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EasyCalendarMaker Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — EasyCalendarMaker

The easiest way to create professional calendars in seconds.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 568 (54%) 480 (46%) 148 comments

EasyCalendarMaker was available as a giveaway on November 8, 2008!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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A light professional non-linear video editing suite.

This calendar maker allows you to create customized photo calendars using your own photographs or sample built in photographs. Share photos of your loved ones and children easily, use the customized calendars as great gifts! Save time and money creating calendars yourself, plus show you care with calendars for birthdays and holidays!


  • Create and Print photo calendars using your own or professional photographs in seconds
  • See any changes you make immediately in the calendar preview window! It's fast!
  • Ability to create standalone calendars
  • Quickly change the height, width, and position of calendars simply by clicking to your personal tastes!
  • Easily create calendars in a number of different languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German
  • Customize your calendars' look and feel, by choosing where to place the date boxes, sizes, whether to display horizontal or vertical lines.

System Requirements:

Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP; Pentium II 300MHz processor or faster recommended; 64MB RAM; 5MB hard disk space; 800x600 display, 16-bit color; Windows compatible sound card and speakers





File Size:

3.43 MB



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Go here for a truly fine and totally FREE program, or just use Mozilla's "SunBird" which is a complete Calendar/Date/Scheduling program and also completely Free.... you can easily Google it..


Reply   |   Comment by John Venezia  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sorry but this is crap as you can´t even have different pictures for each month + the pictures doesn´t scale proper when you adjust them.

But i found TkExe instead which is even to be found in several languages at http://www.tkexe.de/downloads/index.htm for free and works way better than this dl.

Reply   |   Comment by OLIRC  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This program asks for a key and without it one cannot access the program. Pretty useless.

Reply   |   Comment by Marianne  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

great program!!!

Reply   |   Comment by swts  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

hi i got the give away of the day last night west australia time which i received at 9pm, tryed to download today about 7pm but it says now that it is not available, but i don't think my time has run out ????


Reply   |   Comment by kerry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#23 & #42 take a proper look before complaining - you CAN change the days and months to whatever language you want! I've done mine in Japanese and it looks fine. Of course, you have to choose a font on your PC for your language choice.

It works fine except after I'd finished making my January page, and went on to February, I see it's the same background picture, and I can't find any way of making each month a different picture. Who wants twelve pages of the same picture? I may be doing what I've berated #23 and #42 for, but I think I've searched the whole program.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevjp  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Anyone found out how to turn those awful sounds off?

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Install worked after error(s)on WinXP.
the checkbox "Autoscale Image" is auto scaling when not checked and the other way round when checked! Is this a bug?
"1-Year View Style" is not working easily with a picture (i.e. not Auto scaling).
Could have been a nice little soft... if it was much cheaper.

Reply   |   Comment by Leo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is a strictly "Amateur" program.. or unfinished. It resizes your custom images to some predefined and hidden scale, then if you uncheck automatic scaling it stretches and distorts your image to fit the page. And.. if you check to retain the aspect ratio (or it should say aspect ratio.. NOT Proportion, which would imply that the image, calendar, text, etc. remain proportional in size to one another during resizing) during resizing, the stretched and distorted shape is what is retained as you pull and push the sides of your image. Clearly, the feature to use your own images as the background (the best feature of the program) hasn't been properly developed. I can go on to say.. You can change the font and font color, but not the size. And you can't change the color of the gridlines, at all!. On the good side, these problems could be corrected.. and this would be a quite useful program. Just finish what you started.
There. I trust mine is the last comment of the day.. on this program :o)

Reply   |   Comment by GeneB  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I stopped reading when I got to this:

Installed and tried the DEMO version (before the bashing starts: I live in a different time zone, so the GAotD was available already here in the Netherlands before you guys could get your mitts on it).

Just what is going on in the head of someone who thinks this is how the internet works? Unbelievable!

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've tried several software selections from GOTD and I think I'm ready to drop a review.

Software downloaded, installed and activated just fine on Vista.

Software seems pretty simple. My wife and I would like to make calenders for family as gifts and this should do part of the work. Printing just the calenders landscape ways and then printing full page photos on the back of each month and binding them together should make for some nice calenders to give family of our kids. I don't think we will use the picture properties of this, it just doesn't seem up to par, it sure could have more features to it, and I don't think it is worth near the $30 tag, sorry guys, but it is good for generating and printing just simple calenders without having to manually make them out in excel or something.
I would gladly pay $30 for a full featured, quality calender making program, but this just isn't something to justify that.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Had no problems installing, or pasting in registration information, running XP SP3. Handy little program - a blast for cheap Christmas Giveaways (especially if you forget someone) - they'll think you spend ages making them something!! Cheers.

