Google Calendar adds availability visualization

Google Calendar adds availability visualization

Summary: Do you want to know if your a co-worker is available for lunch meeting without being a bother?  If this person uses Google Calendar as part of Google Apps (and has shared his calendar with you), you can now visually compare his availability with yours.

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Do you want to know if your a co-worker is available for lunch meeting without being a bother?  If this person uses Google Calendar as part of Google Apps (and has shared his calendar with you), you can now visually compare his availability with yours.  This significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to find "a good time for everyone" when setting up a meeting.

Ian Murdock adds that the new feature does have a flaw though -- it only searches the users main calendar for conflicts.  Often people have multiple calendars like "home" and "work" for example.  Once that gets patched up, this could become a widely used feature by those using Google Calendar on a day-to-day basis.

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  • Google & Joost

    Hi, Garrett, just signed up for Google calender along with the rest of apps for domains -- incredibly useful to be able to have gmail on one's own website instead of squirrel!

    Anyhow, this is off-topic, but if you still have any Joost invitations left we could really use one in our house, no cable tv due to job layoff, please send to amysemail ---- at --- gmail -- dot -- com.
    and if they're already gone, it was very sweet of you to offer!

    Best, Amy
    brasscupcakes
  • OMG!

    It's totally innovative! It's like Outlook from a the 90s!
    ervan
    • It's a much needed feature

      It may not be innovative, but it is a huge step in making the application better suited for business use and combating Microsoft.
      d3bruts1d
      • Agreed

        I love the features in gmail, but, it lacks a lot of the functionality I need to justify implementing it at my company.
        Spiritusindomit@...