Google Calendar finally has an iPad version

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Google Calendar for iPad

Credit: http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/29/15099988/google-calendar-ipad-app-today-widget

Finally, we have a Google Calendar version made just for iPad users. That’s some interesting news—and one that will gladden the hearts of many iPad users. Until the latest update, the popular scheduling app was only available to iPhone users due to the way Google customized or built it. The latest update means the app is now built with features that will also work on your iPhone; providing you with an alternative to Apple’s stock scheduler.

Just as you have always wanted, you can now jot down appointments and set achievable long and short-term goals right within the iPad version of Google Calendar. Google has promised to add more features to the app in the no-distant future, and that should further gladden the hearts of everyone.

For the sake of clarity, Google has only optimized the app to fit perfectly into the big screen of the iPad. The features are pretty much similar, jus that they are now much bigger and better. This brings an end to squinting at your phone screen to try and drag and drop appointment around in portrait mode. As a matter of fact, you can arrange or rearrange your schedule with so much ease and fun.

One big absence in the latest change to hit the app is the Today View widget. That feature is not available for the iPad Notification Center yet; but of course, it continues to be available to iPhone users. Perhaps, Google is still working on that and could soon be available to other users in no distant future.

One of the most interesting updates made to the app on Tuesday is the integration of 3D Touch throughout Google Calendar. Here is how to use it according to Google’s Product Manager Nabil Shahid in a blog post:

“When you’re viewing web pages or search results and want to find out more, just hard press on the G button at the bottom of the page to instantly start a new search. Or you can hard press on Search results, Map results, and cards in your feed to see a preview of the content before opening it all the way.”

In January, Google announced that you can connect Google Fit and Apple Health to your fitness goals in Calendar. The company said when you do activities in your favorite apps, they will now be recorded and used to mark goals in Google Calendar. This, according to Google, will be done automatically. Before that update, goals were manually marked as completed by users in the app.

Recall that Google had promised back in 2016 to help users manage their busy schedule in order to achieve goals like working out, reading more books or learning a new language. The company believes that postponing a goal is very easy to happen to every one of us. However, with Google Goals, you won’t have issues finding time and sticking to it.

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Author: Ola Ric

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