I agree, it is nice, full of features, yet I can’t move until it really allows to have my data anywhere, on any device. SMS notification of events? Thank you very much, but I want my entire calendar on my mobile device, and it better be always up-to-date. With zillions of devices on the market, it will take a while to support all of them – in the meantime there is an intermediary: Outlook.
Outlook is in the anchor position that most mobile devices, CRM software ..etc synchronize to. It plays middleware between my phone and Plaxo. It’s clunky, bogs down our computers, crashes a lot, yet we need it: like it or not, we’re in Outlook-prison and can’t break out … just yet. Which means, Google Calendar should have full Outlook synchronization for it to really be useful business. One-way import simply does not cut it.
Obviously Google wants us migrate to their platform, and I’ll be happy to – when they are ready. Ironically enough, we need full synchronization to enable us to use both calendars in parallel first, then use Google Calendar more and more, why rely on the synchronized Outlook copy to play middleware, eventually to phase it out when Google and the entire ecosystem nicely play together.
I am (im)patiently waiting. Apparently not alone:
- First one to get Google Calendar to sync with Outlook wins!
- Google calendar – nice but no can do
- Calendaring and Google Calendar
- Google Calendar: Close, But No Cigar
- Google Calendar – waiting for synch
- Google Calendar is NOT Standard Compliant