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|Operating system||Any (web based application)|
|Website||http://calendar.yahoo.com/ (old version)|
One of the largest online calendar providers, serving millions of users, Yahoo! Calendar is a Web-based calendar service from Yahoo!. It can read calendar feeds and events syndicated from sites that make use of the published Yahoo! calendar programming interfaces. While users are not required to have a Yahoo! Mail account, they are required to have a free Yahoo! ID in order to use the software.
Yahoo! Calendar has the following features:
- 100 year calendar
- various alarm features which allow you to send messages to numerous sources including:
- mobile devices
- Yahoo! Messenger
- the ability to sync your calendar with those of Palm devices and Microsoft Office Outlook and some SyncML enabled cellphones
- sharing of schedules between users. The mechanism allows several different methods of sharing including publicly sharing your calendar, sharing your calendar with a specific Yahoo! Group, and sharing your calendar with a particular Yahoo! user.
- automatically read, integrate, and republish public and personal events syndicated from Eventful, Upcoming, Evite, Bookwhen, and other sites.
Events are stored online, so in the case of a user's hard drive failure, no data is lost. Calendar sharing is also available.
Yahoo! Calendar is currently being re-designed to integrate with Yahoo! Mail Beta (the current version of Mail Beta offers no real integration with Calendar). Apart from some minor releases, the majority of the new version of Calendar is under wraps, and not much of it has been revealed.
On October 8 2008, Yahoo! showcased a preview for the new Yahoo! Calendar. New Features include support for open standards, support for subscriptions to any iCalendar based public calendar, Flickr integration, drag & drop functionality. Features slated for release but that are not yet ready include Outlook auto-sync, integration with other yahoo properties, and options to download other relevant calendars. The new Calendar also comes with a completely redesigned interface.