Google is launching a revamped version of Google Calendar’s event page with a focus on simplicity and coordinating multiple schedules.The updated version of Calendar has already begun rolling out and will be launched to all users in few, according to Google. It’s sparser and simpler than the previous iteration. More importantly though, it adds several new features for easier scheduling.
First, the repeating events interface has been overhauled. Instead of taking up a full block of space, the repeating event editor appears when you check the “Repeat…” checkbox at the top of the page. This will bring up a new repeat event editor where you can specify the parameters of the repeating event.
The other new addition is the “find a time” feature, which appears as a new tab on the event page. Here’s how Google explains the new feature:
“When your friends or coworkers give you permission to see their calendars, you can click this tab to see a preview of their schedules and hover over their events to see what conflicts they might have.”
Today’s update is a set of simple but useful additions to Google’s popular schedule-managing product. The “find a time” feature is especially useful for companies or organizations using Google Apps on a regular basis.