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Scott's GMail Alert is a kick-ass GMail, Google Calendar, and RSS notifier

Plenty of apps will give you a simple tap on the shoulder when new mail arrives arrives in your GMail inbox. There's GMail Assistant, GMail Notifier, GMail Notifier Plus, and of course Google offers their own app. Today's entrant into the battle for GMail notification supremacy -- Scott's Gmail Alert -- has a lot going for it. Way more than just the fact that it doesn't use the word notifier in ...

Google integrates Picasa, Google Docs, calendars, etc with Google Sites

For ages people have been wondering when Google was going to roll out the mythical "GDrive" that would allow users to upload files to a Google server and access them from a single place. Well, that still hasn't quite happened yet, because you can't exactly add Google as a shared network drive (without using third party software) and backup your files. But Google rolled out a new feature this wee...

Google Calendar adds holidays, sports calendars, birthdays

Google Calendar has just added a few new options to the "add calendars" section. When you select "browse interesting calendars," you'll see the option to add public and religious holidays for dozens of countries. There's also a new Sports section that lets you add the schedules for sports leagues in Baseball, basketball, hockey, rugby, soccer, and American football. And if you click the "More" ...

BusyCal is like iCal Pro, and it's now in public beta

BusyCal is a calendar app for OS X, and its developers would like you to think of it as "iCal Pro." It's designed for families and small groups, and includes a handful of syncing features that make collaborating on a calendar a lot easier. BusyCal syncs to Google Calendar, and it syncs to multiple machines over a Bonjour network, which is ideal for a multi-user home or an office. Design-wise, ...

Sync Outlook and multiple Google Calendars with Remote Calendars

Google Calendar Sync does a decent job of letting you synchronize Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar - if you only have a single Google Calendar you want to synchronize. But if you keep separate Google Calendars for work, personal appointments, or other activities then Google Calendar Sync is of limited use, since it will only synchronize your primary calendar. But where there's a will, there...

GMinder brings Google Calendar alerts to your desktop

Google Calendar may be a handy tool for keeping track of upcoming appointments because you can open it from any web browser. But sometimes a desktop tool can be more effective, because you don't need to open a web site to glance at your upcoming meetings. GMinder is a desktop utility for Windows that hangs out in your system tray and sends you an alert when a Google Calendar appointment is near...

Google Calendar adds Gears support, now available offline

In late January, Google began offering Gears support for your GMail account and now Google Calendar has received offline superpowers as well. Right now the feature is really only handy for getting a look at what's on your schedule: it's read-only, so you can't edit or add events for synchronization later. Since GMail already provides a more complete set of offline features, hopefully we'll see i...

Track your Twitter history in your favorite calendar app

If you use Twitter for more than just messaging - for example, tracking expenditures or appointments - you may want to take a look at Twistory. It's a handy web tool that creates a calendar feed for your past status updates. Simply enter your Twitter username where requested, and Twistory creates a feed that you can subscribe to in a compatible calendar application like iCal, Windows Calendar, O...

Google rolls out offline Calendar access

Early last year some folks started finding clues that Google was building offline support for Google Calendar. Now it looks like the company is finally rolling out that feature. Mark Mathson of Keenpath noticed an offline access button in his Google Calendar yesterday. As you would expect, the service uses Google Gears, which means you'll need to either install Gears for Firefox or Internet Ex...

Track task times in your Google Calendar with a Gadget

There aren't many gadgets on my Vista or Windows 7 desktops yet. I have a hard time finding any that are compelling enough to keep installed. This handy little one from Raneri Web Design, however, is firmly lodged in the sidebar of my workbench computer. The gCalTasks gadget is a slick desktop timer that integrates with your Google Calendars. Enter your credential and choose the calendar to ...

Open Google Calendar in Firefox from any page

GCal Popup is a Firefox extension for Google Calendar users too lazy to open a new tab when they want to enter a new appointment or check their calendar. Once the plugin is installed, you'll see a little calendar icon in your status bar. Click it and your Google Calendar will pop up, over the top of whatever page you happen to be visiting. Click the close button and it will go away. If you're a...

Should software be native or web-based?

How many of the applications you use on a daily basis are web-based as opposed to locally installed native applications? For me, the answer is way more than I ever would have expected. Had you asked me this question a few years ago, I would have vehemently denied that the future of development is on the web. As much as I could see and understand the value of a ubiquitously available web-based app...

Download Squad Week in Review

This week saw an odd migration of geeks in and out of Austin. Early this week the tech geeks all left the capital of Texas en mass, while music geeks all boarded trains, plains and autos headed for Austin. And if you're still suffering from jetlag and whiplash, here are a few stories you may have missed. Download Squad SXSW2008 coverage continues Southy by Southwest Interactive may be over, but we...

Google to launch offline calendar feature?

It looks like Google is preparing to add offline functionality to Google Calendar. A few days ago the folks at the Digital Streets blog noticed that Google seemed to have added some code to the Google Calendar page that would bring up a prompt to install Google Gears for access to 3 months worth of calendar data while you're offline. But once you install Google Gears, nothing happens. The plot t...