Reply   |   Comment by Pam  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded and installed. Install went smoothe. Registration key could be a cut and paste or a bit shorter to type. Is is only a calendar maker. Played with it a bit. Seems to work well. Wish I Could use a mouse to change sizes and placement. This software is loaded on my Windows Vista 64bit home premium and have not encountered any errors!!

Reply   |   Comment by Dwaynedayusa.com  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I cannot recommend this program. It does make a nice calender, as long as all you want is one image! It will not do different images for different months!

Reply   |   Comment by nedo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It sucks - after I installed on Windows 20003, it crashed when I tried to start it.

Reply   |   Comment by CX  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded and installed fine on Vista.

I have been looking for a way to make my own customized calendar, however this is not what I had in mind... This program is very basic and elementary, I feel like if I want to make a nice calendar I should just use photoshop, or even microsoft word.

The biggest con was the image. If you want to insert an image, you need to select 'Background Image', choose the image, and then use little arrows to resize and place it. So if the image is very small, you have to click the height and width arrows multiple times to make it the right size. The image is usually very distorted too, so it takes a long time for it to look like how you want it.

Some screenshots:
1 month

1 year

3 months

The 3 month calendar is very flawed.. as far as I can see there is no way to edit the large month without editing the three months at the bottom. Thus, making the numbers and font smaller means making the text for the three small months illegible.

Overall I give this program a 3/10. If it was just a little more versatile and had some more features, it would be a nice program. I do not recommend you install this.

Reply   |   Comment by Janice  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

On second thought, I think the developer forgot to update their website...some parts say "Windows 95/98/2000/XP/VISTA" and others leave out the "vista" part!

Surely they cannot BOTH be the truth!

Reply   |   Comment by jane smith  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I can't load it - on XP says invalid archive to try downloading again - been trying since this morning. Can someone help?

Reply   |   Comment by Lil  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

For those upset about it not working on Vista, take a look at the software website...it lists Vista as one of the OS's it works with.

Don't know why GAOTD and developer website have different OS requirements listed.

Reply   |   Comment by jane smith  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


Good catch !!!
This certainly looks exactly like the same program.
What's going on here?

Reply   |   Comment by lookeehere  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nice program except for one problem; it doesn't scale the your personal images correctly! The proportion is all stretched, and looks very crappy. Changing the "keep proportion when resizing images" option makes absolutely no difference! What good is it if you can't use your own images properly?

Reply   |   Comment by Beaver  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Can someone please help me figure out why my activiation key is not working i would really like to play with this program...

Reply   |   Comment by Leaonna  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installation on my XP box went smoothly.
Experiencing ....
Error: Access violation at 0x0018E4B4 (tried to write to 0x0018E4B4), program terminated.
right after acknowledging the tip of the day.

Pretty much same as #4.

Really wanted to give this a try.

RE: #6 ... of course you can paste the key.

Reply   |   Comment by Craig  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Program installs easily and runs well on XP SP2 - and Vista machines (as Administrator).

Pros: Quite a flexible program if you take the time to explore all the options--
Eg: You can print both an image (not only as a background) and the calendar on the same page:
1. Uncheck "Autoscale Image" box.
2 With Background Image box checked, Change Image to open your own image file.
3. Shrink Calendar Height with Left Arrow.
4.. Move Calendar up and down page with Top Left and Right Arrows under "Calendar Height."
5, Adjust Image up and down page (and Width, Height, Left, Right) with arrows under "Sample Calendar."
6. Save Calendar (and/or Print Calendar to Image File.)

Con: No Help file.

Re: seijuska #114. Under File, click on Toggle Start Date between Sunday and Monday.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob R  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I am using Vista and was able to download and install with no problems. This is a nice application. I have only worked with it for about 10 minutes, but long enough to know that this is a program that I like and will definately use. Thanks a bunch for this one!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Annette  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hadn't s chance to give the program a real try out. Just wanted to say the cut and paste for the registration key worked for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

i had the key error too but

Solution is to enter GIVEAWAYOFTHEDAY as the name and then it will let you paste in the ridiculously long key

Reply   |   Comment by KC  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed and registered fine on XP-SP3, but I had a problem with the program crashing until I read #21's tip: "Tip: if using a background image & you want it to stretch totally behind,then you must un-check ‘autoscale Image’." Once I unchecked the autoscale image the program worked fine.

I appreciate this download. Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by 6o6  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To those complaining about not being able to use the same photo for every month:

How many calendars have you ever seen that had the same picture for every month? What would be the point in that? Would anyone buy a calendar if every month had the same picture?

Of course not. I mean, if you really want to use the same picture for each month, that's your business and you are certainly entitled to do so.

