Google Docs and Google Calendar

 Google Docs and Google Calendar

Google has really made using Linux easier because so much of my computing is now done online.  Today Markio and I were hashing out our vision for an organic church network in Saskatoon.  We used Google Docs to collaborate in real time.  We could both edit the same document at the same time.  It sure beats trading files back and forth.

I used to use Hotmail calendar but I’ve been converted to google.  Their Calendar is full of ajaxy goodness making their system very easy to use.  You can make public calendars for your organization that other people can include in their calendar.  I can share my calendar with my wife.  Their calendars can be intergated with desktop software like Apple’s iCal, Mozilla Sunbird and with a plugin MS Outlook 2003.  It is truly useful because the reminders are sent to my phone.  For Outlook to work it has to be running and I have to be at my desk.

  1. #1 by iChris on December 14, 2006 - 8:04 am

    Even better – they let you install it on your own domain so your users can use Google apps:

  2. #2 by iChris on December 16, 2006 - 10:32 am

    My mistake – it’s only gmail, calendar, pages and Gtalk/chat that they currently allow on your domain.

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