Just between you and me, except the online calendar sharing feature, Google Calendar is a very traditional calendar software. It’s just a prove to say Google can develop a calendar software in a web based platform.
Anne Zelenka at Web Worker Daily proves otherwise. She suggests 18 ways to make it rock:
- Add holidays, moon phases, sporting events, and other public calendars.
- Customize your view.
- See where you are right now on your calendar.
- Turbocharge your quick add.
- Add events without even being on the GCal page.
- Receive event reminders and other notifications.
- Have a daily agenda emailed or text-messaged to you.
- Access your calendar while you’re on the road.
- Or access your calendar from your IM client.
- Learn the keyboard shortcuts.
- Add To Do lists to your calendar.
- Get a bigger view of your calendar.
- Share your free/busy information on your blog.
- Synchronize with your desktop calendar(s).
- Add events from GMail.
- Display an agenda in GMail.
- Add a popup agenda with notifier to your Firefox status bar.
- View the weather forecast for your location.
39% out of 820 people so far voted they are still using paper as their todo list system. I would argue most of them prefer using paper based calendar planner, if they need one. If you are using a stand-alone app/paper based calendar planner, do these tweaks give you enough excuses to move to web based? If not, what are still lacked of?
Rock Your Google Calendar in 18 Ways – [Web Worker Daily]