Google Calendar: Get Organized

Productivity
Rating
4.6 (115.4K)
Size
181.1 MB
Age rating
4+
Current version
24.20.0
Price
Free
Seller
Google
Last update
4 weeks ago
Version OS
15.0 or later
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User Reviews for Google Calendar: Get Organized

4.55 out of 5
115.4K Ratings
6 years ago, Mrs. NayNay
Adulting!
My life was becoming extremely crazy and I kept "double booking" myself like Every. Single. Day. So I kept having to call and let people down because I had forgotten about previous commitments! Well! My mom and sister got frustrated with me and told me that I needed to just get Google Calendar and every time I commit to something I have to put it in the calendar right then and there and then before I commit to things I have to pull out my calendar and check it! It was simple advice but Google Calendar was so easy to use and so aesthetically that after I used it once I got hooked! Haha I love putting hints in my calendar now and color coordinating them! It looks so pretty and I feel like an adult that has to "check her calendar" all the time🙄😂. Also! I found out you can link calendars with people! Now I know when my sister is free to talk on the phone because her crazy work schedule is on there and we love so far away it's helped us stay connected!! All that to say! I love Google Calendar and it will help you organize your life!
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6 years ago, Angrymonkeymermaid
2 small problems, 2 less stars
The app is great but there are 2 things I wish they did. 1: more colors added for events. I wish they had more colors to choose from when writing in an event. I am the kind of person that likes to keep certain events in the same color so i know that that event is work, party, meeting, holiday, birthdays, vet appointments, etc. But the color selection is a bit limited for me and there are colors that i never use because it makes no sense when i associate that color for that event, like the color flamingo. I wish they had different kinds of blues, purples, greens, reds, oranges, and pink. Especially since the purple for reminder you cannot change, so placing an event in that color confuses me. 2: I wish the photo used for a location was based on a photo of what the location looks like and not from photos that people upload from their cellphone to google maps. The fault is google maps. The photo location for an area should be something you should have the option of selecting in calendar and the logo should be an option. Their should also be an option on google maps where someone can select the primary photo of that location when flagging a picture. For example, my dog vet is pet smart Banfield but the picture shown on my calendar is a lady with her dog. That is not the location of the vet, it should be a picture of the front of the store, even though there is a picture of that, i cant select it.
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6 years ago, pianoman.82
Recent updates have seriously ruined this app
After a few months of very laggy, unresponsive, disappointing app behavior, I finally have had enough to leave a review in the hopes that it will help someone on the app team realize just how bad things have gotten, at least for me (my wife has the same issues on her iOS devices as well, so it’s not something unique to my account). I was surprised to see how many other reviews I have found with almost exactly the same issues that I have. The fact that the other reviewers have been reporting consistently issues since at least the beginning of 2018 with no improvement is nearly inexcusable. My primary issues in a nutshell - 1) often app opens to random dates at initial launch; 2) after initial app load, it generally takes 60-90 seconds (sometimes much longer) before the UI is responsive; 3) once everything has finally loaded (if I have not given up and force quit it already) there is way too much UI lag and sputtering as I try to navigate through different UI views — full month, daily agenda, etc. These issues combined render the app nearly useless for me in most everyday use cases. As an app developer myself, I can appreciate the complexity of creating a performant, well-functioning app. However, given how awesome this app used to be, and the level of satisfaction I expect from an app by Google, I’m just so frustrated and disappointed. I can’t understand why these issues have not received attention yet.
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1 year ago, u2Bttrfly
Nice visual calendar, one major flaw
Let me start by saying that are use this calendar exclusively for family appointments, events, all the things, no paper calendars for us. I used to use this calendar all the time, every day to add entries and search for past and upcoming events and the search feature no longer works at ALL! This is why I stop using it, this feature is literally the reason why I don’t use paper calendars or wall calendars anymore. We are always looking for events that are coming up (who has time to remember every date?) and I do not have the patience to scroll for a weeks at a time looking for the event. If I want to look up the last time I got a haircut to know when to schedule my next one, I would do a search for this and book it ….However the magnifying glass search feature is completely out of commission now, for over a week. No matter what word search I type, even if I am staring at the event on my screen, if I do a search for it, it tells me that there are no entries with that title. Um what?? I just went through the trouble of deleting and reinstalling the app and to no avail, it still does not work. Now I am going to have to find a new Calendar app because this one has some kind of bug and no longer works as intended at all. Fix this bug, Google!
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6 years ago, Colton2077
I like it, but it needs improvement
This app is one of the most comprehensive as far as what I can do, but it needs fixing in a few areas. First of all, Goals are super glitchy and need improvement. I find that it’s super inconvenient that there is no option to select Goal time/date manually, you have to let the app decide for you. You can change manually it AFTER it is auto assigned, but you have to do them each individually. So if I have a 5 day workout goal and I want them all to be at specific times, I have to manually fix every single day and time to where I want it. It’s super inconvenient. It should simply be an option and nothing more to have the app select times and dates for your goals. Additionally, I find that sometimes they delete themselves, and also, if you set a goal it only lasts about three weeks before you have to recreate them again. You should be able to have the option to select the cut off date or have them running indefinitely, like you can with “Events.” It’s almost better to set your Goals as Events because Events actually works. Additionally, I find that when I swipe other to the next week it will sometimes ship months or years ahead for seemingly no reason.
