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Calgoo Upgrade Syncs Your Calendars For Free

Calgoo is solving you and your significant other’s scheduling problems by offering its calendar synchronization tools for free. Tuesday’s announcement coincides with the release of version 2.0 of its software.

There are several software products vying to be your primary calendar. Depending on what you have at work or at home, most calendars offer the ability to import each other, but prohibit interactivity. In most cases, creating an event in one calendar means the event stays there. You would either have to import the event among other calendar sources or create events in each one. Calgoo solves the problem by updating all events among all calendars automatically when an event is created.

Compatible calendars include Outlook, iCal,Google Calendar and 30 boxes.

The tools come in four flavors.

  • Calgoo Connect ensures all of your calendars’ events match up. It supports two way synchronization as well — add an event to one calendar, and the event will appear on the rest.
  • Calgoo Calendar is a desktop calendar executable in case you don’t have Outlook or iCal to do the offline stuff for you.
  • Calgoo Hub is the company’s ad-driven money maker. The only ad-supported software in Calgoo’s line provides socially shared calendars that will appear in any friends’ or colleagues’ schedule.

The company also offers an API to give developers access to their synchronized events.

Among different standards and synchronization services, me.com and Windows Live included, there seems to be too many calendar solutions. This software provides a pretty decent workaround while the other providers battle it out for dominance.