Unusual online calendars?
February 25, 2009 10:36 PM Subscribe
Are there any calendar apps that break the 30-days-at-a-time mold?
posted by so_necessary to computers & internet (5 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
The standard online 30-days-at-a-time calendar isn't really serving my needs as well as it could. I want something that helps me keep track of imminent stuff and further away stuff, at the same time, in a visually coherent way. Apps like Google Calendar slice stuff up into months, so stuff only tends to appear on my radar when it's less than a month away. It's a bit jarring, and doesn't encourage longer-term thinking.
(For instance, I obviously want to see what things I'm doing over the coming month. But I also might be moving to a new city in the Autumn, so I kind of want to see that steadily approaching from "distant" to "next week." Or be able to zoom out and see that I don't have that much going on in July, so I should make some plans for then. Somewhat secondarily, another neat feature would be if I could create "fuzzy events" - so a deadline that's 60 days away requiring 40 hours of work is painted in faintly, but as time passes it becomes more "glaring.")
In my mind's eye I'm seeing something a bit like the timeline view in Garageband, where I can smoothly zoom down into detail of a single bar and then out to see the structure of the whole song. Perhaps even with different tracks for "fun" and "work" and "chores" and stuff...
So basically, I'm looking for any kind of unconventional, unusual or innovative calendar app that transcends the one-month-at-a-time GUI, either online or for OS X. Whatcha got for me?*
*I don't have any special demands in terms of syncing with other devices, combining with other people's calendars, etc.