Google has recently added a couple of very nice new features to the Google Calendar application. Since the beginning of the year, I've been using Google Calendar as the "glue" that binds all of my devices witht he assistance of some helpful utilities including Spanning Sync for Mac OS X and SyncMyCal for Outlook on my Windows Vista devices.
Plaxo has recently made a public beta of version 3.0 of their online address book and calendar tool available and it to can create a sync point with Google Calendar. I expect we'll continue to see integrations like this as the API Google has exposed for Calendar is (by reports from my developer friends) very easy to work with.
New in this release:
- Receive notifications about upcoming events. Calendar now gives you more control over how and when you're notified of upcoming events. Get reminders via email or text message, for every event or just the ones you want.
- Access your calendar with your phone. You can also stay on top of your schedule by accessing your Google Calendar account from your mobile phone. Visit calendar.google.com on your phone's web browser to see a list of upcoming events with date and time information in an easy-to-browse format.