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…)
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 just announced that it has acquired Timeful, an iOS-only calendar app that tries to help “organize your life by understanding your schedule, habits, and needs.” The announcement came via the Gmail blog, but Google mentioned that they plan to integrate the technology behind Timeful into Inbox, Calendar, and “beyond,” so you could see it help tie together all sorts of Google services. I can’t see anyone arguing with better service-to-service integration. (more…)
Announced today through Google+, the Calendar app from Google is bringing back the Month View. Having been there before, but then removed, users will now be able to see a broad overview of their month’s itinerary, with little colored dots letting you know that you are going to be busy that day. (more…)
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…)
No doubt, there are a ton of calendar apps available for Android devices. Last year, another app was released called UpTo, which we like quite a bit. However, Google Calendar’s sync into my existing Google profile is what keeps me in the ecosystem. Now, what if that same UpTo calendar released its awesome features as a plugin for my existing Google Calendar app? Win win, right? Absolutely. (more…)
Of all of the Google apps reworked to incorporate elements of material design, Calendar may be the slickest. It adopts the design paradigms of Android 5.0 Lollipop – bold colors, hovering widgets, and drop shadows – to great effect. That work extends to the in-app backgrounds; best viewed in tablet mode, each month features gorgeous artwork. (more…)
A new bug is popping up in Google Calendar – one which you will likely never find yourself or it could potentially lead to a few embarrassing moments, depending on what type of calendar events you are creating. Recently, when a Calendar user created an event through the desktop app which was to remind themselves to ask their boss for a pay raise, they placed their boss’ email address in the subject line. Without prompting the user, the Calendar app went ahead and placed the event on their boss’ calendar as well, which more than likely led to an awkward moment for the employer and employee. (more…)