OK, here are the subtle things that make Calendarscope so great:
--Fast. The program is very lightweight and fast. This is a big deal compared to most other calendar software. Also, most other calendar software are integrated into larger suites like yours which will make it invariably slower. However, SN is special because of it's ultimate flexibility, so even I would consider using it as part of the larger suite. Before this, all I wanted was a calendar program and nothing else.
--Colorful. Calendarscope has a very simple way of coloring the individual items; it's just based on categories. Different (user-defineable) colors each category. The custom category creation is important. I didn't see that on the SQL module. Also, in that mini-calendar on the sidebar, Calendarscope has the option color in the dates with events on them. In this module, the dates just get bolded. In Calendarscope, the dates were filled with the color of the event (or another color for multiple events). Very helpful, visually.
--Customizeable view of the main calendar. In Calendarscope, besides the normal options for viewing (week, day, month) you can also set a user customizeable setting (I liked to use 6-week view). I find that a lot of calendar software focus on the detailed daily/weekly views and don't give as much attention to the larger, monthly views. I use primarily the monthly views and rarely use the daily/weekly views because I never have more than one or two things to do in a day (I'm not a CEO or anything). Calendarscope has a great monthly view because it's colorful, easy to read, and helps your eye focus on the right spots.
--Speaking of focusing your eye, I find that on you module, the bar on the calendar view where the day number is show...the bar is too big, it's as big as an event, and is confusing because it looks like an event! I don't know if you can control that, but that's something I noticed.
Anyway, there's probably more stuff, but I'm tired of typing. It's mostly visual, or customizing things. The basic funcionality of most calendar programs are the same (there isn't really that many creative things you can do with it). Calendarscope is just so perfect. My only complaint with it is it's price and upgrade fees. but maybe I'll just suck it up and get it. Here's screenshots comparing the two and should show why calendarscope just gets it right.SQLNotes...what is it exactly? SQLNotes...what is it exactly?