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online calendars free ur lives are busy these days with everything we do from just working a regular job, spending time with family, driving kids to sports and concerts, keeping up with friends, spending time online playing games, blogging or shopping. Yes, we are definitely busy!

The new year is a time to get organized and what better way to help you keep up with your busy life than using an online calendar. An online calendar is better than writing everything down because all you need to do is check them once a day, have them send reminders by email or through your cell phone.

Free online calendar programs lets you keep track of personal appointments, family get-togethers, group schedules, birthdays, holidays, other events (A scheduled activity, such as a meeting, party, appointment, or similar items that you enter into a calendar.) and to-do lists. You can create multiple calendars to share with friends and co-workers and publish your calendars so that anyone can see them and also print them out.

With all of these free online calendars you can see the day, week, month and yearly view and they all send reminders of some type either through email or by phone.

Google Calendar

You can use your existing Google account to create a Google Calendar by clicking on “My Account” at the top right of the Google page. If you do not have a Google account you can set one up in minutes for free at Google. There are no ads on the Google calendar pages so it looks very clean. Syncing is only supported through Windows.

Google Calendar features include:

  • 4-day view
  • Agenda view
  • Importing from an existing calendar such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal Calendar or a Yahoo calendar
  • Sync your Google calendar to an existing Outlook calendar or a Blackberry
  • Quick add feature for basic event details
  • Click and drag of calendar events from one slot to another
  • Create multiple calendars under the same account
  • Easily collaborate with others
  • Share your calendar
  • Embed your calendar into a website or blog
  • Access your Google calendar from your cell phone’s web browser

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Windows Live Calendar

You can use your existing Hotmail or Microsoft Live account to create a free Windows Live Calendar. If you do not have an Hotmail or Live account you can set one up in minutes for free at Live. There are banner ads at the very top of the page but overall it looks very clean. Syncing is only supported through Windows.

Windows Live Calendar features include:

  • Agenda view
  • To Do list
  • Next 4 weeks view
  • Import from an existing calendar such as Microsoft Outlook
  • Import calendars from sports, movie, and other third-party websites that support the ICS file format
  • Quick add feature for basic event details
  • Easily click and drag of calendar events from one slot to another
  • Create multiple calendars under the same account
  • Share your calendar with friends or the public

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Yahoo Calendar

The Yahoo calendar works with your Yahoo account. Once again, it is free to sign up for an account at Yahoo. Yahoo tends to have ads placed throughout the page on their calendar. Syncing is only supported through Windows but Windows Vista/Outlook 2007 are not currently supported as of this writing.

Yahoo Calendar features include:

  • View Events from a List
  • View Tasks you need to do
  • Printable option
  • Customized your calendar with a photo or logo
  • Share your calendar with friends or the public
  • Import or export to/from an existing calendar such as Microsoft Outlook
  • Sync your Yahoo calendar to an existing Outlook calendar or a Palm Pilot
  • Setup a group calendar
  • Easily collaborate with others
  • Embed your calendar into a website or blog
  • Access your Google calendar from your cell phone’s web browser

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30 Boxes

The free 30 Boxes online calendar is slightly different than the rest. There are no ads to be seen, it takes up the entire page, is only a calendar, shows the current weather readings under the currently weekly, lets you send Twitter updates, and more. It seems very innovative and uses current technology well.

  • Import contacts from Yahoo, GMail, Outlook, Hotmail, Plaxo
  • Share with Buddies or publish to MySpace and blogs
  • Email and share links that are tracked so you know when people get them
  • Receive reminders and invites by SMS/Text Message
  • Link to Google maps within calendar entries
  • Add your local information like weather
  • Embed your Calendar as a widget on your blog
  • Put your events list on Yahoo or Google
  • Add your calendar to any RSS feed
  • Import or export from Outlook, iCal, or Yahoo Calendar, or anything in CSV format
  • Print calendar entries or calendar pages

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With all of the good, free online calendar choices available, there isn’t any reason why you can’t get organized this year!   Which online calendar do you use and why?

  1. Chris
    April 16, 2009 at 2:27 am

    I just tried 30Boxes, didn't like it at all.

    I'm sticking with Google Calendar.

  2. Marthinus Raath
    March 6, 2009 at 5:24 am

    I like working in Plaxo the most. It's a convenient place to keep all your calendars in one place. The fact that you can view your calendars from anywhere in the world is great and I've never had such easy syncing with multiple calendars. I mentioned some of this in my blog. Hope you find it as nice as i do.

  3. John
    January 7, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    For those of you with Macs, Google Calendar also suppors syncing through CalDAV for Apple iCal. This can also be used to sync with Mozilla Sunbird.

  4. Bill Bell
    January 6, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Another category of products that readers might consider includes Thunderbird (again), Mozilla Sunbird and the Chandler server. If you don't want to maintain your own copy of Chandler server you can get an account at chandlerproject.org. I use this suite of services because it's the only one that I know that allows for attaching URLs to events and also makes those URLs linkable. The Google API in contrast allows one to add URLs but I have not seen anywhere where they are made visible. I should also mention, if it ain't obvious, that having URLs in an event makes it easy to share information about sites or documents that refer to the event.

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