March 23, 2012

Zapaday – A Wiki-Style Events Calendar

Zapaday is a cross between a public calendar, a global news website, and Wikipedia. Developed for everyone who wants to know what’s going on in the world around them, Zapaday helps people plan ahead for upcoming events and track the news topics that matter most in their lives.

The Zapaday platform is completely customizable, so the way you use the service will depend on your individual interests and needs. Head over to and start browsing through the site to get a better sense of how it’s laid out. In addition to tracking more than 4,000 news sites and calendars, Zapaday also publishes the events and items its users submit. Just create an account, click on an article, and check out the event details Zapaday has listed. Events on Zapaday range from Presidential visits abroad, to art gallery openings and sporting events. To narrow down the news you’re viewing, search through items by keyword, date, or year. If you see an event with missing or incorrect information, no worries. Just edit the information like you would on Wikipedia and click save.

Calendar events from Zapaday can be exported to Outlook, Google Calendar, or a mobile phone at any time, and users can actually start their own calendars on the Zapaday system by importing existing events that have been listed on the site. Zapaday can help people see what’s coming up on a local and global scale, and it can be a useful tool for journalists, marketers, and analysts who depend on staying up-to-date on all the latest happenings nearby. It’s also useful for public relations professionals and event planners looking for ways to promote upcoming events they’re hosting.

Practical Uses:

  • See what’s going on in the world today
  • Find out what time the next presidential debate will be on TV
  • Learn more about a foreign leader’s upcoming trip to the U.S.
  • Promote an art gallery opening you’re hosting next week

Insider Tips:

  • Anyone can become a Zapaday editor once they’ve signed up for an account
  • Events can be searched by keyword, date, or year
  • Users can sync their Zapaday calendars with Google Calendar or Outlook
  • All events are broken down into categories, such as Affairs, Culture, Sports, Business, Science, or Practical

What we liked:

  • Journalists can see what news events are coming up in the weeks ahead
  • Marketers and analysts can track topics and analyze trends over time
  • Zapaday is a great way for PR professionals to promote their events
  • Tourism officials can use Zapaday to create calendar listings for their local areas

What we didn’t like:

  • Zapaday includes so much information that it can be overwhelming at times


Company Info:

  • Launched: January 2012 (Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Founded by: Stefan Hoevenaar
  • Web site:


  • Free


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