I was talking to a friend recently about our calendars – he uses Outlook and I use Google Calendar (3 of them) and Mozilla Sunbird. He made a good point, which was that I had too many calendars. I have a Gmail Account for “Work” (some of it), one for “Personal” with my personal email and other my work, plus my wife has one. I also maintain a Sunbird Calendar in case my cable connection goes down I can still see what my personal schedule looks like.
Google Gets More “Desktop”
Enter the new Google Calendar offline mode, in classic Google beta status. Now my Google Calendars are more like traditional desktop calendars, but with Internet accessibility. The new offline accessibility uses Google Gears, and its recommended **not** to do this on a public computer. And because Google are real stand up guys they’ve included this notice of caution:
To enable offline Calendar access, sign in to Google Calendar and look for the “Offline Beta” link in the upper right-hand corner of your account, next to your username. We’ve released this early and are still ironing out some kinks, so if you encounter any issues, be sure to let us know.
Now that Google offers offline mode I can get rid of my Sunbird Calendar and free up my desktop’s hard drive memory and CPU a little, and focus on getting those 3 Google Calendars sharing with one another. This way no matter where my family can more seamlessly manage our appointments with less confusion.