Are you past the point of keeping track of all your important meetings, dates, and events via a paper planner or calendar? Jump on the Google Calendar bandwagon!
Google Calendar is a free web application that is, you guessed it, a calendar! It is Google's version of a digital planner that gives you the ability to organize yourself by creating several different calendars in one window and let's you share any and all with friends, families, co-workers, and anyone else. When sharing your calendars, you have the option of letting the new viewer see some details, see every detail and event, or add his or her own events to the calendar. By sharing your calendars, you will have created a great collaboration tool for you and your family, or you and your entire company, to allow every to see when and where things are happening.
To start using your Google Calendar, you need to log into your Google account (if you don't have a Google account or Gmail, you can make one up using your current email). After logging in, choose "Calendar" from the top toolbar.
Another great thing about Google Calendar is that it is compatible with many web, desktop, and smart phone applications you may already be using. This means that you can synchronize the events and details on your current applications with your new Google Calendar, and vice versa. Some software applications that are compatible include: Outlook, iCal, and a plethora of Android, iPhone, and Blackberry apps.