Your day starts with checking your calendar, memorizing feature meetings, looking at the to-do list, reading the weather forecast, chatting with family and employees, and planning to watch the much-awaited TV show in the evening. We do all these things automatically, without noticing the effort we put into, instead of relaxing and greeting the new day. There is one way to ease life for busy bees like us, and it is to place everything in Google Calendar.
It is way easier to keep information on everything in one place. And Google Calendar is a perfect place for it. You will not have to switch the apps, open the browser and look for the information. All you need is Google Calendar, which is probably already a built-in app on your phone.
There is nothing better than being able to see your to-do lists and calendar appointments in one place. For one thing, it is a nice way to plan your day and make changes if you need it. And Google Calendar provides you with the opportunity to see both features with Google Tasks. It is there, in the Google Calendar, hidden in the right panel:
There is another way to add to-do lists in Google Calendar. If you don’t like Google Tasks, that’s ok. Every app we mention here has its own advantages and disadvantages. The smoothness of the connection between Google Calendar and to-do lists apps depends on the app you choose. For example, the famous Todoist app syncs with Google Calendar directly. Tasks will just appear in your calendar.
And TickTick app provides an iCal link. The Milk app also connects with iCal. The simple way to sync them with Google Calendar:
Warning! Not every app with to-do lists has a similar option. But you may use third-parties like Zapier, to connect these apps with Google Calendar. You will continue to use your favorite app and create appointments on the calendar. Sounds good, right?
Yes, Google Calendar allows you to follow other people’s calendars. It is an extremely useful feature for those people who want to keep up with their friends, relatives or co-workers. This information can help you to arrange meetings or book services for these people, taking into consideration their schedule. Google Calendar app offers you not only to check other people’s calendars but share yours in a few simple moves:
Ask other people to do the same for you. You will receive access to their personal calendars. There is a Google Calendar business option that is called “Meet with…” where you can actually see the calendar. Search the name of the person and see the calendar, if it is open to you.
Your organization’s settings will vary the number of information you can get access to. With Zapier, you receive an open calendar, with all the appointments of another person. However, you may only get information on whether the co-worker is busy or not at this time, depending on these settings. In both ways, you can schedule the meeting with the help of the app.
Working from abroad is not easy when you have to mess with different time zones. Even in the same country, you can face the same problem. You will always have to check the time at your co-worker zone. It can be crucial when you arrange a video conference or want to phone abroad. So, there is a useful feature in Google Calendar. It has a world clock inside. It is hidden from the central panel of tools. How to find and enable it:
There is an option in Google Calendar that allows you to check the weather for the day. Some time ago, Google Calendar offered direct access to weather forecasts with its own feature. However, several years back, developers removed this amazing tool. And if you’re one of the people who want to know what to expect from the weather today, you are going to miss this option dearly. But don’t worry! There is a way out! It is called WebCal.fi, and for now, it is your best option. It syncs with iCal URL and can be used via the Google Calendar. How to use it:
This is not the best feature. You will not see the icons. It is obscured in some parts. And yet, this is the best option if you want to receive weather updates in Google Calendar. You may still wait till Google Calendar is improved and its own weather feature is added, but we are not sure if this is going to happen soon. So, enjoy the iCal option for now.
This is a great and helpful feature for businessmen who work with other countries. It is not actually the big news that the Google Calendar app shows the main holidays in our country. If you did not know it, you may check this nice tool. You will see major holidays based on your current location. If you work with people from abroad, you have to be aware of their main holidays and days off work.
How to do this?
This is a useful feature for those people who prefer to watch sports and never miss their favorite matches. There are sports schedules offered by Google Calendars app. With this tool, you will always be aware of upcoming sports events without a need to open other sources. This tool will cut the number of apps you use on your phone, as you will not need sports apps reminders.
You will see them by:
The Google Calendar makes it extremely easy to stay informed on the upcoming movies and TV shows you wanted to watch. Add the schedule of the TV show and don’t miss even one series. Be the first who watched the episode so no one would be able to spoil it. There is an Episode Calendar service. It is free of charge. It signals when the new episodes available.
There is an iCal link available for use. Sync it with the Google Calendar. And forget about using third-party apps. How to do it:
These are just a few things you can do inside the Google Calendar. You may find numerous other options that will be of interest to you. Check local calendars or world events. Explore all your possibilities with Google Calendar. Don’t forget to share your findings with us.