For the busy 21st century executive with numerous appointments every day and many tasks and events to attend to, a good calendar software package is simply indispensable. It will make such a huge impact on your life, make things such a lot easier to manage, that you soon won’t be able to remember the days when you didn’t have one! Which attributes should one look for in such a package?
Unless you are a computer geek who like to spend hours figuring out how things work, one of your primary concerns should be ease of use. If you need a PhD to figure out how to enter tomorrow’s meeting or your anniversary date, you will soon grow tired of it and not enjoy using it. Luckily many of the better packages have a creation wizard so it’s really easy to enter new information using an intuitive step-by-step approach.
Another feature that comes in very handy is the ability to export and import data to and from another calendar package. You will only realize the importance of this if you have been using your current package for six months and you then find something better. If you can’t export your data, it means you will painstakingly have to enter everything into the new package again.
Any calendar package that is worth its salt should have the ability to view information on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. There can be little else as frustrating as having to click through day after day to get to your appointments for a specific day. What you want is the ability to view all appointments for a given month at a glance and then to drill down to a daily or even hourly view.
Furthermore it’s also nice to be able to print the calendar. You might not always be able to carry a laptop around with you, so it makes a lot of sense to print your appointments for the day in the morning before you leave the office to do your rounds.
If you are the type of person that can never remember your friends’ birthdays, a printable birthday calendar is the ideal solution for you. You can easily add a new friend later (or alas remove on that is no longer with us), print the calendar again and thereby make sure you never forget a birthday.
Another feature that is virtually indispensable in our day and age is the ability to integrate with your cell phone and/or email software. This way you can set up reminders so the system will let you know about upcoming events before the time.
There are a large number of calendar software packages available on the web. There are some good free ones, but for the really good ones you will most likely have to pay. Compare the features to make sure the one you choose is perfect for your particular needs.
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