30 Boxes

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30 Boxes
30 Boxes logo.jpg
Web address http://www.30boxes.com/
Type of site
Calendar
Registration Required
Available in English
Owner 83 Degrees
Created by Narendra Rocherolle
Nick Wilder
Julie Davidson
Launched February 6, 2006[1]
Alexa rank
41,145
Current status Online

30 Boxes is a calendaring web application.

History[edit]

The website was founded on August 1, 2005.[1]

Features[edit]

The website supports drag-and-drop capabilities, one-click editing, plain-language event adding, as well as unique features aimed towards social networkers. Calendars can contain feeds from Twitter, Blogger, MySpace, Facebook, WordPress, Vox, and Upcoming.org, which generates a social timeline listing all of a user's recent online activity. Users can also import and export data as ics or csv files, or as an RSS feed.[2] The website includes a plain-language event adding feature, which allows users to type phrases such as “Drinks with Richard, tomorrow, 7-9pm, Flute and Whistle”.[3] The website then translates the phrase into an event, determining the location, time, date, and description.[3] Users can add buddies and share calendars with them. 30 Boxes features a simple webtop, which summarizes daily appointments and to-do items. Users can also add applets to the page, such as Google search, Yahoo! Mail, and Google Calendar, a competing online calendar service. 30 Boxes also offers a mobile version of their calendar.[4]

Reception[edit]

Barry Collins of The Sunday Times appreciated the website's plain-language event adding feature, but did not appreciate that he was unable to see more than one month of events at a time. Collins was also unhappy that the website was not capable of warning him when he had two events scheduled at the same time.[3] In a list of the best web-based calendar software for small businesses, Forbes ranked 30 Boxes second, after Google Calendar. They described 30 Boxes like “buying a new car with manual transmission and lots of extras—you don't just want to drive it, you want to fool around with it to see what it can do”.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "30Boxes". CrunchBase. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  2. ^ Calore, Michael (2007-02-20). "The Web's Best Calendars". Wired. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  3. ^ a b c Collins, Barry (2006-07-02). "Talking point: At last! I’ve found an online diary that doesn’t double-book me". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  4. ^ a b "The Best Web-Based Computer Applications For Small Business". Forbes. 2006-09-07. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 

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