Managing appointments and contacts with Osmo


Osmo has a neat, compact interface that recommends itself for use on systems in which desktop space is at a premium – for example, netbooks. The interface also has a nice, clear-cut structure that makes it easy to access the existing features.

On the downside, Osmo insists on managing categories separately for each program module. Also, it is annoying that the program uses its own file format instead of the standardized iCalender format. This shortcoming makes it unnecessarily difficult to exchange calendar and contact data, at the same time taking away the user's ability to share calendars with others who work with different programs.

On a more positive note, exporting calendar data to the iCalender format works perfectly.

If you only need to send an appointment to another user occasionally, Osmo is a good choice of tool. However, it still lags way behind "major league" programs such as Evolution. Nevertheless, if you are looking for a compact calendar and organizer, if you don't need to manage too many appointments, and if you can do without exchanging data with other devices, Osmo could be the right choice.

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