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Desktop vs. online day planner



 
 

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In present days of fast life style, many people aspire to organize their time to “squeeze out” maximum of profit from every minute of their schedules. Reacting on such tendencies, IT market offers hundreds of software solutions, helping to manage our daytime and tasks. There is a great variety of names given to these programs, for example “day planners”, “day organizers” etc. Here, in this article we will consider the difference between the terms desktop day planner and online day planner , because they are among of the most popular definitions on the Web, applied to personal time management tools.

Today, the term“desktop day planner” means rather the conception of any installable time management software, than software that can be installed only on desktops (PC’s). In spite of its name such software can be installed on laptops as well (or if technical requirements allow – on different mobile devices), but the main point of this term is that such a program works on one device independently. Such programs are good solutions for those people who work with their computers during long periods of time, let’s say at their homes or workplaces. There are lots of paid and free packages on the Web, with very different range of functions – for example some of them support multi-user collaboration, while others are intended for single users. The advantage of desktop tools is their better accessibility, performance and safety in comparison with “online” analogues which we will consider in the following part.

Another story is about “online day planners”. Different kinds ofsystems are widely represented on the Web. Such organizers usually work through web-browsers, and are based on PHP language ( dynamic web pages ). In other words such systems can be accessed over the Internet – its database is placed on a remote server while data can be accessed from any place and computer with Internet available. Online day planner can be a good thing for people who prefer mobile style of life, visiting different places and frequently entering Internet from different computers. Moreover, many of the best online day planner s offer free accounts for single users. This makes such day planner online free systems very popular among students and other young people.

Desktop day planner vs. online day planner

If you would like to manage time and tasks in the workgroup where the most of persons work within the same local network, then whether commercial or free day planner online (web-based) systems aren’t the best solutions for you, because with them you will get into Internet-dependence with all possible issues – inaccessibility of your data when Internet connection is down, remote server time-outs, slow performance, annual payments etc. Good alternative to free online organizer is VIP Task Manager

VIP Task Manager is client-server solution for professional work management that enables all team members to share the common database through corporate network. With its help you can switch between different viewing modes (Task List, Task Tree, Calendar) in order to plan, assign, schedule, overview, control and report tasks. This tool allows you to co-operate with your teammates concurrently in real-time regime.

     

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