February 24, 2010

The One where She Brags on Google

Somehow I have time before working today to get a post up.
Miracle of miracles.

But something that works for me is my friend, the Google Calendar.
This little tool from my favorite internet powerhouse is a.m.a.zing.
You can format it to look how you want it--colors as well as views.
You can check out your schedule on the monthly view, the weekly view or the daily view.
You can add the new Google calendar widget to your Google Chrome web browser.
(The sweetest browser out there. So clean. So fast. So simple.)
That way, with just one click your calendar pops open.
You can have multiple calendars within your calendar.
For instance, I have a personal calender labeled in pink.
A birthday calender in green.
Kevin's calendar in blue.
Youth group calendar in orange.

And then there are many preset calendars you can choose to add to your calendar.
Such as National Holidays.
Which show up in red.

And on top of all of that, you can choose to allow other Google calendar users to have access to one or all of your calendar events.
Kevin and I have shared calendars.
So when he logs into his calendar he sees his event and mine.
And vice versa.
And we have chosen to give editing "permission" to one another.
So I can add or subtract or change Kevin's events.
And vice versa. But that never happens. :)

With every event you select date, time, repetitions, and alerts.
You can have an email alert sent to you an hour or two days before an event.
A great way to not forget your wife's birthday.
And you can schedule events years in advance or check back for past year's listing.
So great.

So go.
And sign up for a Google account.
Google Chrome.
Google Calendar.
And don't forget Gmail (almost 7500 megabytes of storage. And great organization tools.)

Love Google, and it will love you back.

So what works for you?
Check out Kristen's blog for more great tips!
And now it's off to elementary computer class.


  1. Oh yes...I love gmail and most other google tools...but I have not tried to get fully into google calendar. I think maybe it's because I'm not on the computer that much?! Maybe its worth a second look :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Matt loves Google chrome, but unfortunately it doesn't support eBay selling yet. What's up with that?! Needless to say, I don't use it yet :(

  3. I pretty much LOVE all things Google, but I have to say I have been putting off trying Google Calendar. I have no real excuse as to why, so you gave me that little extra push I needed. Now if I can download it as an App to my iPod (because the default iPod calendar is pretty horrendous) I will be excited beyond belief. :o)

  4. Thanks for the recommendation!


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. If you want share directly with us, feel free to email kevin.melanie@gmail.com