Calendar Indicator is a new tool to display your Google Calendar events on the Ubuntu / Unity panel.
You can already do that with Evolution and Indicator DateTime, but there are some differences: firstly, the obvious: you don’t need Evolution to use Calendar Indicator. And secondly, Calendar Indicator displays the next 10 upcoming Google Calendar events at once, so you don’t have to scroll through dates to see your Google Calendar events.
The indicator uses a nice icon with the current day, which is available for both light and dark themes (configurable in the Calendar Indicator preferences).
If you want to see more than the next 10 events, select “Show Calendar” and a calendar window will pop up. Selecting a date will display the event(s) for that day in a tooltip. Using this calendar, you can see all the previous and future events.
Calendar Indicator is a new application, so there are still features missing: you can’t select the calendar used, you can’t change the number of upcoming Google Calendar events in the indicator menu and so on. But these along with an option to create or delete events and more are planned for future Calendar Indicator versions.
Update: the latest Calendar Indicator has added options to create or remove events and other new features.
Install Calendar Indicator in Ubuntu
Calendar Indicator is available for Ubuntu 11.10, 12.04 and 12.10 in the Atareao PPA. To add the PPA and install it, use the commands below in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator
Once installed, start it, enter your username and password (they will be saved in GNOME Keyring, so your password is safe), select the update interval and if Calendar Indicator should autostart and that’s it.
If you encounter bugs, report them @ Launchpad.