2014/10/12

Five Best Online Calendar services Review (FREE)

Five Best Online Calendar services Review (FREE)


After 8/1/2014, some of you may be disappointed by the termination of Google Calendar Sync services for Outlook. However, it is not the end of the world. There are still Gmail alternatives to choose from, and these online calendaring services are mostly free. If you want to share you appointments or events with someone else, you may try any of the following.

  1. Yahoo! -

    This United states based calendar sharing service is always there on its web based interface, OS X, iOS APP, and Android. To use it under Windows Outlook environment, you need an add-in such as EVO Collaborator for Outlook which links your online calendar to Outlook.

  2. iCloud -
    This service is a good one under Apple machines and devices. Though it has an iCloud Control Panel but it has a few problems like you can only sync with one iCloud account and it is impossible to use Outlook default calendar to sync with iCloud. If you use iPhone then this online calendar reminder service will work very well. It also provides holidays events for your convenience.

  3. fruux (Germany) -
    This scheduling service has a good web base GUI and tutorials on how clients configure calendar/contact applications in different platforms are well written. However, it does not have its own Outlook add-in. Perhaps you can use ECO add-in to access calendar/contact in Outlook. It is free to sign up for users world-wide although it is a German based service provider.
  4. QQ and 163 (China) -
    If you are somewhere in China, these two agenda cloud service providers are the ones you can count on and the speed are fast.
  5. Google -
    Why Google is still on the list? The reason being is that Apple and Android are still good on it for mobility and collaboration. If you happen to be the victims using Outlook, then you can still survive by syncing some kind of add-in by thirld party software vendor such as EVO Collaborator for Outlook.
If you were to use more than one service from above in you Outlook, then you may want to try EVO Collaborator for Outlook. It is compatible with all services mentioned plus some other on-premise CardDAV/CalDAV platforms such as EVO Mail Server, OwnCloud, Zimbra, SabreDAV and etc.

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