Like the week of the Verizon iPhone, there was one story that was the dominator of the news here, and that story was Macworld Expo 2011. We've got videos, we've got galleries, we've got stories, we've got interviews. We've got it all. And here it all is, just in case...yeah, yeah, you know, just In Case You Missed It.
Sure, your iOS device comes with a calendar built in and on the iPad it's phenomenally gorgeous, but Apple's helpful app is a little less than helpful. For instance, syncing. If we had something entered on the desktop iCal, it would be great if it would sync to our iPhones or iPads without us having to dig out our cords, plug them into our devices and our computers, fire up iTunes, click on Sync, and sit around twiddling our thumbs -- or if we didn't have to shell out a hundred bucks a year for a MobileMe subscription. Wireless syncing would be an awesome way to resolve some of this, but maximum flexibility and syncability is what we're after. Enter Google Calendars and the apps that supersize it.
By itself, Google Calendars accessed by browser on your iOS device is even weaker than Apple's options. Stripped down to its essence, the interface is not attractive and is pretty limited in what you can do. Sure, you can move from mobile view to desktop view and gain more functionality -- but this works best on an iPad. We want the world and we want it now.