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Where is the Killer Calendar?

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the use-hired-elephants dept.

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AnonaCow writes "Firefox and Thunderbird rock my world, but Mozilla's Calendar (Sunbird) has a long way to go. This maybe mundane, but what software does the slashdot community use to schedule? How do you keep track of your various appointments? What about your 'To Do' List?"

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Outlook 2003 (5, Informative)

timothv (730957) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792013)

Outlook 2003, which has best calendar/todo interface I've seen.

Re:Outlook 2003 (5, Interesting)

ejdmoo (193585) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792034)

Ditto. I even do fancy color coding. It syncs with Exchange 2003, which allows for an always up to day copy on the web and on my pocket PC phone.

MS did Exchange 2003/Outlook 2003 right.

Re:Outlook 2003 (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792055)

Yeah, I'm a big open source convert but email and calendaring are so critical to what I do that I simply can't stand not having the best. Even if it is sadly a ms product. Nothing comes close to MS Outlook 2003, not even outlook XP.

Re:Outlook 2003 (1, Informative)

ciroknight (601098) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792075)

I'd have to argue.

iCal is not only 100% less bloated, it's also much easier to track things like to-do lists, and have multiple, overlapping schedules. In combination with using an open standard, it's easy to publish your calenders and keep track of everything. And it integrates into open source like a mug.

If you're ever at a Mac store, try it out. You might find you like it.

Re:Outlook 2003 (1)

zephc (225327) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792084)

I second that emotion.

But usually I have a empty enough schedule that I can just memorize everything.

Re:Outlook 2003 (1)

Goth Biker Babe (311502) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792161)

I second that emotion.

I third that emotion. I sync my phone regularly with it so I always have the next couple of weeks information to hand.

Also I live in a shared house and we have a webdav server on the house LAN which we all publish our calendars to. There's also an events and birthdays calendars maintained. Is that terribly nerdy?

Re:Outlook 2003 (1)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792139)

Outlook DOESN'T allow you to have multiple schedules? News to me. Maybe you mean something different than what I do by the term, though...

Re:Outlook 2003 (1)

ciroknight (601098) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792183)

Last I used Outlook, having two events with conflicting times was quite difficult to understand, if it was even understandable at all. Besides, with iCal, I can have hundreds of calender events that all coincide at the same time, and still pick them apart simply by color. Of course, I haven't used Outlook 2k3 (Why would I? I'm on a Mac and I like having free space in my ram.) but this was one of my bigger concerns.

At the same time, I feel it really unnessicary to have a calendar and an address book overlap, which is one issue people might have problems with in iCal; the integration for people at events is still very young. I think this may change, but very slowly; introducing bloat is the last thing they want to do over at Apple these days.

Re:Outlook 2003 (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792164)

What exactly is wrong when bloated? With the power of todays computers I'd rather have more features than less. Hell, hardware is so far ahead of software Outlook 2003 could run perfectly on a p3 500. I fear the "B" word has kept the open source community behind the times. You fear feature-filled apps because they've been labeled as bloated. fools

Re:Outlook 2003 (1)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792101)

Absolutely. I am a scheduler power user. Outlook has everything I need and more. Very intuitive too. Not an MS fanboy, but I've yet to see anything that has the power/ease of use as Outlook.

Re:Outlook 2003 (1)

Linker3000 (626634) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792110)

Have to agree - I use Outlook (Office XP) and it syncs perfectly and transparently with my PDA and also my Windows-based SmartPhone - both via USB cables - and I use either the phone or PDA to 'carry' my appointments with me and also to sync them with my laptop and home PC - this all happens automatically whenever I plug one of the devices in for a charge (via a USB cable).

In house we use eGroupWare's calendar for company and personal events - it does the job well, but the complaint is always that "it's not as good as Outlook". Open source is really crying out for an 'Outlook killer' - or at least some decent Outlook interfacing that doesn't take a million tweaks to get it 'almost working'.

Re:Outlook 2003 (1)

vwjeff (709903) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792120)

Outlook 2003 is the best calendar/to do program available for Windows. The interface is refined and fairly quick.

I run Slackware on my primary computer but there is nothing on the Linux side that comes close to Outlook 2003. Believe me, I've tried them all. I keep a Windows box around just for my scheduling. Microsoft also got Pocket PC right. I've never had a problem syncing my Dell Axim with Outlook 2003.

