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Jay Dreyer :: Where is gCalendar?

Where is gCalendar?

Google just released Google Analytics and Google Base, but all I really want is gCalendar to go along with my gMail. Yahoo has a decent calendar available for free, but I don’t want to deal with two separate systems – I’d like gCalendar to integrate with gMail.

Does anyone out there have a clue if gCalendar will ever come in to existence? I have to believe it will, but I have no idea when. The sooner the better, as far as I’m concerned.

Speaking of calendars, I desperately need something to organize this aspect of my life. I screwed up on an appointment yesterday (one day early…), I never know when birthdays are coming, and I’m always asking my wife, “When is this? When is that? We’re going where this weekend? Why didn’t I know about that? Oh, you told me. D’oh.” Etc.

I guess my feature wish list would look something like:

  • Electronic – I don’t want to deal with a bunch of paper, nor do I want to repeatedly enter the same things, or deal with the yearly, “I bought a new calendar so now it’s time to copy over all the birthdays again” thing.
  • It should synch with gCalendar (ha!). OK. It should synch with some on-line thing-a-ma-bob so that it is easy for me to enter things. I don’t use Outlook anymore, if that makes a difference.
  • If it could replace my cell phone, even better. The fewer gadgets I have to carry around, the better.
  • It should be easy to enter events through the device. My current cell phone has a calendar, but getting to it and typing in events is just too painful to do on a regular basis.

That’s about it. Any suggestions?


| posted 11/16/2005 04:25 PM

Permanent link to this comment  John Bob Evans  on  11/28/2005 01:39 PM  said: 

I have an IT buddy who bought the Palm Treo 650 and loves it. The calendar lets you repeat weekly or yearly events with built-in reminders. You can guarantee gCalendar will be compatible with everything so no worries there. I have a Palm m515 and use the calendar all the time – very convenient and easy to enter stuff in once you get used to “palm script”... I forget why you were so opposed to Palm, and use you’re “paper palm” notes, but Palm Treo 650 sounds good. Only problem I don’t hear people talk about is that Palm will be switching to a Microsoft OS in the near future – will they continue to support Palm OS?

Permanent link to this comment  Jay  on  11/28/2005 01:44 PM  said: 

Hey John Bob!

I’ve been looking at the Treo 650. Cingular carries it but it’s pretty pricey at the moment. It keeps going down, though. There are some neat PocketPC based phones, too, but they cost even more. I’ll have to see what Cingular has to say.

Permanent link to this comment  Burke  on  03/08/2006 10:26 PM  said: 

According to an article I saw here on Cnet the gCalendar you are wanting is on its way.