Google's Got a Great New Calendar App for Android and (Eventually) 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.


The app will breeze through your inbox to find dates, locations, and any other important info you might need. Assuming the information about that event exists in your inbox in the first place, but these days, that's a pretty safe bet. And for everything else, you can just type in your event in sentence form, and the app will automatically fill in the blanks, linking in addresses from Google Maps and attendees from your contacts.

And for the stuff that doesn't already exist in your Gmail, there's something called "Assists." According to today's blog post:

With Assists, Calendar can suggest titles, people and places as you type, as well as adapt to your preferences over time. For example, if you often go running with Peter in Central Park, Calendar can quickly suggest that entire event when you type 'r-u-n.'

The new, lovely-to-look-at app is strictly Android-only for now, but should be hitting iOS eventually-ish. And if you're not running Lollipop, Calendar will be available on Google Play sometime "in the coming weeks." [Google]

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