Yesterday, Google announced a cool new feature to mark the tenth anniversary of its online calendar service: Google Calendar will now scan your calendar intelligently to find the time on your schedule to work on your personal goals.
According to Google, the updated Google Calendar app lets you add a personal goal to your calendar.
These can be things like “run three times a week” or “hit the gym every day except weekend”. After parsing your natural language input, it’ll schedule time automatically for you and help you actually stick to it.
Google’s native Calendar for iPhone with Material Design and other cool features made its App Store debut a little over three months ago. Tuesday, it has received its first feature-focused update.
In addition to the existing ways of viewing your calendar, the new Google Calendar 1.1 for iPhone introduces a 7-day view giving you an overview of your entire week. Also, week numbers can be enabled for different calendar views in settings.
As promised in November, Google today released a new Calendar app for iPhone. The app features the company’s highly regarded Material Design UI, and a host of powerful features that should appease folks in the Google ecosystem.
Among those features is its close integration with Gmail, allowing it to cull data from your inbox. So say you receive a confirmation email after purchasing concert tickets, the app will automatically add that event to your calendar.
Fantastical, Sunrise, Readdle, Tempo… You can safely add Google to your list of stock calendar replacements on iOS as the search giant confirmed today bringing the native Google Calendar experience to the iPhone and iPad soon, though without providing a timeframe for availability.
Google currently does not have a Calendar app in the App Store, but that’s going to change soon as it’s now started rolling out a brand new Calendar experience to first Android 5.0 Lollipop devices.
“Yes, we’re also working on a version for iPhone,” the Gmail team said in a blog post Monday announcing the new Google Calendar for Android 5.0 with Material Design.
Google Takeout is a handy service which allows you to download a copy of your data stored within Google products. Unfortunately, not all popular Google products are supported yet. Up until today, for example, two popular Google services used to be notably absent from Takeout: Gmail and Calendar.
As announced in a post over at the official Google blog, users can now export their Calendar data in the iCalendar format and Gmail archive in the MBOX format, both readily acceptable by Apple’s OS X/iOS Calendar app and the stock OS X Mail program, respectively.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt recently posted a guide on switching from iPhone to Android so I guess today’s news will appeal to Android/Google users looking to switch to the iOS platform…