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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Google manages your life!

Well not literally, but certainly allows you to manage your "To Do" list quite precisely. The company has launched its web-based calendar service that ties into its excellent mail serivice GMail, and allows you to add meetings and events using your own words.



Dubbed Google Calendar, a beta version of the service went live last week. Using Google Calendar, you will be able to create new events directly out of your GMail messages. You can also use a feature called QuickAdd in order to add appointments using natural language, typing "Candlelight dinner with girl friend" to create a new calendar entry, for instance.

Once events are created, Google Calendar will send out e-mail invitations to other participants and send event reminders and change notifications to the Google user. According to the search engine giant, setting up a personal calendar is only part of the picture.

Google Calendar will also allow you to search for and then subscribe to publicly available calendars -- the schedule of a cricket match for instance -- and then integrate that information into your calendar.

Google Calendar, which will support the iCal data exchange standard used by a number of groupware products, will also allow you to share your calendars with others using the RSS (Really Simple Syndication) syndication technology.

Find Google Calendar here.

1 Comments:

  • Hey,
    Thats a really nice piece of info... but for ppl like me... who don't restricted access to the net... we have to jhelofy with good old outlook express only *sigh*

    keep smiling,
    Subha :-)

    By Blogger subha_fernando, at 4/24/2006 5:53 AM  

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