Preview: Aeris Calendar v3.0

June 20, 2017

Aeris Calendar will soon be getting a major update.  The most notable feature is support for the iCalendar format, which means that you’ll be able to view your online calendars from Google, etc.

Here’s a screenshot of Aeris Calendar v3.0:

Click on the thumbnail for full-screen.  For comparison, here’s a screenshot from Aeris Calendar v2.0:
Aeris Calendar v2.0 comparison

Check below for the differences in these two screenshots.

 

This next screenshot shows a new feature of the desklet:

The “todo” list from Aeris v2 has been replaced with a 3-day forecast.  The “todo” list is still available if you prefer that.

 

 

 

See if you can find the significance of this screenshot:
Hint: it’s weather-related.

There’s a new “current weather theme” available that will update the background image to match the current weather.

Also depicted in this screenshot: the clock face can be changed and several templates are included by default or you can easily add your own.

 

Here’s one more screenshot from the new “Schedule” page:

This shows that calendars can be used for more than just holidays, birthdays and your personal schedule; you can also access the schedules of your favorite sports teams, for example.

 

 

Here’s a run-down of the most notable features in v3.0:

  • Support for online calendars (iCalendar file format and webcal protocol)
  • New “Blue sky” theme has higher resolution (screenshot #1)
  • New analog clock with adjustable clock face (screenshot #1)
  • New “Schedule” page (screenshot #1,4) which shows events and agenda in a new format
  • Text on Calendar has a shade box for improved legibility (screenshot #1)
  • New icons: weather (screenshot #1)
  • New icons: moon phases (screenshot #1)
  • New icons: navigation (screenshot #1)
  • Desklet displays 3-day forecast (screenshot #2)
  • Current Weather theme (screenshot #3)
  • Weather has an ‘overview’ page, showing current, 3-day and hourly forecast
  • Reminders have the option to use synthesized voice
  • Calendar can start on Monday (or any day of the week)
  • Several new high-resolution background images are included
  • Notes can be searched
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TrialPay

June 23, 2011
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I recently added TrialPay as a payment option for Aeris Calendar. If you’re not familiar with TrialPay, it’s basically a “buy one service, get another service/program for free” offer. For example, when you click on the TrialPay offer, you’ll see a list of 60+ offers, including Netflix, book clubs, DVD clubs, etc. If you sign up for one of the services, then you get Aeris Calendar for free.

Let me know what you think about this offer, or your experiences with TrialPay if you’ve used it before. If there’s enough interest, I will use TrialPay with the POP Peeper Premium Add-on Pack, as well.

Relevant Links:
Download Aeris Calendar
Order Aeris Calendar
Aeris Calendar Home page

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