Stay On Schedule: Google Calendar Changes In Progress

Since I can’t afford a personal assistant to follow me around and spout off what I’m supposed to be doing every minute of the day, I’ve come to rely on Google Calendar for that task (Google Calendar being built into all TOAST.net email and Google Apps accounts). It’s a reliable companion that never lets me down. My schedule follows me with email notifications, synchronizes itself to my phone, displays on my website, and I can even send it a text message if I feel lonely. Google is now implementing a few improvements to Calendar, making the interface better looking and easier to navigate. This is part of an ongoing effort by Google to overhaul and modernize their various platforms over the next few months. Continue reading “Stay On Schedule: Google Calendar Changes In Progress”

Collaboration with Google Calendar – Make Scheduling Easy!

One of the best things you can do to organize time is employ a calendar, as many of us already do. While we tend to be fully aware of what our day ahead holds, those around us generally have no idea what our schedule looks like. Google Calendar overcomes this with easy to use share settings, allowing you to share the details of your calendar with friends, family, co-workers, even your entire organization. This makes communication and timekeeping much more efficient. Continue reading “Collaboration with Google Calendar – Make Scheduling Easy!”

The Google Apps Calendar – More Powerful Than You Realize

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Organization is the key to efficiency, and most of us (including myself) are too lazy to be organized.  People that have all of their papers “just-so” on their desk with their color coded tabs and rubbers bands and sticky notes and highlighters drive me crazy.  It amazes me that they can actually find their work when it’s buried under all those office supplies.  What I need is a personal assistant that follows me around and lets me know everything I’m supposed to be doing at a specific time.  Someone to tell me things like “Call your client at 11am,” “Your mom’s birthday is tomorrow,” and “At 2:00 you have a company meeting about buying more office supplies.”  Unless you make Charlie Sheen money, you’re probably not able to pay someone to walk behind you all day rattling off your schedule.  However, technology has once again provided a suitable substitute. Continue reading “The Google Apps Calendar – More Powerful Than You Realize”