9 Best Free and Open Source Terminal-Based Calendar Tools

For many of us, our calendar is a centre point of our life. We are seeing fewer households with a wall calender or a paper day planner to organize their schedule. Instead, more households have moved over to managing their life with a digital calendar helping them to keep track of events, appointments and everyday tasks.

As with countless other tools, you don’t need a proprietary hosted solution for your calendar needs. There might just be an open source project that’s a perfect fit.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 9 high quality terminal-based open source calendar software. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who wants to manage their daily activities.

Here’s our verdict captured in a legendary LinuxLinks-ratings chart. Only free and open source software is eligible for inclusion.

Ratings chart

Let’s explore the 9 calendar applications at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.

Terminal-Based Calendars
calcurseCalendar and scheduling application for the command line
calcureModern TUI calendar and task manager
khalBuilt on the iCalendar and vdir
calendar.vimCalendar application for Vim
vdirsyncerSynchronizing calendars and addressbooks
WyrdText-based front-end to Remind
ncalOffers an alternative layout, more options and the date of Easter.
whenExtremely simple personal calendar program
kalPackage for finding public holidays, Easter, notable days, and more
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