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Calendar software

By angilleyj ·
I have an extremely busy and complicated calendar that is now done manually and I wish to automate it. I have not found a suitable program that can accommodate my needs. Any suggestions?

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What platform do you have access to?

by Vanderlay In reply to Calendar software

What will you be running your software on?


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by angilleyj In reply to What platform do you have ...

NT Server 4.0 with service pack 5

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Outlook 2000 rocks

by Jerry_Mills In reply to Calendar software

Opinions are like (well, you know what) and everyone has one. Have you looked at Outlook 2000. It has a very nice calendar that ties into your email, tasks, contacts and the web.


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What do you want it to do?

by kurts In reply to Calendar software

You state that you wish to automate your calendar. What does that mean? Do you want it to schedule appointments for you by automatically reading your e-mail? Do you want others to be able to scan your calendar and schedule meetings only when you don't have conflicts? Do you want to automatically prioritize conflicts based on some criteria such as who the other party is? Do you want it to automatically print out today's schedule so that it's waiting for you when you get to your office in the morning? Do you want it to color code your activities? Do you want it to automatically schedule recurring meetings?

How do you want it to integrate with a task list? Do you want it to include a phone list? Should it integrate with a project planner? Should it track and report expenses? Should you be able to take it with you via a palm-top computer?

As you can see, I'm just throwing out questions here. How you answer them will determine what calendar software is best for you.

I've had experience with several packages over the years, from Time and Chaos to Outlook. As a result, I'm convinced that there's no "right" answer, just what's best for you. Answer the questions to the best of your ability, and maybe you'll get some useful replies.

Kurt Schweitzer

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