Feature Friday: Google Calendar for Android

Since moving back from iPhone to Android, the thing that has been the most pleasing to me is the evolution of Google Calendar. It has gotten a lot better and it keeps getting better seemingly every day.

It is starting to understand things about my day that it did not understand before, like people, places, and things I do.

Here are some examples:

In this calendar entry, Google Calendar understands that I am going to this event with Joanne and inserts her photo into the calendar entry.

people in my calendar

In this calendar entry, Google Calendar knows where this event is and puts a picture of the place right into the calendar so I know what it looks like.

places in my calendar

In this calendar entry, Google Calendar knows where this event is and puts a map image right into the calendar so I know where I’m going.

maps in my calendar

In this calendar entry, Google knows what Yoga is and puts an image of a yoga mat right into the calendar entry.

yoga mat on calendar

And, naturally, I am getting notifications on my phone that are smart like “it’s time to leave for your breakfast in brooklyn.”

It might seem like a little thing to have a smarter calendar but to me it’s so fantastic. I love what Google is doing with this product and it’s a joy to use it.