Tungle … for organizing meetings

Tungle looks fun.

Tungle is a free, effective and simple meeting coordinator.

Share your availability

View the availability of friends, colleagues or business associates before sending them a meeting invitation.

Coordinate meetings with anyone

Create Tungle Spaces – temporary web sites for coordinating meetings with anyone, including people who don’t have Tungle.

Use your existing calendar

Get started in seconds, using your existing calendar (e.g. Outlook, Lotus Notes and Google Calendar) across firewalls and organizations.

What I find really attractive about Tungle is that you can use your existing calendar.  At work we use Meeting Maker to organize meetings but it doesn’t connect to your existing calendar application (it does with an expensive plugin!).

Not that I’m a Mac user, but there doesn’t appear to be support for iCalendar, which seems a shame/short sighted.

I wish I had an excuse to play around with Tungle now.

Synchronizing Outlook with Google Calendar

SyncMyCal

At last! My online experience is now complete. For this afternoon I managed, using the wonders of modern technology, to synchronize my Microsoft Outlook 2003 calendar with my online Google Calendar.

I used the excellently simple SyncMyCal which allows you to synchronize your Google Calendar(s) with either Outlook or Pocket Outlook (on a PDA).

The free version allows you to synchronize appointments for a maximum of only 7 days (3 days in the past, today, and 3 days into the future). The full version (£13.50) allows you to extend your synchronization period AND setup an automatic scheduled sync (the default is every 15 minutes).

It really couldn’t be more simple. Now Jane can really keep an eye on my goings on, because if anything knows what I’m supposed to be doing it’s my Outlook calendar.

Other options

You may be interested, while I was searching for a solution to sync Outlook with Google Calendars these are the three options I looked at (as well as others folks have recommended in the comments):

  • SyncMyCal (Lite for free, or Pro for £13.50)
  • gSyncit (US $9.99)
  • RemoteCalendars (Free OpenSource)
  • Calgoo