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4 years ago, JT@Itunes
No Apple Watch/Subscribed Calendars
Overall, it looks good but it’s missing the most important thing to be usable for me. I must have it in my Apple Watch and have a complication so I see the next event just by raising my wrist. Google, add this and you’ll win me over from Apple’s calendar. The other issue is with subscribed calendars. Google’s platform is far superior to Apple because I can subscribe to an external calendar on the site and see it on my phone as well. Perfect, almost. I set up a subscription to my work calendar. We are fully hosted on Microsoft 365. I’m able to see everything that was created PRIOR to setting up the subscription however, nothing new is coming in. After an exhaustive search, this is a Google problem that has existed for a long time. Google, you need to give us an option for subscribed calendars to specify update frequency. A global setting is simply not sufficient. I have another subscribed calendar which only needs an update once per week but my work calendar needs updates every 15 minutes. I do know I can add my M366 calendar in the default Apple calendar and it works as expected. That’s not what I want. I want all of my calendars in one place.
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3 years ago, jlFinchmockingbird94
Bring back notifications for individual events
A few years ago when I first started using this app, you were able schedule notifications to go off a desired length of time before specific, individual events and reminders. Now they have done away with this option, and it has decreased the usefulness and helpfulness of the calendar altogether. Speaking as someone with ADHD who is also a visual learner, I use this calendar and the different color options to help me prioritize and keep track of things and not forget important commitments, such as doctors appointments and when bills are due. But because of my ADHD brain, I need that extra help that sound notifications provide when it comes to one-time events that are outside my typical schedule, and unfortunately the developers got rid of the settings that used to allow you to do this. I have looked everywhere on the app and on desktop, and the setting for this that used to be there is now nowhere to be found. PLEASE BRING BACK THE OPTION TO SET SOUND NOTIFICATIONS FOR SINGLE EVENTS AND REMINDERS!! If this setting doesn’t return I may be forced to use a different app/platform that does allow this option.
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3 years ago, Cups217
Calendar options in app
Largely I enjoy this app. The ability to sync schedules with my family has been a lifesaver. However, it makes me absolutely crazy that I cannot change which calendar an event goes to within the app. So if I add an event in the app on my phone, it automatically goes to the “default” calendar which is essentially the calendar I last used on the desktop. I have to then go to my desktop version to get the event in the right place. This added step drives me crazy because sometimes I forget to change it on the desktop and then the event gets missed by my family. NEW: On the task list, I wish the “due date” would stay on the date it was originally assigned to rather than rolling forward. Especially on recurring tasks because I end up questioning myself when there are two there: did I just forget to check something off? When was the duplicate originally assigned? Sometimes I miss things and I’d rather immediately see when it was actually due rather than it just becoming a new item for the new day.
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5 years ago, MoMo527527
Helps me organize my life!!
As a high school student that plays sports, has a job, babysits, and is involved in many *many* clubs, this app helps me organize my life!! I love the automatic pictures that come up and how i can share calendars with people (my team etc), and THE COLORS. i legit have corresponding colors for everything and i absolutely love it!! my one tiny thing is how all events have to last for a period of time. i would love an option to have events just occur at a certain time and have no end time. for example when i need to pick up my little sister that occurs at a certain time and isnt a duration of time, also some meetings for clubs and such dont have an end time so just putting in a random time doesnt really help me. adding this feature would really help me make this a 5 star review because after that i dont know what this app could be missing! but other than that i absolutely love this app and i dont plan to stop using it anytime in the future!!
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6 years ago, Ibrad14
Absolutely a disaster
What changed? I don’t experience crashing however the app is useless. It has all of these bells and whistlesbut it’s impossible to easily put an event on the calendar. When I’m in month review, I should be able to touch the day that I want to add an event to and have it open up that day and then let me pick the time of the event. But instead it tries to be too smart and it opens up instead a daily view but not even the day that I touched. And then when I have to make an event I have to click another ‭+ sign‬ and then choose the events option— way too many clicks compared to other cal apps!!! and then on the next Screen I have to fill out all of these fields but none of them are easy to differentiate from the other and they have too many auto populated fields that are similar… For example the word “at”.... I use “at”for the time but nope the “at” Refers to location. It’s awesome that you can link it to the maps and your contacts and all that however it’s useless with putting an actual event into your calendar. I am finding myself, when I’m scheduling something on the fly, giving myself reminders thru siri for when I get home to put it into the calendar. Because I can’t do it on my phone! I guess I will go back to the CalenGoo app!
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1 year ago, anwiede
Syncing Issues With Desktop
The iOS google calendar app WILL NOT sync with events added on a desktop browser unless the app is left open in the background or opened manually, therefore I sometimes do not get notifications. If it was personal use I probably wouldn’t have this issue since all events would be added through the app, but my company uses google and I’m at my desk adding and accepting meeting invites. I have missed meetings at times when I have not opened up the calendar app between accepting the invite and the time of the meeting. The only way I can guarantee that I’ll get the notifications is if I add the google account to the standard iPhone calendar, which will actually fetch the data from my google account and provide me notifications. I have messed with all notification settings, fetch/push days settings, background app refresh, etc. 2 stars because while everything else about the app is fine, this is an extraordinarily basic function. If I miss a meeting because of a hole you’re calendar service, no matter how seemingly insignificant, then the service has failed it’s purpose despite any other conveniences it provides.
