1. Major League Baseball Schedules 2014

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    Give us a try with free baseball schedules. Simply add a popular schedule to your personal calendar with a few clicks. No sign up required! Don’t see a schedule you like, let us know what you want to see!  https://www.calendartree.com 

     

  2. Heartbleed

    On April 7, the OpenSSL project issued a Security Advisory that detailed a serious vulnerability in the encryption software in use by a large percentage of the internet. This vulnerability (nicknamed “Heartbleed”) would potentially allow attackers to retrieve information from encrypted SSL endpoints. Fortunately we use Windows infrastructure and we were not impacted by this.  Swag. 

    We wanted to take a moment to provide you with this update and thanks again for using CalendarTree.

     

  3. VentureBeat’s interview and story about CalendarTree.com

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    Barry Levine interviewed Dilbert creator Scott Adams about his new tech start-up.

    Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams and his friend, Quin Harker, had better things to do than manually transfer their kids’ game schedules sent by coaches. So they created a free tool for schedule updates called CalendarTree – an “incredibly stimulating” process that Adams told VentureBeat can be expected to show up in his comic strip.

    They conceived the software — now in its “first publicized beta” — while standing in the back of a high school volleyball awards banquet in 2011 instead of listening to the interminable speeches and the handing out of honors.

    Read the whole story at: http://bit.ly/1rEeDqq

    Barry Levine is a writer, producer of media in many flavors — TV (PBS, Viacom), games (Play It By Ear: The First CD Game), audio book (POWER KLINGON for Simon & Schuster), independent films — and much more. Contact him on Twitter @xBarryLevine 

     

  4. See what the experts say about CalendarTree.com

    Recent Story from Mark Gibbs at Network World
    Don’t just take our word about CalendarTree. See what the experts are saying. Thank you Mark Gibbs with NetworkWorld for the great story and 5 out of 5 Gearhead rating!
     
    To read the full story and his experience, please go to: http://bit.ly/1nt22XA
     
    Who is Mark Gibbs?
     
    Mark Gibbs is an author, journalist, and man of mystery. His writing for Network World is widely considered to be vastly underpaid. For more than 30 years, Gibbs has advised on and developed product and service marketing for many businesses and he has consulted, lectured, and authored numerous articles and books about networking, information technology, and the social and political issues surrounding them. Previous Gearhead reviews can be found here.
     
    See what CalendarTree.com can do for you today.
     

  5. The CalendarTree Story

    How CalendarTree.com Started

    CalendarTree was born in 2011 during a high school sports banquet in Pleasanton CA. Two dads stood in the back trying to stay awake while the coach droned on about the wonderfulness of every kid. “I’d like to recognize Ashley for being a carbon-based life form for the entire season. Good job, Ashley!”

    In the back of the room, the dads’ chatted about their shared frustration in keeping their calendars updated with all of the games, practices, and meetings of their over-committed families. Wasn’t there some way to click a link and add those team schedules to a personal calendar?

    So the two dads decided to fix the problem themselves. How hard could it be?

    It turns out it was really, really hard. Most people would have known that. Luckily for you, one of the dads is an IRONMAN athlete on weekends, so he doesn’t have any common sense about what sorts of things are hard. You could say to Quin, “How about going for a 26-mile run?” and he’d ask if you have time for a swim and a bike ride after. The other founder, Scott, is the creator of Dilbert. He doesn’t know what state he lives in half of the time. Neither Quin nor Scott were competent enough to design and program a solution to the schedule problem, so they came up with a plan: They would find smart people who know how to do things. Then they would cling to those smart people like barnacles on a speedboat. Later, when the time was right, they would scurry to the front of the parade and take credit for leading it.

    Quin and Scott teamed up with BlueChilli, a technology venture company based in Australia. After two years of testing, debugging, and refining the user interface, CalendarTree.com went live.

    We know that entering schedules into calendars isn’t the biggest problem in the world. But the founders of CalendarTree don’t know how to do anything more important. If they knew how to invent renewable energy sources or cure diseases they would totally be doing those things. With any luck, CalendarTree will save you a bit of time that you can use to solve those bigger problems. We’re counting on you. And thanks in advance for doing all of that. Quin says to tell you it doesn’t look hard.

    https://www.calendartree.com

     

  6. Everything You Need to Know about CalendarTree.Com

    Frequently Asked Questions About CalendarTree.Com
     
    Q: What problem does CalendarTree solve?
     
    A: Prior to CalendarTree, when a team or group leader (of any kind) sent out a schedule by email, every recipient needed to retype the schedule into their personal calendars. The process was needlessly inefficient.
     
    CalendarTree allows you to easily create a neatly formatted schedule and share a link that team members can click to add the schedule to their personal calendars. The link can be shared by email, Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Webmasters can even add a CalendarTree download button to their own sites. And of course recipients can also print the schedule and tack it to the wall.
     
    CalendarTree formats the schedule for you, and automatically creates links for downloading to the top three digital calendars (Google, Outlook, Apple Calendar).
     
    Q: What happens when the schedule changes?
     
    A: When the schedule owner makes a change on CalendarTree, the calendars of each connected person will update automatically. CalendarTree will prompt the owner to describe the change in an email that will go to everyone connected to the schedule.
     
    Q: Does that mean strangers have access to my personal calendar?
     
    A: CalendarTree creates a separate calendar that works as an overlay to your existing calendar, whether you use Google, Outlook, or Apple Calendar. You can delete it or make it non-visible any time you like. The default is that its entries are visible on your regular calendar. CalendarTree has access to the calendar it created but not to your main personal calendar.
     
    Q: Can I make a schedule for any kind of group or is it just for teams?
     
