Top 9 Online and Mobile Calendars
Last updated: December 30, 2019
Microsoft Outlook is a personal information manager from Microsoft. It can be used as a stand-alone application, or can work with Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft SharePoint Server for multiple users in an organization, such as shared mailboxes and calendars, Exchange public folders, SharePoint lists and meeting schedules.
Google Calendar is a free time-management web application offered by Google. The Ajax-driven interface enables users to view, add, and drag-and-drop events from one date to another without reloading the page. It supports view modes such as weekly, monthly, and agenda. Google Calendar allows multiple calendars to be created and shown in the same view. Each can be shared, either read-only or with full edit control, and either with specified people or with everyone (public calendars).
CalenGoo gives you a fast and easy way to access and change your Google Calendar (or Google Apps Calendar) with your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. It even works when you have no internet connection. Changes are saved and uploaded the next time you are connected.
The Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using. Fantastical's natural language engine is expressive and intelligent so you can write in your own style. Even better, Fantastical automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from Contacts (Mavericks and Mountain Lion) or Address Book (Lion and Snow Leopard) to your event.
HLC Notes (formerly IBM Lotus Notes) is email software that gives teams access to email, calendar and contact management capabilities, and seamlessly integrates other collaboration tools and Domino business applications.
Calendars 5 seamlessly syncs with local iOS calendars, Reminders and even Google Calendar. Now all your events and tasks are in a single application, which is always on hand. To create an event just type it in plain English "Meet John at Starbucks on Sunday". The app will recognize and fill out the event fields for you. Easy to use task manager, that has everything you need to organize, track and complete your to-dos. The app syncs with iOS Reminders, so you can create and update your task list in seconds.
Yahoo! Calendar is a Web-based calendar service from Yahoo!. It can read calendar feeds and events syndicated from sites that make use of the published Yahoo! calendar programming interfaces.
Zoho Calendar allows you schedule, manage and track your meetings and events. Groups and teams can easily share their planned activities so everyone is on the same page, and with Zoho Calendar's powerful sharing controls, you can share only what you want to. In addition, Zoho Calendar also gives you an unified view across many Zoho Apps, from Zoho CRM appointments to Zoho Projects deadlines.
BusyCal is an alternative to the built-in Calendar app on OS X that provides powerful time-saving features in a friendly, easy-to-use package. BusyCal's unique features include customizable calendar views, scrolling Month and Week views, an integrated Info Panel for quickly viewing and editing events, integrated To Dos that display in the calendar and carry-forward until completed, custom font sizes and styles, graphics, live weather feeds and moon phases, and a menu bar app for quick access to the current day's events and weather.
Latest news about Online and Mobile Calendars
2018. G Suite apps and Google Calendar are getting Gmail’s side panels
One of the best features of the new Gmail is its quick-access side panel with easy access to Google Calendar, Tasks, Keep and your Gmail extensions. Now, Google is bringing this same functionality to Google Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawings, too. In Google Calendar, you’ll be able to quickly access Keep and Tasks, while in the rest of the G Suite apps, you’ll get easy access to Calendar, Keep and Tasks. Paying G Suite subscribers on the rapid release schedule should get access now, with those on the slower release schedule getting access in two weeks.
2018. Google Calendar gets an Out of Office mode
Google Calendar gets a new “Out of Office” feature along with setting customizable working hours. The working hours signal to others when you’re unavailable, and allows Google Calendar to automatically decline meetings on your behalf outside those hours. For starters, you’ll find there’s a new “Out of Office” calendar entry type you can select when you’re creating an event via Google Calendar on the web. For example, if you’re scheduling the dates of your vacation, you could mark that event as “Out of Office.” If others send you meeting invites during this period, Google Calendar will decline them without your involvement.
2018. Google Calendar now lets you add a message when you change an event
Google Calendar gets a new useful feature. When you change or delete an event, a dialog box now pops up that allows you to attach a short message to the event to explain why you are making the change and what’s changing. On the event page in Google Calendar itself — and in the email that alerts your guests of the change — that message will then appear at the top of the event details section. The new dialog box appears automatically, so far more people will now explain their changes than before. This new feature is now rolling out to all G Suite users and should be available to everybody (no matter whether their admins have them on the rapid release or schedule release schedule) within the next three days.
2017. Google redesigned Calendar for web
Google rolled out new updates for the web version of Google Calendar, finally giving PC users the sleek layout and intuitive controls offered on the mobile app version of the G Suite tool. The redesigned calendar layout will automatically adjusts to better fit the size of your screen. Most of the other features coming with the web redesign will be helpful for people using Calendar within wider organizations. The handiest of these will now allow you to check out multiple users' calendars side by side for a given day, in order to see how everyone's schedule lines up. Calendar Invites now allow to add formatting and hyperlinks directly into the description field, and G Suite administrators will be able to include more details about conference rooms within an organization.
2017. Google Calendar improves integration with Microsoft Exchange
For companies that use both Google’s G Suite and it's Microsoft alternative - Exchange in parallel, the new Google Calendar update arrived. G Suite admins can now allow their users to see real-time free/busy information across the two systems. This means tools like Google Calendar’s Find a Time feature and Outlook’s Scheduling Assistant can now easily talk to each other, for example. Once an admin has enabled them, these new Calendar Interop features will be available on Google Calendar for Android, iOS and the web, as well as all Outlook 2010+ clients on desktop, mobile and web.