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3 weeks ago, USW Staff Rep
Flawless
I have used this app for over five(5) years. I am a union rep with multiple meetings and contract negotiations. I find that creating an event or having someone create an event is super easy. It links instantly. I get reminded of my scheduled events which is a life saver. The color codes are just as awesome. Being able to look at my whole month is very convenient. I immediately know at a glance if I am available to set or accept another meeting. Accepting a meeting or event from my email automatically links it to my calendar if accepted. I don’t have to go and manually add it. I read some of the comments and I have not once experienced any of the ones mentioned. Thank goodness. The only thing I wished could be added is when I need to edit a color for an event it will not let you. I have to delete it and assign it a new color. Other then that inconvenience, I am very satisfied with this app.
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2 years ago, Sooxi54327
Week3, biz still relies on appt accuracy
Two updates since the ones that caused so many identical user complaints here, in help and all over the web and the same busy work nonsense taking up our days for a solution that only keeps us off the phone for awhile but will never fix the software issue they're still denying against 3rd grade reasoning and deduction. Added events don't show immediately, but we can't schedule extra starting time so make sure they eventually do. Moving appointments manually is a game of popping back up original time until about the 3rd attempt and deleting events is only done at the whim of the app after a random amount of tries. This is a NIGHTMARE for people who work with customers who they are invested making HAPPY through attentive CUSTOMER SERVICE and RELIABLE SERVICE and QUALITY they can know is a company priority. nightmare. You can delete the some events over Don't bring small businesses that rely on your apps down to your despicable level of ambivalence and now afunctional products. It won't last. Not everyone is dumb enough to keep bending over to say thank you for the flogging and lack of respect.
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6 years ago, guess15me
PLEASE FIX IT GOOGLE: So disappointed on how buggy it is
I wanted to love this app so much because I love my Google Calendar on my computer. And initially I did love this app because it functioned fine and brought a lot of color and visuals to my calendar which I really liked for organization. However as of the last couple of weeks at least this app has been nothing but a headache. It just freezes up whenever I open it. Then it’s completely lagged out. I can hardly ever get to be able to create an event before it just shuts itself down and app disappeared. Every little thing will be logged out. Opening the app and loading it, creating an event, typing each individual letter (which could take 10 seconds before a letter while actually appear), list goes on and on. Now I highly doubt that there is an issue with my phone because I have only a fraction of my memory used and I keep my phone software pretty squeaky clean. I don’t even have a lot of videos or photos, and I don’t even stream very much. Everything else on my phone functions fine except when it comes to trying to operate this app. Until google fixes this issue, This app is really intolerable and unusable.
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3 years ago, janepaulinejosemaria
Killing me slowly as a business owner...
Soooo, we have always been able to have all our multiple calendars accessible from the app. This is why I picked it. LOVE LOVE LOVE how it use to make my life seamless. From our public events that are linked to our website to our personal calendar for doctors appointments. We could see and edit all of them the same as on a computer. Not anymore. Now you get public, private and default. I have catering, public, family, my kids have their school calendars, sports, etc. Nope. My dental was recently on our company calendar because when I added it at on my phone at the dentist to spite making it private it went public. This keeps happening. Yes, we checked. It says private on the app and on our public site, there it is. Multiple calendars seems to confuse this app and it just sents new items randomly to out public calendar. It is making us NUTS. Instead of adding things to our calendar on the fly like I always did now I have to save the info on my phone or send myself an email and set a reminder to add it when I get to a computer. NOT OK. Fix this please!!!
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6 years ago, Chosen7Stone
Freezes, lags, even randomly starts scrolling back to years past
I want to like this app. On my laptop browser, I keep Google Calendar open in a pinned tab because I rely on and appreciate it so much. But as an app, it’s the worst thing on my phone - and I’ve kept using it because of how heavily I rely on it. But today, I’m searching the App Store for alternatives. A recent update said they were addressing the freezing issues some users experience. I haven’t seen improvement. This morning, I kept three people waiting so I could let them know whether I was available in two weeks - the app opened, promptly froze, and then zoomed me back to April 2017, then June 1970. I’m writing this in April 2018. The conversation moved on; ten minutes later, I was still checking the app to see if it had caught up and would allow me to scroll forward two weeks. I eventually gave up. Sometimes I want to edit an existing event and the window halfway opens, then lags/freezes. It takes 5-6 minutes to open, even if I close and reopen the app. I have no idea how to fix this. It is a wonderful, wonderful app — when it works. I can’t afford to wait for it to be fixed anymore.
