Type your events in the One Box and press Add.
Try a few samples:
We will turn your statements into events on your calendar.
For example, you have a birthday party this Sunday at noon. You want to remember to bring a gift. You can type:
In general, we suggest using a rough format of:
If you click on any day, a Day View window will pop up. You can type your event into the One Box in that window and it will default to that day.
No date is required.
Another way to add events is through the "detailed entry" link above the One Box at the top of your calendar. This brings up a window that asks for lots of info that you can fill in.
From your main calendar, right-click (or CTRL-click for Mac) on any event that you have created and select Edit or Delete.
From the Day View, to Edit an event hover over the event name and click the "Edit" link to the left of the entry, or double-click on the event.
To Delete an event, in the Day View, hover over the event name and click the "Trashcan" icon to the left of the entry.
Invitations can be made in any One Box form by typing the plus sign "+" and then a person's email address.
The entry above will trigger an email to that person allowing them to accept, decline, or learn more about the event. If they are also using 30 Boxes the invitation will automatically appear on their calendar.
You can also send invitations from the "detailed entry" form.
We have an experimental import tool that will allow you to add events that you have in Outlook, iCal, or Yahoo Calendar. Try it out.
30 Boxes allows you to build a "dynamic journal" by adding things like flickr, myspace, webshots, livejournal (heck, any personal blog) so you can track, record, and share updates in one convenient place. You can also add your zip code to get weather forecasts or webcal/ical subscriptions to see other event calendars (like sports team schedules, etc.)
Just click the My Settings link (top right) and select Web Stuff.
30 Boxes lets you see a buddy's photos and other web stuff on your calendar if you choose.
If your buddy has an editable profile, you can add web stuff for your buddy! Note: when you sign up with 30 Boxes, your profile is locked automatically (you can choose to unlock it if you want).
To check the edit status of a buddy, go to My Settings > Buddies and look for the edit link next to a buddy.
In this example, you can add web stuff to James but not to Laura
Click the [ Edit ] link to add/edit James' profile.
You can also edit James' profile from the link in the "More Details Section" on James' Buddy Page.
When editing James' profile you can add both web stuff and general contact information like first name, AIM account, and even a URL to a personal avatar/icon.
Prioritize an event by adding an asterisk in the One Box. This will add a star icon and put it at the top of your event list. Example:
Adding the word "private" to the One Box will mark an event with a lock icon and the event is not shared with anyone unless you send an invitation for that specific event. Example:
Simple repeats of weekly, monthly, and yearly will be recognized. Example:
Repeats can have an end date too!
To get reminder notifications type the keyword remind and then a space. You will get a drop-down menu. Example:
Add by email! From a registered email address you can forward any email to: add AT 30boxes.com and we'll use the subject as your One Box entry and then attach the body of the email to that date. Great for things like airline reservations.
Tags help you categorize for easy searching and segmentation of you calendar.
They allow you to share or publish parts of your calendar with your Buddies. Some ideas for tags are: personal, family, sports, school, work, todo. You can have more than one tag for an event.
You could then share only the tag work with co-workers and only the tag sports with your running group.
Anything you put in brackets [ ] will generate a link to a Google Map for that address. Any hyperlink will be linked as "more info" in your event notes. Examples:
If you enter your home or work locales in My Settings, you can even get directions by putting home or work followed by a | before the address!
Forget the "Close Window" link! Just click anywhere in the gray outside the Day View pop up Window to dismiss it.
Right-click on any event you have created on your main calendar and you will have the option to Edit or Delete.
Double-click the Up and Down calendar navigation icons to jump ahead or back 4 weeks at a time.
Double-click on an event in the Day View to bring up the Detailed Edit View.
Your mouse scroll will move your calendar up and down in the Main View and cycle through days in the Day View.
Use the ESC key to clear the Day View, Event Edit, or Search pop-up windows
Using an accesskey combination with Firefox: ALT (PC), CTRL (Mac) or IE: ALT+ENTER you can press keys to do the following. A and Z to move the calendar up/down. T centers on today. N brings up detailed entry box. X exits the Day View (use ESC -- it's quicker!). S brings up settings. B brings up buddies. H goes home (refresh). J toggles all buddies, and M displays only your calendar stuff. Also, E brings up your to do list!
If you type the word birthday and variants in the One Box, you will be asked if you want that event to repeat yearly
Using certain tags can let you change the color of your events. In the One Box typing tag blue will make that event text blue. Other acceptable colors are: navy, maroon, purple, green, red, teal, magenta, olive, lime, orange, aqua, yellow.