5 Not-So-Ordinary Ways to Use an Online Calendar

Who among us doesn’t rely on a calendar to keep track of appointments, car pool schedules, social engagements, birthdays and our children’s varied activities? Whether you use a printed calendar or an online version, you’re well aware of how helpful – even essential – they are. But did you know there are other ways to use calendars? Online calendars especially lend themselves to a variety of other uses, and since chances are good that you’re already online, why not try them for yourself?


Many online calendars allow you to enter unlimited text, which makes it the perfect place to keep a journal. Whether it’s a pregnancy journal, goal journal, personal journal or travel journal, an online calendar is easy to use and safely stores your writing. Some online calendars even allow you to share your journal, but only with the people you choose. Of course, you can also choose to keep it entirely private.

Fitness Log

Experts agree that keeping track of your food intake and exercise helps you reach your fitness goals. Unfortunately, many of us start out strong with keeping our fitness journals, but eventually stop doing it all together. That’s where an online calendar can help. Remember – a good online calendar will provide unlimited room for text on each day, and since you’re probably already online at some point during the day, it’s a snap to enter your information into your fitness log. If you have a Web-enabled phone, you can even do it on the go! Online chess calendar

Bill Reminder

If you’re responsible for managing your household’s finances, you know that it’s not always easy to remember due dates. Try using an online calendar to enter due dates for each of your bills, and then mark them off once you’ve paid them.

To-Do List

Tired of using a pile of sticky notes to keep track of what you need to do each day? Use an online calendar instead! It’s easy to add more items to your daily list, and you can even print out a day or week at a time and keep it with you. And best of all, some online calendars will let your access it from any computer or phone with an Internet connection, so you can check it from virtually anywhere.

Special Event Calendar

Do you have a large family, with lots of children, nieces, nephews and cousins to remember? Or maybe you just like to send cards for the many special occasions that occur each year. Either way, an online calendar provides a convenient place to keep track of all the birthdays, anniversaries and weddings in your life. You can enter gift ideas for upcoming birthdays, make notations when cards and/or gifts have been sent and much, much more!

There’s almost no limit to what you can do with an online calendar, especially user-friendly versions that allow unlimited text and easy printing options. Try the ideas above, or incorporate some uses of your own, and you’ll soon discover just how easy and convenient online calendars can be.


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