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The Google search changed its look recently with a smoother-looking interface. They also rolled out Google Calendar sporting a new skin, and just tonight Gmail announced a preview of their new look as well. Just tonight writing this post, I also noticed that Google Docs has had a makeover. These new looks are popping up as Google begins rolling out Google+ (6 Youtube Videos at this link!) … who new?
Check out a video, some screenshots of “The New Google” below, and read the Google posts for MORE info…
ONE MORE LINK … more about GOOGLE+
Google Calendar keeps getting better and better… recently GCalendar added color-coding of events, and now they’ve introduced appointment slots which allows you the flexibility to accept appointments.
Or as Google’s post put it:
Google Calendar has become indispensable for organizing my own time and sharing my schedule with friends and coworkers. But what about letting others know about my preferred availability? Likewise, when I look at my hairdresser’s online calendar, I wonder why I can’t just book the open slot instead of remembering to call during regular business hours. Now, with appointment slots in Google Calendar, any individual or business can manage appointment availability online 24/7.
First, you define appointment slots, and then the next step in the process is that someone with access to your calendar signs up for one of your appointment slots. Now you can schedule appointments with your friends, clubs you’ve joined and businesses can accept appointments.
Their post also adds…
Just click on an event, then click the colored square in the top left of the pop-up bubble and pick a new color. If you don’t see this option quite yet, hang tight — it’ll be there for everyone within the next day or so.
Only you and anyone else you’ve given edit access to your calendar will be able to see the colors you choose. This has been a feature request from many of you for some time, and we hope you enjoy using it as much as we do.
So now you can organize more effectively, and if you are already organized your calendar can be more colorful, less drab.
The Google Calendar team has given GCalendar a birthday gift of sort by making the Favicon functional in GCalendar. Now, if its the 15th, your Favicon in GCal will have a 15 on it. See the oriignal post for caveats, details and team photo.
With today’s Optional attendees in Google Calendar, good old GCal now lets you make invitees to your events optional. Maybe you have a group of people that need to come to an event (like an office meeting) and others who are not required to attend, but can opt to show up if they have time and interest. Or maybe your get-together has differing levels of interest or involvement like a project planning meeting or Xmas party.
No need to turn this feature on, you will see the new link for “Make some attendees optional” as soon as you begin adding invitees.
Google is asking for help improving Tasks and I’ve got a couple of ideas that I think would be pretty useful. Very similar to what Armo said (http://goo.gl/mod/7XCq) about flexibility between Tasks and Email and links to the original entry.
At the risk of some repetition of Armo’s post I’d love to see Tasks, Gmail, Google Docs and Calendar integrated to the point that any of one could be turned into any of the other with links back to whatever is needed.
Was that nebulous enough? Here’s an example… let’s say I have an appointment I’ve entered into my GCalendar for a doctor’s appointment six months from now. I setup the appointment with an email reminder (as I usually do) to remind me before the appointment so I can let my boss know – all of this is normal so far. Additionally, I need to bring my medication list to the appointment and I found a website with some great info I want to talk to my doctor about when I have the appointment also. It would be great if I could open a Google Doc an type in my medication list and associate that with the GCalendar event/reminder, and have a Task pop up the day before in whatever Task list is currently active during the time the event reminder is fire off reminding me, and possibly linking to the website with that great info I want to discuss with my doc, along with another link to my Google Doc (meds list).
At the risk of being redundant while trying to explain in one situation how this could all fit together, the email reminder would arrive with the website link to that great info, have my Google doc attached, and a handy link to Google Maps based on the info I entered into the calendar event.
Now I’m covered… on that day six months in the future if I am in GCalendar, or in Gmail using Tasks, or reading email I cannot miss my appointment – even if I ignore the emails. Of course, emails and Google docs could have links to GCalendar Events, etc… etc… so that they all interact with, link to and manage information between and with one another.
Gmail Task Poll – let your voice and ideas be heard, and let the Gmail Tasks team know what you want.
Google Calendar is getting some cool scheduling options over the next day or so according to their Easier event scheduling in Google Calendar post. Finally, we’ll be able to choose to repeat an event on a Friday, every 2 weeks. From the screenshot (provided by the folks at Google) we can also choose how often the even recurs, ends never and it displays a summary of your choices (as on the screenshot: Weekly on Wednesday).
I’ll appreciate seeing this feature go live, its one of the things I’ve actually been waiting for to hit the Calendar… My geeky mind is happy!
Their post also notes that they’ve redesigned the interface and moved more used options closer to the top.
For Outlook 2010 users out there (with 32-bit systems) who want to sync with Google Calendar your prayers have been answered…
FROM THE” GMAIL BLOG:
Google Calendar works with a number of desktop applications and mobile devices including iCal, iPhone and iPad, Blackberry, Android, Nokia/Symbian, and Windows Mobile phones. Google Calendar Sync for Outlook is also available, but one thing was missing — until now.
Now take the power of Outlook’s Calendar and sync with Google Calendar to get maximum flexibility and usability by extending yourself to the web – easily.