Google Calendar’s New “Find a Time” Feature Makes Meeting Creation a Breeze

According to Google, creating a meeting between multiple people is still in a pain in the rear. You have to double check everyone’s calendar to make sure they are free, and then sending the actual invites can be time consuming. With the new Find a Time feature in the Calendar app, scheduling a meeting that works with everyone’s schedule is made very simple, even if one party is in a different time zone.

Limited to those using Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Education, as sharing schedules is the norm in some lines of work, Find a Time works to locate the best possible time for a meeting where everyone is free. If there is no free time, Calendar will look to see which conflicting meetings can most easily be rescheduled.  (more…)

Google Calendar Gets To-Dos and Reminders in Latest Update

Your Google Calendar is getting a new feature this week – reminders. Instead of always creating events for everything on your plate, including your upcoming to-dos, you can now set a reminder to complete a task.

An update is rolling out this week on both Android and iOS to enable the feature, but Google plans to include it in the web version of Google Calendar as well.  (more…)

Google Apps Users to See Better Sync Between Calendar and Gmail

Thanks to upcoming updates, Google Apps users (essentially Google for business) will now begin to see better sync of information between Gmail and Google Calendar.

Once updated, when a user receives an email containing information such as flight, movie, and hotel confirmations, the information will automatically be loaded into your Google Calendar as an event. That means no more copy and pasting information yourself from one app to the other. Google Calendar will even automatically update information for you if it happens to change.  (more…)

Google Updates Calendar, Brings User Requested Features Such as 7-Day Week View (Updated: APK)

Google is rolling out a big update to its official Calendar app, complete with new features that were suggested right from within the community. The biggest of which, if you asked us, is a new 7-day week view option that allows for pinch-to-zoom. With this, you can get a broader view of what is on your plate, then also dive deeper into your schedule with more detail thanks to the pinching.  (more…)

Google App Update Wednesday: Maps, Camera, Calendar, Sheets, Slides, and So Damn Many More

You probably already realized this, since we wrote up three Google apps with updates before noon, but yes, today is Wednesday and that means Google is unleashing new goodies upon us. Below, we have compiled a list of some of the updates that have already rolled out today (some yesterday too), along with download links and details to their changes (if they have any). A bunch of these updates are minor bug fixes, but a few do have substantial changes.

Should other apps receive updates, we will try our best to update the list.

Go get ’em!  (more…)

This is the New Calendar 5.0 for Android

The new Google Calendar 5.0 update is now available on Android for Lollipop users (everyone else over the coming weeks). This is the the best Google app redesign I have seen yet, and I’m not sure that it is even close (that includes the Gmail 5.0 update I just wrote about). And so you know, this is coming from someone who lives and breathes in a calendar all day, every day. I have tried all the good calendar apps, even settling on Sunrise for months. Sunrise is awesome. But it’s not as awesome as this new Google Calendar.

I have been playing with it for a few days now on the Nexus 6, trying to form some opinions on it as we led up to today’s launch. Here they are.  (more…)