5 kids, 4 sports, 3 play-dates, 2 parents and 1 dinner party.. for my wife and I, that was last Saturday. Heck, that is a typical weekend for us. This does not even include the other 6 days of the week. I won’ t begin to bore you with the events I forgot about, like one kids baseball practice. Keeping it all together is almost a full-time job. I find myself inputting the dates and times into my phone and making notes on what I need to have with me for that event.
And sometimes the things that are staring you right in the face are the ones that solve your problems. Recently, I heard from Meshin, a company I worked for last year out of Palo Alto Research Center (think Xerox) . Yes, they know about the 5 kids and my use of Evernote. They are rolling out an iOS app that integrates all my calendars into one view and let’s me take notes from the event I am attending. And trust me not all notes are equal. Take one day in my life. I go to a meeting where I have invited two new people who are clients. Right from my iPad I open my calendar, take a note, save it at the end of the meeting and it is automatically tags all the names of the people so I can find it later, or I can get to it right from that calendar. Later in the day I go to my son’s baseball game, which is in my calendar too. I take a photo note with Evernote and save it to the game event. I have the inside scoop so I know Evernote is just their first trick in making the calendar smarter.
It you want to check it out they are in private iOS beta at Meshin. Plus I think they are giving away an iPad for the person who gets the most sign-ups ( no I can’t win since I used to work for them.
I plan on using Meshin Recall for the foreseeable, Interested in what you think might make your calendar smarter on you iPhone? Make sure to download it here.