Alternatives to Lightning for all platforms with any license

  • Google Calendar icon

    Google Calendar

    With Google Calendar, its easy to keep track of all your lifes important events in one place. You can add events and send invitations effortlessly, share your schedule with friends and family, and search for events you might enjoy.

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad ... Sunbird Chrome

  • Apple Calendar icon

    Apple Calendar

    Keep track of your busy schedule and share it with others using Calendar. Create separate calendars — one for home, another for school, a third for work, and so on. See all your calendars in a single window or choose to see only the...

    Free Mac iPhone iPad iCloud

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    Rainlendar

    Rainlendar is a feature rich calendar application that is easy to use and doesn't take much space on your desktop. The application is platform independent so you can run it on all major operating systems: Windows, Linux and Mac OS...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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    EssentialPIM

    EssentialPIM lets you manage appointments, tasks, notes, contacts, password entries and email messages across multiple devices and cloud applications. PIM stands for Personal Information Manager, and it allows you to keep all you...

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone

  • Fantastical icon

    Fantastical

    Fantastical is a flexible calendar with natural language event creation, a beautiful calendar and event list, support for CalDAV (including Google Calendar delegates) automatic alarms, and instant searching. The easiest way to...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad Apple Watch

  • Kin Calendar icon

    Kin Calendar

    Kin Calendar is a simple yet connected calendar, developed as a Sunrise replacement. Simple enough to help you better understand when, where and with whom you need to be. Connected to integrate all the services that you use...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • VueMinder Calendar icon

    VueMinder Calendar

    Take control of your schedule and get reminded wherever and however you want. Instantly access your appointments, tasks, and notes with a simple glance at a transparent calendar that sits right on your Windows desktop. Share calendars...

    Freemium Windows

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    Osmo

    Osmo is a handy personal organizer, which includes calendar, tasks manager, address book and notes modules. It was designed to be a small, easy to use and good looking PIM tool to help to manage personal information. In its current...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • Maya icon

    Maya

    Maya is a slim, lightweight, GCal-syncing GTK+ Calendar application written in Vala, specifically for elementary OS . Also looks and works great on other GTK+ desktops. In elementary OS, Maya is known as Calendar.

    Open Source Linux

  • Calendar icon

    Calendar

    Calendar, part of Office Online , is a time-management web application by Microsoft. With Calendar, you can track appointments, share your calendar, set reminders, and let others know when youll...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • UKs Kalender icon

    UKs Kalender

    This program helps you organizing your dates and tasks and reminds you of upcoming events.

    Free Windows

  • Active Desktop Calendar icon

    Active Desktop Calendar

    This application is a software calendar with appointments notes, tasks, alarms and contacts that provides seamless integration and interactivity with the desktop background. You can organize your data in layers and share them with...

    Commercial Windows

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    BORG Calendar

    BORG is a combination calendar and task tracking system. The calendar supports all sorts of appointments and also a simple todo list. The calendar functionality is similar to that of other PIMs, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • California

    California is a new calendar application for GNOME 3. It's currently under heavy development.

    Open Source Linux

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    CalenGoo

    CalenGoo gives you a fast and easy way to access and change your Google Calendar (or Google Apps Calendar) with your Android device. It can either work with the built-in calendar or it can sync directly with Google. Feature...

    Commercial Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Android Wear

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    BusyCal

    Share Calendars on a LAN and sync with Google Calendar. BusyCal combines a beautiful, personal desktop calendar with an award winning calendar sharing and syncing technology — in one integrated application. Includes Google...

    Commercial Mac

  • Desktop Calendar icon

    Desktop Calendar

    Keep a nice, transparent calender on the desktop. Double-click on a day to enter a description.

    Free Windows

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    Ominder

    Keep track of all your Events with free SMS and Email notifications. Store and organize your Events and To-do on Ominder and never forget them again. Events include weather forecast for better planning. All Events and To-do include...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Windows Phone

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  • Simple Calendar icon

    Simple Calendar

    A simple calendar with events (optional recurring and reminders), week numbers and a customizable widget. It provides a yearly, monthly, daily view. It's fully opensource without ads, provides a dark theme too.

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

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    GMinder

    GMinder is a reminder program that waits in your system tray and alerts you when you have an upcoming Google Calendar event. GMinder supports multiple calendars and allows you to configure how you want to be alerted. Since it...

