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✨
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.
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.
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?
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 provisionCons:
Too much white space, it does not look compact.
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 eyesCons:
reminders still need work
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 interfaceCons:
Not sure if I like the event editing functionality offered as well as the old just yet.
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 usersCons:
- 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 anyCons:
Very badly designed UI