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My birthday wishes to you, fellow blogger! Hope your birthday was grand! 🙂
As I’m sure you’ve realized by now, Google Calendar is now live and well! Lots of features, events that can repeat basically any way imaginable, multiple calendar support, sharing, and more. Good work Google, it was well-worth the wait.
Before Google Calendar was released, I used 30boxes calendar. I truly believe that 30b is a great web app. The developers are very quick to release new features, and the calendar has a TON of features that Google Calendar doesn’t have. They claimed that they’ll do everything Google Calendar does, but better. I’m excited for the competition because it means a better product for everyone.
IMHO, Google’s release of Google Calendar already gives 30boxes some catch-up work to do. I don’t use any of the features that 30boxes has that Gcal doesn’t have. Google’s interface is more intuitive, cleaner, and more friendly to me. The only thing I don’t like is that reminders can be attached only to events on your main calendar. Why the limitation?
As of the time of writing, there are still some features being rolled out, like deeper integration with Gmail. Over at Google Blogoscoped, there’s some discussion about what users want Google to release next. Also at Google Blogoscoped, Philipp Lenssen compiled a list of public calendars you can add to your calendar. I’d like to see some Google Reader – Gmail integration, Google Bookmarks development, and I really want reminders for some events on some of my non-primary calendars.
It’s here! http://calendar.google.com
The release date has come! April 13th, 2006.
Nathan points to more Google Calendar (more like Gmail Calendar) screenshots. I’ve posted them here for your enjoyment. Still no word from Google as to the release date!
Because of Google’s history of making great announcements on April 1st, (Gmail in 2004, double its storage space in 2005), April 1st has become “the new Christmas” for thousands of Google fans. Google Blogoscoped hosted a thread for predictions of what Google would announce this year.
Many thought that Google would unveil Google Calendar, codenamed CL2. Others predictions included a superior video search engine, GDrive, open registrations for Gmail, and GoogleTalk-AIM interoperability.
Sadly, none of these came true.
Today is April 2nd, and absolutely nothing useful was unveiled. Google Romance was funny, but will anyone visit it after a week? No. Some fans are so disappointed that they’re abandoning Gmail and moving to Yahoo (4th post on thread linked above). Personally I think it’d be an overreaction to abandon Google. After all, we made April Fools Day out to be much more than it is. We made it the new Christmas.
Gmail Calendar will come when Google is ready, GoogleTalk-AIM interoperability will come when Google & AOL are ready, and GDrive will come when the world is ready.