Thursday, July 31, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Google Calendar gets direct CalDAV link to Apple iCal

Matt Sweeney sent me this tip: "Google calendar has recently added compatibility with CalDAV, so Google Calendar/iCal syncing is possible without any middleware." +1 SwampDrain point to Google. The short list of known issues is interesting reading. For example: "It's not possible to browse room availability or reserve conference rooms from within iCal. This feature is not supported by CalDAV."

Update: Further discussion about the ins and outs of this over at The Google Operating System blog.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Someone at Apple feels your pain

Someone at Apple, authorized to blog about "MobileMe status":
"It’s been a rocky road and we know the pain some people have been suffering."
Update: In subsequent blog posts, the author is identified as "David G."

Friday, July 25, 2008

Outlook Connector looks good, Sarah says

Sarah Perez gives a thumbs-up to the latest version of the Microsoft Outlook Connector public beta. If all your calendars come from Microsoft, it should be of interest.

MobileMe: Apple stumbles

Steve Gillmor says there are a few kinks in Apple's MobileMe, but the news seems worse than that. River couldn't make it work properly. Neither could David Pogue or Walt Mossberg. Apple stumbles, and calendar sync gets a black eye!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Calgoo switches to free & ad-supported

All Calgoo calendaring products are now free. If you use free Calgoo, ads will start appearing in your calendars. For some people I'm sure that will be a weird moment. But until someone matches Calgoo's features, Calgoo will probably get away with it.

River just told me that Apple is offering the MobileMe service free to iPhone owners for 60 days. Given the rough start MobileMe has had, that's about the right price. Time will tell if Apple can extract $99 a year for MobileMe. To me it's still overpriced.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The trend toward offline Web calendars continues

There's a report that "Gmail and Google Calendar will add offline support in approximately 6 weeks." The demo describes Google Calendar offering to let users edit up to three months of future calendar entries while not connected to the Internet.

Obviously this trend will continue. The big question is how quickly Google Calendar will work offline on the various mobile devices that support it.