Google Calendar

Google Calendar

Google Calendar is a time-management web and mobile application that was initially released on April 13, 2006 by Google. Users are required to have a Google Account to use Google Calendar.

Google Calendar has a similar interface to other desktop calendar applications such as Microsoft Outlook or iCal on Mac OS X. It supports different view modes such as daily, weekly, monthly and agenda. Users can create, modify events or reminders by clicking on their desired time on the calendar. Because Google Calendar is a web-based service, it works on almost any operating systems and web browsers.

Google Calendar allows multiple calendars to be created and shown in the same view. Each can be shared, either read-only or with full edit control, and either with specified people or with everyone (public calendars). It is also integrated with users' Gmail.

1. Create a Google account

  1. Go to https://www.google.com/calendar. Click Create account.
  2. Fill out necessary information. Hit Next step.
  3. Google will send you a verification code through text message or voice call using the phone number you provided.

For more details, you can go to our Google Drive Sign up page, the process is the same for Google Calendar.

2. Sign into Google Calendar

  1. Go to https://www.google.com/calendar.
  2. Enter you email.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Type your password. Click Sign in.

Go here for more details, the instructions are the same as other Google's services.

3. Feature

A. Interface

Google Calendar's interface is easy to view and simple to use, users can add events by selecting a time or a period of time on the calendar, modify events by dragging-and-dropping them from one date or one period of time to another, without having to reload the page. Users can choose to view all of their calendars, such as personal calendar, holiday calendar, birthdays calendar, in one place or view them separately for easier management, as well as customizing each one of the calendar's settings.

B. Calendar Sharing

Google Calendar allows multiple calendars to be shared and shown in the same view. The shared calendar can be either read-only or with full edit control and either share with specific people or publicly on the Internet. To share a calendar, go to that calendar's settings (not Google Calendar's settings), under the tab Share this Calendar, there are two options.

  1. Make this calendar public to share with everyone on the Internet (The calendar will appear in Google's search results).
  2. Share with specific people by entering their Gmail addresses.

The Permission Settings will let you decide how much detailed information you want to share with the group/the public.

Google also has a variety of holidays, sports and other calendars available for users. To add your favorite sport teams' schedules, choose Browse Interesting Calendar under Other calendars.

C. Synchronization and Integration

Google Calendar can be accessed and synced with many mobile devices with almost any operating system with a web browser which supports the required web technologies, and PC applications via third-party software.

Google Calendar are also integrated with Gmail. When you get an email about an event such as a flight, concert, or restaurant reservation, it's added to your calendar automatically.

D. App

Although Google Calendar fully works with iOS and Android devices' web browser, Google still has a dedicated app available for them. Get the official Google Calendar to make the most of every day.

Download the official Google Calendar app for your Android device to save time and make the most of every day.
Download the official Google Calendar app for your iOS device to save time and make the most of every day.