I love the Internet and it loves me right back. The latest object of my affection is the Google Calendar. I have no idea how I survived without it before. True Story.
Sure, we have a calendar on our fridge but who remembers to check that every day? And, sure, we all have Outlook calendars at work, but we can’t share them with anyone outside of our domain.
I started using the Google calendar a couple of months ago because my husband and I kept forgetting Important Birthdays. Now I’ve progressed to using it for all kinds of visits, appointments, events, reminders etc. and I even had my husband set one up too. We share them so we can see each others’ schedules, which makes double-booking less of a problem. (Admittedly, that didn’t happen too often, but when it did, it was painful.)
Some reasons why you should give Google Calendar a try at home:
- It’s accessible from anywhere there’s an internet connection (including your mobile device, if you have a web browser).
- It integrates with Google maps! When the Where field contains a location that is recognized by Google Maps, a map displays when you double-click your event.
- If you’re into sports, you can subscribe to sports schedules to have them show in your Google Calendar
- Reminders – you can get them sent to you by email or text message. This is a big deal.
- You can get as simple or as complicated as you want –use some or all of the nifty features.
- Google Calendar integrates with Remember the Milk – another powerful organizational tool for task lists that the Internet People rave about all the time
- You can save your calendar as a pdf – the pdf creator is built into the site
- These people Know What They’re Talking About and their comment was “the more I use it, the better it gets.”
- You can share your calendar or even make it public; you can add shared or public calendars to your calendar view. This means that if your church, daycare, soccer team or Secret Club has a public Google Calendar, you can add it you yours. This ALSO means that if the City created a public Google Calendar for each garbage zone, you could simply add that to you calendar too! And set it to send you reminders! Can I get an amen?
- It’s free
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