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6 years ago, lalaniam
Convenient but could be improved
I love the colors to be able to tell the difference. I also love the ability to share events with people. I do wish that I could add the same event to multiple days. For example, work, for people who don’t work the same days every week. If I work and 7am-7pm multiple days a week; that I could just type in the information and just click on the different days that I work. Another example would be for volunteering events; I have to keep typing them in, because they don’t repeat on the same days of the week each week. It’s a huge downside. I keep hoping there will be an update with it. But I may start looking for another app. Additionally, it would be nice to have more neon colors for color coordination. As me and my husband share calendars and have events for the kids. It would really help separate each of those things. I often run out of colors.
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2 years ago, bluesinthenight1234
Can’t delete from “add people”! Your guest list is there forever!
I love almost everything about the Google calendar, EXCEPT a person is in my “add people” or add guests that I cannot delete. I almost sent some extremely personal info about an event to her while trying to delete her, but the email address, fortunately, is no longer valid and the email bounced back to me as undeliverable. I’m not the only person with this problem on their iPhone, and it seems to go back some years. It has never been fixed and no one can give me a way to delete this person. I’ve gone online to my Google calendar, and my events are there, but there is no one on my guest list. There are plenty of instructions on how to fix this on your computer, but none to fix it on my iPhone. I’m currently checking into other calendars because Google seems uninterested in fixing this problem. So unless you want “invites” going out forever to everyone you ever put on your guest list then don’t use this app. If you accidentally add some one, you are stuck with them as long as you use this calendar. So DON’T GET THIS APP UNTIL THEY FIX IT!
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1 year ago, Jonvieave
Keeps me afloat, BUT
I’ve been using Google calendar to keep track of my personal and school schedules for years and I love it. As someone with a pretty hardcore case of ADHD, I’d be constantly missing appointments if I didn’t put everything in my calendar as soon as I schedule it. HOWEVER. I’m starting a new job today that uses G Suite, and I wanted to be able to view my work calendar from my phone. I added my work account with no issues, but now I have to look at both of my calendars together on either account. I can turn off all my personal calendars from my work account, but when I return to my personal account the setup doesn’t change. This is super frustrating, because I’d really like to be able to easily switch views like I could on desktop. I don’t want all my personal appointments clogging up my work schedule, and vice versa. Am I missing something? Or is this just a spot where some improvements could be made?
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5 years ago, shelbhoc
Best Free Calendar App You Can Get
I’ve tried all kinds of available calendar apps, but this one is by far my favorite! I often tell my friends to drop their apps and opt for Google Calendar because I really think it is so much better than any other free-cal app out there. I am easily able to look at my daily, weekly and monthly schedule- and I LOVE that the monthly outlook actually tells me what I have going on each day. I can also color-code events/calendars so I can see what realms I have working each day, AND it syncs up online so that I can use it on my computer too. I also have calendars made for my team so that I can put events in all of our schedules at one time. And I can set GOALS and make REMINDERS and CHECK THEM OFF AS I GO??? Amazing. I probably sound like a fake review right now, but I swear I am a human (who never even writes reviews) and I just really really love this app. Do yourself a favor and get this.
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7 years ago, Tom D. Kim
Everything one might need in a calendar app
I love how Google Calendar automagically uploads everything to the cloud. I also love how it suggests locations based on the address one types in (of course it doesn't do this for private addresses, but it is still a handy feature.) It will set reminders by month, day, hour, or minute, and it also asks if one wants to set up recurring appointments for a number of weeks, a number of days, or annually (handy for Birthday reminders.) The app will also convert between time zones across the world—another useful feature. And all of these can easily be set whether one is using a smartphone or a tablet, and also a desktop or a laptop. All of the changes are sent to the cloud, as well. It is possible to export it into many other formats as well, such as iCal, and Microsoft Office. I ❤️ Google Calendar and will continue to use it until they pry it out of my hands. 🙂
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4 years ago, Redneckbassin'
Love this app except for the icon
If Google would update the app icon to actually show the day of the month and change with the days like Apple’s calendar app does then they would have the better of the two apps. I much prefer the look and feel and color customization options of Google Calendar when in app, but the icon itself simply shows a never changing 31 instead of the actual date. This is a very small gripe, I know, and even that would be ok if they would update it and make a widget available for the Home Screen instead of only being available in the Today view. Again, minor complaints. For now I keep the widget in the Today view and swipe right to see my schedule at a quick glance, and continue to keep the Apple calendar icon on my Home Screen for a quick view of the day and date without the need to swipe.
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11 months ago, Lykceb
Couldn't live without
Absolutely love this app! I do with there were some features added to the app that are available on the desktop, such as colors mimicking desktop web version more precisely (on desktop I have a calendar colored white with black text but it shows up gray on the app and I'm not a fan of that). Also I would love to be able to choose custom colors on the app, and not always have to dig out my computer if I'm setting up a new calendar or changing colors around. Diming past events like desktop would be nice as well Some other features that would be nice is Setting default calendar to add events to and Lastly, I would love to be able to set default views. I'm not a fan of the schedule view. I would prefer to use month and it go to the day view when I click on the day. Update: took away some stars because I am unable to view tasks on the widget. It just shows tomorrow like I dont have anything planned for today.
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6 years ago, E.G.G S.
