New Google Calendar
Google is launching a new look + new features for Calendar
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✨
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.
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.Harrison Malone has used this product for one day.
Clear visual formatting, the time zone provisionCons:
Too much white space, it does not look compact.
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.Sandhya Ramachandran has used this product for one day.
The labs complements stopped working. At least the ones I used, like the world clock
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.Eduardo has used this product for one year.
Can't think of anyCons:
Very badly designed UI
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.Amol Khedkar has used this product for one month.
It's completely functional.Cons:
It used to be ugly.
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.Semira Amiralai has used this product for one year.
Cleaner, contemporary interfaceCons:
Not sure if I like the event editing functionality offered as well as the old just yet.
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.Michael Satterwhite has used this product for one week.
easier on the eyesCons:
reminders still need work
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.Grace Lau has used this product for one day.
It is simple and easy to use. It also has apps for all platforms and syncs easilyCons:
It could have more integrations with 3rd party apps
It's good. Really good.Hasan Ahmad has used this product for one year.
The view is more fresh and comfortable to look up the schedule at a glanceCons:
It's more clean if the left column can be collapsed
Overall is much better and improved than the older version. I love it.Joannie Huang has used this product for one day.
Loving the refreshed design, and ease of navigation!Cons:
Interface feels a bit cluttered, but hopefully that changes soon.
It's a welcome update!Kevin Lou has used this product for one day.
I am.Anthony Flores has used this product for one day.
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?
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.Shaun Wall has used this product for one day.
Dragging and dropping tasks between days does not work. Why are events mixed with tasks in the day's list.
Hoping the cons can be cleaned up.Jim Lyons has used this product for one day.
Easier to deal with your events nowCons:
Better colors of choice. Similar iPad version.
i Love the new Callender version by google. It’s friendlier, and pretty nice. It’s not perfect yet, but its nice.Noam “N.G.” Gordon has used this product for one week.
Much cleaner UI.Cons:
None yet. Haven't used it long enough.
For me the hugest update is being able to control browser notification.Naya Moss has used this product for one day.
it's attached to gmailCons:
Outlook calendar is so much better
I am not a fan of gmail or google calendar. Outlook is so much better; however, my company decided to go with gmail, etc.Deborah Brouse Brown has used this product for one year.
Fresh new UI was long overdueCons:
Can no longer quickly create an event by typing "10a meeting"
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 ;(Craig Stump has used this product for one month.
Better management of multiple identities
Better UI, still some of the same account problems.Nathan Maton has used this product for one month.
way better intuitive interface.Cons:
can't find them yet
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!Pablo P Punto has used this product for one month.
- 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
I've started using the new google calendar for about a year now and I can't imagine living without it.AlexanderVolders has used this product for one year.