Social butterflies and very busy people need a convenient way to keep track of their schedules and to share those schedules in efficient ways.
Web 2.0 applications make calendar creating and sharing a breeze.
Top Free Web 2.0 Calendar Sharing Applications
30boxes provides a way for anyone to keep track of their to do lists, events, and their friends’ schedules and birthdays. 30boxes.com has adelicate and quiet interface that enhances, not distracts from the user experiecnes.
30boxes.com allows users to add recurring events, send invitations, receive alerts, and access their calendar from mobile devices.
With 30boxes.com calendars can be added to a MySpace page, posted to a blog including Blogger, WordPress, LiveJournal and TypePad. The calendar can also be emailed to friends.
30boxes.com is a free service. 30boxes.com is probably the online calendar sharing service that you will still be using a year from now.
The next best calendar sharing web application is HipCal. HipCal allows for easy color-coding of events so they may be categorized and found easily. In addition to the calendar, HipCal offers alerts, group calendars, and an address book.
HipCal is now owned by Plaxo.com. At some point the HipCal will be migrated into the Plaxo calendar application. Plaxo provides online contact management and organization, so the mix should be a good match.
Create an online calendar that implements drag & drop technology, RSS feeds and sends AIM or SMS reminders. Similar to 30boxes.com Kiko.com has a clean and quiet interface. Kiko.com allows for public or private access to your online calendar.
SpongeCell is yet another simply designed calendar with drag & drop technology. With SpongeCell users can invite friends to events, and share their calendars.
SpongeCell will Sync with the iPod.
CalendarHub is all about the calendar. Share your calendar, or subscribe to the calendar created by a friend or family member. Calendars can also be published on a blog or web site.
Free and Fee-Based Calendar Sharing Applications
The following web sites offer some free services, and some fee-based services.
Basic Backpack with an online notebook for text and photos is free. To add the calendar feature there is a fee.
AirSet seems to be targeting busy working parents with their personal organization “hub.” AirSet combines calendar, contacts, lists, a blog and links all in one place. Basic use of AirSet is a free service.
AirSet can be accessed and updated from a mobile device, for a fee. AirSet will also sync with Microsoft Office and Palm Desktop.
Jotlet is a free web-based calendar for organizing and sharing task lists, appointments, events, any other activities you may jot in a calendar. There is also a fee-based business version of Jotlet.
Basically, there are no more excuses for missing appointments, with all of the quality free calendar web applications that come with reminders – no matter where you are.