I am looking for a Windows desktop calendar solution to make schedules for landscaping crews. It does NOT need to have a mobile component. Google Calendars and MS Outlook both allow me to combine multiple calendars or to color code appointments, but there are a number of formatting issues which make them a bit less useful than they could be.
What I'm looking for:
- Ability to put the schedules of 5-6 crews on the same calendar.
- Appointments from one crew do not spread across to the columns of other crews (see green and blue entries in image below). This spreading to fill the whole width when there are no other appointments for a given time of the day seems to be the way virtually every calendar I've tried works. And it is very unhelpful in my case.
- Items from one crew should remain within their own column. (again see green and blue entries from image below)
- Should either permit the creation of repeating events (weekly/every 2 weeks, etc.) OR the importation of appointments from Outlook or Google Calendars.
Some of these formatting issues can be worked around by adjusting start times by a minute so that things line up, but that is so bush league and doesn't work reliably all the time anyway.
Now for bonus points: Crews are of different sizes. It would be incredible to be able to adjust the widths of each crew column to reflect the crew size so that appointments for a 4-man crew occupied twice the horizontal real estate that a 2-man crew occupied.
This seems like such a simple feature set that I can help but think I'm missing something obvious.
Finally I am open to suggestions of other types of software that would work - not limited to calendars.