Google Calendar is getting a dazzling new interface

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Credit: https://thenextweb.com/google/2017/08/14/google-calendar-new-user-interface/#.tnw_67skARes

Google is adding a dazzling new interface to its Calendar app, according to some Reddit users, per TNW. This piece of news will be music in the ears for most people who for a long time have been eagerly awaiting an update.

So exciting is this piece of information that Redditors are now trooping to the Google and Android subreddits to report that the Big G is currently testing a vastly improved interface for the desktop version of Calendar. The new design, according to TNW, is based on Google’s own Material Design.

The touched-up layout retained the app’s basic functionalities; in other words, you will still find them in the same place where they were in previous version.

No word on when Google plans to roll out the new material design for Calendar, but given that some users have already started enjoying it, it shouldn’t be long until everyone starts using it.

Last May, Google finally added a version of the Calendar app for iPad. Before that update, the popular scheduling app was only available to iPhone users due to the way Google customized or built it. That update meant 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 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.

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.

Have you spotted the new look interface on your version of the app yet? You can share your view with us by using the comment box below.


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Author: Ola Ric

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