I'm not a fanboy. I use the right tool for the job. For general computing and coding I use Linux. For scheduling and gaming I use Windows. Would I like to stay on one platform? It would be nice but is currently not possible given my requirements.

Re:Outlook 2003 (1)

KenFury (55827) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792147)

I am not sure if you were trying to be funny or not but outlook 2003 with exchange 2003 is IMHO the best calendar out there. Shareing appointments, booking recources (room, phones, server time, etc..) I use OSS as much as I can. I am up to 20% OSS in the server room in fact. However, for desktop scheduling nothing is better and I have pretty much quit looking at options for the last year unless I hear of something by word of mouth.

pen and paper (4, Interesting)

IEBEYEBALL (827052) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792014)

pen and paper, and sometimes pen on the back of my hand.

MOD UP! (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792141)

Using a computer for a "to-do" list or calendar is just using technology for the sake of using technology. Pen and paper works fine. It has the advantage of being more portable than the smallest PDA as well.

haha (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792016)

I don't.

Outlook (1, Redundant)

Mockingbird (51545) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792022)

*shrug* stone me, whatever. It does what I need to do and synchs nicely with my ppc.

outlook (1)

jbplou (732414) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792023)

at work outlook, at home nothing(perhaps why I'm disorganized)

The only Calendar (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792025)

iCal. ...or the brain. Brains tend to work well. don't even have to type anything!

Three words (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792026)

Pen plus Arm

notepad (1)

shikra (751390) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792027)


How about... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792028)

...the same $10 calendar I buy at Staples every year?

Kalarm (1)

Codename_V (813328) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792029)

Kalarm is all I ever need to keep track of things.

Re:Kalarm (1)

Bill Dimm (463823) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792090)

I'll second that. I don't know how it compares to the other options, but kalarm does the job for me.

Maybe just me... (1)

rampant mac (561036) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792031)

but what software does the slashdot community use to schedule? How do you keep track of your various appointments?


Korganizer (5, Interesting)

dangermen (248354) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792033)

Korganizer as part of Kontact does a decent job and it actually integrates with Exchange.

Killer Calendar? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792036)


I use Linux (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792039)

So I'm 1337 and I have a good memory (for all the console commands) so I just remember what I need to-do ( which is usually just getting new kernal 8-| )

To Do List (1)

WordNA (891279) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792040)

1. Write down things to do on paper 2. Recycle Paper 3. ??? 4. Have done the things to do?

I use my PDA (4, Interesting)

prockcore (543967) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792041)

Seriously. Until I can safely and securely use a remote calendar cross-platform (OSX and Linux and Windows), I'm going to stick with the PDA.

Re:I use my PDA (2, Interesting)

joefish_only_1 (695119) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792074)

Same here. I have a p910 which is nice. I would use something on my computer, but I don't take that everywhere I go (yes, it is a laptop).

Re:I use my PDA (1)

Sparr0 (451780) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792088)

I would use mine but it isnt allowed on the premises at work. Damn security policy :(

Re:I use my PDA (1)

ian rogers (760349) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792159)

The only obvious solution - Quit.

Re:I use my PDA (1)

fthiess (669981) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792184)

Already available: I use Mozilla Calendar to access, via WebDAV and SSL, an iCalendar file stored on a remote server, protected by Apache's Digest Authentication. Because of WebDAV I can get at (and update) my calendar from anywhere; because of SSL it's secure from eavsdropping; because of the authentication, only I, or people I authorize, can access it. Works great! Plus, you can use any iCalendar-aware client (not just Mozilla/SunBird). The downside: I had to know how to set up WebDAV and know a little about iCalendar. That's not a huge hurdle, but its enough to keep most non-geeks from being able to set it up.

Schedule? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792042)

I use my newton 2100 ...

Re:Schedule? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792178)


So far... (4, Insightful)

Tavor (845700) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792043)

Nothing I've seen beats the Paper calander. Customizable notes, available with any wallpaper you could ask for, and quirky quotes available upon request. User can edit most all of the interface by writing, cutting, and/or pasting objects into the suqres and into the pictures. Beat that, Outlook 2003!

Well usually... (1)

ROFLMAObot (891386) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792045)

I write stuff down on bits of paper and stuff them into my pocket.

