When it comes to managing appointments and tasks, Microsoft Outlook is an incredibly useful tool. However, if you are in the middle of other work and need to check a date in your diary, it can be awkward to have to launch Outlook and switch to calendar or task view. This is where DeskTask can help.
This small program can be used to display your Outlook calendar and task list on your desktop, regardless of whether Outlook is running. This means that checking your upcoming appointments is a simple matter of minimising all open windows or making use of Windows 7's Aero Peak option.
The floating transparent window can be placed anywhere on the desktop and there are various options available to customise its appearance and functionality. You can choose how frequently the display should be updated and specify a keyboard shortcut to instigate manually updating. You also have the option of change the font style that is used and adjusting the level of window transparency.
DeskTask can display the contents of your Outlook Calendar and Tasks, or you can opt to just show one of them. Each element can be customised so you can choose how much details should be displayed and how many day's information should be shown.