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