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Google Calendar is a time-management and scheduling calendar service, from Google, available as part of its productivity tool suite.

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What is Google Calendar?

Google Calendar is a time-management and scheduling calendar service, from Google, available as part of its productivity tool suite.

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Score 10 out of 10
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In my organization, Google Calendar is used to schedule internal meetings, and schedule department-wide and individual tasks and reminders. We also use other software (Groove) to integrate with Gmail, so when clients schedule appointments with us, it shows up on our Google Calendar.
  • User-Friendly
  • Customizable
  • N/A, I am very happy with Google Calendar
Google Calendar is great for remote working environments. If you want to schedule a meeting with someone internally, you can see openings on their calendar, so you don't double-book them. You can also block off time that you don't want people to book, and also make it clear when you are out of the office.
MUKUL SHUKLA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I use google calendar to set event remainders, and manage meetings with my team. It helps the whole team in time management. Everyone works in coordination with his/her teammates by checking their calendar slots. It also helps us in keeping the track of upcoming events which we short-list and prepare accordingly for the event. we in our company, also use it for booking appointment slots with our team leads or team managers. Google calendar tells us the status of our co-workers whether he is online or offline.
  • Sets event remainders
  • Blocks slots for appointments
  • Upcoming Event details
  • Set team meetings
  • Checking on coworkers status
  • the user interface should be improved for better experience.
  • Needs more app integration for example adding notes to calendar events.
  • I would also love to see an integration with google maps, where I can share locations from maps to events directly on calendar.
Google calendar is best suited for professional use, because right from my start, since i joined the company, the whole process of recruiting, joining and working for the company involved the use of google calendar. I was contacted via Gmail, and an meeting was set on a particular date using google calendar, which notified on that particular day, and i joined the meeting through a link in calendar events. Since that day i have been using Google calendar in a professional way, meeting clients, team mates, managers and co-workers by checking their slots and blocking it to let them know. So, i think Google calendar is good for professional use where the number of people are more, and time management is necessary.
Audrey Hallem | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Booking appointments, tasks, and reminders is a breeze, thanks to Google Calendar. Other members of the company can see this information as well. Because many businesses rely on Google Calendar, adding new work to my calendar is a cinch. We can't live without Google Calendar, and it makes our life a lot easier. We arrange estimates every day, so having all of the information we need in one place is critical. You may easily add information like reminders, locations, and more.
  • Connectivity to other programs and systems.
  • It's simple to coordinate and communicate with your team.
  • Compatibility with other software.
  • Using the iOS app, it's tough to upload photos or other data.
  • Editing The iOS app does not have special features such as bold.
  • Customization options and more themes.
For a reminder app, it's perfect. It's what we utilize to schedule appointments with our customers. It's a way for us to share information about an event with our employees. Appointments may be added quickly and easily. Reminders sent to us via apps and websites are accurate and exactly what we expected them to be. I don't like how cumbersome it is to add files using the iOS app.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Google Calendar to manage and share our schedules across teams. The main business problem, in this case, is to know people's availability when you want to set up a meeting with them. Before using Google Calendar we used to ask people for their availability by email, which was extremely tedious, especially when trying to arrange meetings with many people across several teams. Being able to view everybody's availability on a single WEB page was kind of a revolution and made scheduling meetings way easier than before.
  • Share people's schedules across the organisation.
  • Setup meetings with multiple people almost instantly.
  • Integration with Google video conference (Google Meet).
  • Very simple and intuitive UI.
  • The WEB site UI is great, but the smartphone app has limited functionalities (very limited UI).
  • Does not interoperate well with non-google solutions (difficult to set up meetings with people using Microsoft Outlook).
  • Sometimes slow to load the Web page.
Google Calendar is definitely a great collaboration tool in cases where you have scheduled meetings with many people and do not want to spend hours asking for their availability. With Google Calendar you basically just have to select a spot when everybody can join. I would say Google Calendar is very appropriate when most people you invite to meetings use Google software as well. However, If most of the people you collaborate with use Microsoft 365 then Google Calendar is much less appropriate since it does not interoperate seamlessly with Microsoft tools (Outlook, Teams, etc.)
