There are many options in the Google calendar application. That is why we made the decision to offer you the best advice and tricks for Google Calendar; so that in this way you can get the most out of this useful and interesting application.
We have already taught you several things about Google Calendar, such as using the Maps sidebar in Calendar, applying different time zones, setting a goal on mobile devices, sharing a calendar, among many other things. This time, we are going to see simple tips and tricks for Google Calendar, but very useful.
Create an event in Google Calendar
One of the best tips or tricks that we are going to give you for Google Calendar is something simple, we will see how to create an event and what mistakes we have to avoid at all costs. For those of you with a lot of experience creating calendars, this tip may not be extremely useful, although we can go over the most important.
First, we click on the multicolored “+” sign to be able to create a new calendar. When we are in Chrome, this option is to click on any time interval to be able to create a default event of 1 hour from that moment. In the app we can do the same if we press on a specific time interval.
We are going to see several configuration options for the event, if we scroll up in the application or click on “More options” on a computer, we will see more options. We can even configure the event to repeat itself at certain times; decide how many alerts will be sent by notification or email; change the schedule of what will be added in the event, etc.
Google relatively recently added the option to allow RSVP remotely or in person. So when a person accepts an invite, we can see how many can show up or log in from the comfort of their home to confirm.
Send daily agenda by email
Entering Google Calendar from Gmail is very easy. In the case of mobile devices, we must click on the icon with the three horizontal lines and scroll to the “Google Apps” section. If we are from the computer, we can click on the Calendar icon that is on the right side and then click on “Open in a new tab”.
If we go to the web version of Google Calendar, we open Settings in the left column and under General we will see “Settings for my calendars.” After this we will have to click on the calendar from which we want an itinerary and we will move to “Other configurations”. The last option that we will find will be “Daily agenda”, click on the drop-down menu and change the option to “Email” and we will be able to receive the daily summary of events in our e-mail.
Google Calendar Settings
Calendar has several very interesting settings, it even has many tools that are not really useful. Therefore, we are going to try to focus only on what we find interesting and worth mentioning.
One of these options is to change the default duration of the event from 60 minutes to only 15 or we can raise it to 120. It is possible to configure different types of settings for different Gmail accounts.
We also have display options, where instead of having the default view we can do it with the default number of days visible; we can put the custom view in as little as 2 days or 4 weeks.
Another interesting thing is to enable working hours, we can add some limits between work and leisure moments and warn people if they try to invite you to a meeting at those hours. In this way they will receive a message of “out of office hours at those hours”.
We can “Snooze” Google Calendar notifications from Chrome. In this way we can configure them to appear when the event is close. For this we will have to go to Settings> Notification settings> Show postponed notifications and we can configure them.