Make Tech Easier: 4 Great Alternatives to Google Calendar

Make Tech Easier: 4 Great Alternatives to Google Calendar . “Calendars seem like a fairly basic technology on the surface, but if it were that easy to make a good calendar program, there would presumably be more worthy alternatives to Google Calendar. It’s simple, effortlessly cross-platform, shareable, tweakable, and comes with a boatload of random helpful features and integrations, and there’s honestly no perfect clone out there. There are, however, a few that come quite close, so if you’re looking to make the switch with minimal friction, check out the four Google Calendar alternatives below.”

Towards Data Science: Analyze and Track Freelance Revenue with Google Calendar and Pandas

Towards Data Science: Analyze and Track Freelance Revenue with Google Calendar and Pandas. “My life and work schedules are run by Google Calendar — this includes all of my private classes, bike/photography tours, academy work, governmental positions, translation gigs, and random freelance jobs. Every ‘unit’ of paid work is in the calendar; I simply needed to figure out a way to directly access the Google Calendar data and rebuild my spreadsheet into a sustainable analyzing machine. In my previous corporate life, I worked exclusively in the world of Pandas Notebooks (Python framework for analyzing data) — therefore it was a natural solution to leverage those tools to access my class schedule from Google Calendar and utilize Pandas to process and analyze the revenue data.”

BetaNews: Microsoft rolls out Gmail, Google Drive and Google Calendar integrations to Outlook. com

BetaNews: Microsoft rolls out Gmail, Google Drive and Google Calendar integrations to Outlook. com. “Microsoft seems to have started rolling out new integration options to Outlook.com, making life easier for anyone who uses both Microsoft and Google services. As well as offering Gmail integration to allow people to read emails from their Google accounts within Outlook online, Microsoft is also in the process of adding support for Google Calendar and Google Drive.”

Mashable: Google has a ‘new’ way to create calendar events

Mashable: Google has a ‘new’ way to create calendar events . “This time last year Google added a useful shortcut for regular users of the G Suite apps allowing very quick creation of new documents. Using the .new domain, Google added functionality to quickly create new Google documents, spreadsheets, slides, sites, or forms simply by typing doc.new, sheet.new, slide.new, site.new, or form.new directly into the browser address bar. As Engadget reports, that functionality has now expanded to Google Calendar.”

Lifehacker: How To Integrate Google Tasks And Google Calendar

Lifehacker: How To Integrate Google Tasks And Google Calendar. “Google Calendar makes it easy to keep track of upcoming events, from work meetings to birthdays and anniversaries. However, you can make the app work even better by integrating Google Tasks with your calendar. This allows you to create to-do lists and check items off as you accomplish them, for optimal organisation. Here are the steps!”

The Hacker News: Thousands of Google Calendars Possibly Leaking Private Information Online

The Hacker News: Thousands of Google Calendars Possibly Leaking Private Information Online. I don’t really like this headline — I think it’s more people have their Google Calendars set up in a way that isn’t really secure, it’s not like information is “leaking” from a locked setup — but this article is a good reminder about Google Calendar. “At the time of writing, there are over 8000 publicly accessible Google Calendars, searchable using Google engine itself, that allow anyone to not only access sensitive details saved to them but also add new events with maliciously crafted information or links, security researcher Avinash Jain told The Hacker News.”

Engadget: Google is working on a fix for malicious Calendar spam

Engadget: Google is working on a fix for malicious Calendar spam. “Since at least May of this year, malicious individuals have been sending Gmail users unsolicited Calendar invites. The scam takes advantage of the fact most people have their Google accounts set to automatically add and notify them of Calendar invites. Since these invites can include an accompanying URL, scammers will use Calendar as a Trojan Horse to get individuals onto a phishing website. With the summer winding down, Google now says it’s working on a fix for the oversight.”

Mashable: How Google Calendar is breaking hearts

Mashable: How Google Calendar is breaking hearts . “My friend’s Google Calendar isn’t the only heartbreaker. When Hannah — who prefers to use her first name only — split up with her boyfriend of 3.5 years, their shared Google Calendar added to her heartbreak. ‘We had so much planned in the shared calendar including lots of family events with his family,’ she said. ‘The worst thing was that he obviously didn’t realise he was still adding ‘events’ to the calendar after we’d broken up.'”

Fast Company: This next-level Google Calendar hack lets you focus on what matters

Fast Company: This next-level Google Calendar hack lets you focus on what matters. “I’m happy to report that it’s actually quite simple to split up your Google Calendar events in a way that reflects the messy, multifaceted nature of your life and makes it possible to focus only on the items relevant to you at any particular point in time. Here’s how.”

ZDNet: This is how scammers are now abusing Google Calendar to pillage your data

ZDNet: This is how scammers are now abusing Google Calendar to pillage your data. “Kaspersky researchers said on Monday that multiple cases of the latest invite scheme were detected throughout May, in which fraudsters sent unsolicited event invitations by abusing a ‘free online calendar service that adds invitations and events to users’ calendars automatically.’ The spam message blast exploited a smartphone-based feature for Gmail which automatically added and notified potential victims of the fraudulent calendar invitations.”

The Next Web: 25 Google Calendar Hacks to Maximize Productivity

The Next Web: 25 Google Calendar Hacks to Maximize Productivity. “Released to the general public in July 2009, Google Calendar is one of the favored time management and scheduling apps available. And, for a good reason. I know a lot at Google Calendar. Here are 25 Google calendar hacks to maximize productivity that every person needs to know how to use.” usually when there are over 20 tips in a list like this, the annotation sucks. Not this time! Plenty of information here. Writer is the founder of Calendar, which looks its own calendar company, and I don’t even care. Good article.

MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Google Calendar Alternatives for Time Management

MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Google Calendar Alternatives for Time Management. “As much as some people may swear by Google Calendar, when it comes to managing your time and schedules, it isn’t for everyone. But where can you look for a suitable alternative? We tried out a variety of different calendar apps that don’t require you to set up a new email account. The goal was to find the ones that stand out. Here are the nine best Google Calendar alternatives that will help you manage your time.”

MakeUseOf: 7 Google Calendar Tips for Better Time Management in the Office

MakeUseOf: 7 Google Calendar Tips for Better Time Management in the Office. “Google Calendar is an essential app for anyone who needs to manage their time. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working, studying, or even trying to organize a party—the app will help keep you on track. If you work in an office, or just want to improve your time management skills, there are a few Google Calendar features you will find handy. Let’s take a closer look.”

Lifehacker: Make Calendar Events Inside Gmail With Pod

Lifehacker: Make Calendar Events Inside Gmail With Pod. “Gmail and Google Calendar integration is an embarrassment. Gmail can never recognize all the crucial event info, and to fix it, you have to open up Google Calendar in a new tab, defeating the purpose. Thankfully there are third-party fixes, like Pod for Gmail, which recognizes event info and loads it into a full calendar event right inside your Gmail window.”