Five Minutes with Google Calendar

Google Calendar is now live (and in beta, of course).  I went ahead and signed in with my existing Google Account and created a repeating event that takes place on the 2nd Wed. of every month (for Air-Spacers).  The process was quick and easy.

Just by browsing through the features, I’m pretty impressed with what they have at launch.  You can share your calendar with other users (anyone want to share with me?).  Notifications are available via your phone.  Existing calendars can be imported from several different sources.  And of course, you can search your calendar.

The only really big thing that seems to be missing is integration with hand-held devices such as Blackberries.  Even with that limitation, I think Google Calendar will be huge — at least as big as Gmail, and possibly bigger because it offers new ways to communicate between users.

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