Korganizer (4, Informative)

hardaker (32597) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792048)

I use Korganizer [] synced with a palm for my scheduling. It works quite well. Like any piece of software, it's far from perfect. But I'm continually impressed with what I can pull off with it. I really like being able to link in other schedules as well and have them available from a checkbox to display them or not. I have the fedora release schedule pulled from HTTP, my wifes schedule copied to my machine hourly from hers... Lets me quickly overlay multiple things.

To make sure I look at it, my login session opens it whenever I log into my machine (and I do shutdown nightly just to start clean though it's hardly necessary). A cron job to open it every morning would be just as helpful.

Obviously, this needs at least some level of KDE installed.

Yahoo! Calendar (4, Interesting)

TeleoMan (529859) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792049)

Works for me. Email. Calendar. meh.

Re:Yahoo! Calendar (1)

EdA (105889) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792150)

I use this too - my wife and I can synchronize our schedules and the kids' appointments/soccer games, etc. And its usable from any PC, any OS... /Ed

My arm. (1)

filterchild (834960) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792050)

I find that using my left arm as a to do list functions quite well. I just write everything i have to do, and every morning, when I shower, I clean my arm off so that I have a few minutes of blissful nothingness before I get to work.

Re:My arm. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792086)

And every morning when you what?

paper! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792051)

I keep my todo list and calendar that travels with me - always accessible even when away from power, more reliable than a palm device, easily handles exceptional scheduling cases.

Re:paper! (1)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792123)

What do you do for events that occur the second Wednesday of each calendar quarter? Believe it or not, I have one such case :)

iCal (1)

thedogcow (694111) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792052)


Re:iCal (2, Informative)

mr100percent (57156) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792109)

hear hear. I can even publish it to web, and sync it to my other Macs and Palm, and let others subscribe to it in their iCals.

Re:iCal (2, Informative)

mr100percent (57156) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792146)

iPod and Palm syncing too!

Blackbook? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792057)

I wonder what program slashdotter's use to keep track of girls phone numbers?

Re:Blackbook? (1)

dustinbarbour (721795) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792107)

I think it's the one with the smallest disk usage.

Re:Blackbook? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792143)

For some reason I first read your post as;

"I think it's the one with the smallest dick usage"

I was like "damn thats just mean".

seriously (1)

michaelbuddy (751237) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792058)

to keep track of your todo stuff and your notes you can use keynote. Not the Mac app, but the keynote from [] windows. I like yahoo calendar for appointments if you are always connected and checking email frequently.

Emacs Diary (4, Interesting)

Greyfox (87712) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792060)

Ow! Stop hitting me!

Seriously though, the Emacs diary is pretty flexible, can be configured to give reminders of events and actually works pretty well as long as you have emacs up all the time. I like it better than anything else I've run across. The old PalmOS diary was pretty useful, too, but my last PalmPilot died a couple of years ago and I haven't found a PDA to replace it yet. I'm thinking of writing a webapp for calendar events and hooking it up to Asterisk to call my cellphone with reminders (Use festival for TTS or something like that *vague handwave*)

Re:Emacs Diary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792155)

Wouldn't just text messaging your phone be easier? I do it for reminders, and warning/errors in my server logs.

My To Do List Is... (3, Interesting)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792061)

Post-It Notes.

Re:My To Do List Is... (1)

ROFLMAObot (891386) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792129)

You post your schedules? Ha ha ha?

Calendar = Outlook (1)

cob666 (656740) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792062)

Outlook 2003, synchronizes with both my PDA (Pocket PC) and my cell phone (BlackBerry).
I also use software that allows me to share contacts and calendar information with my GF.

Now we know your lying.... (1)

DRAGONWEEZEL (125809) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792179)

I also use software that allows me to share contacts and calendar information with my {punchline} GF {/punchline}

For OS X: Entourage 2004 (4, Interesting)

newdamage (753043) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792064)

I gave the Mail/iCal/Address Book combo a shot when I first bought my iBook a year ago, but it just didn't do everything I was looking for and I didn't like having to keep 3 apps open at the same time.

I've been using Entourage since Office 2004 can out for Mac. It's great, the mail client, calendar, to do list, and address book all integrate nicely. It really simplies all the things I need to do to stay organized.

