Linux only: Sometimes you need quick access to view your calendar, and what better way to accomplish this than embedding your entire calendar or agenda right into your desktop? Here's how to embed Google Calendar into a Linux desktop.
Over at the Make Tech Easier blog, they've written up a guide to combining the gcalcli command-line client for Google Calendar with Conky to give you a text-mode calendar embedded on your desktop. The process is fairly simple, requiring you to install gcalcli, set up a configuration file with your Google account information and adding it to your Conky configuration with the provided config files. You can customise the script to show more days, less days or pretty much any view that Google Calendar provides.
If you're new to Conky, be sure to check out our guide to setting up Conky for ambient Linux productivity, and then hit the link for the instructions on adding Google Calendar to your Linux desktop.