Google Calendar Desktop App for Windows 10 / Mac – An Ultimate Guide


Do you rely on reminders or notifications to mention you staying on top of business trips, celebrations, holidays, appointments? Usually, people wrote the schedules on the calendar made of paper, however, with the developing of the mobile phone, tiny and lightweight tablet or laptop, people turn to seek calendar app to be used to get a grasp of the day.

Though Google wants to get a slice of the market and then released its Google Calendar from 2006. Indeed, they have great success in this industry; people love to manage the events or time using the Google Calendar.

Google Calendar Desktop App for Windows-MAC

However, Google Calendar is a web-based platform and can be used only in browsers, or Android, iPhone. Still, there’s no official Google Calendar Desktop app for Windows, Mac or Linux right now.

Cheer up, today I will introduce you the unofficial Google calendar Desktop app for Windows 10, 8, 7, and Mac, Linux, which is indeed a simple web wrapper for Google Calendar.

Desktop App for Google Calendar

This app allows you to click-to-open from your Windows desktop or Mac dock, reminds you to check your schedules easily without opening the browser.

And the version I am going to introduce is maintaining by klinker24, and the latest version is 1. 2. 0. Download the app and launch it to use.

What I Like:

  • A simple version to display Google Calendar on your Desktop.
  • Notifications come straightforwardly without opening Chrome.
  • I can pin the app on the taskbar / Dock and even can run it at startup.


As I wrote an article related to Google Keep Desktop app, which is also a Google product regularly using among users, and if you haven’t used it before, try to read this article to get more.

Alternatively, if you want to use these two apps together; I will recommend you to use Google Calendar Desktop app only. As Google Calendar has embedded the add-on of Google Keep, Google Task, you don’t need to switch among different apps. This one is enough for you.

Google Calendar - Goole Keep add-on

New to Google Calendar?

Don’t worry; I will also give detailed descriptions on using the Google Calendar, for you to choose to embrace with Google Calendar or not. If you want to know more about Google Calendar, check the descriptions from Wikipedia.

Steps to use Google Calendar

Step 1. Download the Goole Calendar Desktop app and launch, enter your Google account and type the password.

Step 2. Click a day to add title and time; you can set schedule durations and add reminders in this window.

Tip 1: If you want to add a location, add conferencing (hangouts), set the notification time, the calendar visibility (Public, Private), add descriptions with attachments, URLs, or want to custom word format, Click More Options!
Google Calendar - More options
Tip 2: You can also drag the left button of the mouse, and stop at the end of the date you wish to set the schedule duration.
Goole Calendar - Drag to set durations

Step 3. Display Google Calendar in Day, Week, Month, Year, Schedule, 4 Days format by clicking below area, and if you want to return to Today’s management, click Today.
Google Calendar - Display Modes

Step 4. Add birthday events automatically from Google Contacts.

Step 5. Add Christian Holidays, Jewish holidays, Muslim holidays, Orthodox holidays, international holidays, sports holidays(Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Rugby), Phases of the moon holidays by Browse calendars of interest in Add Calendar section.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How to Share Google Calendar?

Share your Calendars with your family, friends or colleagues to allow them to view your schedule, or you can add someone and decide how they will see your calendars and whether they can also add or edit the events.

For more information, you can check here: Share your calendar with someone

  • How to integrate Google Calendar in your Website?

Go to the calendar you want to display in the website > click option for “calendar name” > Settings and Sharing > Copy codes from Embed Code > Paste to the target section of your website.

Google Calendar - Settings and sharing

  • How to Export & Import Google Calendar?

Export Steps: Option for “Calendar name” > Calendar Setting > Export Calendar > Select a path to save.

Import Steps: Add other calendars > Import Section > Select file from your computer > Import.

  • How to print Google Calendar?

Click Setting Menu > Print > Choose Print Range, set Font size and orientation > Print.

  • How to sync Google Calendar with iPhone, Android?

Download Google calendar for iPhone or Android, and then login with the same google count, the schedules will be synced automatically among your devices.

  • How to delete Google Calendar

If you want to remove outdated calendars, please follow these ways: Click Option for “Calendar name” > Remove calendar.

  • How to sync outlook calendar with google calendar or vise versa?

Way 1. Export calendars as CSV file from outlook calendar, and then import to Google calendar.

Way 2.  Use the free third-party app called: Outlook Google Calendar Sync, it’s an app Offers calendar synchronization between Outlook and Google, including attendees and reminders. Completely free, no install necessary, works behind web proxies and actively developed.


With this Google Calendar Desktop app, you don’t need to install google calendar chrome extension, just download the desktop app, log in with your Google account, and that’s all, if you want to run the Google calendar at startup on Windows 10, follow with below methods:

  1. Send Google Calendar Desktop app to Desktop Shortcut.
  2. Press Windows Key + R to open RUN command.
  3. Type Shell: Startup and then click OK.
  4. Drag the Shortcut icon(.lnk) to Startup Window.
  5. Restart the Windows 10 and check whether it starts automatically or not.

This app supports to be used on Windows 10, 8, 7, and Mac, Linux, download the version you need to manage your days right now.

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  1. Great step by step guide, very clear to show how to use the Google Calendar Desktop APP, thanks for the sharing and your helpful instructions.

    • Hi, Elim, I have tested an app called Wallpaperwebpage (As Windows 10 doesn’t support active desktop feature anymore, though I am trying to use this application to achieve the function you want, however, it failed). The app was able to prompt a script error; it might be the issue due to the out-to-date version or something else (the author didn’t update the version since 2015). As a result, I cannot confirm you it would be still worked to embed the Google Calendar to your desktop wallpaper. Anyway, the desktop app is somehow another alternative option for you to select.

  2. This desktop APP is exactly what I need! I was tired using the Chrome extension as I always close all of the tabs unconsciously, you know, Chrome browser quit either! It’s frustrated that I want to edit or manage my schedules and I have to launch the Chrome browser again!!! However, this APP is excellent! I just wanna say thank you!

  3. I am using the GOOGLE keep desktop APP as you recommended. And right now it seems this Google Calendar desktop APP Is better! Thanks.


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