Excellent Calendar, even better with a few tweaks
My school uses Google Suite for student email, handout distribution and storage, and turning in assignments, to name a few uses. I use Google Calendar to coordinate all of these things and record my homework. I have a color-coded calendar for each class so I can glance at my week and see my work load easily. Unfortunately, I have to set up each assignment as an event because reminders can’t attach to calendars or change their color. This makes it difficult to see a list of all my homework together, whereas with reminders, I could mark them as done and display them together. I also encountered an issue where trying to share an event with someone while creating it would cause the event to not be created, but sharing the event after creating it would be successful. Still, these are minor problems and improvements and overall, this is one of the best calendar apps I’ve seen.
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5 months ago, _Jelly._.Beanz
Used the web page not the app (yet)
It’s a calendar, plain and simple. I just wish that it’s other features worked. There’s a feature that calculates the amount of total time you spend doing something. For example, every day you schedule a work out for 2 hours a day, The calendar will tell you that it’s 14 hours a week. That’s a great feature. It shows me how much time I have to spend doing other things. However if an event is 8 hours or more the calculator doesn’t see that event anymore. I work 8 hours a day 4 days (32 hours) a week but according to the calendar it’s 0 hours. If you split it into 2 events one being 7 hours and 45 minutes and another being 15 minutes and put it in the work calculator, it will work as intend but with extra steps. Please fix it. It also doesn’t allow me to select both Saturday and Sunday as work days in the settings. I work Friday-Monday but I can’t sent my work hours correctly.
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3 years ago, qveen bri .
Best App Invented
let me mother freaking tell you.. this app is a magical invention. i am a very disorderly person, but google calendar saves me. the minute i find out i have something to do, or somewhere to be. i stop by my favorite app, and fill in what i have to do. it’s very easy to use, AND YES GUESS WHAT… ITS FREEEEEEE. all you need is a google email, which also, a very good and resourceful app and email system. yahoo could never. it even will mark things on my calendar for me, if there is stuff with dates and times received through email or sometimes text. if you’re contemplating downloading this app, stop overthinking and press that button. it’ll change your life. it has changed mine. thank you for stopping by my review, now do yourself a favor & download the app. love you. xoxo.
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6 years ago, Rachel Dalton
Started off a 5⭐️ app
I downloaded this a while ago and it was amazing. Definitely the best calendar app I’ve ever used by a long shot! But over the past few weeks this app has been a real thorn in my side. The first issues were speed. I would hit something and the lag time would be so great that my phone would dim trying to go to sleep. But eventually it would load and I could put in new calendar entries and see my schedule. It was usable. I would’ve probably given it a 2.5 ⭐️ rating during that period of time. But now I can’t use it at all. It immediately crashes every single time I open the app. Not only have I lost the ability to put in new entries all together but I’ve also lost my ability to even see my schedule. I’m so frustrated. I really loved this app but they really need to make and update to fix this issue and fast. I’m sure they are working as hard as they can to hone in on the issue, but until then, I’ll be using apple’s calendar app and checking my google calendar on a computer. I look forward to hearing the issues have been resolved once they have been.
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6 years ago, Supuflourous Flounder
Not quite ready for prime time
I love google calendar, mostly. I share my calendar with people I need to schedule with, and we keep synchronized. But what really drives me crazy are monthly recurring events, of the form of “Third Wednesday of the month” or “Second Saturday of the month”. There is no “repeat” option for these kinds of events. I wrote a calendar app in 1977, on a timesharing system, that had this functionality in its 1.0 release. I have been asking google for this feature for several years, and while they keep coming out with cutesy graphics and other worthless features, the fundamental functionality of monthly recurring meetings is missing. There are insufficient colors for all my activities, mostly because they have chosen a weird subset of colors and assigned cute names to them. I would like to create my own colors and assign my own names to them. Right now, “sage”=“Skype meeting”, “banana”=“medical appointment”, “Tangerine”=“writers’ group”, “grape”=“volunteer”. I would like to say “RGB(255,255,0)”=“medical”, and have the color yellow appear as the color name “medical”. It is annoying to have to keep this dictionary in my head; the app should help me. I’ve been asking for this feature for years as well. Instead, I get cutesy graphics apparently designed to appeal to 14-year-olds, not retired professionals. So it is a tolerable app for what I need, but a far cry from a professional app designed to support real-world needs.
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3 years ago, *Nanatee*
Needs More Functional Widgets
I like the app ok (would be great if the icon showed the current date). But the widgets are giving me headaches. I NEED to be able to see more than just one upcoming event. Make the bubbles smaller (or remove them) so we can view more upcoming events. Maybe make the font smaller too. The date takes up half the space when it doesn’t need to be that large. To be functional, it needs to show more upcoming events. Right now the widget picks and chooses which events to show if you have more than one full-day “event” such as multiple birthdays. So my widget will show me a birthday and one upcoming event, instead of the two birthdays, one reminder, and one upcoming event. I never know which things it’ll choose to show. Plus the colors keep displaying incorrectly on the widget. Once I click into the calendar, the colors are correct. But this is highly frustrating and keeping me from loving Google calendar.
