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Tech Tip:  Google Calendar

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 dates.
     
  • 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:

https://www.google.com/accounts/SmsMailSignup1 

 

Then activate your calendar here:

https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=cl&passive=true&nui=1&continue=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Fcalendar

 

Why not have a party and send out your invitations using Google Calendar!

 

 

 

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