ScheduleOnline allows sync of Palm and online schedules
By David Read
MacworldJAN 16, 2001 4:00 pm PST
ScehduleOnline has announced the ability for Mac users to sync their ScheduleOnline schedule data with their Palm or Visor PDAs. This is done through a software application that synchronizes the Datebook, Address Book and To Do List with ScheduleOnline’s website instead of Palm’s HotSync software.
“ScheduleOnline originally evolved from JinTek, a company that created Quark extension and Photoshop Plug-ins,” said ScheduleOnline’s President, Hans Hartman. “We were able to add this level of Mac support because of our previous Mac experience.”
ScheduleOnline’s Mac Sync software does require the Datebook, Address Book and To Do List portions of Palm’s HotSync software to be disabled. However, the Mac Sync software will update both the Mac’s and the PDA’s records at the same time. Users can set up which location — the Mac or the PDA — takes precedence.
ScheduleOnline can manage company resources by scheduling things like meeting rooms or popular shared pieces of equipment. If a person or resource is unavailable, ScheduleOnline is smart enough to tell users why it is unavailable — say double booked, or that person is out of the office that day.
ScheduleOnline also can send emails to those who are scheduled or are responsible for resources that are scheduled. ScheduleOnline can also send CCs of scheduling emails to managers or other individuals that the users define. Finally, businesses can get a server version of ScheduleOnline that they can run internally.
ScheduleOnline serves over 25,000 small to medium sized businesses as well as individuals. Users can review or change their schedules anywhere using their web browser, and the service is free. ScheduleOnline’s Mac Sync software requires a PowerPC Mac running system 8.1 or later and is a free download from ScheduleOnline’s web site.