On August 1, 2000 I bought my first PDA, a Handspring Visor Deluxe. Actually, ten years earlier, I had purchased a Casio B.O.S.S., but my Visor was the first device I had that synchronized with my computer. So I’ve been keeping my calendar and contacts on some kind of electronic device for 18 years.
I’ve gotten to the point in my life that I don’t go anywhere or plan anything until I first check my PDA. It’s become my activities bible. So of course my wife and daughters have come to know that if they ask me if we’re doing anything on any particular day, I can’t answer unless I have my PDA.
So, for the past 8 years, I’ve wanted to have a way to share my calendar with my family, without giving them access to update it. I simply want to allow them to view my schedule from any computer on the internet. I’ve seen various attempts and solutions come and go over the years, but nothing worked, until today.
Today, my PDA is a Palm LifeDrive, which I purchased in August 2006. And today, I installed GooSync. GooSync allows me to sync all of my calendar events over to my Google Calendar via wifi. It’s quite simple actually, and since it uses a wifi connection, it’s quite fast. Then in Google, I shared my calendar with each of my family members, and voila, 8 years of frustration have ended. My entire family can now see my calendar from any computer on the internet.
I haven’t yet purchased the premium version of GooSync, after all, I’ve only been using it for a number of hours now. But if things go as they seem they will, I’ll be upgrading to the premium account to take advantage of even more features.