The Best Work Calendars for Businesses
Even though there are millions of apps available today, it can still be extremely difficult to find the perfect app to meet your needs, especially in the business and productivity categories.
One challenge most of us face is to find the right calendars for business that allow us to organise our day and be more productive.
Here are some of our favourite calendar apps for business.
Amazon WorkMail works with existing email clients such as Microsoft Outlook and native apps that come standard with your iOS and Android devices.
WorkMail users have the ability to seamlessly access their email contacts, calendars and more. You can even synchronise your mailboxes and calendars from anywhere in the world at the touch of a button.
Amazon says that the benefits to security and control over that of their competitors are the biggest USP of the service. Furthermore, businesses can choose where their email is hosted to ensure that they receive the fastest service possible, currently there are servers in Oregon, Northern Virginia and Ireland.
Amazon WorkMail costs approximately £3 per email inbox.
Microsoft Exchange Online
Microsoft Exchange Online provides users with access to email, calendars, contacts and tasks for any endpoint device.
Services can be accessed across the wide area network, so there is no need to purchase and configure Exchange Server packages or invest in physical servers to get the most out of Microsoft Exchange Online.
Microsoft Exchange Online provides 25 GB of storage and users can also make use of the archive feature to support retention and compliance rules within certain corporate environments. However, the archive isn’t accessible offline.
Microsoft Exchange costs approximatley £3.50 per month
Google for Work
Google for Work provides access to email, calendars and contacts largely like the other services we have mentioned. Users also benefit from access to Gmail, Hangouts, Drive and Docs.
As part of the Google for Work package users receiver 30 GB of storage, which should be more than enough if you are sending basic email attachments and don’t have thousands of contacts to manage. However, you can upgrade to unlimited storage for an extra £3.50 each month if you feel that you need that extra flexibility.
Google for Work is an excellent choice for small to medium sized businesses, but larger organisations have cited larger scale compatibility and shared calendar issues that make other options more appropriate.
Google for Work costs approximately £3.50 per month.
Microsoft Outlook is the one application here that we have all probably had some hands on experience with in some way shape or form.
Outlook emails, contacts and calendars can be easily synchronised across a number of devices, so as you update your calendar on your work computer, you’ll see the changes reflected on your mobile calendar almost instantly.
Unlike other options, Outlook doesn’t put a limit on the amount of storage that you can use. You can send file attachments of up to 100mb in storage and this is a big reason why so many businesses use Outlook as their primary email and calendar provider.
Another attractive feature of Microsoft Outlook is the ability to create tasks. You can not only set tasks for yourself, complete with due dates, recurrence, and color-coded categories, but you can also create a task request for a coworker, and even include billing info.
Outlook 2013 is available either as part of the Office 365 subscription (approximately £70 a year for up to 5 PCs), or of the Home and Office Professional suite (£150).
So there you have it, our favourite work calendars for business. Let us know how you get on with them and if you have any suggestions that you think should be added to the list, please leave a comment below.