Which Calendar to use? Why?

There are too many calendar applications around, you might hear about

  1. Google Calendar
  2. Microsoft Outlook Calendar
  3. Calendar.com
  4. Fantastical
  5. Apple Calendar

And many more!

Which Calendar system is better?

Before we answer this question, let us define what features are you looking for in a calendar app? Most users will choose the calendar for the following:

  • Free to use
  • Has a Mobile Application
  • Easy to Use
  • Nice Design
  • Integrated with Email system
  • Can have multiple Calendars for better organization
  • Sharable

Can I use Calendars from Multiple Vendors?

The short answer is Yes! However, to do that, you need to be a superhero to see your events in multiple applications simultaneously and identify your free slots that are not contradicting other appointments. But if you were, like me, a normal person, you need to use a single calendar system that gave you most of the features and to be able to place all your appointments on the same calendar.

Again, which Calendar?

Personally! I like Google Calendar

I know this is not surprising, Google Calendar provides most of the features you may need and it’s FREE

How to handle events from non-Google email?

How can you handle multiple emails’ calendars and meeting requests sent to multiple emails including the non-google emails?

Ok, that’s a very good question with an easy answer!

Use your mobile phone as the main tool to accept the meeting invites from your emails including the non-google email! This way you can add your events directly to your Google Calendar’s Application

If you like to add it to a selected Calendar, select “Open in Calendar”