    A: CalendarTree is designed to work for just about any kind of organization, from teams to families to businesses. Some common uses for CalendarTree include:
     
    -Team Schedules (soccer, football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, etc.)
    -Meeting schedules (business)
    -Training schedules
    -Special garbage pick-up day schedule
    -Coming events schedule
    -Organization schedules (church, special interest groups, political, etc.)
    -Family birthday schedule
    -Project schedules
    -Maintenance schedules
    -School assignments
    Lots more…
     
    Q: What happens if someone in another time zone connects to my schedule? Would the start times be entered incorrectly on their schedules?
     
    A: CalendarTree knows what time zone the schedule was created in and it knows what time zone the user is in, so it adjusts accordingly.
     
    Q: How many different schedules can I create with one account?
     
    A: You can create as many schedules as you want. And you can assign multiple administrators to manage individual schedules under your account. The pricing model tracks only the total number of calendar connections across all of your schedules.
     
    Q: What happens if my number of calendar connections goes over the limit of my plan?
     
    A: You’ll get a friendly email telling you it’s time to consider the next higher plan. You can delete connections (users) from old schedules or delete out-dated schedules to make room.
     
    Q: What if I just use CalendarTree to create attractive schedules and email the PDF file to people? That way there are no calendar connections so I can use the free plan for unlimited recipients! BUWHAHAHA!!!
     
    A: Please do. We like the attention. And if CalendarTree saves you time creating a nicely formatted schedule, we’re glad we could help.
     
    Q: Can I sign up for the free plan just to test it and decide later if it’s worth upgrading to the paid plans?
     
    A: Absolutely. You can upgrade any time, or keep using the free one if it fits your needs.
     
    Q: How exactly does CalendarTree work? Explain the process, please.
     
    A: The person in charge of creating a schedule signs up for CalendarTree and uses its simple interface to create a custom schedule of upcoming events (games, meetings, practices, whatever).
     
    Once the schedule is completed, the owner clicks the Share button and selects email or Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn as the sharing method.
     
    If you choose to share by email, for example, CalendarTree sends a message to the addresses you specify with a link to the schedule. Recipients of the email can click the link to add your schedule to their personal calendars, no matter if they are using Google, Outlook, or iCal. Anyone who accepts the schedule by clicking the link becomes a “connection.” The CalendarTree pricing plan is based on the number of connections.
     
    Optionally, CalendarTree also automatically generates a simple line of code that creates a download button for webmasters to add to their own website. Anyone who manages a website will know how to cut and paste the code into their own page. Even if the organization’s schedule is already published online, users will be glad to see a download button to make the process easy.
     
    Q: If I’m a big organization, such as a school district, sports league, or corporation, can I have one CalendarTree account for all of my various teams and groups?
     
    A: Yes. We like to keep things simple. You might need the Unlimited Plan if you have a lot of calendar connections (users). And you can assign different administrators to manage specific schedules within your master account.
     
    Q: I can’t figure out how to use CalendarTree. Who can help?
     
    A: We designed CalendarTree to be simple to use. The best way to learn what it does is to create a practice calendar and click on all of the menu choices and buttons. You can’t hurt anything and you can delete the practice schedule.
     
    Q: Will CalendarTree work on my smartphone or tablet computer?
     
    A: It should. We can’t test every device and every browser version so we expect some surprises, but the intent is to work on all platforms, including PC, Mac, smartphones and tablets.
     
    Q: Why do you say it’s the polite way to distribute a schedule?
     
    A: With CalendarTree, a user can load the entire schedule into a personal calendar and always have it available by smartphone, tablet or computer. And there are no confusing instructions on merging/ syncing calendars. We say it’s polite to use CalendarTree because it saves people time, and that seems right.
     
    Q: How do I know if CalendarTree put all the entries into my personal calendar correctly? Is there a quicker way than looking at each date?
     
    A: Use your personal calendar’s internal search function to identify a key word such as “soccer” that is unique to the schedule you uploaded. The search results should be a list of all the entries in your calendar with your key word.
     
    Q: How would I delete all of the schedule entries on my personal calendar if I change my mind?
     
    A: CalendarTree creates a new calendar that automatically overlays with your existing Google, Outlook, or Apple Calendar. You can delete the entire new calendar that CalendarTree created at any time from within your calendar software.
     
    Alright, ready to take it for a spin? Go to: https://www.calendartree.com today!

     

     

  7. Welcome to CalendarTree!

    Welcome to CalendarTree’s blog!

    So who are we? The idea for CalendarTree grew out of a conversation between two parents who were exasperated by the inefficiency of keeping their personal calendars updated with family activities, team schedules, and school events that are typically communicated by email or posted across various internet calendars.

    Surely, they thought, there must be a simpler way to create and share team and group schedules without worrying about which brand of digital calendar each recipient uses. In this age of technology, does it make sense to manually retype a schedule from your email into your digital calendar or individually select each event in fear of accepting everything on a public calendar that you don’t want?

    The two parents teamed with BlueChilli, a technology venture company, to develop CalendarTree. Together they hope to make creating and sharing schedules far easier (and far more polite) for millions of parents, athletes, coaches, team parents, students, teachers, project managers, and anyone else who relies on keeping their calendar organized.

    The next time someone sends you an old-fashioned schedule by email – the kind you need to manually enter into your calendar – please consider replying with a link to this site and a friendly note suggesting there might be a better way.

    We encourage you to try CalendarTree today. It’s free and simple to use. Best of all, you can share to anyone’s personal calendar. Works with Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar and Apple Calendar. Feel free to play & poke around with it. Let us know what you think about it and how you use it in your everyday life.

    https://www.calendartree.com