While I'm not sure it's worth the high price of Office, if you can get it through a campus agreement (like I did) for under $20, I'd recommend it.

meh (2, Funny)

Vacant Mind (449927) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792065)

The wife just reminds me

Outlook, for understanding words as well as dates (4, Interesting)

Scott Tracy (317419) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792066)

It's about the only PIM I've seen that can handle things like 'tomorrow', 'a week Friday' or 'next Thursday' in a date field and figure it out for you. Makes entering appointments and tasks quicker and more intuitive for me.

Re:Outlook, for understanding words as well as dat (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792128)

I submitted this as a "feature request" for Evolution in 2001 or so. Still not a feature...

Decidedly low-tech (2, Insightful)

c0d3h4x0r (604141) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792069)

I sometimes stick personal appointments into my Outlook calendar at work, but for the most part, I simply don't keep a to-do list or a datebook or anything like that.

I've found over the years that if I start compiling things into a "to-do" list or a schedule, then I'm more inclined (not less) to miss things or not do things, because they have officially become more of a nuissance by being on a list of things I feel obligated to do. When I just keep track of things mentally instead, then it doesn't feel like it's hanging over my head all the time and I feel like I can do it whenever I damn well please, which makes it more likely to actually get done.

One I programmed myself (5, Interesting)

Xeroc (877174) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792070)

I actually use an organizer / to-do list that I programmed myself in PHP and Javascript (actually using AJAX!), so that I can access it and modify it anywhere in the world! (As it resides on a web server on my computer)

Re:One I programmed myself (5, Insightful)

Bungopolis (763083) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792093)

That sounds nice -- have you released it to the world? If not, please do.

Kontact (2, Informative)

InodoroPereyra (514794) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792071)

The answer for me is easy: kontact [] . I use all the components, including KMail. It syncs the Calendar, TODO list, etc., perfectly with my PDA (a Sony Clie).

Evolution + iPod (2, Interesting)

chesapeake (264414) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792072)

I use evolution to do my calendaring and to-do lists. It's really quite good. I also prefer it as a mail client to thunderbird, which kinda irritates me for some reason (I still use thunderbird for reading usenet though).

But this isn't much use if you can't read your calendar when you need to, so I use some of the scripts from gtkPod to sync my calendar, contacts and todo with my iPod. It works quite well, and since I carry the iPod around fairly often I can always get to the information.

I have vague memories of gnome's time/date widget thingy also showing me my appointments for each day, but it doesn't seem to do that anymore - I think after I upgraded evolution. (I'm running debian unstable).

Evolution (1)

JanneM (7445) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792076)

I just use the Evolution calendar. Simple to use, and right there on my desktop at all times.

Scheduling? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792077)

For scheduling? Why cron, of course...

Palm M500 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792080)

You can pick up an old Palm Vx or M500 for $35 on ebay. They're extremely portable, and the battery lasts a month.

Evolution 2.2 (1)

bgarrett (6193) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792085)

It rocks my world. AIM and Yahoo screen names feed right into GAIM 1.3, my GNOME taskbar calendar shows my appointments right then and there, and it runs fast (at least for me).

Geeks, organized? (1)

dspisak (257340) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792087)

I guess you didn't get the memo.

However, I use iCal on OS X for all my calendar needs.

Re:Geeks, organized? (2, Funny)

Sloppy (14984) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792132)

I think he got the memo, but he forgot to read it before he lost it.

And of course, the best way to schedule things is to work out the dependency rules, and then just run make on it. If you have someone to help you with your todo list, then make -j2.

PDA, actually (2, Informative)

mkswap-notwar (764715) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792091)

Actually, I still use my PDA. It's very flexible, not tied to whatever OS I'm booted into at the moment, and does everything you inquired about.

And, if it doesn't do something that I need, I'll write something that does.

Mozilla Calendar and Lightning (4, Informative)

helix400 (558178) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792094)

Sunbird is currently undergoing a complete rewrite. I've worked with early builds of the new Sunbird, and it's looking pretty nice. Eventually, it should emerge with a much better framework to handle many Calendar and scheduling needs.

Mozilla Lightning is also doing well in development. You can see some screenshots of it here (may load slowly): [] .