2017. Alexa now works with G Suite calendar
Amazon’s connected speakers and other Alexa-powered devices will now work with your G Suite calendar. Once enabled, users will be able to ask Alexa to give them an overview of their day or make changes and other additions to their calendar as needed, just by speaking. The change represents another step towards making Echo and other Alexa speakers more practical devices to have in the office, or for general business use. G Suite is not the first calendaring platform that Alexa supports. The company has offered Google Calendar integration since launch, and added support earlier this year for both Outlook Calendar (including Hotmail, MSN, and Live email accounts) as well as Office 365 Calendar, for those with Exchange Online mailboxes.
2016. Google Calendar added reminders on the web
Last December Google added a to-do function called Reminders to the Google Calendar iOS and Android apps. Recently it became available in the web version. Reminders basically amp up Google Calendar’s to-do list, so you can not only create tasks in your Gmail inbox, Google Keep, or calendar, but see a reminder that shows up on top of your Google Calendar, haunting you until you finally pay that bill or call that person or do whatever it is that you keep putting off.
2015. Salesforce acquired smart calendar Tempo
Salesforce.com has acquired the calendar app for mobile business professionals Tempo. Tempo works like a virtual assistant, that automatically brings up relevant information for your meetings (a map of the location, social media posts from everyone invited and read related emails and documents). If it’s a conference call, you can also join the call with one tap (a small touch, but one that makes dialing long conference pass codes much more bearable). Salesforce can use Tempo’s technology or hire the Tempo team. Regardless, it’s bad news for users of the existing Tempo app, which is no longer accepting new users. The company plans to fully discontinue the app on June 30. (Tempo says that if you paid for the app, you can request a refund through Apple’s App Store.)
2015. Microsoft's mobile calendar Sunrise makes scheduling meetings easier
Mobile calendar app Sunrise, recently acquired by Microsoft, has unveiled a new feature called Meet - a third-party keyboard for both Android and iOS that lets you pick time slots and send them to someone without ever leaving your current app. Here’s how it works. Let’s say you are reading an email and someone wants to meet you. You hit reply, type your response and then switch to the Sunrise keyboard. You pick time slots that work for you in your calendar, and hit done. Sunrise will generate a link and add it to your email. And it works exactly the same way in your favorite messaging app or in any other app. When your recipient taps on this link, there are two different scenarios. If you are using Sunrise, this link opens Sunrise and shows you meeting suggestions inside your calendar. You can confirm or suggest another time.
2015. Google acquired mobile calendar app Timeful
Google has acquired the calendar app Timeful that is intended to reduce stress, increase productivity, and bring better life balance to all the people overwhelmed by everything that competes for their time. The app worked by initially learning the daily scheduling habits of its users, before using notifications to help prioritize certain tasks. If the user stated their intention to go to the gym three times a week for instance, the app would offer suggestions and reminders for scheduling those sessions in during a user’s free time. Google plans to apply Timeful’s technology “across products like Inbox, Calendar and beyond,” Product Management Director Alex Gawley said in a blog post.
2015. Google Calendar is available on iPhone
Google launched the revamped calendar app for Android back in November, and now Google Calendar officially landed on the iPhone. iPhone users were always able to import Google calendars into the standard iPhone Calendar app, or other third-party apps, but now Google Calendar finally has an iOS app to call its own. It comes with new features, like Events from Gmail, which automatically transforms events from emails into Calendar events. There are also Assists, which is a kind of autocomplete, suggesting text from different sources to make filling out Calendar event forms much quicker. Lastly, it has a new scrollable format called Schedule View. This view is more intuitively designed for mobile.
2014. Smart calendar Tempo adds iOS 8 widget and End Of Day notifications
Tempo, the smart calendar for iOS, has become the latest app to take advantage of features in iOS 8 and now includes a smart widget that brings an overview of key notifications and information to the homescreen. The idea here is to make that overview easily available to at all times, so no opening apps or digging into menus is required. Tempo has also now gotten End of Day notifications which serve up important information to “prepare for the next day with ease.” These new notifications cover what is on the horizon for tomorrow, and provide a sort of debrief of the current business day and its most salient points.
2014. New Google Calendar for Android allows to enter events automagically
Google is rolling out a new Google Calendar app that works on Android Lollipop 5.0 and all Android 4.1 or newer devices. The new app includes three key updates that allow it to fill in the blanks and make suggestions for you, shortly after you start to type in your event. The new Schedule View will let you see a map of your event destination. It will also include photos, cityscapes and illustrations of the surrounding area. Another new feature - Assists - that basically guesses details to add to an event, based on your previous phone interactions. For example, if you run with a friend in the park every week, the new version of Google Calendar will suggest the place, time and person you always go with if you start to type “r-u-n.”
2014. Sunrise Calendar lets you connect third-party apps
Sunrise introduced integration of third-party apps to its calendar platform. You can now connect your Evernote, GitHub, Songkick, TripIt and Asana accounts to Sunrise to see your relevant data directly in your calendar, and interact with it. For example, with the TripIt integration, you can see your future flights in your calendar without having to manually add this info. With Evernote integration you can actually edit your notes in Sunrise or change the due date. And the GitHub integration shows your milestones in your calendar. Sunrise calendar is available on three different platforms — iOS, Android and the web.