You can show or hide calendars for better focus on specific types of events—I hide Google calendars all the time, for example, to see only work-related events and appointments and filter out things like national food holidays. It’s July 6th—you’re welcome.) And, of course, Google Calendar sports great search capabilities and integrates with Gmail, as well as Google Apps for Work, so you can create a calendar event from an email or check your co-workers’ schedules alongside your own.(But I can still find out when Fried Chicken Day is in the U. Inviting others to your calendar is a cinch too, whether you’re sharing an entire calendar or use the invite option to add people to an event.Some want their calendars to be simple and streamlined; others prefer robust, customizable calendar apps that track tasks and notes alongside events.
If the calendar is open, you can create a quick event with the keyboard shortcut on the Mac.
For example, use that shortcut and type in "School play 7pm on Thursday" to turn it into an event with "School play" as the name of the event and the date and time filled in. Apple Calendar Pricing: Free on your Mac, i Phone, or i Pad Tip: Change how alerts work—such as which types of events trigger an alert—in Calendar’s alerts preferences option.
You’re likely familiar with at least one of these names, and for good reason: They’ve been around a long time and are capable calendars either baked into your computer, phone, or software suite.
They also power the other calendar apps mentioned in the sections below—Google Calendar and Apple Calendar are to calendar apps as Gmail and Apple Mail are to email apps such as Postbox and Thunderbird.
For many people, Google Calendar’s web app and mobile apps are enough to keep schedules straight, but if you’d like a more enticing UI or more powerful features, you can use Google Calendar and one of the other apps in this list together for scheduling nirvana.