Online Calendar Software is essential for blog management. Keeping a tight schedule for blog posting is best practice. This may be a simple plugin or small piece of an extravagant program. Simple plugins are great for beginners that don’t want any more overhead to their business. While larger blogs need more tools to accommodate more people. This type often performs several tasks and is for small to larger businesses.
WordPress Editorial Calendar
This type is in the form of a plugin for WordPress. Most bloggers tend to flock to WordPress because it is free. I know there are many other choices out there but this is the most popular. I myself am not a WordPress fan but I must learn to like it because it never seems to go away!
The plugin is great for beginners that are flying solo and need to keep their blog on a schedule for FREE.
Once installed you can find the online calendar software in the posts menu on your dashboard.
You may be thinking to yourself “I don’t need a schedule!” Let me tell you this my friend, I have fought this over and over with myself. This is what happens when I don’t have a schedule. I start a new month writing a post every day. By the end of the month, I have dwindled it down to one post a week.
Why is that? You might ask.
There is so much to do in our everyday lives. That it is crazy to think you can all get done by yourself. If you are posting one or two times a week sure. If you are posting five times a week it will get hectic. The content will crumble in the quality aspect or not get done at all. The WordPress plugin keeps you accountable and organized.
Solo writers can thrive from the plugin but what online calendar software should you use for a team? Team blogging would create the need for a more advanced system.
G Suite – Online Calendar Software You Can Trust
What better company to trust with your information with than Google Right? Let’s face it if you are not a Macintosh user you are a Google user. Notice I didn’t say Windows there. The Android operating system is rapidly becoming the most used operating system today. The price and sleek designs are consuming the competition. When we compare business software suites Google’s pricing starts at 5$ per user. Microsoft is at $15 per user and $12 dollars if paid annually.
Now let’s look at the home users. Macintosh doesn’t offer an office suite so Microsoft has that customer base. The bottom dollar package is $70 per year or $7 per month. Google is Free and has every basic app that you would get with spending money at Microsoft. G Suite features the same incredible online calendar re as the free version. Below is a video showcasing some of the smarter scheduling ideas you can do with G Suite.
You may think well why would I need to use G Suite when my company can use the free tools at Google. The answer is you can do that but your company won’t be secure. G suite puts you on your own server or intranet. There are applications for administration and security. Say for example someone gets removed from the team or terminated from the company. Important files and documents are secure.
There is also a great set of tools for creating company specific apps. The video below showcases this set of tools.
When choosing online calendar software for your team G suite is a great choice at any level.
Wrike is another systematic option. This is a complete package enterprise level program. With Wrike, your entire staff is virtually managed with a few clicks of the mouse. You can create work orders, create a custom workflow, and even assign everyone tasks. This program package price comes in just under $10 per user. This might sound steep at first but Wrike is well worth the money. This enterprise software includes a free trial so you can try it before you get the company credit card out.
The online calendar part of Wrike is more task based. There isn’t a big calendar to bring up. Instead, you create tasks or events and you set the dates within. Then Wrike will remind you via email that day when they are due. In all aspects, Wrike is a great set of tools for any company looking to schedule things they need to get done.
Co-Schedule Has A Mean Price!
The last online calendar software that deserves mentioning is Co-Schedule. This is a nicely done program with a ton of bells and whistles. I did try the free version and it is stunning. The downfall with Co-Schedule is the price. The lowest price for this product is $30 per month and that is for one user. If you can get past the price of the product it is a sure winner. For any blogger or group of bloggers, this is a fantastic program.
Best Overall Value
I hold strong that the best value is going to be Google. They have the most simplistic software and best deals hands down. I have looked and tried a lot of online calendar software. G Suite is the future for Buzz Boxer and I cannot wait to get my paid account rolling.
If you are still having second thoughts about trusting Google with your data let me ask you a few questions. Where do you think your data is more secure? Do you think it is more secure in your home? Do you think it’s more secure in your office building? I can’t speak for every office building of course. I will say that Google’s data centers come with a strong security blanket. These buildings have fences, walls, security guards, and cameras all around the perimeter. That is a small slice of the security protocols that Google takes to protect your free data. Imagine what they will do when you pay for it.
The online calendar software you use is an important decision. As a solo writer, I am using the plugin for simplicity. I will be upgrading to Google business in the future when the time is right. Look for my full review on G suite in the future. UPDATE: G Suite Review is Done!
If you are looking for less of a brand name software then Wrike would be your best bet. It has a ton of amazing features that will get your team running efficiently. If you are looking for the most features and the best design then you might want to consider Co-schedule. Bare in mind that Co-Schedule comes at the steepest price.
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