I haven't played around with it yet myself, but I assume the way this program works is this. It probably does each month, 3-month, or year calendar as a seperate job. Therefore, of course you would have to adjust settings each time, even if you did use the same picture for more than just one job. Does that not make sense to you?

Hmm...I just got an idea to see if I could get this program to make a wallet size calendar, maybe even a small dayplanner. Lots of ideas.

Oh and thank you to GotD and EasyCalendarMaker for a nice little program.

Reply   |   Comment by BrianZachary  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks to #12 assistance, I was able to get it working just fine on my XP machine. It ran on Vsita, but not real well. Played with it on my XP machine and found it a pain to use. I inunstalled it. A very poorly written porgram!! Just aint a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I installed it on Windows XP with no problems. I have been looking for a calendar program for awhile and am pleased with the options. There are a few sample calendars and a few different views available. The fonts, headings, pictures, start dates and layout can be changed. There are options to change the language as well. It should be fun to create some calendars as holiday gifts and such! For free!! Thank you. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by ninjakb  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Great program, works fine!

Reply   |   Comment by RickyRicardo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ Marty (post # 17).
The GAOTD appears at the same time point all over the world. Nobody gets it before anyone else. I see the new software giveaway appear at 9 a.m. in Germany which means, for example, 3 a.m. on the east coast of the U.S. and 9 p.m. in N.Z.

Reply   |   Comment by deanimator  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

More questionable tactics I found while looking for genuine freeware calendar creating apps.


Calendar Designer to design your own calendars with your graphics, make free calendars too! 2.0 freeware

Author Calandar Designing Company
Although I found no direct link to the developer homepage, you will quickly recognize the real developer by the screenshot!

Amazing Custom Calendar Maker
Free - Custom Calendar Maker

some of the search terms I used
freeware make your own calendar -shareware -demo -trial -try -buy -price -purchase -money -pay
freeware calendar makers -shareware -demo -trial -try -buy -price -purchase -money -pay
freeware calendar creation -shareware -demo -trial -try -buy -price -purchase -money -pay
freeware calendar creators -shareware -demo -trial -try -buy -price -purchase -money -pay
freeware custom calender generator -shareware -demo -trial -try -buy -price -purchase -money -pay

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This version don't let you make proper calendars. The pro version would do the trick, but it costs €€€.

Another cons: the software is targeted to the US market, the Euro system support (week beginning from Monday) is available only in the pro version. Very limited software indeed; smells too much American. Thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by seijuska  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Two freeware alternatives:

Photo Print Calendar


TKexe calendar


Reply   |   Comment by DeLayne  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Very easy program, I created 2 types with my own pictures. On exiting every time, I get the same error as #40's comment. (Using XP SP2) I don't know what it means, but the program will still reopen and work. Now I am curious if PrintMaster has any calendar making, not sure because I don't use it very often.

Reply   |   Comment by anonymuse  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Running Vista Business 32 bit on a dell inspiron Notebook, and this program installed easily. The box with the key and install name opened after that, registration was easy cut and paste. No Vista problems at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill E  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I don't know what another poster was talking about. I had no problem copying and pasting the registration key.

Reply   |   Comment by Laurie  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Back to plain ol microsoft "Publisher". You probably have a version on your computer somewhere. Any old version will do this job much much better.

Reply   |   Comment by deanes  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I will pass on this one after reading comment 61. Thank you Briar. You saved me from wasting my time. I'm surprised no one has mentioned a program called Calendar Magic. It's a free program. Check it out at http://www.stokepoges.plus.com/

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm going to try this program for a gift.

If I use my own photo using the transparancy in photoshop, I think I can utilize the calendar program but it would require printing twice.

Hope it works!

Reply   |   Comment by Toni@  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I was excited to try this product out however after I installed it...I use Windows XP...I keep getting and invalid key...that sucks. Guess I wouldn't buy then either.

Reply   |   Comment by PJsBuckaroos  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Excellent programi Installed easily on Windows XP. I had no problem copy/pasting the name and code for registration. The price is a bit steep for this program in its present state ($15 for a download is more like it.) Briar (#61) has some excellent suggestions for improving the program, but I DO NOT AGREE with him as to the quality of the software. As for autoloading the file from explorer, Briar did not browse to look for the software and link it to the ea type file. That did the trick (Almost . . . the program loads, but you must select the calendar again. That should be fixed by the author. Finally, thanks to those who do take the time to comment. You guys are great!

Reply   |   Comment by Weeds  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed on my XP SP3 with no problem. However, upon setting up a calendar for November 2008, it showed the month starting on Friday; today's date, the 8th, which should be Saturday as my system date shows, appears on Friday; and it shows 31 days in the month. Am I missing something?

