For some time now, I wanted to move my entire calendar from the wall to a web-based service which offers all the benefits that we know and love. Even with the added benefits of having an internet-based calendar, forgetting to add events to it can render it useless, so in order to help with this issue, you can implement the services of Super.cc.
Super.cc allows its users to quickly add events to their calendars just by forwarding an email with the date and time to the server. Even if the email contains a message, Super.cc will filter out everything except the date, time and location and add them to your preferred online calendar. This allows users to add events to their calendar without having to exit the inbox.
How to use Super.cc to add events to your calendar
After testing the service and seeing its strong and weak points, I can say that it will come in handy a bunch of times, however, I found that the service would only work in some conditions, which is a drawback and I hope the developers will address this issue shortly. Even so, after trying out Super.cc, even with its minor issue, I can attest to its usefulness and I see myself using it for quite some time.
If you wish to use Super.cc, all you need to do is head over to their website and create an account. You can use any email address you have and you can also sync your events to a variety of online calendars, including Google Calendar, Apple iCloud, Microsoft Exchange/Outlook or other services you might be using.
The setup process is easy and only takes a few minutes. Just fill out your credentials and you can start using it. A feature I would have liked to see is the possibility to add multiple emails to the same account, but this can be easily overcome by going through the registration process for each email account individually.
In terms of customization, after you’ve created an account you can add custom locations which can be later added to your calendar events. As for using the service, the developers have gone out of their way to make it extremely easy to use. Sending an event to Super.cc is as easy as emailing the date and time (optionally you can the location) to their dedicated server which is firstname.lastname@example.org. From here, their servers will extract the information regarding the date of your event and it sends it to your prefered calendar.
As mentioned before, I have experienced some problems with this service, mainly due to the fact that it doesn’t recognize and add dates when I sent the email directly to email@example.com. However, when forwarding emails containing dates and times, the system worked as intended. If this is a temporary problem, then we should expect the system to be fully functioning in a short time. To be noted here is the fact that this service is still in its infancy, so expect much to change for the good in the future.
Being integrated with email clients means that the service does not require any additional downloads or apps, which is a very positive aspect considering users can benefit from these services on all platforms like Android, iOS, desktop and so on. Also, it is not restricted to Gmail users, making it available for users of different email services.
Privacy is always a concern when using services which have access to your personal information, and it doesn’t much more personal then emails. But as the developers explain, their servers do not store any information and their screening process only looks out for the subject of an email and any dates, times or locations. Apart from that, the company does not have access to any confidential information so you can rest assured that your data is safe.
All things considered, I have enjoyed using Super.cc, as it is a very easy service to work with. The best thing about Super.cc is that the service is fast and care free. The fact that the system doesn’t have to configured makes it suitable for everyone and I would like to see this “click OK and it’s working” approach to other web-based services. Just forwarding a message and having it automatically added to your calendar is just the tool I needed, and like me, most of you will appreciate these services.