DeskTask connects to Microsoft Outlook and displays your calendar appointments, task items and flagged e-mails on the desktop. The information is integrated with your desktop wallpaper and automatically updates itself to display the latest information.

Your appointments will always be visible, saving precious time to launch or switch to Outlook

To see what are the items due for today or tomorrow you just need to reveal your desktop.

DeskTask displays the whole week so you can be prepared to organize your work. (DeskTask can display up to 3 months of upcoming appointments!)

A wide range of display options including what tasks to include, filter by category and a lot more.

Besides the calendar items, Outlook Tasks and flagged e-mails from your Inbox can also be displayed.

As a time saver, clicking on an item can optionally open it in Outlook

Additionally, instead of the desktop, items can be shown in the tray menu

DeskTask supports all modern Windows editions and all Office versions since Office 2000! If you work with Outlook, DeskTask is for you



Microsoft Windows 10 / 8.x / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / NT
Microsoft Outlook 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007 / 2003 / XP / 2000
Only English based Outlook versions are supported. Regional versions of Outlook may or may not be compatible with DeskTask. DeskTask was only developed and tested on English-American versions of Outlook.
If you have errors like The specified module could not be found at startup please read this forum post, you might have a damaged Outlook installation


DeskTask is freeware. It can be freely used and distributed in commercial and private environments but is subject to the terms and conditions of the license agreement.

If you find this program useful, please consider making a donation. A donation would not only demonstrate your appreciation of this software, but also help future developments.

Version History

Version 1.6 SR1
Version 1.6

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