Do you keep trying to find the “ultimate” calendar solution for your lifestyle? I have tried a number of different ways, but since I spend a lot of time in the Studio/Office I have primarily settled on using Outlook Calendar. I especially loved it when they added labels (2003?) so that I could color code the kids’ activities.
I also like that I can enter piano lessons, basketball practice, birthdays and anniversaries as a recurring events. This doesn’t mean that I remember to send a birthday card!
I have not gone paperless, however. I print out a monthly calendar for the bulletin board and to give to my husband.
I am currently also printing out a weekly calendar. I’ve tried various formats – small ones to put in the purse – daily, with hourly lines. But for now, the winning method is the weekly calendar. There is enough room to write down “to dos”. Although, It’s not always enough space for a long to do list.
The biggest drawback when switching to a digital calendar was not having it with me when I needed to make appointments. The answer came in the form of my Itouch. I bought it several years ago with some birthday money and I love it. I love it for my music, audio books that I get from the library, and it even has my favorite movie, Becoming Jane. (BTW, I bought a used one at Best Buy and saved a ton of money. Even though that store usually drives me bonkers, a young clerk suggested a used one that was kept under the display cases. Boy was I ever grateful because I simply did not want to carry around a device in my purse that was $200+! It has worked like a charm!)
So when I am at the dentist I simply enter my new appointment in the Itouch and then sync it with my calendar.
What calendar methods do you use?