Zoho Calendar was created to help users find an easy, affordable way to keep track of important dates. Users can register and create an attractive calendar that uses simple colors and a well organized design to present important dates and times. Businesses, organizations, and groups can create calendars intended for multiple users. By compiling all important dates and times, anyone can easily collaborate and work more efficiently through better scheduling.
Zoho Calendar was born as one of the many applications created under the Zoho name. Users have benefitted from over twenty Zoho brand applications that have not only captured attention but also won awards. Through innovative ideas and unique application creation, Zoho has earned a Best Enterprise Start Up award from TechCrunch in 2007, a Product of the Year award from InfoWorld in 2009, and a 2008 PC World 25 Most Innovative Products award. Today, Zoho is based in Pleasanton, California with additional offices in other locations across the world, including London, Beijing, Chennai, Tokyo, Austin, and New Jersey.
Zoho Calendar isn’t simply a day planner, although it could be used in that capacity. The calendar offered by Zoho is very flexible and allows the user to put it to a number of tasks. Personal commitments can be monitored as well as professional events and important dates for businesses. Organizations can collaborate on meeting times and share important information on upcoming events and other details they want their members to know about.
New users will find the Zoho Calendar easy to use. The layout is rather basic, with a lot of white background and strategically placed colors. The colors actually compliment the rest of the site design, applying a healthy dose of personality that helps users see highlights on their calendars quickly. All necessary tools are logically positioned to optimize the user’s experience. Businesses can appreciate the clean appearance, making it easy to pass along calendars to other professionals for collaboration.
A new user must create a Zoho account to use Zoho Calendars. By clicking the dark orange “sign up & get started” button on the homepage, the user is taken to the registration form. The form requires a username, password, valid email address, and a word verification. After completing all the details, the user can then access the Zoho Calendars application. The Zoho membership will not only provide access to the calendar, but also to other helpful Zoho applications that can make organizing personal and business life much easier.
To create an account and access Zoho Calendar features, users do not have to pay anything for a membership. There is no premium calendar account at this point. That being said, Zoho offers a long list of other helpful applications. Some of these are free and others offer al la carte items and various membership prices. In order to access all Zoho applications and tools, users must review the items they want individually to see if any charges are needed for access. Most are very affordable, in the $10 to $20 range or less. The premium accounts for more member access run as much as around $100.
Individuals, groups, or businesses looking for an easy, cost effective way to manage their events and schedule meetings can appreciate what Zoho Calendar has to offer. The site is organized enough to fit into a professional environment, but easy to navigate for the everyday user. The price is also attractive, making it simple for even a small business owner on a budget, non-profit organization, or individual to take advantage of the tools offered.