The official Google Calendar (free) app for Android dropped to Google Play yesterday. Although you’re not going to notice too much of a difference between this app and your stock app, it’s still cool. Note though, you’re going to have to go and purchase a new phone or tablet (or root and customize), because the app is only compatible with Android 4.0 and Android 4.1, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, respectively.

The first thing you’ll notice about the new Google Calendar is the pinch-to-zoom feature for day and week views. Now you can customize the white space you see, to your actual preference. One thing I hated about the stock apps was not being able to see my entire day. Now, it’s possible.

You’ll also be able to snooze events from the notification bar, rather than the app itself, and set your home time zone for use when you’re travelling. These are two more desperately-needed items.

The app is not going to cost anything to check out, and if you don’t like it, let it go. Again, most people aren’t going to notice anything revolutionary about this initial release. I suspect in the future though, we’re going to see some massive improvements.


Jeff Taylor

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