It seems like these developers finally understand the great need for Calendar products. I frequently hear discussion of the most wanted features, such as different calendar formats, integration with other handhelds, etc.

a wiki (1)

porter235 (413926) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792102)

I use moinmoin> with the MonthCalendar macro>

NOTHING! (1, Insightful)

Sparr0 (451780) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792105)

How about "Nothing"? I can count on one hand the number of things I need to accomplish and places I need to go, other than my commute on work days, during the next 8 weeks. Stop living such complicated lives. You do not need to schedule a trip to the grocery store. When the thing you want isnt in the cupboard, go shopping.

Re:NOTHING! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792156)

How about "Nothing"? I can count on one hand the number of things I need to accomplish and places I need to go, other than my commute on work days, during the next 8 weeks.

You still live in your parent's basement, don't you.

Nothing free for Windows? (1)

NineNine (235196) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792113)

I've been lookin' *forever* for a free (OSS is fine) calendar for Windows, but I can't find nothin' that comes close to Outlook. I've been watching Sunbird, but it's going *very* slow, and they're still in the fix-the-major-bugs-so-it-doesn't-lose-data stage, so adding features will (hopefully) come much later.

ical & palm & isync & webdav (1)

bzImage8 (676865) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792117)

The WebDav features of iCal allows me to subscribe to my pals calendars, palm for on the go scheduling and isync to keep everything the same..


Yahoo (1)

melcrose (884835) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792119)

Yahoo has an EXCELLENT calendar, w/ to do list and notes. It synchs to your PDA using free software from yahoo (and the default datebook on a palm pda). I never actually look at the thing online, but if my pda ever dies, it will re-synch to the net and I'm good to go.

Post-it Notes! (1)

Gorffy (763399) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792122)

Post-it notes. A lot of them. I even have an orginisation sceme for them. Ones on the monitor are Ugrent. Second monitor are daily, the window beside me (also covered in post-its) are reminders (hours for work, to do sometime in the next week) garbage can under the desk is the "out" tray. If I need to look back I dig through the can. Holds 3 months worth of notes.

As a mainly Mac user... (1)

jht (5006) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792125)

I use iCal, simply because of the iSync support and the ability to publish calendars easily (I have some third parties who schedule me on occasion for their clients, and it's easier to avoid being inadvertently double-booked if I publish my schedule for them to check). I sync between three different Macs (home, office, and PowerBook), my cellphone, and my PocketPC.

I like MS Entourage a lot better than iCal, and if it had direct support for iSync I'd probably use it instead. Supposedly an update this summer will enable that feature on Tiger. Besides that, I was an avid user of Outlook 2000 at my prior company, and I've set up plenty of Windows clients on Outlook 2003 (with an Exchange Server and a good antivirus/antispam front-end, it's a nice workgroup product). If my business were more Windows-focused, I'd use Outlook 2003 without hesitation. And as nice as Entourage's Project feature is, overall Outook makes Entourage its beeyotch - provided you can get past the Windows thing.

Also on the Mac side, I've used both Now and Daylite - Now is OK but not really my cup of tea, and Daylite is nice in a workgroup plus it adds some CRM function. Both are better than iCal for multiple users.

I think ultimately Sunbird needs to be incorporated into Thunderbird in order to give Outlook a serious run. Calendaring and e-mail just have so many logical ties to one another that it's a good place for a monolithic app. As slick as the Mac built-in apps (Mail, Address Book, iCal) are, they just don't offer that nice level of integration you get out of Entourage or Outlook.

Ecco (1)

rmcd (53236) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792126)

Ecco, available from Netmanage [] . This was an awesome piece of software 7 years ago when it was orphaned, and it is still an extremely capable calendar/phonebook/outliner. It does peer-to-peer synchronization (it automatically syncs across my two desktops and laptop, for example) and can sync with palms. You can link items flexibly using categories.

If you don't need workgroup calendars (although Ecco does those too) and if you run Windows, it's great software. And the price is right.

Are you really serious? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792134)

Are we really evaluating version 0.2 of a product now? I think it's a WEEEEEE bit early for this discussion.

Time & Chaos 6 (1)

GK_2002 (557045) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792142)

I myself use Time & Chaos 6 from [] It sync's with my ancient but still servicable Palm IIIxe. I particularly like how you can customize fields for contacts, track to-do's as done for a history. I also use the Activity Series to create standard sets of events when I initiate a sales contact and for tracking customer statisfaction. I would like to see this use a better websync ability other than their proprietary usage but this is a good solution for me and my consulting business. I like the billing addon which helps me track hours on specific projects for billing as well.

