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3rd Party Calendar Services
Using Google Calendar has many benefits. Although Google Calendar has a good range of iOS and Android apps, there is also the ability to download calendar apps that allows you to sign-in using Google Calendar. This opens up a whole world of design and functionality for you by using other apps to visualize your tasks. There is a host of other apps that work with Google Calendar and are perfectly well-worth exploring.
- 3rd party ready - other apps can build their experienced and still use Google Calendar's organization
- Views available: schedule, day, 3 day, week, month
- Add tasks easily
- Month overview on mobile
- Subscribed calendars
- Works with Google calendar but also has intelligent input
- Very similar again but different feel and design
- Unique design, timeline fading into the distance
When to use
- If you want a different layout to your Google Calendar account
- If you'd like to customize your calendar with more features
Finding your calendar
- Open the Google Play or App Store (iOS)
- Search "Google Calendar apps"
- Find one of the applications recommended that connects with Google Calendar, like Calendar 5
- Follow the steps below:
- Set a budget for your download
Most of the applications will cost you a small download fee. So setting your budget will be important. Prices range from $1 to $49 for calendar applications on devices, although there are free options as well.
- Review features you need
The features or additional layers that the calendar brings to your experience will be the step forward you need with your calendar.
For example, if your new choice is well-priced and provides 3/4 of the features you need for work, then it might be ideal unless you desperately need that final feature for work purposes.
- Pick your ideal layout
Layouts are an important part of your calendar experience. Try to pick a resource that has the calendar view that you desire to help your chances of success.
Whether it is week view or 2-week view, that ideal layout or view will help you boost your productivity and get things done on your day!
- Check Google Calendar integration
Once you’re happy, make sure the Google Calendar connection works. There’s nothing worse than getting a bad sync with an application, as it’ll cause stress and decreased productivity due to time wasted double checking.
Only a few applications struggle with this but it is becoming rare as Google Calendar progresses. Just make sure to set an event and view it on this new calendar app to check.
Hints & tips
- Check the security reputation of your chosen 3rd party app and the Google integration sign-in to make sure a 3rd Party Calendar is a legitimate integration with Google
- Picking a great 3rd party Google Calendar app takes time
- Explore other people's recommendations on social media
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