April 13, 2006
For the past two years I have been a daily user of Google’s GMail service. I was never impressed with Microsoft Hotmail and I have a strong dislike for Yahoo’s invasion-ware tactics when you install their chat client, so I was pleased to discover a simple, easy to use, and very slick web-based mail tool. (I have invitations if anyone would like.)
When Google introduced their homepage I immediately set one up for myself and it has been my starting point ever since. So when I learned a few weeks ago that Google was developing a web-based calendar I couldn’t wait to try it. As of an hour ago my patience was rewarded. My daily visit to TechCrunch paid off as the lead story was about the launch of Goolge’s Calendar beta.
My initial impression is a good one. I was able to successfully import all my iCal ics files (something Mozilla’s Sunbird and OSAF’s Chandlerhave consistently failed to accomplish) although I haven’t been able to create separate calendars yet.