Google does Calendars

The Google Calendar is now a reality

While discussing the sad state of email clients in Linux, such as Thunderbird and Evolution, Jorge mentioned that he had switched entirely to gmail. Only one thing he was missing:

20:15 once they do a calendar it will rule.

I’ve played with it briefly, and it is pretty slick. Easy to use calendar functionality, and notifications via e-mail and SMS.

It’s a sad state of affairs when a our two primary graphical e-mail clients, who’ve been around for years, get throttled by Google once again. I’m not sure how I like only having access to my mail/calendar via the browser (negating any offline caching like offlineimap), but the quality of these Google productions makes me stop and think about it.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see this calendaring functionality get integrated to the desktop soon. How cool would it be to view my calendar in gnome and see the events in my Google calendar?

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