April 13th, 2006 by Keith

Google Calendar Beta

Posted in Linux, Mac OS, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows

Google Calendar

Google has come up with another latest gadget from his sleeve. Well, this is not new to some, such as MSN or Yahoo, but for GMail lovers, this integration of Google Calendar would probably make you love them even more.

If you have used Microsoft Outlook or any Calendar softwares, this is about the same. Storing your information online, Google Calendar Beta allows you to see your friends’ and family’s schedules right beside yours. While using Gmail conversations, users are also able to quickly add events into the database.

As you know, Google is becoming more “sharing” these days, users could also decide who is able to view your calendars and track your movement. What is more interesting, you can also create invitations, send reminders and keep track of RSVPs right inside the Google Calendar Beta. Furthermore, it is excellent for promoting events, if you have a large population of contacts in your list.


  • Calendar Sharing: Set up a calendar for your company softball team, and share it with the whole roster. (Your shortstop will never forget about practice again.) Or share with friends and family so you can view each other’s schedules side by side.
  • Invitations: Create event invitations, send them to friends, and keep track of people’s responses and comments, all in one place. Your friends can receive your invitation and post responses even if they don’t use Google Calendar themselves.
  • Quick Add: Click anywhere on your calendar where an event belongs (or use the Quick Add link), and start typing. Google Calendar understands whole phrases like “Brunch with mom at Java Cafe 11am on Saturday,” and will pop new events right into your agenda.
  • Gmail Integration: Add your friend’s Super Bowl party to your calendar without ever leaving your Gmail inbox. Gmail now recognizes events mentioned in emails.
  • Search: Find the date of the Baxter family BBQ (you knew it was sometime this summer). Or, search public calendars to discover new events you’re interested in and add them to your own calendar.
  • Mobile Access: Receive event reminders and notifications on your mobile phone.
  • Event Publishing: Share your organization’s events with the world. Learn more with our Event Publisher Guide.

If you already have a GMail account, then that is all you need to set access Google Calendar. No harm trying it. Just log in here with your GMail user name and password.

3 Responses to “Google Calendar Beta”

  1. getCals 0.11 - Google Calendar on your Ipods » SoftSift Says:

    [...] Are you currently fasinated with Google’s recent release of the Google Calendar Beta? Do you also have Ipods that have calendar functionality? How would you like to integrate both together, being able to synchronise your schedules between your Ipods and Google Calendar? [...]

  2. Google Calendar Notifier 2.1 - Firefox plugin » SoftSift Says:

    [...] Since the recent release of Google Calendar last month, Nicholas Pike has released a Firefox plug-in for Google Calendar, known as the Google Calendar Notifier. [...]

  3. clyfland Says:

    i try to find something at google.com and take it on your site…thanks

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