The world’s fastest calendar: Speed and beauty combine to make Vimcal a standout in the competitive calendar space. It was designed for remote professionals in need of the best and fastest tools to support their work with others from around the world. And with the addition of the latest feature, Vimcal Rewind, users can share their achievements with others in a few simple clicks.
Vimcal provides remote workers with the ability to do more in less time. Founder and CEO John Li previously said, “We always tell our users that whatever you can do in another calendar app, you can do in Vimcal in half the number of steps or less.” It was designed to be fast, making it easy to quickly share availability with people in various time zones.
- The app allows users to easily pull up time zones for any city in the world.
- Hot keys and quick commands were pushed to the limits to reduce the number of steps needed when using the app.
- Meetings can be scheduled using plain English or adjusted by simply dragging a scheduled event from one time slot to another.
The Vimcal app (iOS) was recently launched, bringing the popularity seen on desktops over the years to mobile users. Moreover, shortly after launching the app, Vimcal introduced the Rewind feature, which is like “Spotify Wrapped for the business world.”
- All of the original features were ported from the desktop version and optimized for touch screens instead of desktops.
- The app allows users to send a quick email from the notification screen, which can be used to inform people if they are running late.
What is Vimcal Rewind? Vimcal Rewind is the latest feature added to allow users to view and share stats in an entertaining and engaging way. Users go screen to screen to view their stats, then they can share them on social media to show the world what they have been up to over the past year.
Personalized statistics are pulled from users’ calendar usage data. The stats include the days and hours spent in meetings, the total and top people met, the busiest and quietest months, the percentage of internal versus external meetings, and the percentage of meetings that were recurring.
- The Vimcal Rewind 2022 revealed that the average user attended 539 meetings and spent 496 hours at those meetings. The average hours of meetings per week reached 13.1.
- Out of all the meetings, 17.4% were recurring, and the breakdown of internal to external meetings was 39% to 61%. The Rewind also showed that the average user met 70 different people.
The rewind was launched with the goal of helping people realize the time spent in meetings. According to Li, some CEOs spent around “seven full weeks in 2022 sitting in Zoom calls.” It is his belief that people getting their time back starts with generating awareness. It is a so-called “reality check,” and one that has the benefit of being fun.
There are more features to come. Previously, Vimcal spent time focusing on smooth features and external scheduling, but the company is now turning its attention to “building features for teams.”