Google Calendar Tips and Tricks

If you’re a Google Calendar user, you already know how Google Calendar is a great service and that it can be a great tool for getting and staying organized. Below are some tips and tricks that perhaps you didn’t know about, which may be able to enhance an already great experience while using Google Calendar.

Add Other Calendars

Google Calendar doesn’t have to be used for just events, appointments, and other important dates. You can also use it to keep track of holidays, when your favorite sports team is playing, as well as other things. Also, you don’t even have to add the dates to your calendar manually, as Google has created a variety of different calendars that you can subscribe to, making the events appear in your calendar.

If you would like to subscribe to a holiday, sports, or other calendar, you can do so by logging into your Google Calendar account and then clicking on the “Add” button, which is located under the “Other Calendars” section in the left sidebar and then choosing an option, such as “Browse Interesting Calendars”, such as holidays, sports, and others, or you can even add a friend’s calendar, as well as add a calendar from a URL, or importing another calendar.

Manage Tasks

If you’re someone who likes to create a “To-Do” or task list, you can do so right from Google Calendar. When you first log into your account, you should see a tasks list on the right side of the window. You can add tasks to your list and when you’re done, you can simply check them off or delete them.

You can even create multiple tasks lists, so that you can organize your tasks into their own categories and such. If you’d like to create a new tasks list, you can dos o by clicking on the “Switch list” button, which is located on the bottom right of the tasks list.

From there, you should be able to perform a variety of different tasks, such as refreshing, renaming, deleting, or creating a new tasks list.

Weather

Google Calendar has a great feature that allows you to integrate the weather forecast right into your calendar.

If you would like to add the weather forecast to your calendar, you can do so by clicking on “Settings” and then choosing “Calendar settings”. From there, you should click on the “General” tab and then scroll down until you see the “Show weather based on my location” setting, where you should be able to select whether or not you would like the weather to appear in Fahrenheit or Celsius.

Drag and Drop

Another useful feature of Google Calendar is that you have the ability to drag and drop items on your calendar. For example, if you added an event to the wrong day, you can simply click on the event and drag it to the correct day and time.

Also, if you need to shorten or allow more time for an event, you can simply drag the event up or down, which should enable you to change the length of your event.

Change the View

When you log into Google Calendar, you should see the default viewing options, such as “Day”, “Week”, “Month”, “4 Days”, and “Agenda’”. However, if you don’t like the default settings, you can change the views by clicking on “Settings” and then choosing “Calendar settings”.

From there, you should click on the “General” tab and then scroll down until you see the “Default view” and “Custom view” options, which should allow you to change the length of time you can view on your calendar.

If you would like more Google Calendar tips and tricks, perhaps you should check out this post from the WebWorkDaily.com website, as well as this post, also from WebWorkDaily.com. You can also find Google Calendar tips and tricks from this post from the Blogoscoped.com website, as well as this article from the PCWorld.com website.

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