Like most startups and growing companies, 10gen uses Google Apps for email and calendaring. I love the service but there are some features and functionality in Google Calendar that I would love to see.
Gmail loves tagged threads over folders, and it was a key innovations of the service. Why doesn’t Google Calendar follow suit? I have a shared calendar for all of the MongoDB events, and it was getting very cumbersome. The US team wanted to see US events, the Python team wanted to see Python events, the training team wanted to see training events, and on and on and on. We ended up making separate calendars for US and Europe events, but I would have preferred to have had a single events calendar with tags so we could look at events according to any dimension that we want (i.e. all Python events in the US or all online events).
Recognizing Multiple Accounts
Google hasn’t don’t a great job of unifying multiple Gmail accounts. I have a personal Google calendar and a 10gen calendar, and while I can overlay them it isn’t evident to anyone at work that I have a dentist appointment or a tennis game on my personal calendar unless they also add my personal calendar to their view. Instead I end up putting my entire personal life on my work calendar, which is not ideal.
This is very basic functionality, but I should be able to easily send a note with an explanation when I cancel or decline a meeting. Instead, I have to send a separate follow up explaining my I am declining.
Hopefully the Google Calendar product team reads this post and adds my feature requests!