Since its launch in April 2006, Google Calendar has become a very simple, yet effective tool and also sports some exceptionally powerful features included.
If you’re reading this article in February 2011, this articles inclusion may not make any sense (yet), however if you’re reading this in March or later then I’ve put this video guide together for you so that you’re able to schedule those 10 minute windows in Google Calendar which will drive results for your business.
Google Calendar Introduction & How To Guide
In this video I discuss and show you:
- Why use Google Calendar in the first place
- How to create an event
- How to move an event
- How to create a recurring event
- And how to share calendars between staff members (this is pretty cool!)
This video is almost exactly 10 minutes long, grab a cuppa & sit back knowing that you’ve taken action today!
Why Use Google Calendar?
- It’s Free
- As you’ve seen its ‘Matt Proof’ (really easy to use)
- You can share calendars with staff by just adding an email address
- You can set up email and pop-up reminders in seconds
- Tasks can be colour-coded and repeated if necessary
- It works on mobile devices, like the iPad, iPhone or Android
- It just works!!!
Are there Alternatives?
Yes, in Microsoft Outlook you can schedule recurring events, however for most of you, you’ll be using the standalone version without MS Exchange and the scheduling features don’t run without the actual application being open. The same goes (I believe) for the iMac equivalent, iCal. The application needs to be running (and the device needs to be on in the first place) for notifications to be sent.
If you’re anything like me, then I don’t have the desktop or laptop on all the time, instead I have a combination of devices and that’s why a service like Google Calendar a simple, versatile choice because you can be notified of the events via email, its integrated on the Android devices, can be sync’d on the iPhone/iPad and also to remember the ease of use for calendar sharing between members of your team.