How to Make Date Calculations with DateCalc [Windows]

Do you know what date it is going to be 21 days from now? Can you quickly calculate the number of days between February 2nd and April 1st? If you are as bad with date calculations as I am, then your answer to both of those questions would be “no”.

Most people have a difficult time with date calculations. Fortunately however, there are numerous tech-solutions available that help us out of this problem. One such solution for Windows users is a freeware utility called DateCalc.

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DateCalc is a portable freeware utility for computers that are running the Windows operating system. The function of this application is to help its users quickly perform a variety of date calculations. In order to being using the app, you must first download its setup archive that is sized at nearly 1.5 MB. You can extract the contents of the archive and run the app by opening the extracted EXE file. The top pane will include information about the first day of the year, first Monday of the year, last day of the year, and the first Monday of the current month; the top pane will also include a calendar of the current month. The General tab in the bottom pane will include general information such as the number of days in this year, the number of days left in the month, the number of weekdays in the month, and so on. If you are going to use the current date in a project of yours, then you will appreciate the app’s Standards tab, where the date is provided in various standard formats including ISO 8601, Julian, and UNIX.

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To calculate the span between two specific dates i.e. to calculate ranges, you should check out the Range Calcs tab. In addition to the number of days between your selected dates, the app also displays the hours, minutes, and seconds to the date (if the date are from today to a date in the future).

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To add days into a date, or to subtract them, head on over to the Calculations tab. You select the number of years, months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds to add or subtract into a date that you select from the given calendar. In the top right pane, you are able to view dates for the first any-weekday in the year.

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The application’s customization options let you select the time zone that you are in. Daylight Savings time can be enabled from within the application.

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To control how the dates are displayed by the application, you can select from the given list of date options or you can define a custom date format.

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Overall, DateCalc offers a wonderful service in an extremely tiny package that does not exert any stress on your computer’s resources. This app is definitely a useful tool to keep in your Windows software arsenal.

You can get DateCalc from here.


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