Things you should know about Google Calendar
While obviously being a calendar, apart from containing the days of the year and allowing you to add upcoming events, it bares little resemblance to those we hang on our walls,
Google Calendar is one of the core applications in Workspace and Drive. It integrates seamlessly with other core features such as Meet and Chat.
Google Meet is a video conferencing app for up to 100 people using the free version, and 300 users of a business account. Video meetings can be off the cuff or scheduled. View guide
Google Chat allows you to have private one to one or group chats. Either using the Chat app or from your gmail dashboard. View guide
How do I access Calendar?
The full blown version of Calendar is accessible from the app dropdown at the top of any Chrome browser you’re logged into, or from any Drive folder.
A slimmed down version can be accessed from any Drive file you’re editing, without having to open another tab. Allowing you to check your schedule and add upcoming events: video meetings and text chats, one to one or group..
How many calendars can I create?
There is no limit to the number of calendars you can have. You can also overlay them over each other to ensure there’s no clash of events between your work and social life.
All your calendars are listed in the interface sidebar, with hiding or showing them only a click away.
Why do I need multiple calendars?
While it may be convenient for you to see all upcoming events from your business and family life, you may not want to let your coworkers see what’s happening in your private life. Except maybe your holidays.
You have full control over who sees which calendar. Individual calendars can be shared with colleagues, friends and family. Reasons for separate calendars are virtually endless, but here’s just a few of them:
- Nights out and parties
- Sporting and team events
- School timetable
You can also allow others to add events to your calendar,
Who can see my calendar?
Calendars can be shared with friends, family and colleagues, or published for all to see. Alternatively: you can keep them completely private. Each calendar can be directed at specific people,
You may also allow others to add their own events to any calendar you have given them access to. Alternatively: you may just allow them to view events.
Problems you may encounter with the Calendar app
So far I’ve only encountered one problem with this application, and that is Google itself. I’ve already briefly mentioned the features and how Calendar can be accessed.
The problem lies with the guides. While they do exist, finding them in anything resembling chronological order, is a different story. As with most of their guides, it isn’t unusual to require multiple tabs open when learning the different aspects,
I’ve created this guide to give you a comprehensive insight into all of the features. More than enough to get you started with accessing, creating and sharing your calendars with coworkers, friends and family.