4 Can’t Miss Calendar Apps That Sync With Everything

By

cross device image

Recent surveys indicate that a majority of online adults–more than 60%, according to Econsultancy–use at least two devices every day. With multiple device usage becoming commonplace for most, the ability to manage time and utilize applications across platforms is a necessity. Here are a few cross-device calendar apps to consider.

Related Story: The 3 Best To-Do Apps For Gmail Users

Google Calendar

Google Calendar image

Sometimes, the simple solutions are best. Google Calendar, the O.G. cross-platform calendar, can easily sync between mobile and desktop devices, instantly updating your appointments across all. Utilizing Google Calendar provides the added benefit of integrating with your existing Gmail account, requiring one less app to install and one less login to remember. View events belonging to multiple calendars or groups in one location, share calendars with friends and loved ones, create events and track RSVPs, and combine with your Google Task list for even greater efficiency–all on any device, at any time.

Platforms Supported:

Web and Chrome, iOS, Android, iPad.

Pros:

Integrates with existing Google accounts.

Cons:

Will require a Google account, if none exists.

Cost:

Free.

Sunrise Calendar

sunrise calendar image

As one of the few true cross-platform calendar rivals to Google Calendar, Sunrise calendar offers a simple, well-designed alternative for multi-device users. The drag-and-drop functionality makes shuffling tasks and appointments easy, and it’s available as both a browser-based application and Chrome extension. The key difference between Sunrise and Google calendars is that this service effortlessly plays nicely with everyone in the sandbox (it integrates with Google Calendar, iCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and more) and looks great on both mobile and desktop.

Platforms Supported:

Web and Chrome, iOS, Android, iPad.

Pros:

True cross-platform functionality; Easy on the eyes.

Cons:

Requires connection to a Google account.

Cost:

Free.

Fruux

fruxx app image

If cross-platform calendars could be personified, Fruux would be the really good-looking (but down-to-earth) Eurobabe with mad programming skills and an easy smile. Their collaborative approach to scheduling and task-management between technologies and major love for open source makes them a great choice for tech-minded startups and small businesses.

Platforms Supported:

Just about everything. Really.

Pros:

Secure Data backup; Open API.

Cons:

Full feature access requires a paid membership.

Cost:

Free for Basic, about $5/month (they’re too sexy for your dollar, pricing is in Euros) for Pro or Collaborator accounts.

Foogi

Foogi App Image

If meeting scheduling presents a challenge in your workplace (as it does in most), Foogi can help. Although it is not a self-contained calendar solution, Foogi works together with almost any calendar type (Outlook, Google, iCloud) and allows collaborators across timezones with different devices to easily see shared availability and quickly schedule meetings.

This enables everyone to continue using their preferred calendars without sacrificing scheduling efficiency.

Platforms Supported:

iOS, Android, Windows Phone.

Pros:

Collaborators using different tools can sync without installing new software.

Cons:

Shared free time visibility reduces privacy in the opinion of some (options to forego sharing and simply confirm preferred availability when invited to meetings is forthcoming).

Cost:

Free.

Now that you’ve downloaded the perfect calendar app, sync your schedule and add in some coding classes to make the most of your busy, entrepreneurial life.

See What’s Coming Up At GA