FlyScreen Puts Calendars, Weather, and More on Your Phone’s Lock Screen

Android/Symbian: FlyScreen saves you the trouble of unlocking, clicking, and waiting for an app to open to get calendar items, weather updates, SMS messages, or most anything else by putting swipe-accessible widgets on your “lock” screen.

Anything you can grab from an RSS feed can be loaded into FlyScreen, but the developers have included a healthy set of custom news feeds in their widget gallery (note to developers: we wouldn’t mind being included next to our brother Gizmodo). What’s really convenient, though, are the Calendar and SMS access widgets. Click a day, and you’ll see all your appointments, and your most recent text messages can be stored one screen over, without having to awaken your phone and dig into your apps.

As an experienced Android (or under-performing Symbian) user probably knows, the more widgets you load into FlyScreen, the more likely you are to experience battery drain and slowdown. You can tweak FlyScreen’s dependency on your system by adjusting its refresh times and limiting widget screens, though, so you might find a happy medium between at-a-glance information and please-just-let-me-get-to-the-browser moments.

FlyScreen is a free download for Android and Symbian phones, requires an account sign-up to use.

Courtesy LH.

Display Outlook tasks and calendar on desktop: Desktask

DeskTask will connect to MS Outlook and display your calendar and task items on the desktop. DeskTask is freeware. It can be freely used and distributed in commercial and private environments, provided the supplied Zip file is not in any way modified and there is no charge for it other than nominal handling fees. Desktask will periodically access Outlook and refresh its displayed data according to a user-defined time period.

Features:-

· Your tasks will always be visible, saving precious time to launch or switch to Outlook.
· Just minimize every window, and see what are the items due for today or tomorrow.
· DeskTask displays the whole week so you can be prepared to organize your work.
· Besides the calendar items, the Outlook to-do list (Folder Tasks) is also displayed. If you work with Outlook, DeskTask is for you

Download Desktask Here

Requirements:-

– Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / Seven
– Microsoft Outlook 2000 / XP / 2003 / 2007