Google calendar can be a great way to keep track of your events. But since it is web based, you need to be online to keep the website open to check your events. This can be annoying if you do not have an always-on internet connection.
Fortunately, there is a free tool that can bring Google Calendar to your desktop and let you view your events even when you are offline.
GMinder is a free reminder program that waits in your system tray and alerts you when you have an upcoming Google Calendar event. Any time you need to check your schedule, click on the icon on the system tray, and it will give you a run down of what’s coming up. If you have multiple calendars you can even choose which ones appear and dismiss individual events so that you will have more room to view the ones you need to see.