Apps & Games
Published on November 4th, 2014 | by Tim Schofield0
New Google Calendar App Review and Download
Another one of Google’s apps got a material design update! The new Google Calendar app not only has aesthetic changes, but also sports many new features, including sync with Gmail.
Let me know what you think!
New Google Calendar App Review:
- Events from Gmail: Any time you book something online, you get an email, from reservations for a flight, hotel, or restaurant to those concert or big game tickets you managed to nab. However, you then have to then copy and paste the details into a new event in your Calendar. The new version of Calendar does all this work for you by automatically adding events to your calendar from Gmail. If for some reason you don’t want Events from Gmail, you can always turn this off.
- Assists: We introduced the concept of Assists in the new Inbox, and now Calendar is getting them as well. They make adding events both quicker and easier. When you start typing in details for an event, Calendar will assist you by providing relevant suggestions for event names, places and people. And over time, Calendar will learn to adapt to your preference, so if you frequently go to yoga in the park with Jane, it will suggest this when you start typing “Y-o-g…”.
- Schedule View: With the new Calendar, we aimed to create something that is both beautiful and useful. The new app will include photos and maps of the places you’re going, cityscapes of travel destinations, and illustrations of everyday events like dinner, drinks and that yoga in the park. These images not only make Calendar enjoyable to look at, but also create a glanceable view that doesn’t require you to decipher tiny text to figure out what’s going on.