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6 years ago, ☆Anna☆Belle★
Pretty, Useless
I admit, this app is pretty and well designed. However, there’s a lot of problems with it. First, lets say you have guitar lessons on Mondays and Fridays. Good for you, but you can’t put that in your schedule. You can only put “two times a week”, which means it’ll put it on Mondays and Wednesdays. Ok and then lets say you want to practice your guitar every day for 30 mins. It will find the best time that you can practice it, hooray!!! And the time you can practice is... 1AM-1:30AM!!! Of course you can edit this time but... why would you be practicing... at 1:30... and last of all, you can’t edit holidays. So I’m Christian, and Easter changes every year so it’s nice that they have the option for religious holidays(they have Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Orthodox holidays!! I love the inclusion!!) so that I don’t have to update it every year, but what is the Assumption of Mary? And all these other random holidays I’ve never heard of? What? You can’t delete them or change their color. Fantastic. So in all, a super aesthetically pleasing app, but in all super useless.
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10 months ago, JFlash66
20th century limitations
Previous review:I use this for personal, not business schedule and reminders. Lately, reminders set to alert daily with no end date have failed to show up, sporadically and unpredictably, despite no changes made to alert settings. Event alerts don’t have this problem. Lacks a basic repeat feature for things like daylight savings time start and end, i.e. second Sunday of the month, first Saturday in May, etc. There is a setting “use device time zone” but some reminders do, some don’t. Nobody at Google is paying attention. Update September 1, 2023-Reminders have been changed to tasks. My God, how ca you be so obtuse? Instead of grouping completed tasks as you did reminders, now I have long daily lists that show each completed task every previous day. You still haven’t added basic repeat options, nor made time zone changes for travelers. I’m looking for alternatives.
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6 years ago, beepbeepbln
50/50 satisfied
Honestly I just went back to using IOS built in mail and calendar apps in my iPhone bc the google calendar and gmail app are ANNOYING. after years of advanced technology why can’t google have a calendar app that shows and updates the correct date (it always says 31). Mac figures it out for iCal. Why can’t google? Another major issue.... I hate that adjusting settings and making edits to events is limited on the app. My default calendar is Work. It’s color coded in green for organizing. But I also have color coded calendars for Personal, reminders, fitness, financing and bills. If I enter a new event it automatically will put it under the work calendar. Then I have to open Mac’s iCal and edit the calendar I want it to be under. But then you go back to Google calendar app and it will show the same event under Work and whatever other category I changed it to. Also from a design and visual perspective I wish they’d redesign it. It looks so juvenile.
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6 years ago, Canongirl_PDX
Could be great but rn it’s no good
This could be amazing, and looking at reviews it was at one point (🤷🏼‍♀️), but it’s current iteration is buggy and pointless. When importing events from email it loads them incorrectly. Despite the event saying it’s on the 6th at 11pm, it loads on the 7th at 12pm. It would be one thing if I could edit the event but there’s no way to do that. So either I need to have the event incorrect on my calendar and just remember when it actually is (which totally negates the purpose of a calendar) or delete it and add it manually which seems cumbersome considering an abundance of calendar apps that can add events correctly. Then there are some events that are completely ignored while others are completely generated from thin air - apparently I’m going to Abu Dahbi next month which is news to me. Maybe this calendar app is awesome for those who need to build their entire days themselves? If you’re someone like me though, that needs to aggregate events from your email and to add items around those, this app is/should be a hard pass until google gets this sorted.
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6 years ago, ABTulip03
Constant Crashing and Slow Loading
My husband and I (along with another adult in our family) have tried for almost a year to use this app as our calendar app to share our calendars and collaborate. After MANY months of use I am comfortable in stating that this app is HORRIBLE!! It crashes ALL THE TIME!! It also take FOREVER to load...which is super inconvenient when I’m standing at the appointment desk of the doctor’s office, trying to input an appointment time. I also travel quite a bit and I’ve had the instance occur where I have put in an event while I’m in one time zone and it automatically changes the event time when I go back home to my time zone. I did not realize this was happening until we missed one of my son’s soccer games completely because we arrived an hour late. I then took a look at all the appointments and events I had put in my calendar at the same time I entered that game and they had all shifted. How annoying!! 😡 I keep hoping the updates will fix all these issues, but no such luck. I am currently looking for a new calendar app. Ugh!
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4 years ago, bgoogleme
Google calendar
I love google calendar for the smooth integration and consolidation of events from various aspects of my life. Also, I love to see my calendar in the month view on my phone where I can actually see the events coming up without clicking on a day (you cannot do this on the iPhone calendar). Google calendar is the biggest reason I use mostly google products. However, I’ve recently switched to iPhone and noticed that I no longer have the ability to see my daily tasks in the calendar. I loved the consolidation of my tasks and events in one place. It was like this with Samsung, but not the iPhone. Why is this? Also, after adding an event it takes you to another screen. You have to press ‘back’ in order to get to the month view again. Is there a way to take away this extra step? Otherwise, I love google everything.
