Orage – graphical calendar for the Xfce Desktop Environment

Orage is a fast and easy to use graphical calendar for the Xfce Desktop Environment.

It uses the portable ical format and includes common calendar features like repeating appointments and multiple alarming possibilities.

Orage does not have group calendar features, but can only be used for single user. All orage datafiles are by default in ~/.local/share/orage and all configuration files are in ~/.config/orage.

The software is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Runs from the notification area.
  • Import/Export iCal files.
  • Alarms.
  • View selected date/week.
  • Archiving.
  • Popup notification for alerts.
  • Daily event listing.
  • Wakeup timer
  • Configuration – define the number of extra days to display in the event list, option to use the dynamic tray icon, define the visual alarm, and more.
  • Internationalization support.

Developer: Juha Kautto, Mickael Graf, Benedikt Meurer
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


Orage is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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Friar Tux
Friar Tux
2 years ago

Bar none, Orage is absolutely the best calendar app around. It’s on-screen real estate is small so it can stay open and convenient throughout the whole session. Plus, it has most of the capabilities of the “big boys”. I have it auto-start at startup. Couldn’t be without it.

Craig Fry
Craig Fry
2 years ago
Reply to  Friar Tux

The best for you maybe. It’s important to remember that ‘best’ is personal to the individual. Orage doesn’t have everything I need, so it isn’t the ‘best’ for me.

Dennis Skinner
Dennis Skinner
2 years ago

I use Orage too. It’s a great calendar app albeit a bit basic.