Imagine being able to get to your calendar using any web browser on the planet — even using your smart phone! There’s a big advantage right there, with lots of leverage!
So… what’s the user interface for Google Calendar like? This video intro shows you how easy it all is, in two short minutes. And this doesn’t even touch upon using calendars to collaborate with other folks in your team, that’s another big win!
So here’s an introduction showing how simple it is to create new events on your Google Calendar, how to modify them, and how to remove them.
Here’s a transcript of this video:
Creating and Deleting Events with Google Calendar
There are three standard ways to add an event, using Google Calendar:
- One is to use “Quick Add” (this little text field can be resized as big as you need, but if you keep it nice and simple, this is very easy to manage). “Finish prototype tomorrow, 4pm”… and there’s our new event.
- The second way is, use “Create Event“. Using the “Create Event” button you have access to the full interface — where you can specify:
- the title of the event
- when it starts, when it stops
- who all will be involved if this is a meeting with many people
- how the alarms will work so that you can get reminders
- …and so forth
- The third way to add an event is to click here on the calendar itself. So we’re going to have a conference call at 8am on Monday — and that’s all there is to it.
Now you’ll notice that the default assumption is that an event is going to last one hour. I clicked on eight o’clock so it figures from 8 to 9.
- It’s easy to adjust the close time of a meeting by just dragging the bottom handle.
- And you can adjust the start time as well, by tragging the top. So now we have a working lunch!
To delete an event, instead of clicking the name — that takes you back to the full interface where you can modify attributes of your meeting — just click somewhere on the background of the meeting. A little dialog box comes up, telling you a little bit about the meeting, and there’s a delete link.
If you delete something by mistake, you can always undo it.