Given the price this is effective and reasonable software. I will admit it's not perfect and I would love to have events that stretched over multiple days rather than having to copy an event over the period of days, but that's really a minor consideration. In a small workgroup this works quite well for my office (there are 4 of us) co-ordinating meetings and checking each other's schedules.

Give it a try, you may find this works better for you. It's not free software, but it is quality shareware by a good company.

PHP? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792144)

Any PHP project out there? It would be nice to have a web based interface that can support a small company.

Small and simple (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792148)

It's not a calendar, but for a quick little Todo list, I just use GTodo ( [] for lack of a real home page). It's nothing fancy, just a list of items with a few fields and sorting by the various fields.

WIsh list: day marking (1)

British (51765) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792152)

I wish you could mark a whole day on a calendar, but not tie it to a specifc task that needs to be checked off

For example:

Recycling day. Mark the day before the actual day to remind you to take it out to the curb. But if you miss it, no big deal.

Pay day. Direct deposit, whoopee.

iCal + iPod + iSync = trifecta (2, Insightful)

l0ungeb0y (442022) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792154)

I'm sure a lot of other people will or have said it,
but iCal synched with iPod is bliss.

Additionally, you can post your iCal schedule online and share it with .mac

What do I use? Pens and a whiteboard... (2, Insightful)

NeoThermic (732100) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792158)

Being dyslexic and dyspraxic (it has its perks once and a while), I can't write well on paper. Infact, my fine motor control is so bad that it looks like a spider has died, rather than my todo list.

So to organise anything, I use a whiteboard with pens. Why? Its better than any digital application as it works without power, doesn't require me to sit down to use it, and most importantly, it requires gross motor control, something that I still have.

When you're able to write your todo list in 10cm letters at any time, able to check it off in many ways, and even the ability to doddle when bored, you'll see that there isn't a single application that can ever come close to a whiteboard.


pscal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792160)

I use pscal [] to create calendars that I print out and tape to my wall. I write things on them. Ta da! Free and easy.

phpcalendar (1)

rtt (770388) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792163)

I tried using iCal but it didn't quite offer me what I wanted.

I ended up using php-calendar [] (demo [] ) set up on some webspace. It's very simple, but it does the job for me.

I can't help but feel that Google must be working on a calendar system akin to Gmail. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792168)

Well, there should be one. They give us everything else including the kitchen sink, so why not a free calendar program that keeps all your appointments from the past 10 years, automatically cross-references them to your emails and gives you driving directions when applicable. I can't believe Google doesn't have this yet!

Need a server first (1)

teneighty (671401) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792169)

Having a calendar client is all fine and good, but until open source calendar servers are as ubiquitious as Apache, a calender client isn't going to be a lot of use.

An especially promising initiave in this are is the Hula project [] .

iCal under MacOS X! (1)

Archeopteryx (4648) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792170)

I love it.

Good Question (1)

bazooka_foo (640901) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792171)

I am currently trying to get off the ms outlook.

It is hard.

I have replaced it w/ thunderbird and sunbird. Both are leaving me wanting though.

What i miss most are the contacts from outlook. I have my phone line plugged into my modem and would use outlook to dial phone numbers - it worked great expecially when i had to dial long-distance numbers. I wish thunderbird had this feature.

Sunbird seems to be meeting my needs mostly. i use the calendaring prog to keep track of client billing hours mostly.

for the todo - most of my todo comes in the form of emails sent to me. so i just right click and mark the as important. In outlook this was cleaner than it is in thunderbird.

I still find myself opening outlook to find emails or use the contacts.

I can't see the poll question... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12792172)

... because of all the post-its on my monitor

Calendar on Mac--Entourage and a Blackberry (1)

frdmfghtr (603968) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792176)

I used Outlook XP with my BlackBerry 7100t until my desktop machine died at the hands of...well, me. It's replacement is a Mac Mini, and I use Office 2004 for Mac. Using PocketMac for Blackberry, I am all nice and synced. In fact, it was the syncing that made it easy to import my Windows Outlook XP contacts and appointments over to the Mac.

Is this important? (0, Troll)

Eternally optimistic (822953) | more than 9 years ago | (#12792182)

really, is it?
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