Reply   |   Comment by Roy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Not too many choices, mainly for monthly calendars which is nice and handy. But features won't apply to 3-month or whole year calendar such as applying background pictures. Nice to have but not worth for the price.

Reply   |   Comment by OJ  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#6 You CAN cut and paste the registration key. Ctl-C copies the name /or/ key and Crl-V pastes it. You have to highlight it first of course. You should know Basic computer skills before you knock a free download.

#43 - I can print to any of my printers or to a PDF file, no problem. I'm printing to a PDF file, as this really isn't worth wasting the ink.

Program Runs fine, but has no options that I can locate. Obviously a new programmer that thinks everyone appreciates POPS and Whizzes every time you move the mouse, VERY annoying.

The Start up 'Tips' are so obvious and few that they shouldn't have bothered. "You can use your own photo's" Wow - That's nice, like I'd use the program if you couldn't.

Doesn't let you do multiple months with different photo's so you can't really do anything like put together a year's calendar to give to someone, unless you do it one page at a time. Would be nice if you could do calendars that folded together, with something on both sides.

This is only going to look like you kludged something up using excel or word.

I WAS excited when I read the description of the program, but really not worth the price, even at FREE.

Reply   |   Comment by 2busy2  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

After installing Easy Calendar Maker on my xp machine, I decided to google freeware calendar makers to see what I could find. WHAT I CAME UP WITH MAKES ME REALLY QUESTION THE ETHICS Of EASY CALENDAR MAKER.

What legitimate reason is there for a software developer to USE MANY DIFFERENT ALIASES FOR THEIR SOFTWARE AND COMPANY NAME and in almost all the links given for their software under all the aliases, the true destination site for the link is hidden?


Check out this questionable situation. Web links for the developers of all the calendar software listed in softplatz freeware list, ALL ARE LINKS TO EASY CALENDAR MAKER SITE!
Below are just two of a pageful of these.

web links from Softplatz for a company named 1-Calendar Builder go to Easy Calendar Maker site

Calendar Consultants links at Softplatz go to Easy Calendar Maker site

Here's Another masquerade that comes up when you Google free calendar creator (I used creator instead of maker search term, to try to bring up something instead of Easy Calendar Maker's multitude of aliases!)

You will find THIS particular app offered for download on a number of sites. On sites I checked besides the example below, so far every time, the information was presented just as it's presented here, with the true name of the developer and site hidden until after you click the link that finally brings up Easy Calendar Maker's site.

The below link at this page to download Calendar Creator goes to guess where? Easy Calendar Maker's site
Visit homepage of Calendar Creator (The Best!)

Free Printable Blank 1-Page PDF Calendar
One Month per Page— the traditional calendar format
Print 12 (or more) pages in one PDF, one month on each page. 12 Weeks per Page— our custom paper-saving format
Up to a 52 weeks (1 year) on a page while leaving space to write on each day!
Make Your Own Calendar — Choose Format Above
I developed the multi-week blank calendar format in college so that I could see many weeks into the future without having to flip calendar pages. This PDF calendar creator displays 12 weeks on a single page, but you can customize it to display however many weeks you want.
PDFCalendar.com Features
Month on one page, one year on one page, and N-weeks on one page formats (12 weeks on a page, 52 weeks on 1 page, up to 104 weeks on a single page!)
Start calendar on almost any day
Specify what day should be in leftmost column (i.e. week starts with Sunday, or starts with Monday European style)
Optional title display
Optional day of year display (1-365)
Optional week number display (1-52)
Display days with or without borders
Custom color and font size of day numbers
Custom line width
Custom shading display with custom shading color
Letter / A size, legal, tabloid / B size, C size, D size, E size, A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, and A7 page sizes
Portait or Landscape page orientation
Many choices of Language: Afrikaans, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan (Català), Czech (čeština), Danish (Dansk), Dutch (Nederlands), English, Esperanto, Estonian (eesti keel), Finnish (suomi), French (Français), German (Deutsch), Greek, Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), Italian (Italiano), Norwegian (Bokmål), Portuguese (Português), Russian, Serbian, Spanish (Español), Swedish (svenska), Turkish (Türkçe), Ukranian, and Welsh (Cymraeg).


Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Help:Downloaded, unzipped and activated this program. Where do you go to actually register the program

Reply   |   Comment by chuck goldstein  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This is very basic software that is missing a lot of options such as adding extra text.

Can't even export as images (bmp or jpg).

The controls are useable but I do have to admit that it is a bit win3.1

Images could also use a border option.

Another huge hole in this program is that it only makes calendars in the standard page size 8 by 11 and it can not flip to 11 by 8.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken Martin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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