There have been a number of interesting suggestions on my post yesterday that attempt to solve the handheld-desktop sync and provide a web view of my calendars. However, many of these do not include editing via the web interface and none of them include a public free-busy only view1 for my work week that combines all my calendars.
The lack of free-busy baffles me – the data is all there and this has been in Exchange/Outlook for as long as I can remember. Yahoo! Calendar has this too if I remember correctly. Why isn’t this a view people have added to every web calendar interface.
Ethan does his BlackBerry to multiple-desktop sync solution using a hosted exchange account. Maybe that is the best option at this point2 – then the only missing piece of the puzzle is the public free-busy, which maybe I solve via some of my own code.
Google Calendar, BTW, does allow you to share out free/busy status only. Each calendar you manage has an option to “Share only my free / busy information (hide details)”.
Like many others, I’m waiting for a two way GCal portable device sync, and then I’m set.
i’m surprised no one has mentioned Plaxo. i use it and it’s fantastic. here are a couple that you might want to look at:
Plaxo doesn’t do calendar sync with a Mac – plus I really dislike their “give me all your contacts” service.
Airset also fails to offer Mac sync.
I have created such a script that I think will work well, check it out:
30 Boxes is really cool. You should give them a try. It seems pretty solid and might be what you are looking for.
[…] My post asking for calendaring suggestions resulted in a lot of feedback, but no solutions that accomplished the goals I was looking for: […]
[…] – I attend Vienna Teng’s concert in Denver. I start looking into calendaring solutions. After a year and a half, I leave FeedLounge. I attend […]