Busy schedules call for busy software. There’s a reason that the word “busy” is (somewhat) ingrained in the word “business.” Today, we’re going to discuss a series of calendar software options that you can use to make sure you don’t miss a meeting and, at the same time, reminds your employees of upcoming events.
You might be familiar with a number of online calendars. Some of them may be good productive aides, and others are just plain useless. It all depends on the quality of the software running behind the big checkered curtain and how it revolves around your needs. Let’s have a look at a few of these:
- Google Calendar – Everyone knows Google Calendar. It’s probably the first calendar software that many people get exposed to when they realize that such a thing exists. It’s tough to avoid and easy to use. All you do is click on an hour, type the description of the event happening at that hour, and you’re set. There’s not much to it.
- Outlook Calendar – It’s probably not the first thing you think about when the name “Outlook” is mentioned to you, but it certainly should be! Outlook’s calendar is one of the most convenient little features in this piece of software. In Outlook 2013, the calendar no longer becomes some feature on the sidebar, though. It gets its own section, with a name tag and everything. This feature is best used for personal meetings.
- Teamup Calendar – And just when you were about to center your life around Google, little did you know that The Hulk is out there somewhere. Teamup Calendar is a piece of work that’s essential for growing businesses that have a large team. Its software includes a calendar that allows you to program meetings and designate meeting areas by color coding them, making it very easy for people to understand where they’ll be hauling their briefcases. But that’s not all. Teamup Calendar has two components: the meeting calendar, which I just described, and an event calendar that’s useful for scribbling important phone calls and online interviews/webinars.
Whether you’re a professional running a one-man show, own a small enterprise with a handful of employees, or are a tycoon with five floors to your name, you’ve got to get a calendar out there that can handle the ebb and flow of your daily needs.
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