The day I got my Palm Pre calendar dialed in was the day I completely fell in love with this phone! OK, I lie… the second I saw a demo of the Palm Pre before it was released was the day I completely fell in love with the phone, but I promise, when I got my calendar all set up I did do a little dance of joy! OK… Here’s the situation… I work from home. I have 2 kids. I have a husband. I HAVE to keep a tight schedule or either nothing will get done, or I’ll go completely crazy for the day!
Since I do work from home I have a Microsoft Exchange account with my company. Since I’m super crazy with my schedule and routines I have SEVERAL Google calendars set up. Since I have a few friends and family I have my Outlook set up with all of their birthdays and the US Holidays. Since I’m on Facebook there is a calendar there. I’ve got calendars coming out of my ears! I use each one for very specific purposes, and with the Pre, I can view one of the calendars, all of them, some of them… I can choose whatever I want! So obviously each calendar is a different color, and I can obviously tell what is what. This is where synergy really come into play. My “routine” is in red, my appointmens are in pink, my daughter’s appointments & routine are purple, my son’s are blue, my husband’s appointments are in green, my exchange items are in orange, my outlook items are yellow, etc etc etc.
The REALLY great thing about this Google calendar syncronization is the communication between my husband and I has GREATLY improved. He has a Pre as well, and I set up his Google account to be able to see and edit all of my Google calendars. All I had to do was give him access! Then when I loaded his Google account into his Pre, all of our calendars showed up! Obviously I didn’t need to give him access to our routines, because he’s at work during the day. He only has access to his appointments, mine, and our children’s. Now when I make an appointment for him for the Doctor, I can put it on his calendar and it will automatically update his phone’s calendar! I can enter the address of his appointment and the phone number, and he doesn’t need to ask me for any information. This also works for my appointments. When he wants to see what is going on during my day, he just has to turn on his phone and look at my appointments on his calendar.
The Palm Pre calendar is seriously the definition of synergy. All of my schedules in every location they are in combined into one nice and easy view. It’s enough to make this Organized Techy Mom swoon!
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*I wrote this review while working on a Verizon Palm Pre Plus campaign by TheMotherhood.com on behalf of Verizon Wireless and have been given a Palm Pre Plus (and prizes for giveaways) to facilitate my review.
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Sarah Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 16 years of her career as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home. She has regularly appeared as a family tech expert on KSL News, BYUtv and Studio 5, and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung. Find out more on her website SarahKimmel.com