Google Calendar Tips ~ The 2nd Installment

I’ve partnered up with technology lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, from Digitwirl, to bring you some fun yet informative videos on various products and services related to technology that will help you get organized and simplify your busy life.

Today’s Digitwirl:

Earlier this year, I shared a post about Google Calendar from Carley Knobloch.  She has such a way of simplifying things for those of us that simply don’t have technical minds to make sense of it all.  At least that’s how I feel.  I don’t like to complicate my life any more than necessary which is why I am always late to the technological party.  However I can certainly admit wholeheartedly that my iPhone has changed my life.  Gosh I love that small little device.  I still don’t however use Google Calendar.  I know, I know.  So many of you love it.  BUT my problem is still the same.  My kids don’t have cell phones (or cell phones that can access the google calendar anyway) and limited computer time so it creates a barrier for me and them to share the daily calendar.  I love my BIG fridge family calendar.  Even my seven year old checks it every single morning without fail as he gets out his bread to make toast.  Little kids love to know what is happening every day.  There is never any doubt about who has to be where when.  So yes that is what stops me from embracing the online calendar but it certainly doesn’t stop Carley from trying to encourage me to give it a try.  Here is her 2nd Google Calendar installment below.  If you missed the first one you can check it out here.

How do you feel about calendars…online or traditional?

Carley’s Thoughts:

With two kids, a husband, a springer spaniel, and a little video show, managing it all can get a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, Google Calendar has stepped in and become command central for my life. I’ve talked about GCal in the past, but today I want to dig a little deeper and highlight some of the special features of this powerful calendar that help keep my family on track, and can help you wrangle your schedule too.

If you can’t see the video, find it here.

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Filed under: Calendars/Planners, Technology


6 Responses to Google Calendar Tips ~ The 2nd Installment

  1. 1
    Damian says

    I’m just beginning to really explore Google Calendar… seems like I can utilize a few of these tips. Thanks for the video.

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      Emily Sullivan says

      COOL – I’ve been looking for an easy way to add appointments to my Google Calendar on the fly… texting the appointment will be so nice! Thanks for the great tips!

  2. 2
    Jennifer Lindsey says

    I’ve been using the CalenGoo app on my iPhone for years. It allows you to view multiple Google calendars all together on one calendar view. My son and husband have their own calendar and I also subscribe to a few public calendars so having it all together is great. Plus you can quickly add appointments to your calendar while actually looking at it as opposed to opening a separate app to text the appointment. The CalenGoo app is worth every dollar an I couldn’t live without it!

  3. 3
    Angel says

    quick add is awesome:) Thanks for the tips. Went a bit fast for me, I will have to watch it a few more times to get all the great info

  4. 4
    Gaurav Gupta says

    Here’s another tip – ClipPod for Google
    Calendar. We’ve been using it to chat and share files inside our
    calendars and it’s worked out quite well so far.


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