Long Rumored Google Calendar Makes An Entrance

Apr 13, 2006 - 12:15 pm 1 by
Filed Under Google News

Say goodbye to Outlook, welcome Google Calendar! Looks like Google wants to help keep us organized and in sync with our daily tasks and appointments. Google released Google Calendar today offering an impressive set of features to allow us to create schedules and share those with others. I am quite impressed myself with the online application and the ease of use. Chris Sherman wrote an excellent write up about Google Calendar for SearchDay.

According to the Google folks, Calendar can help you:

Simplify. Organize. (And relax.) Organizing your schedule shouldn't be a burden. That's why we've created Google Calendar – our free online shareable calendar service. With Google Calendar, it's easy to keep track of all your life's important events – birthdays, reunions, little league games, doctor's appointments – all in one place.

After testing out some of the features this morning, I am quite impressed myself with the online application and the ease of use. After trying multiple PDA's, calendar software, finally one seems to easy enough to use that I just might make the switch from my old fashion way of paper calendars to actually keeping stuff virtual.

Got Outlook? One of the neat features of Google Calendar allows you to upload your CSV files from another calendar into the application. Still a little rough around the edges on this part, but they do provide good support. Another nifty thing is you are allowed to create multiple calendars and share them with friends, family, or business associates. Also included is ample searching features to find those old or future appointments if need be.

Matt Cutts also has a nice witty review of the Google Calendar application. There is forum discussion on SEW and WMW.


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