Coolendar is a calendar program for those who want a simple calendar option.
There is no information available about either history or site traffic for coolendar.
Coolendar supposedly makes using a calendar easy and fun by allowing users to enter events using human syntax.
The first step is to indicate a time zone so that entries are accurate. Interestingly, the site does not use standard time zone listings, so users may have to scroll through the listing to find their zone. Date and time formats are also chosen at this time.
Creating events is supposed to be intuitive and easy, but when entering an event, getting the am/pm to work yielded poor results. When the phrase “today 12:30pm lunch” was entered in the format indicated in the instructions, the event was listed at 12:30am. When a space was added between the numbers and “pm”, as in “today 12:30 pm lunch”, the listing appeared as the correct time, but the event said, “pm lunch”. Changing the order of the words, as is supposedly allowed, yielded one result for am and one for pm for the same entry. This was very frustrating and certainly worked against the idea that the app is fun and easy to use.
Coolendar ends up looking more like a to-do list than a calendar, with items appearing in list view rather than a calendar grid. This may be appealing and useful to those needing a to-do program, but those needing an effective calendar with more options will not gain anything by switching to coolendar.
Users sign in with a Google account. An existing account may be used, or users can create one with an existing email, password, location, birthday, and word verification.
Coolendar is free to use.
Right now, the app is very buggy and frustrating. Until its issues are sorted out and improved, it is not recommended.