30Boxes First Look

    February 6, 2006

I’ve been following the growing during the past week about 30 Boxes, a new online calendar application that some are saying is the killer calendar application.

So I signed up for the beta yesterday. Noodled around with it for thirty minutes or so, added some appointments to my new calendar, set my preferences for adding in some web content, etc.

Reading all the excitement in recent days, perhaps my expectation was set far too high as I’m a bit underwhelmed by it so far. For me, I don’t see this replacing Eventful, an online calendar service where, like 30Boxes, you can share information with others that I’ve been playing with for the past few months, and certainly not Outlook (although you can sync your 30Boxes calendar with Outlook).

Am I missing the point of it?

Thirty minutes isn’t enough time to form any fixed judgments, though. Plus I haven’t got any buddies on the system yet to share anything with. So I’ll learn more about 30Boxes and then form some clearer opinions.

Meanwhile read what others think about it.

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