Monday, November 10, 2008

The Blackberry on your Desktop: Windows Calendar

If you've looked over the idea of upgrading to Windows Vista from lousy XP (hopefully, you have not lost your sanity and bought a Mac), then here's another reason to do so: A convenient event organizer, by the name of Windows Calendar, has arrived. No more having to settle for the complex mechanics of any online calendar or even worse, using pens and paper. You've got all that in an application on your computer, that comes standard with any Windows Vista package.
Sharing the aesthetic interface of all Vista components, Windows Calendar is as easy-to-use as it gets. Quickly, you can create a new task/appointment, which you can detail with locations, descriptions, times and even reminders.
Also, the innovative three-column design lets you speedily catch a glimpse of everything in your demanding schedule. In addition to that, if you have a lot of things to do, a search bar is exactly what you need to save a few extra minutes.
And here's another handy feature; Windows Calendar is fully compatible with the often used iCalendar format so you can effortlessly subscribe to web calendars- maybe the programming schedule of your favorite TV station- or even publish your own calendars to the web.
As well, if you need more than one calendar to cover your day-to-day life, you'll be glad to know that this application can support up to 100. Moreover, you can share any of these calendars with your family or friends through email invitations or directly within your computer.
Naturally, as with all Microsoft software, there's a simplistic guide to get you off and running. So what have you got to lose? Try it.

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