Score 10 out of 10
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Google applications (Google Workspace) are generally used in our school. Google Calendar is an app we use as a whole team. We plan our work by using all the features of the calendar. We can follow the work by subscribing to the calendars created by the managers. Especially recently, its efficiency has increased considerably with its new features. When you schedule a meeting, you can create the meeting note directly with Google Docs. After each meeting, participants can track their work through these notes. One plus is that it can work with Google Meet. We can schedule and run our online meetings according to the calendar that created it.
  • Ability to organize online meetings with Google Meet
  • Ability to create meeting notes with Google Docs.
  • Subscribe to other people's calendars
  • If you're using Google Calendar with Google Workspace, you cannot hide users' sharing of Google Calendars by default.
  • Job tracking modules can be integrated to make things better. Google should be able to offer a business management module within the calendar.
  • There is no feature to import events in bulk or delete events in bulk.
First of all, it is important to note that the app is free. This should be taken into account when comparing with other applications. It can be very useful if you use it with Google applications, but if you try to use it alone, it may not meet your expectations.
Score 10 out of 10
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I use Google Calendar to book appointments, jobs, and reminders. This is viewed by other users in the organization. I love how Google Calendar is used by many other companies so it is easy for us or them to add jobs to my calendar automatically. Google Calendar helps us in our daily lives. We schedule estimates every single day so it is important for us to have the necessary information in one single platform. The ease of adding information such as reminders, locations and etc is quite easy.
  • Integration with other applications.
  • Easy views and use.
  • Add-ons are great!
  • It is difficult to add images or files via the app IOS.
  • Editing Special characteristics such as bold is not available within the IOS app:
  • More themes and customization options.
It is great for a reminder app. We use it to book appointments with our clients. We use it to communicate information within an event with people in our company. Quick and easy appointments to add. App and website notifications to remind us are accurate and just as programmed. I’m not a fan of how difficult it is to add files through the IOS app.
Score 10 out of 10
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Throughout my company, Google Calendar is used to schedule meetings, block time, and assess how busy each member of the team is on a certain day. Checking a person's schedule before sending a ping can be useful since it lets you know if they are available or in a meeting. We regularly check our Google calendar to see what events are scheduled for the day.
  • Setting up appointments.
  • Viewing the workplaces of others.
  • Adding files, links, and other information to our meetings.
  • Improved ease of asking colleagues to share their schedules.
  • Setting up a new work site every two weeks.
  • However, he is typically correct in his assumptions about AM vs. PM.
Google Calendar is a great fit for every business, regardless of its size. Easy to use — let's face it, even if you've never used Google products professionally, you're probably familiar with Google's suite of products from your personal life. There's always space for improvement with Google, though. One problem I've run across is that it's difficult to examine the history of a specific meeting invitation.
David Calvert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Google Calendar as the shared staff calendar to keep tabs on all the things happening in our church - this calendar is then translated over to a website calendar for the congregation. Each of the staff also uses a personal Google Calendar that the others are subscribed to, so we can view everyone's week at a glance.
  • Scheduling
  • Meetings
  • Time management
  • Shared resources
  • iCal feed can be inconsistent.
  • I prefer desktop interface to the App interface.
  • Month view could be more interactive.
Google Calendar is well-suited for helping a team get 'on the same page' for scheduling and time management. It has been very helpful for our small staff team to see each person's week and to see the broader church calendar with all the events listed. We don't take advantage of the invite/schedule feature often enough, but that has also been a great way to make sure scheduled meetings happen on multiple calendars.
Evan Englezos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Time management for organising appointments and meetings, used concurrently with work and personal calendars and for scheduling Google Meet meetings with colleagues and clients.
  • Strong visual layout
  • Easy to create single and recurring events and meetings
  • Easy to access on all devices
  • Always synced between devices
  • There is no helpful year view
