Calendar, Lists, etc.

Any recommendations for web-based calendar, to-do lists, etc.?

I’ve been keeping my calendar at Scrybe since November 2006. Not much has been heard from the Scrybe folks since November 2007. I don’t feel confident that the next release will include the enhancements to the PaperSync feature that I’ve been requesting for over a year now.

I’m inclined to switch to Google Calendar. My wife has just started using GMail, and so it’s easy to share a family (kid’s appointments, etc.) calendar with her via Google.

That leaves open the question of to-do lists. I’m currently using Todoist. Or rather, I’m not. It just doesn’t feel as right as Backpack lists. But the Backpack calendar isn’t included in the free plan.

I’m tempted by Remember The Milk. It has a cool name and logo, integration with Google, free plan including calendar and to-do lists, clean look,… but so, I think, do several other options… but none of them have a cow in the logo… but is that really an important criterion?

I fear that I am more interested in researching organization tools than in being organized.

Scrybe’s New World

Sabika of Scrybe reports that:

We are working on our biggest update to Scrybe. The beta feedback is now tapering off and I think we have most of the valuable insights we need. Some of the changes were smaller and were rolled out into earlier updates. Some of the changes require a larger effort. Right now we are focusing on the hard to do things. For this update, we have constantly analyzed the data we get from the site traffic and users. We have realized that many a times, the traffic tells you a whole different story then what’s on your mind.

Here are some of the things that the data say.

  • “68% of our users have screen resolutions higher then 1024 x 768.” I’d be careful about how to interpret and act upon this. I think that, when it comes to screen resolution, the biggest challenges and opportunities come from the smallest screens. So I’d be thinking about devices such as the ASUS Eee PC, with its 800 x 480 resolution, and of course about phones.
  • “Firefox constitutes more than 65% visits… In terms of our product, we sure can see Firefox winning the browser war.” I think it’s best to phrase this as “in terms of our beta“. I’m a Firefox users myself, but I think that Scrybe might throw a party on the day IE users outnumber FF users, since it will be a milestone on the road to mainstream success.
  • “We have users/ visitors from 181 different countries.” That’s good to hear!

I’d be interested in what percentage of Scrybe beta users sync their calendars and other stuff to paper. Papersync is my favorite cupholder in the Scrybemobile. I still think it’s important to allow users to define and share their own PaperSync formats.

I’d be interested in any responses to the above from Sabika and her colleagues, from fellow Scrybe beta users, and from potential Scrybe users.