30 Boxes

30 Boxes
30 Boxes logo.jpg
Type of site
Calendar
Available inEnglish
Owner83 Degrees
Created byNarendra Rocherolle
Nick Wilder
Julie Davidson
Website30boxes.com
Alexa rankNegative increase 223,223 (August 2017)[1]
RegistrationRequired
LaunchedFebruary 6, 2006[2]
Current statusOnline

30 Boxes is a calendaring web application. The website was founded on August 1, 2005.[2]

Features

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.[3] 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”.[4] The website then translates the phrase into an event, determining the location, time, date, and description.[4] 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.[5]

Reception

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.[4] 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”.[5]

References

  1. ^ "30boxes.com Traffic Statistics". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "30Boxes". CrunchBase. Archived from the original on 2009-12-30. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  3. ^ Calore, Michael (2007-02-20). "The Web's Best Calendars". Wired. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ a b "The Best Web-Based Computer Applications For Small Business". Forbes. 2006-09-07. Retrieved 2009-08-17.

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