Post # 1
I’m trying to figure out the best way to share calednars with my DH. What works best for you? I want one central calendar that has all of his lecture and workshop schedules, my meetings and appointments, and general reminders that are updated on both of our computers and phones whenever something is added.
Do you have suggestions for apps AND programs on your computer that have worked best for this type of productivity?
What about Google Calendar? I think it’s okay, but I find it’s not super user friendly, but maybe I’m just not using it the right way
Post # 3
my DH and I use Google Calendar. we have it synced on our computers and our phones and tablets, so it’s everywhere at a moment’s notice 🙂
what do you find difficult to use about it?
Post # 4
I guess for some reason I can’t figure out the best way to sync it across all of our devices or something! Do you have iPhones/iPads? Does this sync go to the iPhone calendar or do you have a google calendar app?
Post # 5
If you both have iphones/ipads – I’d recommend syncing calendars using icloud – I could never get google calendar to work right – it kept giving me doubles of things!
Post # 6
There’s a big ugly calandar in our kitchen, we write our crap on it, and while we’re standing over the counter eating breakfast, we can figure out what the hell the other person is up to that day…anything else is a hinderance in our archaeic home…
Post # 7
I second google calendar. I love it! SO and I have it synced accross our phones and our tablets. I have an Ipad, he has an android.
Post # 8
We also have good ol’ wall calendar (it’s a kitty calendar!) but I also keep track of everything in my phone and SO will ask me what’s going on for the weekend when he’s trying to make plans.
Post # 9
We’re techno-impaired at our house, he hates it and I don’t really care enough about anything to make it an issue, if we can’t figure it out with our brains and a couple of rocks, we dont really need it!
Post # 10
LOL we are technologically (sp?) impaired also.
We tried a calendar on the computer but we found it easier to have one on the wall where we can see the entire month at once. Ours is even color coded. Since I work rotating shifts my work hours are written in one color, the kids sporting events in another color and mundane things like dental appointments are in another color. Birthdays are also color coded. The kids know not to mess with the “calendar pens”. 🙂
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I pretty much keep track of anything in a little handwritten planner book, but after reading some of these responses I think I’m going to give google calendar a shot since we both have android phones!
Post # 12
We use a paper calendar in the kitchen too. It just makes the most sense that way we can work together to plan things out because it’s not all over the place it’s all just right there on the wall in the most popular room in the house lol.
Post # 13
I’ve got my old-reliable planner that never leaves my purse as well. But with DH in med school and each week being totally different from the next (one day he’s home by noon, the next day he’s got things going on until 8:30…SO hard to keep track of!), I really want to have a central place where we both can see what’s going on! He’s super busy and is very diligent about updating his own iPhone calendar with his own obligations every time something new arises, so to avoid having to ask him to update several things (paper calendar, phone calendar, email calendar), I’m looking for an easy way to sync up!
I have experienced similiar problems like PPs…google calendar gives me copies of things, etc. Maybe we will try iCloud!
Post # 14
He’s not big on schedules. I use Google Calendar, which syncs with my iCal on my computer and my calendar on my Android phone. I keep the schedule of household chores, when we have the kids, hockey games (which is irrelevant at this point — sad).
For the week, we have a set of chalkboards in the kitchen to put in reminders and grocery lists.
Post # 15
I don’t use anything iOS. my devices are all Android, which may be why I’m having an easier time of it? maybe it just doesn’t sync with the iCalendars. did you try the Google Calendar app?
Post # 16
My husband’s iphone links up to the computer whenever he’s home. We share icalender.