well into January. What do you mean you still need a calendar? Relax, we're
here to help. Calendar and day planner options have exploded in recent years. The
more we have to organize and schedule, the more ways there are to do it. Paper
or digital? Planners for an individual or a family? Whatever your needs, we
have an array of options, and while no one list is exhaustive, we've found all
these tools to be personally useful.
hot holiday gift of 2011, the iPad is for more than killing time with the
addictive Angry Birds. Make your tablet a
calendar/task manager with Pocket Informant.
devotees love its killer apps; maximize its productivity to track your daily
tasks and events with the 15 Best Calendar Apps for
jumped on the iBandwagon? No worries, Android smartphone users have plenty of great calendar apps as well and in
fact, Android provides better syncing with Goggle Calendar than the iPhone.
Google Calendar has much to
recommend it: its free, easy to use and allows for publishing and sharing of
calendars so it's a natural for keeping track of a family's schedule or members
of a club or work team. For a more complete overview
Apple's calendar, that runs on the
Mac operating system. Like Google calendar, it's free and fairly simple to use.
best known as Microsoft's personal information manager and mainly used as an
email application, Outlook also includes a
calendar, task manager and contact manager.
Paper Day Planners
such as FranklinCovey, Day-Timer, DayRunner and At-a-Glance all offer user
friendly paper planners. Two other brands that are less well known also offer
truly unique organization options worth considering. WeekDate, has a cleverly constructed calendar
allowing standing appointments to be written only once, yet remain in view
week-to-week, while other one-time-only events are penciled in. The Planner Pad organizes events by priority: on a two-page spread it
lays outs high priority tasks and daily activities within a visual "funnel"
making it crystal clear what's the best use of your time.
Calendars for Moms
are busy people: not only do they manage their schedule but those of their
off-spring and occasionally, if they are extra nice, their husband's. Multitasking
moms will appreciate calendars designed for keeping track of multiple
schedules. Out of the many options that exist, we like two in particular, the Mom Agenda, which offers a
suite of products including a paper day planner and an iPhone app and the Oprah
-must-have the WhoMi, which comes in
compact, purse-friendly sizes.
underestimate the value of the traditional wall calendar which generally occupies
a place of honor on the kitchen fridge or wall. No mere relic of yesterday, a
wall calendar can deliver both beauty and information. What could be more au
courant? For gorgeous examples, check out iVillage's
list of the top calendar of 2011.
What is your favorite calendar or organizer? Share
your thoughts here by posting a comment.
by Candie Harris
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