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Google Calendar is finally out. Previously it was code named as CL2 and it was the time when some of the screenshots were released. Now Google has finally let out its next tool to compete against Yahoo and Microsoft.

Google Calendar is a free web-based calendar and as usual it is also powered by AJAX, hence giving it a feel of desktop application.

You just need your Google account to use the Calendar application. The Google Calendar application is so advanced compared to Yahoo calendar application. Here is a screenshot the main page of Google Calendar.

You can add events to any time and date and you have a number of useful sub-options that are really handy. Once you create an event you have options to edit all of the event details such as time duration of the event, description of the event, reminder, whether the event detail is private or public etc.

Apart from these there is also one other good feature which is well worth mentioning. You have options to invite guests to any event that you add.

All you have to do is add the email addresses of your guests/friends and they’ll be notified. Thats not it, the system works similar to a poll. The guests can also confirm whether they are attending the event or not.

One feature that I feel is left out is the availability of gmail contacts inside google calendar. It is really annoying to type in the contacts manually. Since its just a beta, I hope many more features will be rolled out soon.

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Written by lokesh

April 14, 2006 at 12:22 pm

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