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Google Calendar *.*’s Wishlist

April 21, 2006

Google Calendar has worked for me. I was not a Gmail user, but Google calender has forced me to shift to Gmail. The following are a few of my wishes of features in Google Calendar. (But i know Google people dont listen to me. Like in 'Mark All Read' feature of Google Reader. )

* Configurable duration of the day (eg. show only 7am to 10pm). This will fit the full calendar in my screen (no scrolling needed.)

* A public/shared view of the calendar. Will help me publish my busy/non busy hours.

* Previous 2 days and next 4 days view [ numbers should be configurable ]

* Integrate with Gmail/GTalk/GToolbar more closely

– from calendar give links to associated mail

– from gmail show calendar agenda in sidebar

* To-Do lists

* Set to-date equal to from-date by default if not available (eg. while adding event from mail)

* New entry / edit event details should also be popup ( like the event info popup )

* Multiple days (but not full day) event should be shown like single day event streteched across multiple days. (The current way of showing it in full day events is stupid.)

* Upload a file associated with an event

* Cell phone notification service in india and should be synced with a cell phones calendar 🙂 (like Active Sync in Outlook)

* Should avoid being classified as "web based email" in websense!

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google calendar

April 13, 2006

google has released google calendar

with a rich features list –
– search support
– ‘quick add’ which i first saw in 30boxes and instantly liked it
– invitation handling.
calendar sharing looks useful. a group of people can edit same calendar.
gmail integration gives it the unmatched advantage. but it isnt as cool as one in zimbra.
event publishing looks cool too.
– draging,resizing(steps of half hour) of event
– the most important feature of google calendar is going to be Calendar Data API (coming soon…)

i am in search of a good calendar from years, and was never satisfied with anything availabe. i have tried almost every calendar available. all sucked big time including one from yahoo. recently released kiko and 30boxes are good, but couldnt make me a customer. i guessed google will acquire one soon. sad for them, google has come up with its own. hopefully google competitors will need one soon and they might get lucky.

i used php icalendar so far. hope google calendar will change something.