A faculty member here at home sent me his schedule on Tungle for setting up a meeting. Since I’d never come across Tungle (at: http://www.tungle.me/Home/) before, I was intrigued and checked it out.
It was remarkably easy (and free) to set up an account, and the system “lets you share your availability, without disclosing meeting details.” Tungle is not a calendar in itself, it “enhances your existing calendar, giving it the flexibility and agility you need to easily schedule meetings with anyone, inside or outside your company, no matter what calendar type they’re using. It is intended to work hand in hand with your existing calendar, not as a standalone calendar.” Speaking of which, Tungle syncs with Outlook , Google Calendar, iCal/Entourage, MobileMe (beta), Lotus Notes, BlackBerry, Windows Live, Yahoo!, Plancast, and TripIt calendars. It automatically adjusts for different time zones and can be used on smartphones. Others don’t have to have an account to be able to schedule meetings with you via Tungle (take a look at their FAQ for more details).
I like to share any tools that I find helpful, so hope this is useful to someone out there.
More as it happens,