The cross-platform calendar that really works

After a couple of years designing, beta testing and a few very successful test cases I’m proud to release a totally platform independent calendar for synchronising dates. It runs in any environment: graphics or command line, colour or monochrome, it works even in the mobile phones.

And what’s best with it? it’s very simple and very free of charge.

Hard to believe it’s true? I know. But let me introduce the Very Simple Calendar. The ultimate solution for synchronising dates.


The best way of describing what it is all about, is to show the Very Simple Calendar in use. Let’s take a more or less true story about six persons trying to find a free weekend for a get together.

Usually the first mail sent is quite clear, but it already contains the seed of chaos. You see, when asking about their free time, people usually answer by telling when they aren’t free. It’s like kids in school when the teacher asks “who threw the pencil”, almost every child shouts “it wasn’t me!”.

A few mails later the chaos is a fact. Everybody’s writing when they can’t show up, some write when they can, one tells that their new baby is puking and there’s always some who don’t really know. Sorting out the relevant from the irrelevant becomes an impossible task. Which usually ends up in either in giving up or pushing the get together date into a distant future.

And this is what an enlightened person avoids by using the Very Simple Calendar.

It’s easy to use. Start your mail by describing to people what to do and then you add the calendar by listing possible dates in chronological order (it’s not a bad habit to list a few extra dates before and after the actual timeframe). Like this (please note that this example is localised to the Finnish way of writing dates):

Hi guys!
Please fill in your initials next to the weekends that you can make it to the get together. I’ve added my initials already.

– – -The Very Simple Calendar- – –
03.-04.09.
10.-11.09. pni,
17.-18.09. pni,
24.-25.09. pni,
01.-02.10.
08.-09.10. pni,
15.-16.10.
22.-23.10. pni,
29.-30.10.

Yours,
.pni

PS. when replying please move the Very Simple Calendar up and away from the quoted text, thanks.

And this way all unnecessary data is filtered away and all that remains is pure, easy to read information. Life couldn’t be easier. Thanks to the the Very Simple Calendar every Tom, Dick and Harry actually does the simplification work themselves. And as a bonus, those who usually don’t bother to answer usually write their initials in the calendar, just because it’s simple to grasp and easy to use.

Here’s how the calendar looks after a few replies:

– – -The Very Simple Calendar- – –
03.-04.09. KiM,jny,BL,Tall
10.-11.09. pni,KiM,jny,BL,Tall
17.-18.09. pni,Chr,
24.-25.09. pni,KiM,BL,Tall
01.-02.10. jny,BL,Chr,Tall
08.-09.10. pni,KiM,BL,
15.-16.10. KiM.BL,Tall
22.-23.10. pni,KiM.jny,BL,Chr,Tall
29.-30.10. jny,Tall

Note how easily you can, with just one fast glance, tell apart suitable dates from the unsuitable. It doesn’t get much easier than this!

So why not use the Very Simple Calendar? There’s no reason not to use it:

  • Reasonable pricing – it’s totally free!
  • Takes no time to download!
  • Painless installation in any environment!
  • Easy to use!
  • Simple to localise to your language!
  • Unlimited personalisation possibilities!
Minimum System Requirements
E-Mail software
Localised versions:
fi: Todella Yksinkertainen Kalenteri
sv: den Otroligt Simpla Kalendern

8 thoughts on “The cross-platform calendar that really works

  1. Hmm. Och har du kollat att den inte är patenterad redan? Eller GPL:ad? Om jag använder den måste jag betala royalties (eller motsv.) till dig?

  2. Jag sökte på nätet, hittade inget motsvarande med samma namn.

    Om du använder den Otroligt Simpla Kalendern så kan du vara säker på att du inte behöver betala royalties åt mig, det är det jag menar med “very free of charge”. Härmed ger jag lov åt dig att kopiera kalendern fritt åt så många du bara vill.

  3. Whoa! We’ve been using something like this aswell, except that we only have dates when people will most probably be available for games and whatnot until late in the night (ie. fridays and saturdays). Like so:

    Pe 2.12 Name1, Name2
    Ma 5.12 Name1

    Pe 9.12 Name1, Name2, Name3
    Pe 16.12 Name1
    Pe 23.12 Name1

    And according to this, we would have something happening on December 9th.

  4. Looks like a nice little weblication. I have to give it a go when the need arises. Thanks for the tip.

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