App for That: How to sync calendars across multiple iPads

There are hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps for just about everything -- so how come the one you need, the one you know just has to be there, is so hard to find? Enter TiPb's new weekly feature where staff and readers alike sort through the App Store and help you find just the right App for That. This week, Kevin asks:

We are looking for an app that can be updated by several different users at the same time and display that updated schedule to everyone on their iPad. Let me give you the specifics to better explain what I am looking for.

The setting is a cold storage facility with 10 different buildings. Throughout those 10 buildings are 5-6 workers loading or unloading trucks and 2 employees in the office checking in drivers. The office employees make the appointments for the drivers but appointments can be made on the same day.

So we would like the warehouse workers to be able to see the updated schedule as it changes as well as be able to note the arrival and departure times of the drivers from the delivery docks. It doesn't need a lot of bells and whistles but it just needs to be current and easily updatable by different parties at the same time.

CalenGoo [$6.99 - App Store link] is an iPhone and iPad app designed to keep your Google calendars synced across all devices. Additionally, it integrates Google Tasks which may be helpful in a work environment.

Obviously, Kevin will need to create a Google account in order to use this app, but that will only take a few moments and then he'd be good to go.

Another option is to still use a Google calendar account, but to set it up in the iPad's built in Calendar as an exchange account.

Anyone else have any App for That suggestions for Kevin? Let him -- and all of us -- know.

Having trouble finding what you need in the app store? Head on over to our App and Game Feature Forum and let us know what you're looking for. The TiPb community will do our best to find you just the right App for That!

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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App for That: How to sync calendars across multiple iPads

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I my company, I have several employees who are constantly updating our calendar with events that they are scheduling in our banquet center. I use the calendar app that comes with the iPhone, and we use a google calendar that is shared with all of the users. As soon as one of us create an event, it automatically shows up on everyone's iPad, and it is also accessible from any desktop computer and all of our cell phones as well.

Blah. Wasted article. MobileMe has been doing this for almost a year. It works across ANY iOS device with Calendar.app and is just about flawless. The same feature is being brought into iCloud.

Also using a Google Account, and even if each user has his own calendar, all calendars may be displayed on each device with a specific color for every user. Try Pocket Informant.