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Google Calendar


What Is This?

With Google Calendar, sharing events and meetings with others is simple. You can coordinate schedules with people in several ways:

  • Send out meeting and event invitations, and track people’s responses whether or not they use Google Calendar.
  • Share your calendar (or just some of your agenda information) with people you know.
  • Create a shared calendar for your organization, team or group that everyone can view and edit.
  • Create a public calendar that anyone can subscribe to.
  • Display your calendar on your internal or external website.

Other Features

Google Calendar also brings you useful innovations, like the “Quick Add” feature, which lets you add new events to your calendar by just typing a short description of the event in plain language. Rather than hassling with form fields, you can simply enter a single phrase like “meeting with Matt at 1:30pm next Tuesday.” Google Calendar will figure out what you mean and add the appointment to your agenda in the right spot. Other helpful additions include SMS access for when you’re away from your computer, calendar printing, and an intuitive drag-and-drop interface.

Google Calendar and Gmail are integrated to make using Google Calendar even easier. Your calendar draws from the same contact list as your email account, so inviting others to events and meetings is fast and easy. Within Gmail, when you receive a message about an event, you’ll see snippets from your agenda to help you decide if you can attend. Then RSVP in just one click.

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More Online Overview of Google Calendar

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