A New Kindle Utility: Calendar for Kindle

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The popularity of Notepad for Kindle got me thinking about another utility that I’d like on my Kindle, a calendar utility.

With Notepad getting decent reviews, I thought, why not?. Mary Krieg wrote a comment, saying “I now have the Personal Notepad on my Kindle. It is fantastic! You truly designed a program that is both simple to use and yet so practical. Thank you!” And then Steve Shaw, who runs the Kindlelicious blog, wrote: “What a great idea! Thanks for posting this.” Kinda heady praise for a piker like me.

Len Edgerly called Notepad “the first Kindle Utility” in the “Tech Tip” portion of his weekly podcast at The Kindle Chronicles. Hmm, I thought, pretty cool.

A little further thought and Calendar for Kindle was born. This one took a little longer to create–multiple pages with a Table of Contents, a list of major dates for the year, and a “personal calendar” page, based on the format I created with Notepad–so I put Calendar up for sale at Amazon for $1.99 (my take: seventy cents per). Then I also realized that a user could keep their personal dates from year to year by saving the .mbp file locally before installing the new calendar for the following year. Cool beans.

So I offer it to friends at EduKindle for free on the Downloads page. Please leave a comment if you have an idea to add or a feature to request. Enjoy!

  2 comments for “A New Kindle Utility: Calendar for Kindle

  1. Bill Feingold
    March 13, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Can anyone tell me how to create an active table of contents for a book I am making?

  2. December 26, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Actually, I called Notebook “the first Kindle app” that I’ve seen, but you’ve got the general idea. I was impressed with your creativity on behalf of the Kindle and am glad to see you’ve got another creation to share with the community!

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