    Open Source Windows

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    30 Boxes

    30 Boxes is an online calendering tool.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    do-Organizer

    do-Organizer includes useful tools to improve your experience and qualify you as an achiever. Store valuable information with a versatile, elegant, and customizable data manager. Creatively highlight information with a huge library of...

    Commercial Windows

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    qOrganizer

    qOrganizer is a general organizer that includes a calendar with schedule,reminders,journal/notes for every day, to-do list. But provides features useful for students such as:timetable and a booklet for marks and absences.It's...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 3.1.5, released in August 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • Kontact - KOrganizer icon

    Kontact - KOrganizer

    KOrganizer is the calendar and scheduling component of Kontact, the integrated personal information manager from KDE.

    Open Source Linux KDE

  • DigiCal icon

    DigiCal

    BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED DigiCal’s diary planner and organizer provides a clear and beautiful overview for your events and appointments. • Conveniently switch between 7 calendar views (day, week, week agenda, month calendar, text month...

    Free Android Android Tablet

  • CalendarWiz icon

    CalendarWiz

    An online calendar application that includes a shared calendar, website plugins, room & facility scheduling, and mobile app.

    Commercial Web / Cloud Weebly Facebook WiX.com Squarespace

  • AnCal icon

    AnCal

    AnCal stores yours appointments, tasks and notes, which you can easily add and edit. You can also set alarms for selected items and see day, week and month reports of your appointments. Features: Store appointments, tasks and...

    Open Source Android

  • Google Calendar Checker icon

    Google Calendar Checker

    Quickly see the time until your next meeting from any of your calendars. Click on the button to be taken to your calendar. Update: Version [1.1.0] : Added support for multiple calendars. Calendar events now refresh by clicking the...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • CCalendar icon

    CCalendar

    CCalendar, formerly Moo Calendar, is a free Windows calendar software supports Google Calendar and Yahoo! calendar. It is featured with multiple calendars support, easy agenda generating and printing, handy TO-DO list and integrated...

    Free Personal Windows

    • Discontinued site is down
  • Cozi icon

    Cozi

    Cozi is a free online calendar that helps families coordinate activities. See who needs to be where and when, be reminded of upcoming appointments, and print your calendar by week or month. Cozi is the easiest online calendar...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone ... iPad Kindle Fire

  • KeepTime icon

    KeepTime

    A free, smart calendar with wait time reports. Wait less, do more. KeepTime is your personal, smart calendar that helps you outsmart waiting lines, predict traffic and adapt your schedule to always be on time.

    Free Web / Cloud Android

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    Visual Calendar for Tablets

    Visual Calendar will change the way you plan your life. Visually link the things you plan to do, creating logical chains. Think Mind Map for your project turned into actual tasks and dates, or events and appointments from your...

    Commercial Android Android Tablet

  • Caliander icon

    Caliander

    Caliander is the calendar that lets you create events faster and with less effort while keeping you on top of things with its smart and unique presentation. It uses the same calendar database as iCal, so it syncs with all your devices...

    Commercial Mac

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    PreMinder

    PreMinder is an easy to use calendar with monthly, two-monthly, week or multi-week views. A handy scrollbar that lets you move through the months of the year. The day view editing window features an at-a-glance schedule. Simply click...

    Commercial Mac

  • Zoho Calendar icon

    Zoho Calendar

    Zoho Calendar is a free online calendar application that helps you to track your appointments and meeting schedule, send invitation and track RSVP's, share and publicize your calendars. You can aslo access your Zoho Calendar from...

    Free Web / Cloud

Lightning Comments

Thunderbird/SeaMonkey + Lightning are the closer open source alternatives to EssentialPIM?

Comment by reiaasu
about Lightning and EssentialPIM, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey Sep 2015

EssentialPIM has calendar, to do list, notes, contacts, email and password list.

Thunderbird/SeaMonkey + Lightning have all these features, minus notes and password list. These two missing features can be supplemented by other open source software, such as Cherrytree and Password Gorilla.

So, I believe Thunderbird/SeaMonkey + Lightning are the open source softwares that have the feature set that comes closer to EssentialPIM.

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Runs perfectly in Thunderbird 3.0.1 with Google Calendar Pr ...

Comment by Pr1me
about Lightning Jun 2011

Runs perfectly in Thunderbird 3.0.1 with Google Calendar Provider. A highly recommended add-on for Thunderbird users.

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