1Calendar provides users with a calendar that can contain all of their important dates. The application is intended to allow the user to combine all of their important schedules into one convenient online calendar. The application works with private events and activities, school schedules, Facebook dates and tasks. Mobile versions are available for Android and iPhone users. 1Calendar can tap into the user’s school time table and automatically notify them when items change. The user can add their Facebook account and allow 1Calendar to automatically sync up when things change on their social network. The calendar works much like a day or month planner, with color boxes and columns for specific time slots. This design allows the user to see available times and upcoming events at a glance. 1Calendar is available in English, German, Spanish, Dutch and Danish languages.
1Calendar was founded in January of 2009. The company is based in Copenhagen and includes Business Development Manager Daniel Gewecke Daugaard, Development Coordinator Anselm Christophersen and Strategy Manager Steffen Thilsted. Although anyone can use 1Calendar, many users note that current features seem geared towards students. The team behind 1Calendar notes that their goal is to help users simplify their lives through helpful technology and web based applications.
1Calendar.com was shut down in 2011.
At first glance, 1Calendar appears to offer all of the same features that other online calendars include. This works effectively, which means that for some users it may come down to a matter of how much they like the user interface. 1Calendar has more to offer students with school timetable integration. The remaining features allow students to manage tasks as well as their social life on Facebook.
1Calendar uses columns and colors to help users keep their schedules manageable. Items are presented in columns, with dates across the top and time slots running down the left side. Each box is presented in a soft color, with options including green, blue, orange and yellow. Along the left side of the calendar, user can see various item categories in their respective colors. Small white arrows at the top allow the user to page through weeks.
A new user can create a 1Calendar account by clicking either white “Sign Up” button in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage or the purple “Sign Up” button found along the left hand side of the page. The homepage shifts to present the user with the short registration form. The form asks for a username and password. A small box at the bottom of the form is automatically selected to keep the user signed in. The user may want to uncheck the box when using a shared computer. Users can also click the small Google icon found along the left hand side of the homepage to login with an existing Google account.
1Calendar is available for free to all users. This is another benefit that is sure to make it appealing to most students. The user only has to provide an email address and password to create an account and begin building a centralized, web based calendar. No premium paid membership is available and the site makes no comment as far as whether this will change later on.
1Calendar.com offers internet users another way to centralized all of their schedules. The application is most appealing to users who have a Facebook account as well as those who are students. Using 1Calendar, users can keep their school, work and social tasks and events organized.