Apr 27 2009
New Year’s Calendars
Happy New Year! Get your first resolution resolved with a new calendar solution. Below we’ve got all kinds of solutions – all of which are free.
This ambitious Open Source project is fresh and innovative. Chandler can quickly turn mail into tasks and tasks into calendar items. Chandler can sync with a WebDAV server and process your IMAP or POP email.
The interface and organizational ideas in this solution are some of the best I’ve seen, but this application is new and not fast or feature-complete.
It may not be ready for prime-time, but the ideas behind it are exciting, and good things are in store for the project.
Not unlike Chandler, this is an all-in-one mail, task, calendar solution. The unified interface makes it easy to manage your info in one place. The application is slick and easy to use, but does not sync with iCal.
There are some German interface glitches, and the import/export functions are crude (delimited data files) but it is fast and easy to use.
This web-based calendar/todo solution has a great interface and flexible features. It promises iCal sync in the future. HipCal imports contacts and also includes email alerts and repeating events/tasks.
This stand-alone project spun off from Mozilla Calendar has hatched a new version, 0.3 alpha. The daring will find it full of extra features like file attachment and advanced scheduling.
This Mac-only app has a very interesting interface, with unique display options.
It’s more attractive and accessible than most alternatives, and imports/exports iCal calendars.
These two AppleScripts allow you to easily create calendar and task items from mail messages in Mail.app. Many of us use our inboxes as todo lists, now we can actually turn mail into events and tasks.
That’s it for our free calendar round-up. Stay organized this year, and make free software a resolution fo 2006.