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Google Calendar adds offline support for the web

Google Calendar adds offline support for the web

Unreliable Internet connections are all too common. If you've ever tried to check your Google Calendar while your Wi-Fi was down, only to find that nothing would load, you're in luck — Google Calendar now has offline support for Chrome.

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Google Calendar finally moved its search button to the top bar

Google Calendar finally moved its search button to the top bar

Searching your events in Google Calendar can be a tedious experience, and many people might not even remember that's an option in the Android app at all. That's likely because the search button is hidden in the hamburger menu below the different view options. It looks like Google has recognized that this position doesn't make a lot of sense, as the company is rolling out a small UI tweak that moves the search button to the top app bar.

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Zoom reportedly working on building its own email and calendar apps

Zoom reportedly working on building its own email and calendar apps

Zoom has become one of the most popular conferencing platforms, both for private and business use. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has only helped fuel the app's fame, making it pass more than 500,000,000 downloads on the Play Store.

However, now that vaccines are starting to roll out to the masses, the prospect of returning to the office is growing. With that in mind, Zoom doesn't want people to forget about it and would rather have companies to continue using it on a daily basis. The company is said to be working on developing its own productivity suite, which could include email, calendar, and even instant messaging solutions.

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ProtonCalendar is now available on Android (APK Download)

ProtonCalendar is now available on Android (APK Download)

ProtonMail is well known for its encrypted email service that is built around protecting online privacy. Around this time last year, the company expanded its portfolio to offer a calendar service that boasted of the same end-to-end encryption promise. ProtonCalendar, which was previously only accessible via the web, is now available on Android.

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Google Chat gets Calendar integration and thread pinning

Google Chat gets Calendar integration and thread pinning

Workspaces with Google Chat have had to ride along as this fairly new service slowly got its bearings with basic features and integrations. We've come to another couple of waypoints here: users will be able to pin Chat threads to the top of their Gmail view and schedule Google Calendar events right from the app.

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Google Calendar adds miniature version of Maps to its sidebar, but you can disable it

Google Calendar adds miniature version of Maps to its sidebar, but you can disable it

About two years ago, Google added sidebars to its web apps, enhancing its services with miniature versions of Calendar, Tasks, or Keep, and you can even integrate third-party applets. For the first time in ages, a web app has now received a new standard integration — you can now access an almost full-blown version of Maps right inside Google Calendar.

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Google officially rolls out Tasks integration in Calendar mobile apps

Google officially rolls out Tasks integration in Calendar mobile apps

Google Tasks might not be as feature-rich as some other to-do list applications, but it's still a great option for a simple task tracker. Tasks with specific dates already appear in the desktop version of Google Calendar, but only now is that feature officially coming to mobile.

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Android Auto is finally bringing back access to calendar appointments

Android Auto is finally bringing back access to calendar appointments

When you're running late to an appointment, or even just driving around town with several stops planned, the last thing you should do is reach for your phone to look up an address. When Android Auto was announced, this seemed to be the type of problem Google was trying to solve. An imperfect solution existed through Google Assistant, but it was removed without a good alternative to replace it. But things are looking up because Google is launching a calendar on Android Auto that gives you quick and easy access to your itinerary.

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Google Calendar web gets improved event creation and printout enhancements

Google Calendar web gets improved event creation and printout enhancements

Even though many Google desktop web apps are already pretty capable and easy to use, there are always things that can be improved, and as such, Calendar on the web has received an update. It's now possible to add more details in the pop-up event creation dialog, and you can finally create fully colored printouts, in case you still like to see your agenda in a physical form.

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The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Calendar on Android

The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Calendar on Android

While you may have already checked out our list free and open source Gmail alternatives, you may not even be aware free and open source alternatives to the likes of Google Calendar are out there. If you want to keep your schedule private — or simply don't want anything to do with Google — there are some totally decent options available for Android that you should check out. Here are some of our favorites.

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