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BY Kristina Udice

5 Online Calendars That'll Help You Streamline Your Life

By Kristina Udice

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Do you consider yourself organized? For many, this isn’t the easiest question to answer. Most of us think we’re organized, at least in some aspects of our life, but there’s almost always something more we could be doing to stay on task, remember an event, and accomplish our goals on time — both in a professional setting or outside of one. And there are more ways to get organized than with Google Calendars alone.

Whether you’re a freelancer, a self-employed entrepreneur or small business owner, a graduate student, or are working a traditional 9-to-5, getting organized can get tough. That’s why it’s important to have a calendar with deadlines and tasks that you’re looking to get accomplished. We all get busy, and oftentimes we take on slightly more than we might be able to handle — especially if we aren’t naturally skilled at office organizing.

Traditional desktop calendars and wall calendars are great for having all of your important notices in one place, but you can’t really bring a desktop calendar with you everywhere you go. This might mean you need an online calendar that comes its own calendar app.

If you’ve never used an online calendar before, there’s no time like the present to start. And depending on your needs, you might need a calendar that has different or more depthful features than others. If you’re a professional looking to get organized with an online calendar, this list is for you.

Cozi Family Calendar

If you’re in need of a calendar to keep everyone in the family on the same page, this may be your best bet. With the free Cozi Family Calendar, there is a family calendar option, as well as individual calendars for each family member and you can easily see everyone’s tasks once synced. It’s also great for assigning tasks as there are features available for sending over to-do lists to specific family members.

The best part? The Cozi Family Calendar comes with a mobile app so even when you’re on the go you can stay up-to-date with what’s on your family members’ plate.

Trello

Trello is a calendar that’s going to help you get. stuff. done. With Trello, you can assign yourself, and others, tasks via boards. And you can also see these tasks on a calendar to see what’s due, when. You can have multiple boards for multiple tasks — you can have a home board, a work board, an editorial calendar board, a travel board, ect. And you can invite people to your boards where they can see your tasks and be assigned as responsible for these tasks.

This is a great online calendar option when you have a lot of tasks with strict deadlines. You see right away what needs to get done and when, and you can get notifications when a deadline is on the horizon. Your board will also let you know if a task is overdue. The only downside to Trello is that it is more of a to-do list platform, and less of a calendar.

This online calendar also comes with a calendar app so you can use it wherever you go. There are both free and paid versions of Trello to choose from.

Zoho Calendar

Zoho is a free online calendar that allows you to set reminders, share your calendar, sync up with other calendars to create group calendars, subscribe to calendars around the world, integrate with Zoho apps, and embed your calendar on your website or blog so others know what your schedule is like.

It’s simple and easy interface makes setup a breeze. And you get to decide what your work-week looks like. Schedule, manage, and track your tasks and events with ease. And do it it from your desktop, or your mobile device. It’s free, too!

TeamUp Calendar

TeamUp is a simple, straightforward, flexible calendar for you and your team. It’s similar to Google Calendar in looks, but not in features! It’s designed for groups to help manage not only time, but resources as well. It’s also extremely simple — there are no logins or special requirements to use it. All you need is a link and you can start adding to the calendar!

Use colors to differentiate between types of events and activities. Set up notifications so that you now when an event is coming up, when a task has been completed, and if there are any conflicts with the schedule. And you can set it up so different users have different access!

This calendar is free to start, which is great for small teams. But bigger teams will need the paid version. And you can easily access from both your desktop and mobile device.

Doodle

Doodle is a fun and interactive online scheduling tool. Doodle allows you to sync up with others to decide on the best date and time to schedule activities, events, and tasks. It takes feedback from your team and creates a poll that gets sent out about the events. Doodle essentially takes the guesswork out of scheduling by taking feedback from all parties and aggregating feedback to set a time that works for everyone.

You can then load events and tasks into your own calendar so other participants know what your schedule looks like and what times you are available. There are 3 plans to choose from — free, private and business. All allow you access on your desktop and your mobile device.

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