Apr 13, 2006 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Expectations of the users of Google are at its peak as Google announces the launch of Google Calendar (Beta). If you think this facility will act as a companion only for the working slot then you probabaly have lots of misconceptions. It is meant for everyone. The launch of Google Calendar has been done so that you can keep track of important dates, plan out your daily schedules and appointments according to your day-to-day requirements. However, you can avail this facility only if you have an access to Gmail account. May be this time Google has found out a way to attract some of the Yahoo! and Microsoft users to make a switch. Good Goin' Google.

This magnificent facility would allow you to maintain your personal time set zones which include date and time formats, calendar views, and declined event and invitation placement in one's calendar. In today's world it is necessary to set your pace while keeping a track of time, and with the launch of Google Calendar this can be made possible. Google Calendar enables you to create not one, not two, but it provides you with the facility to create multiple calendars at the same time. You can also share some of them with other users or delete the ones you don't need anymore. Take a Google Calendar tour and explore its unique features.

The usage of the Google Calendar is quite simple because you can send notifications from it to its users via email or even through SMS. Mobile notifications can only be sent when they are enabled.  So, those of you interested in mobile notification can do it with ease. All you will have to do is select the notififcation tab, enter a moblie number along with the carrier and end the procedure by entering the verification code you will recieve on your hand set. That's sounds good. Know more from  Webmaster World forum.

From Mattcutts blog:

Meetings are resizeable (click on those little parallel lines at the bottom of events and just drag). You can also drag and drop a meeting to a different day. I like that you can keep multiple calendars (e.g. a personal calendar, a work calendar, a conference calendar), and you can color-code them however you like. It’s nice to be able to hide calendar layers, and I especially like the option to hide a meeting if you decline it (pet peeve: I hate seeing a meeting cluttering up my calendar when I know I’m not going to attend). Refer mattcutts blog

For the Users of iCal and Microsoft Outlook:

This is for you guys out there. Those of you who already have calendars in iCal or Microsoft Outlook need not worry because you can import your calendar into Google Calendar too. Wondering how? Let me explain. The users of Microsoft Outlook just have to undergo a simple procedure where  you would select and upload the process to import your calendar into Google Calendar.  Easy..isn't it? So, say Cheers to Google!

Google Calendar comes with the following features:

Text recognition – In adding an event, or detecting a new event from Gmail, Calendar automatically detects event-specific words and suggests the adding of a new event with data auto-structured.

Manage Multiple Calendars – set up multiple calendars (work, personal, etc) and view them separately or together.

Heavy Gmail integration – Gmail recognizes when messages include event information, so when you get emailed about an event, you can add it to Google Calendar with just a couple clicks. Google Calendar links on the right side of the Gmail page.

Sharing – Calendars can be shared with others, and you can subscribe to others’ shared calendars. Read/write permissions can be granted on a per user basis. Calendars can be published via a web page or via RSS, so readers do not need to be on the Google Calendar platform.Visit Techcrunch for more details.

Also visit Google blog, and Google Blogoscoped for a detailed analysis.

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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