New Google Calendar

Google is launching a new look + new features for Calendar

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Google Calendar is rolling out a new look for users. Click here to enable it on your person Google accounts (look for the "Use New Google Calendar" button on the top right). For company accounts, ask your admin to enable it✨

Would you recommend this product?
Student @ Le Wagon

Long term user of Google Calendar and always been a huge advocate. There are probably better calendar apps out there but the way Google auto syncs my events and flights (from emails) is something that I can't live without.

Pros:

Seems like everything will flow way better with what I've already got in iOS. I'm still in love with material design.

Cons:

Still wish they did reminders in a slightly more intuitive way.

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Hi there! I’m Sharon Gore
Thank you!

Every time Google updates a design it increases the size of the fonts, make bigger buttons and add more white space. Why? Not everybody wants less information in the page.

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

The labs complements stopped working. At least the ones I used, like the world clock

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Legal Ops Associate, 500 Startups
World Clock is still there. It's now a setting. I miss it being on the right though. It now appears on the left when you turn it on.
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product @ Italic

It's a welcome update!

Pros:

Loving the refreshed design, and ease of navigation!

Cons:

Interface feels a bit cluttered, but hopefully that changes soon.

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It's good. Really good.

Pros:

It is simple and easy to use. It also has apps for all platforms and syncs easily

Cons:

It could have more integrations with 3rd party apps

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Project Manager

Overall is much better and improved than the older version. I love it.

Pros:

The view is more fresh and comfortable to look up the schedule at a glance

Cons:

It's more clean if the left column can be collapsed

@deleted-359395 Agree with you, I also design calendars http://dailyprintablecalendar.com/ see if you find some useful things.
Creative Technologist

For me the hugest update is being able to control browser notification.

Pros:

Much cleaner UI.

Cons:

None yet. Haven't used it long enough.

I am not a fan of gmail or google calendar. Outlook is so much better; however, my company decided to go with gmail, etc.

Pros:

it's attached to gmail

Cons:

Outlook calendar is so much better

Technical Recruiter

With the updated makeover, iCal is now a cousin; that is, the facelift is reminiscent of iCal's UI. That's not a bad thing! G-Cal was long overdue a makeover and it's a welcome update; hugely welcome. The Wow factor is there and, functionally, it's still one of the few, easiest, mindless, & cross-integrated productivity tools in its space. It just works!

*I've been using it longer than 1-year but the option for 1yr+ wasn't available.

Pros:

It's completely functional.

Cons:

It used to be ugly.

Web Developer

It is most of the way there, still has a bunch to go in terms of defined UX and Schedule view. MUCH better than the previous iteration though.

Pros:

Finally looks like something made in the last decade and not an Office 2003 hangover.

Material Design works great in a calendar setting.

Cons:

The Schedule view still looks terrible *why not emulate the mobile Schedule view?

Blogger/analyst

Hoping the cons can be cleaned up.

Pros:

Looks great.

Cons:

Dragging and dropping tasks between days does not work. Why are events mixed with tasks in the day's list.

None

I am.

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Not compact

Multimedia Storyteller

Will be great if it can have more intuitive recommendations based on past meetings/places.

If there is a Skype meeting or a Zoom call, it would be lovely to have an integration (like what they have for Hangouts) instead of having to paste the link in the description. I understand they are competition, but let's face it, many invites on Google Calendar are also for Skype and Zoom meetings, apart from others.

Pros:

Clear visual formatting, the time zone provision

Cons:

Too much white space, it does not look compact.

Copywriter

I like the new design, nothing too fancy but the bigger grid makes it easier to set new events at overlapping times. Tried to set a reminder for myself to do something, but it took a bit of digging around to find out how to set one. That would be my next biggest wish for GCal.

Pros:

easier on the eyes

Cons:

reminders still need work

fullstack marketer - making common sense

a calendar is use as long as what you see on it helps you to organize better yourself. With this new look and feel, GCal nailed it!

Pros:

way better intuitive interface.

Cons:

can't find them yet

Full stack web guy

I used the "time in the title" feature to set the event time for almost every item I created. This doesn't appear to be supported any more ;(

Pros:

Fresh new UI was long overdue

Cons:

Can no longer quickly create an event by typing "10a meeting"

Building NearMe.pet with my dog.

i Love the new Callender version by google. It’s friendlier, and pretty nice. It’s not perfect yet, but its nice.

Pros:

Easier to deal with your events now

Cons:

Better colors of choice. Similar iPad version.

curious

Better UI, still some of the same account problems.

Pros:

More space

Cons:

Better management of multiple identities

President, Deserves, LLC

I'm relieved and pleased to see Google updating some of their core applications. I have committed my young company to the world of G Suite and am responsible for administration and training. I see the updates as xolid improvements - staring with Gmail.

Pros:

Cleaner, contemporary interface

Cons:

Not sure if I like the event editing functionality offered as well as the old just yet.

Intern Marketing at Taglayer

I've started using the new google calendar for about a year now and I can't imagine living without it.

Pros:

- Clear way of planning your week

- Clear widget for android users

Cons:

- Customization is, to some features, limited. For example: you can't add pictures to an event

In the weekly view, the time slot numbers are too small to read comfortably. The date numbers are unnecessarily HUGE. They distract from the actual calendar contents and lead to unnecessary scrolling.

The UI scheme is very garish. Looks like children went wild with a pack of crayons. The parsing function is much weaker.

So, I've stopped using Google Calendar, after being a user for many years. I now use MineTime, a desktop app which can pull from multiple web calendars, so that I don't have to deal with the horrible, dysfunctional UI. MineTime is also much better at parsing than GCal.

The GCal team really ruined an excellent product with this new version. The Google Calendar forum is full of users complaining about the new version.

I give this version an "F", only because a lower grade isn't available.

Pros:

Can't think of any

Cons:

Very badly designed UI