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[Rapid Review] OrgScheduler

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OrgScheduler [1]

Version reviewed:

v6.6

Software description as per the developer:

OrgScheduler is a universal scheduling system for your individual, offices, business events with unrivaled features and flexibility. Building upon the interface options introduced in Microsoft Outlook, OrgScheduler includes importing from Outlook, exporting to Outlook, Text, Html, Xml, Excel formats. Different time display options in the day view (including those events that span multiple days), 149 event coloring types to indicate an event’s kind/importance, automatic hints that display an event’s start and end time together with its caption, multiple look and feel styles, event recurrence control, customizable Date Navigator, comprehensive reminders – all of this is at your disposal!

With OrgScheduler, you can use e-mail or SMS to send appointments, reminders and invitations to colleagues, friends and family members. The format of calendar according to your regional settings. The OrgScheduler control provides many types of views: Day, Week, Month, Quarter, Year, all days or work days only and vertical, horizontal timeline views. Access to all data is provided through a well encrypted password. Also Print Designer system enables to easily design and print elegant reports

Download size:

12.5 MB

Supported OS:

Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista/Win7

Price:

$29.95 (USD)

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{for=”Ease of Use” value=”8″}Fairly easy to use.
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{for=”Performance” value=”7″}Performs very well for what it does. The only real problem I have is in regards to missing features: Only sync with Outlook, no widget support, database isn’t encrypted, etc.
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{for=”Usefulness” value=”5″}In my point-of-view, with the features it has OrgScheduler falls in-between the home-use and business-use crowd. It is not that home users or business users cannot make use of OrgScheduler – they can. It is just that it is not entirely perfect for either one: Too complex for one, but doesn’t have enough features for the other. The way I see it, the type of people that will find OrgScheduler useful are the ones that run one-man operations from home, such as a small business.
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{for=”Price” value=”6″}$29.95 is an OK price – not very high, but not low enough to be attractive either.
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This review was conducted on a laptop running Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. The specs of the laptop are as follows: 3GB of RAM, a Radeon HD 2600 512MB graphics card, and an Intel T8300 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor.

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Rainlendar [5]

Sunbird [6]

EssentialPIM [7]

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{rw_verdict2}I like OrgScheduler; it is a very good task management tool. Really the only major problem with OrgScheduler is how the developer is positioning the program. OrgScheduler has more features that the average Joe would need for personal task management, such as the extensive exporting capabilities, powerful printing features, and advanced filtering options. However, at the same time, OrgScheduler lacks features that would make it attractive for business use, primarily missing advanced syncing capabilities like sharing schedules with other users. In my point-of-view, OrgScheduler falls in-between the home-use and business-use crowd. It is not that home users or business users cannot make use of OrgScheduler – they can. It is just that it is not entirely perfect for either one: Too complex for one, but doesn’t have enough features for the other. The way I see it, the type of people that will find OrgScheduler useful are the ones that run one-man operations from home, such as a small business. If you are one of these types of people, I say give OrgScheduler a try. Otherwise, if you are just looking for personal task management, Rainlendar [5] is the perfect program for you. You a business user? Your company probably uses Outlook – stick with that.
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