Sorting Out What You Need
It's important to understand that each kind of calendar application has unique
features that make it better suited for its niche.
Now that you know the types of software, we can probably eliminate two
categories from your search. PIM's typically do not have an event publishing
feature. For example, there's not a built-in feature in Palm Desktop to publish
your events to the web. Groupware/Meeting scheduling software typically has a
lot of sensitive corporate data and network managers will usually NOT permit
direct public access to these kinds of systems. Another barrier is that these
kinds of applications are usually selected and maintained at the corporate IT
If you're looking for an individual unshared application, search the internet
using the terms PIM or personal information manager. Pricing for PIM
applications runs from $30-$200.
If you're looking for groupware, then searching the internet for "groupware", or
"meeting scheduling" should get you going in the right direction. Pricing for
groupware typically runs around $100 per user.
If you're looking for event publishing software, search the internet for "web
calendar software", "web calendars", or "online calendars" Fair warning, the
results here can be overwhelming & confusing. The next section, will help you
with the task of finding the right web calendar for you.
Next: Features To Look For