My wife has been bugging me for a good family calendar. Our kids (4, 3, and 1) are not necessarily “overscheduled”, but we are an active family, and keeping track of the details and logistics is often challenging. Also, with my wife’s occasional board meetings and volunteer activities, and my own breakfast meetings and dinner events, we had to institute a regular Sunday night manual calendar sync. Sure would be nice to see if my wife has a board meeting before I schedule a dinner with a CEO.
30 boxes looks amazingly cool, but doesn’t sync. Trumba when it was announced seemed like it was going after this problem, but now sounds quite different. Google Calendar is a latecomer, and doesn’t have the features (nor the sync). Yahoo Calendar syncs well, but doesn’t seem to offer multiple calendar integration. So, I never quite found what I needed. A recent PC Magazine article, Manage the Family Calendar, convinced me to look at AirSet. This looks much better, and I’ve signed up. Now I just need to set up the sync for my Outlook and my wife’s Palm Desktop, and we’ll see how well it really works.