I switched over to Budgie coming from Kubuntu and also Gnome and Ubuntu Mate, and I have to say that Ubuntu Budgie was love at first sight. And while I still also do love Mate, I think Budgie stole my heart. It truly combines so many things all of the other Desktops are lacking somehow. A customizable Gnome - and even with a real file manager that shows the free space. What a relief when I saw that!
I have never really understood, How anyone (except the Gnome devs obviously) would not want to see the free available space on a hard disk or even more so on a USB device being plugged in when something needs to be copied to that device!
However, one feature I still miss while using Budgie is the full integration of appointments and tasks, something I make use of a lot in my daily work.
I use Evolution alongside with ownCloud to manage all my contacts, appointments and tasks and to keep them synchronized among several devices. Works perfectly fine.
What I have always loved in Kubuntu, Gnome (and since 20.04 also in Ubuntu Mate), is to see all that stuff without having to switch applications.
You know, it’s like working on something, a phone call, I am getting asked about my availability during the coming days, and opening the Raven panel or clicking on the top panel just to see my upcoming appointments without having to interrupt, switch to Evolution, opening the calendar there. It is just a better workflow.
Raven would be a perfect candidate for that. Hidden and unobtrusive, but just a click away when needed.
So I think this would be a killer feature, having a summary of upcoming appointments and tasks at hand, a bonus would be in the respective calendar colors too (like KDE does), and an even bigger bonus (which is working fine in Mate) to be able to add an appointment right from there then.
My workaround for the time being is that I installed gnome calendar and made it the default calendar, so when I click on the top panel clock and open the calendar, I can see the appointments. However, tasks are not being displayed in gnome calendar.
Since Gnome Online accounts are already present in Budgie and Evolution is making good use of these automatically when choosing ownCloud or Google calendar, it would just be logical I think, to let apps like Raven use them too.
Aside that, a huge thank you to the Budgie team for creating this amazing flavor of Ubuntu
It’s such a pleasure to use.