MineTime is an AI-driven desktop calendar application that can be used with multiple calendar services and has been updated to version 1.6.0, which includes some important changes such as a new scheduling assistant, a new 10-day view, and more .
MineTime is a smart calendar application for Windows, macOS, and Linux desktops that can be used as a single front end for multiple calendar services such as Google Calendar, Outlook.com, Microsoft Exchange, iCloud, and any service that supports CalDAV. It was created by a research project ETH ZurichSwitzerland to build a modern, multi-platform, AI-driven calendar application.
It must be noted from the beginning that MineTime with Electron is not free open source software (currently, although it may become free software in the future), although it can be used for non-commercial purposes. Also, the tool collects some information (“Detailed Profile and Statistics”), but this information can be disabled from the application settings by disabling advanced features.
Its features include natural language support (schedule events in simple English, such as “Meet John at 3pm tomorrow”), AI-sponsored group scheduling features that analyze your daily patterns and consider everyone’s agenda and preferences, Multi-view, event invitation support, tagging, search calendar (type “find what-to-find” in the Assistant input field) and more. You can read more about MineTime on Linux Uprising and beyond. Official websiteThe latest MineTime 1.6.0 includes a new scheduling assistant that is not only faster, with instant feedback, but also works without a cloud service connection. This means that even if you disable “advanced features” (so it doesn’t collect any data), you can now use MineTime Assistant to schedule events in natural language.
When scheduling events in natural language, the new assistant now also includes real-time suggestions based on your past scheduling habits. These predictions use only your local calendar, so no event information leaves your computer.
This update also brings some user interface improvements, such as a new 10-day view (showing only weekdays) and a new monthly calendar widget at the bottom of the sidebar. Linux desktop background
Other changes in MineTime 1.6.0:
- Added new “–hidden” command line option that can be used to minimize launching MineTime (useful to launch it into the tray without opening the application UI)
- You can always delete an event, even if the event was created by someone else
- Keyboard up / down arrows can now be used for vertical scrolling
- Removed unused Google permissions, improved Google OAuth speed, tweaked user interface and fixed bugs
Linux users will be able to download MineTime binaries packaged as 64-bit DEB, RPM and AppImage.