If you have several work locations (home office, work office, etc.) and are trying to keep your commitments and priorities in check, an online calendar might be for you.
First, my gear & wish list:
- I need an online calendar that takes the best of aesthetics and syncs multiple pc's with my Palm Treo- simple as that.
What are the benefits?
- A no-fear attitude in case your PC does crash
- An ability to access information anywhere that an Internet connection can be found
- A visual pleasantry that contributes to a spirit of getting things done
- 7 Career and Family Online Schedulers
How long does it take to learn how to use an online calendar?
- About 10-15 minutes; to sync older calendar or contact information add about 5 minutes more
Which one has the cool factor?
- I think that 30Boxes is the coolest; simplest interface, pleasing to the eye and absolutely easy to use; next up would be Google Calendar and then Airset
- Honorable mention go to Kiko, Famundo, My Home Point
Which one has the biggest cult following?
- This is a tie between 30 Boxes (see Thomas Hawk's review) and Google Calendar although people who use Airset absolutely rave about its flexibility, etc.
Which has the WOW factor?
- In all three apps, you can schedule items naturally- instead of entering in multiple clicks for an item's date and location, you simple type in "Admin meeting Tuesday 1:30pm repeat weekly" and it then appears each Tuesday. Nice.
- All three email your schedule to you the night before (or have it sent to your phone).
- Airset syncs "easily" with your Palm.
- Google Calendar and Airset allow you to combine multiple calendars
- (See Testing the flexibility of web-based calendars)
- 30 Boxes is blazingly fast
- Airset has a ton of viewing options
With all of this said, I'm into week two of my testing and evaluating of all three apps. How are you using online calendaring to get organized and effective?