If you are looking for the best and most dynamic calendar for your Linux distribution, then you should not look beyond MineTime. It is an advanced calendar application that comes for different operating systems: Linux, Mac and Windows.
This application also offers very good features, such as: time analysis, built-in assistant and even the ability to synchronize multiple calendar services such as Outlook, Google Calendar, NextCloud and more.
How to install MineTime?
The application is available for all Linux distributions, thanks to the truly exceptional commitment of its developers. They are specifically compatible with Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, AppImage and Arch Linux, although the latter is not officially.
All you have to do to install the MineTime application on your computer is to open a terminal. You must press CTRL + ALT + T or also, CTRL + SHIFT + T on your keyboard. Then, just follow the command line instructions that correspond to the Linux distribution you have installed.
To install MineTime on this distribution, you must first download a separate DEB package file. The reason why such a package is required is that the application developer does not have direct support for Ubuntu through official software repositories.
Now, to get the DEB package, you can do it with the wget command through the terminal. You should only use the following command to start the download process.
cd / tmp
Once you have downloaded the package, you must use the dpkg command to load the package in question on your computer.
sudo dpkg -i MineTime_1.5.1_amd64.deb
Finally, run the apt install command, as this will ensure that the dependencies are met.
sudo apt install -f
Similarly, developers do not have a dedicated and available Debian software repository for easy installation. However, if you want to use the application in Debian, you must use the wget tool to download a separate DEB package.
cd / tmp
Now, once you've downloaded the package, use the dpkg command to load it into Debian.
sudo dpkg -i MineTime_1.5.1_amd64.deb
You may notice that during the installation there are several errors in the terminal, which means that the package is not completely installed. So, to fix this, you can run the apt-get install command.
sudo apt-get install -f
And assuming the errors are resolved, you already have MineTime ready for it to work in Debian.
MineTime is available for installation in the Arch Linux user repository, so to begin, use the Pacman command to install the Base-devel and Git packages.
sudo pacman -S base-devel git
With these packages serviced, it is time to use the git clone command to download the Trizen AUR auxiliary application. The Trizen installation is essential, as it makes the installation of AUR packages much faster. It also handles dependencies automatically, which is very good.
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/trizen.git
Go to the Trizen folder and compile the application using makepkg.
Finally, after installing Trizen, install MineTime on Arch Linux.
trizen -S minetime
MineTime developers have an RPM package on their website that is perfect for Fedora. To have it in your hands, you won't need to use the wget download tool, since the Fedora package manager can install them directly from the Internet. Instead, enter the command below to begin the installation.
sudo dnf install https://github.com/marcoancona/MineTime/releases/download/v1.5.1/MineTime-1.5.1.x86_64.rpm -y
If you are an OpenSUSE user, you can install MineTime through the RPM package available on the developer's website. To begin the installation, open a terminal window and download the RPM file to the «/ tmp» directory.
cd / tmp
Using the Zypper package manager, install the MineTime RPM package file.
sudo zypper install MineTime-1.5.1.x86_64.rpm
You don't have a main Linux distribution? Download the image of the MineTime application. Then, once downloaded, double click on it to use it instantly.
How to configure MineTime
Setting up this application is extremely easy, thanks to its interface that is easy to understand. To make the calendar work on your computer, open the application by searching for “minetime” in the applications menu. Or simply by typing "minetime" in the quick launcher.
Once the application is open, follow the instructions below to configure the calendar.
First step: Read the MineTime welcome screen and check the box next to the EULA to show that you accept the agreement.
Second step: Review the list of calendar services and choose the one you want to add to MineTime. The options are: Exchange, Outlook, MS Office, Google, iCloud and CalDAV.
Third step: Perform the MineTime authorization process to allow your calendar account to connect.
Fourth step: check your email and validate your account.
When your account is validated with MineTime, the application will begin to load into your calendar. From here, you can use it to plan your days or weeks.
How to use the MineTime wizard
The coolest feature of this application is its assistant. To use it, start the application and look for the box: "What can I do for you?"
Now, you can start writing in the box to start using it. For example, to create an event for 8:30 pm tomorrow, you should write:
"Create an event at 8:30 pm tomorrow."
You must remember that the application wizard responds very well to human language, so you can write as a real person and it will respond accurately.