Google ToolBox Series #2 - Calendars (1)
Google ToolBox Series #2 - Calendars
There are few things more important to keep track of than your time. Knowing what you have to do and when you have to do it is of the up-most importance in any field, so having a few helpful calendars in your toolbox is never a bad thing. So, to help you with your work, personal life, or anything else that requires keeping track of time and events, we’ve created a list of what we think are the most helpful online calendars out there. Check them out for yourself and find a few that’ll help you with your day.
30 Boxes: This is a great calendar with all the bells and whistles - integrated maps, themes, weather, blog tracker, photo sharing, and much, much more. This is one of the best calendars out there, and it’s 100% free!
Cozi: One of the best calendars available for families, and it’s free, Cozi lets you keep all of your family events, to-dos, and appointments in one place where everyone in the family can access them. It syncs with Outlook too.
Google Calendar: Easily one of the most useful calendars available, especially if you use Google across devices, and absolutely free. As it links to Gmail, you can take this calendar with you no matter where you go as long as your email is linked to your device.
Inbox.com Calendar: This is a basic, free-to-use calendar that offers photo sharing, email linking (with 5GB storage), and notes. It’s not a bad choice for people who don’t use Gmail.
Live Calendar: Many of us use Outlook for business or personal emails, so it’s nice to have the online calendar functionality available. This basically mirrors Google’s calendar in most ways, and can be highly-customized to fit your needs.
localendar: The absolute best free tool for creating interesting and colorful calendars for your web properties. It’s easy to use and full of useful functions.
MyMemorizer: A simple, easy-to-use reminder calendar that can link to your mobile device or tablet with a data connection. It’s a great way to keep track of appointments and such.
Plaxo: This is a great tool for syncing your calendars and contacts across platforms and Operating Systems. It comes in handy when users have different devices and need to share information.
Teamspace: This is an excellent resource site for businesses and teams looking for a good office suite. The calendar is full of functionality including password protection and Outlook syncing. There is a fee for use after the free trial ends, but it’s relatively inexpensive and well worth the cost.
Todoist: This tool is excellent for teams and for keeping anyone on-task. The setup is simple and intuitive and the system works anywhere and with any platform. It’s one of the best free tools anywhere.
The free calendars shared here each have their own unique appeal. It’s worth your time to try them out and see which fits your own needs best. Remember, there are no wrong answers here. Just find the one that you like and run with it. Before you know it, you’ll have come to rely on your new calendar, and - even better - you’ll never miss an appointment again!
Thanks for stopping by, have any questions feel free to drop them below. Have a great week!
I'm Spencer Wade - strategist, designer, manager of people and ideas. Platinum Top Contributor for Google Search, G+ & AdWords - TC Mentor too. I’m the founder of Lift Conversions, a Google Partner agency, located in Chicago. I’ve completed Google’s tests - Search, Display, Video, Analytics, & Mobile, and enjoy being a part of the forums. My agency is also an Official City Partner in the Get Your Business Online effort with Instant Verifier access to help immediately verify business listings.
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