LuxCal is an innovative web based event calendar for home use and small businesses.
It is easy to setup and allows easy and fast management of your calendar events at home,
in the office, on business trips or when on holiday. LuxCal is feature rich, has been
designed for user-friendliness and will help you to make error-free data inputs.
The user interface colors are easy to customize. LuxCal is free "open source" software
released under the GNU
General Public License.
LuxSoft maintains this calendar to the best of its abilities. Our goal is to keep it
error-free and accurate. We will try to correct errors brought to our attention. However,
LuxSoft accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the use that is
made of the LuxCal calendar after downloading, nor to the content or data of any calendar
implemented using LuxCal.
LuxCal Calendar Features
- Easy installation and setup (automatic install script)
- Very friendly user interface and fast; designed for speed
- Multi-user access with user name / password protection
- User self registration (or via administrator)
- Event categories with various settings per category and up to four subcategories
- User groups with access rights and available event categories configurable per user group
- Configurable as bookings calendar, with overlap checking
- Private events only visible to the owner of the event and not to other users
- Various views: year, full month, work month, full week, work week, day, upcoming, changes, matrix
- Optimized for mobile devices with a limited screen size
- All views with full event details 'on-mouseover'
- Event filtering on user group, event owner and category in all calendar views.
- Repeating events (e.g. every other week, every 2nd Monday, every last Sunday of March)
- Multi-day events, spanning two or more days (can be combined with repeating)
- Individual occurrences of repeating and multi-day events editable
- Attachments (pdf, image or video files) can be uploaded per event
- Text search facility with wild cards and search criteria
- Check box for events in a certain events category. E.g. "approved", "done"
- To be approved list, upcoming events list and To-do list
- Email reminders during event creation and/or a number of days before event due date
- SMS reminders during event creation and/or a number of days before event due date NEW
- Email notifications of calendar changes (added, edited and deleted events) NEW
- Event coloring according to event categories (text and background colors per category specified by admin)
- Event coloring according to user (background colors per user specified by admin)
- Easy to tailor date and time formats (e.g. dd-mm-yyyy, mm/dd/yyyy, yyyy.mm.dd, ... May 24, 2012, 24 May 2012, ... 21:30, 21.30, 09:30pm, 09.30PM, ...)
- Easy tailoring of the calendar's user interface (fonts, colors, etc.) via a separate User Interface Styling page
- Easy replication of existing events without re-typing the event data
- First day of week selectable: Sunday, Monday or any other day
- Easy embedding of full calendar in an existing web page (iframe)
- Interactive mini calendar (200px x 200px) which can be embedded in your web page. Full month or work month view
- Stand-alone sidebar with upcoming events or To-do list which can be easily integrated in your web page
- Various so-called "displays" showing a certain view of the calendar data, working out of the box
- Single Sign-On when full calendar embedded in a parent web page which requires logging in
- Quick, easy and flexible navigation via a navigation bar with "options" panel
- Event title, venue, description and two additional configurable free text fields
- Description and extra fields with URL (hyper link), thumbnail image and mailto support
- iCal file event import/export capability (exchange of event data with other calendars)
- CSV file event import capability (e.g. Outlook export)
- Multi-language user interface through separate language files (for languages see below)
- Default user interface language can be set per registered user
- User interface language selectable and remembered per user
- Customizable look (through CSS) and layout (settings page)
- Functions to optimize and backup the calendar database
- RSS feed - upcoming events for the next x days (x can be set by the administrator)
- Based on category, events can be excluded from the RSS feeds
- The calendar produces valid HTML5 code which allows for better structured HTML pages
- Multiple calendars sharing the same database
- Proposing and approving events
- Context-sensitive help information
- SMTP mail for event reminders and reports
- Possible databases: MySQL (server) and SQLite (embedded)
User Interface Languages
LuxCal user interface texts are defined in separate language files, called
language pack, and can easily be changed. Many LuxCal language packs have been
produced and made available by LuxCal users.
LuxCal calendar downloads contain all currently available language packs. New or
updated versions of language packs can be individually downloaded via the
Downloads page on this site. The following languages are currently available:
Server / Browser Requirements
LuxCal is written in the PHP scripting language, uses an SQLite or a MySQL
database to store its data and thus runs on a server which supports PHP and -
for the MySQL version - MySQL. LuxCal produces valid HTML5 code and has been
tested with recent versions of Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari and IE.
- Server: PHP 5.3 with the PHP Data Objects (PDO) extension
- Server: MySQL 5.0 or later (only for the MySQL version of LuxCal)
LuxCal is free "open source" software released under the
Try out the online live demonstrations on the LuxCal Demo page and, if you like
it, download the latest version.