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The killer calendar app your Chromebook’s been missing


Let me just go on the record as saying: The Google Calendar website is fine.

And fine really is the most appropriate word here. Google’s default desktop Calendar interface is perfectly functional, and it gets the job done.

It’s good enough, in fact — until you experience a truly exceptional Chrome OS calendar alternative and realize how much more efficient, effective, and generally enjoyable your Chromebook-based agenda juggling could be.

I’ve been raving endlessly about my favorite Google-connecting desktop calendar app of the moment, the recently-acquired Cron, and lemme tell ya: Phenomenal doesn’t even begin to describe it.

Cron, though, is currently available only for Windows and Mac systems — which leaves those of us on the Chrome OS side of the river high and dry. (I move between a Windows system and a couple of Chromebooks, so I’ve got my feet in my both of these murky and suspiciously steamy bodies of virtual water.)

But hang on, my fellow damp Chromebook dwellers: I’ve found a suitable and similarly exceptional standalone calendar app that works swimmingly well in the Chrome OS environment. And if you’ve been paying attention here for long, it’s an app that may feel surprisingly familiar.

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