don't use it as much as Evolution.

Conclusion on these calendar apps

These 5 calendar applications are the most important and the most used at the moment, however they are not the only ones. There are many more that are less used and by extension have a smaller community behind. In any case, if I have to choose, I would stick with KOrganizer if I have a KDE desktop and Evolution if I have GnomeThey are the best for integration with the desktop and that shows a lot.

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  1.   Shupacabra said

    In xfce Orage is a very interesting alternative

  2.   Isaac Palace said

    California I see it very useful and a very clean interface

    1.    JB said

      Orage's design is really very good. But sadly, it seems that for the Cinnamon environment, it doesn't work.

  3.   g said

    Good collection of calendars