If you are an Android user and do a lot of event planning on Google Calendar, there’s good news for you. The Official Google Calendar App is now available for download from Google Play Store. The app was initially available only for Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus devices. but now users with Android devices running Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean can download the app as a standalone app from the marketplace.
Google Calendar App Review
The Google Calendar app lets you manage multiple calendars from your various Google accounts in one place in a robust manner. You can do the usual stuff such as create edit, and delete events and view all your calendars including calendars that are not Google (calendars synced to your Android device) simultaneously, and even email your event attendees from a notification.
Additionally, you can also make use of new features that are included in the app. For instance, you can make use of predefined messages to send event updates to attendees or create custom messages as well. The time range for synced events has been extended from one year in the past to one year in the future, you have the ability to send feedback to Google right from within the app, you can display event specific colors, as well as snooze reminders from within the notification message you receive.
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Google Calendar also lets you view at a glance photos and maps of the places you are scheduled to go to. Flight, hotel, concert, or restaurant reservations from your Gmail account are automatically added to the app so you can view them while on the go.
Key Features of Google Calendar:
Schedule View: This feature lets you see your schedule at a glance along with photos and maps of the places you’re going.
Gmail Events: This feature lets you easily convert your emails on flight, hotel, concert, and restaurant reservations on Gmail to your calendar automatically.
Smart Assists: This feature lets you quickly create events with by providing smart sugestions for event titles, places and people.
Different Calendar Views: You can quickly switch between a single day view to an overview of multiple days.
Integration: Google Calendar works with all calendars on your phone, including Exchange.
The availability of the official Google Calendar app as a standalone app will certainly be a boon to various Android device holders, who had to settle for something less compelling before.
If you have an Android ICS or Jelly Bean device, you can download the Official Google Calendar app in the Play Store.