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2 years ago, foos fan 101
Discrimination at its finest
Google unabashedly decides what holiday is correct regardless of who agrees. They purposely promote lies and hatred where there is none. For instance as an Italian American Columbus Day honors a real hero who even though never landed in America who still given the rightful honor of discovering America. He was looking for a trade route to India. He was not “conquering “ a new country Google knows this but prefers to denigrate Italians in favor of Indians. Indigenous Americans is also a white European name given to thousands of tribes who never combined their tribes in peace or created a country. Instead they were given the chance to become American citizens and chose not to. THEY LOST. Civilization brought by Europeans made our sweet land sanctified to GOD and then Google decides it’s all wrong. They are the self appointed pagan worshipping culture of dogmatic elitism and will be a forgotten period in history. And decided we should agree with their fantasy of lies and division. Well I believe it’s still a choice. Choose to get another calendar. Googles’ is a thing of their past.
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1 year ago, izzzysleeepy
Great for tracking events!
This app is great. I use it to mark down all of the events that occur in my life. I use different colors for each type of event, such as red for school, yellow for fun things, green for work, etc. I love that you can add a description to an event and I use that feature as sort of a journal to write down everything that happened at the event so that I can look back on it one day. Birthdays from my contacts show up on the calendar and holidays as well. I like that you can view your calendar in different modes, whether you want to see your events as a daily schedule, weekly schedule, or monthly schedule. It has served me well for 2 years of scheduling every single event in my life and I'll keep using it for years to come!
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7 years ago, Dj1855
Don’t waste your time with Google Calendar App
Online/Conputer version is great. App if horrible. Don’t waste your time with the app unless you only want to visually see your appointments. Entering is worthless. I’ll only state two issues: 1) You can’t copy and paste and event/appointment on the app. You can only move it. So if you’re entering an appointment that you’ve had before you have to re-enter all the details from scratch. Waste of time. You can do this directly in google via a computer, but the feature is not available on the app. 2) People that need a calendar app are typically busy people with multiple parts of their lives. It’s great the google allows you to create multiple calendars for different activities. However you can only do that online via a computer. When you create an event/appointment in the app there is no option to decide which calendar you’re creating the event for. I could go critique the app some more, but these 2 features, which are easily done if you have a computer and are signed into google, do not carry over to the app. They are essential features. Soo essential and intuitive that when you first get the app you send lots of time looking for where the features would be because you would never think that they don’t exist on the app. You literally find yourself scratching your head as to why the features aren’t there. It basically renders the app as just a tool to view your events and nothing else.
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10 months ago, Grrr in the Little Apple
Needs a few changes on mobile app
I love the app, use it daily and keeps my entire family informed, BUT… I need the mobile app to allow me to put in the exact minutes I want the alarm to set, don’t give me 1-60 minutes and not let me choose 75 or 90 minutes. If a game is an hour drive, I want to be notified 15 or 30 minutes before. I also need a lot of color choices. Each member of the family has a collie, but when more than 1 member has to do something I want other colors. Then there are birthdays, recurring events, etc that all need their own color. If Microsoft can so it, so can Google. I believe in you! The last thing I need this app to do is allow me to pick the exact days I want a recurring event. I can do this on my computer, but I don’t always have that with me when I’m adding an event.
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5 years ago, TG64
Past due reminders list is short with no scrolling on iPad version
I’ve been using this calendar app for awhile and generally like it, but the last couple of updates have introduced some behavior that is frustrating me. For iPad version the list of past due reminders comes up in a very short box and doesn’t let me scroll down to look at the whole list. This works fine on the iPhone version. For iPhone version when I open a reminder to mark it complete there’s a moment when the screen goes black before the reminder comes up...it’s just long enough that I always wonder if the app crashed on me. Same thing happens when I press Mark As Complete and it goes back to the week calendar. Otherwise the app has been functioning reasonably well for me and I do use it daily to keep my personal and work events organized.
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4 years ago, Stootsy
Awesome App!
After losing my entire Outlook Calendar during a PC switch, I started using the Google calendar, and I’ve never considered using anything else. This app instantly updates everything on all my devices in real time, and meets all my needs. As the president of a local non-profit organization, and communications manager, it is critical that my schedule is accurate and clear. This app provides all the amenities necessary to achieve the goals of our group as well as my personal appointments. The color coding is one of my favorite perks. The “Find” feature is awesome for tracking previous schedules as well when tracking year-end reporting to build the calendar for the new year ahead. I highly recommend this app for anyone who is constantly on the go.
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2 years ago, TheKozzy82
Great Product but Missing something
Overall I love the Google Calendar app. In fact that’s why I use it on all my iOS devices instead if Apple’s Calendar mostly because of how Google displays and presents its schedule view. However, it would be great if you could add a single tile widget of just the monthly calendar in addition to the split screen monthly calendar view and mini schedule. Also please stop breaking the old expandable calendar schedule view widget on app updates. It sometimes takes several more updates to get it back. It will usually get removed and not be around as an option for a few more updates then it will just show up again out of nowhere. Or instead of fixing that old one move it to the new style of widgets into a larger scrollable widget, maybe😏🤔.
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3 years ago, Dennis947
Can’t share events?!
On almost every app and website that exists nowadays, there’s an option to “share” some type of content, whether it be a page, news story, image, event, etc. Yet, somehow, the Google Calendar app has apparently forgotten to include such an option for calendar events!? Wouldn't having the ability to share calendar events with someone via email or text message be a particularly valuable feature to offer? I don’t understand why that isn’t an available option yet. Specifically, my use case is that I create an event on my gmail account via my phone. Then I want to forward that event to another email of mine that has a different calendar associated with it. I don’t want those two calendars to be linked (one is personal, one for work), so I merely want to send a carbon copy of the event title, time, details, etc. to my work email, which I can then store as a new event on that calendar.