  • The original embed code produces a very old looking calendar
Great for individuals and organisations of all sizes. We use it to create events and meetings with Google Meet.
We constantly have the Google calendar open throughout the day to see what is coming up.
Notifications are very helpful to remind on all devices.
We use it to see all our work and personal events and shared between colleagues so everyone is on the same page.
Score 9 out of 10
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The problems Google Calendar addresses is being able to find and schedule meetings with our coworkers that do not overlap with any of our schedules. Google Calendar is used extensively at our organization since meetings occur daily.
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Viewing other people's availability
  • Viewing other people's work locations
  • Attaching links, documents, descriptions, etc. to our meetings
  • Ability to more easily request coworkers to share their calendars
  • Setting working location biweekly
Google calendar is well suited for working environments (especially those that operate virtually or hybrid) or scheduling meetings with other teammates/organizations that you're a part of. For some, it works to schedule daily tasks and personal activities as well, but I personally find that it is not as helpful/appropriate for these cases.
Score 8 out of 10
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Google Calendar is used within my organization to book meetings, block time, and determine how busy each team member is on a given day. It can be helpful to check someone's calendar before sending them a ping because that way you know if they are busy or in a meeting.
  • Easy to use
  • Clean, simple UI
  • No downtime
  • No meeting invite history
  • Unable to quickly distinguish between internal/external meetings
  • Working hours not clear enough
Google Calendar is really well suited for nearly any company, of any size. It is simple to use - let's be honest, most people already have some amount of familiarity with Google's suite of product from their personal life even if they have not used them in a professional setting before. However, as with anything Google related, there's always room for improvement. One example I've come across in my use is that it is tough to see the history of a particular meeting invite.
Matthew Avitabile | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Google Calendar to keep track of reminders, when to send invoices, upcoming meetings (to cover), upcoming meetings (to attend). It's a useful tool that is easily integrated into a variety of different services, especially if you already use Google. For the cost and flexibility, it's definitely been worth it so far.
  • Scheduling
  • Integration
  • Flexibility
  • Awkward place to add notes
  • Sometimes assumes AM vs PM but is usually right
For small businesses or personal use, it works out well. The whole idea of a free platform on a free service is very alluring, especially if you don't have high end or high tech services for such a program already. Calendar would work in most business, school, and personal situations to keep track of where you're headed.
Seth Lennon Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Google Calendar to organize our schedules and coordinate amongst our team and external partners. We have team members spread around geographically and across different time zones. Google Calendar helps us to accommodate the scheduling needs of many different people at once while also integrating information about meetings details, links for video conferencing and needs for last-minute changes.
  • Tracks time differences
  • Integrates with Gmail, for those who use it.
  • Integrates with Calendy, for those who use it.
  • Keeps track of additions and changes in scheduling.
  • Does not integrate very well with Microsoft.
  • Limited search feature, sometimes difficult to find appointments by title or name.
  • Limited options for modification of the presentation and layout.
Google Calendar is great for teams working remotely. It is also well suited for people who are managing different types of work or multiple jobs. It is possible to keep a family/personal account simultaneously with a professional account/calendar. The different calendars are color-coded (according to your choice). It may be less appropriate for people in a mostly Microsoft ecosystem.
Lesley Myrick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Google Calendar has been my primary calendar both in business and personally for well over a decade. It has made it easy for my virtual team to coordinate schedules, and it integrates beautifully with our other essential software like Acuity (for scheduling appointments). I love having multiple calendars to keep my schedule organized (for example, a primary "Business" calendar and another "To Be Confirmed" calendar).
  • Multiple calendars.
  • Integration with other software.
  • Easy team coordination and communication.
  • All-day events always default to "free"; I would prefer they default to "busy" as I've accidentally double-booked myself before.
Google Calendar is the only calendar I will use. I'm a small business owner with a team that's entirely virtual, and we can all easily access and manage appointments. I love that I can keep my business schedule and personal calendar all in one place, but I can keep my personal appointments private from my team.
November 04, 2021

