Today I broke up with Outlook Calendar. I have loved Outlook Calendar. Sadly the feeling wasn’t mutual.
Twice now in a 12 month period, my beloved Outlook calendar on my desktop refused to speak to my Outlook calendar app on my phone. This is a major problem for someone who is already a bit schedule-challenged like myself.
I’ve been calling and scheduling appointments while sitting at my desk and entering the appointments in to the desktop calendar. If I leave a message, I may schedule an appointment while I’m away from my desk, when a person calls me back; and then I’m entering it in to my phone. And Viola, without the two talking I’ve now double and triple booked myself somehow. 😦 Not fun. Not good for business. Not good for family. And not good for my sanity.
I spent over an hour this morning trying to fix the issue. This afternoon I spent a little more time on it and finally gave up. The more I tried to find a solution; the more I saw that this an issue for lots and lots of people using Outlook calendar.
So, I’m over in to the Google calendar now for work appointments. I still love the Cozi Calendar for the family! I keep two schedules because it really is less confusing for me. Everything is on my (now) Google calendar – like the master calendar! And the Cozi calendar has everything pertinent to the rest of the family. Cozi with my work appointments looks like a colorful paint splatter! Maybe pretty, but a mess.
Tonight I am thankful for breaking up with Outlook calendar. I suppose it was time. I like their format better. But, if it’s not reliable; then it just isn’t worth it!