Google’s finally launched its new Calendar service, following months of speculation from disorganised tech-heads.
We’ve had a brief play, and we’re impressed. It works nicely with your Gmail account, and lets you add appointments, organise reminders and share schedules with other users.
Adding events is particularly easy – its ‘natural language processing technology’ means you can type in simple messages like ‘lunch with Bungle 1pm Thursday’ and it’ll automatically create a calendar entry.
You can view your schedule by day, week, month or four-day periods, and create invitations that you can send to anyone with an e-mail account.
The calendar’s particularly friendly to Gmailers, scouring your inbox to find the mere mention of events, and offering to put a reminder in your calendar.
It’s only a beta trial version, but Google says it’s working on an update that’ll sync seamlessly with Microsoft Outlook and calendar programs found on smartphones.
That’s bad news for Yahoo’s organiser, which is something of a dinosaur application having been first launched in 1998. Yahoo has, though, started some calendar sledging by stating that it’ll be releasing updates to its service over the next few months.
To let Google sort your life out, go here.