Coming Up Gadget – A Windows Desktop Gadget


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Version 0.9.3
08 Jun 2010
Around 20 KB

Coming Up Gadget is a reminder tool for upcoming events for Windows Vista or Windows 7. It retrieves events either from Microsoft Outlook or a Google Calendar account (including Google Apps). Coming Up is intended to remind you of things bigger than just your next meeting — things like people’s birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc. To do this, it looks for calendar items marked as “all day event”. The gadget shows up to twenty events coming up in the next three weeks. It automatically refreshes every 15 minutes. If you click on an event, it will open the item from Outlook or Google where you can see the details.

Update version 0.9.1 (23 Aug 2008) – Gadget now pages through up to twenty events for the next three weeks instead of just four.

Update version 0.9.2 (26 Feb 2009) – Fixed reading events for non-US locales. Special thanks to John Upstone.

Update version 0.9.3 (08 Jun 2010) – Added support for Google Calendar (enter your credentials in the settings).

Here’s a screen shot:

Coming Up Gadget Screen Shot

Let me know if you find this useful or have other comments. Thanks.

5 thoughts on “Coming Up Gadget – A Windows Desktop Gadget

  1. I think that your gadget is by far the best of it’s kind. I would like to suggest a couple of small changes.
    (1) Change the name, I was looking for exactly this gadget, but only came upon it by happen stance.
    (2) Make the amount of reminders a choice between 1-4 or 1-4 and 5-8. Personally I would love to only have 1-4, but someone using This to keep track hourly appointments would prefer 1-4 & 5-8. You may even consider 1-4, 5-8 & 8-12, 12-16 for professionals who schedule appointments by the half hour.

    There are some other that you could add and easily sell. I am trying to learn to build my own sidebar apps. I am using your app as a learning tool, If I am able to make these and other modifications I will send them to you incase you would like to include them. Thanx for making a great app.

  2. I would love to try this gadget but I couldn’t find it in Windows Live Gallery, they have stopped gadgets. Are you able to send me another link?
    Many thanks

  3. Thanks for the heads-up about the gallery shutting down, Diane. The link above is now a direct download. Let me know if it works OK for you. I know that occasionally it will have trouble downloading data from Google (if you use that calendar). I’ve been thinking about trying to make that more resilient….

  4. I have been successfully using Coming Up 9.2 for about 3 years now. As of this week – 8.28.2012 – it is not loading the information from Outlook. It says NOTHING COMING UP…when there should be. Can you help?

  5. Hi Janet,

    You might try version 0.9.3 since it is the latest. Although it added Google Calendar support, the Outlook support should still work.

    A first step in tracking down problems would be to run a program called “DebugView”, which can be downloaded from Microsoft’s web site here:

    When you run that, you’ll see some messages appear in the window. Some of these may be from other programs running on your computer, but any prefixed with “ComingUp” will be from the gadget. You can also save the output of DebugView if you want to send it to me to look at (

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