Google has unveiled their new
“Google Calendar.” This calendar has many neat features to it including
sending announcements and invitations to events and getting responses to those
you send them to. And best of all, it is FREE. All you need to activate
your calendar is a Gmail account.
Here are some of the neat
features of Google Calendar>
You can set up a
personal calendar to keep track of your appointments and important
You can set up multiple
calendars. And you can share any of the calendars with others in
your group. For instance, you can create a calendar for your book club, or
softball team, or family members.
You can send
invitations or announcements to events on your calendar via
email automatically. When a person receives an invitation or
announcement by email, they can RSVP. You can then check and see
exactly who is coming to your event. They can also send comments or
questions in their RSVP.
You can include a map
to the event using Google Maps.
You can quickly add
events to your calendar through the intuitive interface. For example,
click on a date on the calendar and type something like: “Softball game at
Complex 3 at 9 am on Saturday.” The software is smart enough to parse the
information and place in the calendar in the exact locations. You can also
add events with the Quick Add Link.
You can search for
events on your calendar quickly and easily. Or you can search
public calendars and add events to your calendar
You can receive
reminders and notifications on your mobile phone.
Google Calendar is
cross-platform since it is accessed and used on the internet. So it doesn’t
matter whether you have a Mac or PC. Or it doesn’t matter whether you use
Internet Explorer, or Netscape, or Firefox.
Get your calendar by first
signing up for a Gmail account:
Then activate your calendar
Why not have a party
and send out your invitations using Google Calendar!