Easy and Reliable service

Score 9 out of 10
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Schedule and managing meetings, and viewing when other people have time off scheduled. We also try and create repetitive meeting times per week which we are able to do through Google Calendar.
  • Time Management
  • Ability to add Zoom/Google meet links
  • Ability to color code projects
  • Easier access viewing coworkers calender
As someone with ADHD, something like Google Calendar really saves your life. Being able to see the whole week laid out and color coded is extremely helpful and makes it easier for me to make sure I am having a productive work day.
Score 10 out of 10
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Used by all to manage schedules, book meetings, send agendas, include zoom links
  • easy to use
  • awesome mobile interface to move meetings as needed
  • easy to integrate multiple personal/work calendars to one view
  • can be difficult to switch which calendar an appointment is on without deleting and recreating
  • also would be great to send invites to new attendees from calendar in mobile/desktop when you don't own the meeting
great for work and personal - honestly works for most any scenario
November 03, 2021

One Size Fits All

Score 10 out of 10
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We use Google Calendar across the whole organisation. It allows us to schedule internal & external meetings at convenient times for those staff members involved & easily make changes to appointments. The description allows us to include important information relevant to each meeting, including zoom links, notes about the clients' expectations of the meeting, agendas, addresses, etc.
  • Syncs with other software
  • App works really well
  • Allows sharing with specific people
  • Unable to edit appointments made though booking software directly in GCal
  • I'd like to have a field for contact number & a way to SMS confirm appointments
  • An option to send reminders to all calendars for appointments
Google Calendar is suitable for any business or individual that needs to remember appointments, hold meetings with other people, etc. There is not a scenario that I could imagine, where it wouldn't be beneficial. Everyone should use Google Calendar to organise their work/life.
Score 10 out of 10
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I and some users in our organisation are using Google Calendar on my android phone. I like that it is easy to set up. I liked that the calendar showed all the special events the first time I open it. I particularly like the scheduling feature of the application which has great options like adding video conferencing among other things.
  • Easy to use.
  • Better and cleaner look than other calendar apps.
  • Does not have useless features and packs all the needed features in a neat and clean manner.
  • The notification sound option can be added in the app itself instead of going through android settings. And also different sounds for different events, tasks etc. feature can be added.
  • A windows dektop app can be introduced even though it can be integrated with Outlook, windows 10 Calendar app.
Google Calendar is a very reliable calendar application for people for personal use and use in business environment. It has clean look, is easy to use and I found it to be better than Outlook calendar with easier to understand interface and some more features. I also like the option to view the and make changes in the calendar online.
Mallory Fuller | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Google Calendar is where all of our company meetings and work schedules are documented. It allows us to easily meet with coworkers either in advance or instantaneously. Without an in office environment for the entire company, it allows us to tackle problems and sync with each other quickly from our home offices.
  • Clear visualization of weekly tasks.
  • Monthly and weekly view side by side.
  • User friendly meet with function that allows us to see other co-workers schedules.
  • Would love to customize meeting colors and themes.
  • Add more than 3 time zones on the side bar.
Great for personal and professional use. You can easily organize your calendars by category and view accordingly. I appreciate that my coworkers and I can jump on any meeting at any time since the meeting links have no time limit. Putting on a meeting is quick, easy, and self explanatory.
Laura Samoisette, LEED AP, WELL AP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I use Google Calendar to stay up to date with all of the employees in our office as well as to show and share meetings with our clients. It solves the issue of knowing when people are and are not planning to be in the office, when we can or can't schedule meetings or site visits and it is a great way to book events.
  • Easy to navigate
  • Straightforward time management and event creation
  • Integrates well with almost all meeting software
  • Great options for reminders, alarms and other helpful features
  • Adding another calendar for conference rooms took a few minutes to understand, but not a big negative
  • Sometimes clients complain of not receiving invites. I am unsure if it is an issue on their end. maybe Google can create a more clear way of indicating an invite from a standard email
  • Widgets, visuals or otherwise may be an interesting option to explore in the future.
Google Calendar is great when you work with a smaller group of people and want to view your direct colleagues calendars. You always have the option of hiding calendars if that persons schedule is not necessary to view for a moment. This organization tool makes scheduling meeting easy and works well when you have a range of clients. This is probably a less useful application if you work in a very large company because there would be too many calendars to add.
Score 9 out of 10
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Google Calendar is being used across the whole organization. All employees must use it as a source of truth regarding their time availability at work. By doing this, anyone will be able to see each person's schedule. So if someone wants to invite his colleagues to a meeting, he can just go to Google Calendar and check it there. The invited person can accept or decline the invitation directly through their email or calendar.
  • Ability to check colleagues schedule
  • Ability to define the location of the meeting
  • Ability to create a Google Meet room directly
  • Ability to set a reminder for an event
  • Public holiday and time zone across nation/country
  • For organization, we can set out of office announcement so colleague won't be able to invite us into an event/meeting
  • Google Calendar has task management option but the functionality is not shopisticated, if Google really wants to be serious with it, it will be a great all in one tool
Besides all its sophisticated meeting organizers, we know Google has a lot of online tools and for a person like me, using integrated services is a great experience. And most of the online event managers support Google Calendar. So if we want to join an online seminar or even an offline meet-up, we can add it right into our calendar through our Google mail. It makes life easier.
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