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4 years ago, ColePerrine
Worst icon on earth
Normally not that big of a complainer when it comes to icons. They’re just icons, doesn’t speak for the app. But when I say the new app icon is the WORST abomination to ever disgrace app design in the history of digital art, I am taking it lightly. My Home Screen has become a checkerboard of unoriginal, indistinguishable Google services over the last week and I’ve put up with it. Until now. I cannot look at my apps again without my eyes being drawn directly to this disgusting shape. Might have to replace it with the apple calendar, which I really don’t want to do but it’s that bad. Who greenlit this? There were so many ways you could have taken the four color formula to the calendar icon without making it look like my first adobe illustrator project. It doesn’t even look like a calendar sheet, which is what I assume you were going for. Why did you do this??? I want answers.
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4 years ago, Kiara,qwertyuiop
Few Minor things that could help
1. Integrating Tasks with mobile: It seems strange that they would only show up on desktop 2. Task lists from events: It would be so awesome if I could make a list in task that is automatically connected to an event. I am a student so being able to connect to-do’s to my specific classes in calendar would be great 3. A notes section for each day: currently there is a notes section for each event in which I can add details and links which is great, but it would be awesome if there was a way to view all notes compiled for that day. So if I have some details for “class at 9am” and some for “meeting at 2pm” there would be one view that shows all the details for both these events together. This could also be done by integrating Keep and adding event/date tags that can be created in calendar.
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6 years ago, Sonnysretreat
Missing Just One Thing
Before I get to my biggest disappointment, I want to say that having the google app, calendar, and gmail app have made way more simpler. Planning, coordinating, and attending events, appointments, and even dates has been smooth. I can actually handle making a schedule. Now for the major critique. I don’t like the Apple Calendar because it’s not user friendly like the google calendar. HOWEVER, when looking at the Apple calendar the date is readily available on the face of the app prior to opening it. Google, please, modify the face of the app to do this as well. I’m sure there’s no law against it. Nor would it cause a major rift in the competition between Apple and Google. In my personal opinion as a consumer, it will generate more Google Calendar users than before because it’s improves the app to be more user friendly.
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6 years ago, kayyyce
Shuts down upon opening app
I used to loveeee this app! I am a nursing student, I work part time and per diem, and i have a very busy social life as well. An organized calendar is essential for my world. And when I first downloaded this app it worked so great being able to connect it with my online account too. But the past few updates keep saying that its for “bug fixes” but for the past few weeks now, every time i open the app, its freezes for a few seconds and shuts down completely. I can’t even check my schedule to see whats coming up because it shut downs so quickly. And its absolutely frustrating. I did not want to write a bad review because, like I said, this app was a life savor before, but now I cant stand it. I was hoping to contact someone regarding the app but there is not contact information so writing this review is the closest I can get to it. So hopefully one of the developers or anyone working on this app cam read these bad reviews and hopefully fix the problems ASAP! Thanks.
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2 months ago, AKDrey
Love but…
Love love love this calendar. I use it to organize everything by color so it’s easy to see quickly. Two things that I don’t care for with the updates. 1) they took away Reminders in the app. Now it only has tasks which I feel don’t act the same way and I don’t get notified in the same manner. Personally, I preferred Reminders. 2) the colors available are now listed instead and no longer show a sample of the corresponding color with it. It takes a lot longer to read through each color than to glance and see the color to choose one. They are not even listed in alphabetical order so it takes that much longer. I’m heavily reliant on color coding each of my Events so this is very annoying. Please bring back the color samples connected w the color list.
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12 months ago, Ethan Dodge
Just two things to improve
I love this app. Super helpful, organizes easily, I like the different views you can choose from and the general layout. The widget is really helpful as well. I think the only things to improve (in my opinion) are 1. When I move an event by dragging, and then open the app, it takes a few seconds to adjust the time on the description, so if I drag something and want to adjust the duration, I have to wait a few seconds in between those actions. It’s a small thing, but it would be nice if it was more responsive. And 2. There need to be more colors! I’m not sure why there are so many colors available for the default color, but when entering an event those same colors aren’t there. There is only a small batch to choose from. Otherwise, it’s a great app.
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4 years ago, every morning user
Can’t Adjust Google Calendar Upcoming Event Alert Sound on IPhone
I would give the Google Calendar 5 stars until I realized that it makes a single rather muted sound on my iPhone when I have an upcoming event. Would never hear it if I wasn’t right next to my phone. When I used the iCloud calendar I could select from a number of upcoming alert sounds — some softer, some pretty loud—and repeat the sound if desired. But there is only one single “bleep” type alert sound for an event on the Google calendar. I like the Google calendar because I can print out my calendar from my desktop which I could not do using my iCloud calendar...maybe because my PC uses the Windows....so it’s a trade off. Right now I’m using both calendars on my iPhone...so I see duplicate calendar events but at least I have an audible iPhone alert that I can hear and a calendar I can print from my desktop.
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