As you make your way around the world or simply across the country, you may want your calendar appointments to shift to match your current time zone, or you might need them to stay fixed no matter where you are—fortunately Google Calendar lets you switch between both options if you delve into the settings for its…
Google’s lightweight, versatile Calendar app runs across the web and multiple mobile platforms to keep our lives organized—but just how deep have you delved into the more advanced features that it offers?
Welcome to another week and another roundup of apps. Android adds apps to get the most out of your smartphone, iOS plays a little catch-up and nabs some super great apps from other operating systems, and Windows Phone chimes in with two neat additions. They're all here and they're all free. Check 'em out.
The fantastic Google Calendar revamp that Android users have been enjoying for a while now has finally hit iOS.
Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop has officially rolled out, we're all getting our first look at what is an awesome little revamp to the Google Calendar app. Not only is it oh-so-much-prettier, but now, entering all sorts of data is as easy as typing a single sentence.
You probably have a lot of important events coming up on Facebook—birthdays, get-togethers, family reunions and the like—but your default calendar app no doubt lies outside Zuck's walled garden. Fortunately, it's not difficult to export your Facebook events to Google Calendar, iCal, or Outlook.
The folks over at Geek.com got this sneak peek at a significantly updated test design for Timely, Google's stock calendar app. If this is the final version that Android users will see, it'll be a nice update.
If you look back fondly at old emails, Google's got you covered: you'll soon be able to download a copy of all your Gmail and Google Calendar data and keep it filed away for posterity. The feature is available for Calendar today and will be rolled out to Gmail over the next month. [Google]
Now, you can add any .ics-formatted event attachment to Google Calendar right within Gmail—all with one little click.
If you were hanging around the internet yesterday afternoon, you probably noticed some hubbub around Google's new, unified Terms of Service Agreement. But what's it actually going to mean for you? Well, this:
Gmail. Damn near everyone you know uses it, and now they (and you) can use it offline. Sound the trumpets! And if that's not enough, offline Google Calendar and Docs will be rolling out within the week. This pleases me.
Holy crap, who let the designers out their cages at Google? The same day they launched the massive Google+ project, Google went around and prettied up all kinds of rough edges. Just take a look.
It may be too soon to tell quite how you feel about Google+, but let me tell you right now: the new Google Calendar look is love at first sight. Clean, smooth, sparse—it's everything we've ever loved about Google's UI, coming out just at a time when the rest of its properties get more cluttered by the day.
Gmail and Google Calender notifications, pushed to your iPhone home screen? Yes please. This might be enough to lure me away from the iPhone's native mail app.
Those who use Google Apps probably assume data is safer in a cloud than it is on a laptop, prone to being dropped and spilled upon. Spanning Backup says otherwise, offering data protection services against data loss on Google's end.
So you're fed up with Google, and you've got a litany of reasons. You don't even have to explain—I'm just here to help you crawl out from under the shadow of the big G, step by step.
Google Japan is now flogging an offline, paper Google Calendar complete with tabs, buttons and links. You can even share dates and invite guests! Sadly there are no email reminders, and it won't sync with your phone, but...
Today, Google's pulling Gmail, Google Talk, Calendar and Docs out of beta. Not because of major new updates or anything, but to make business customers happy. But Google keeping it in an extended beta is the opposite of Beta Culture, the practice of releasing stuff that's not ready. [Google via TechCrunch]