Google Calendar is quite handy, and here are suggestions for exploiting it on Windows 10.
Overview of Google Calendar
Although paid little attention, Google Calendar is considered one of the most popular time management and scheduling services. You can use Google Calendar to create and edit events. Reminders can be triggered for events, with options available for type and time. You can also add event venues, and other users may be invited to edit the event.
Users can enable or disable remarkable calendar visibility, including their Birthdays and friends extracted from email addresses, annual holidays and international holidays, or specific calendars by country, which you can optionally display.
Google Calendar is very easy to use. Just like other Google services, you only need to own a Gmail address to have full access to this electronic calendar for free.
Simple ways to sync and manage Google Calendar data on Windows 10 computers
1. Use the Windows Calendar application
In the newly released updates, Microsoft has allowed users to sync Google Calendar data with the Calendar application available on Windows 10, and how to set it up as follows.
Step 1: In the Calendar application interface, click the gear icon to open the application settings bar.
Step 2: Click the Manage Accounts option.
Step 3: Click the Add account option and select Google in the service account selection window.
Step 4: Now, you only need to log in to your Google account and give Calendar permission to connect and access Google Calendar data.
2. Add to Bookmark for web browser
One of the simplest and most obvious ways to quickly access Google Calendar from a web browser is through the link highlighted in the web browser’s Bookmark bar.
If you use Microsoft Edge, visit the Google Calendar website, click the star icon in the address bar, select the link storage, and click Add.
And to display the Bookmark bar containing quick access links to Google Calendar on Microsoft Edge, go to Settings> General> Show the favorites bar and set it to ON.
If you use the Google Chrome browser, you can access this link to install the Google Calendar extension to use.
3. Create Shortcut in Google Chrome
If you have installed the Google Calendar extension to Google Chrome, you can proceed to create a quick access shortcut for it by the following:
Enter “chrome: // apps /” into the browser and press ENTER to access Google Chrome’s application management page. Right-click on the Google Calendar icon and select the “Create Shortcuts” command.
Then the quick-access shortcut of Google Calendar will appear on the desktop.
You can also pin the Google Calendar shortcut to the taskbar or the Start Menu of Windows 10 if desired by right-clicking the shortcut and choosing the Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start commands.
4. Add Google Calendar to Outlook
If you have Outlook installed on your computer, you can proceed to add Google Calendar by the following.
Step 1: Go to the Google Calendar website and click the gear icon, select Settings.
Step 2: The setup interface of Google Calendar appears. Click the calendar you need in the Settings for my calendars section and click the Integrate calendar option. Google will then provide 02 lines of iCal links for you, copy the Secret address in ICAL format and restart Outlook.
Step 3: In Outlook, go to File> Account Settings> Account Settings. In the new dialog that appears, click the Internet tab Calendars> New and paste the link you copied above into the blank line and click Add.
Step 4: Fill in the notes information on the calendar data and click OK to let the synchronization occur.
5. Use Outlook Web App
If you do not have Outlook installed on your computer and often have the habit of using the Outlook Web App, you can still sync your Google Calendar data in the following way.
Visit the Outlook Calendar Web App page via this address https://outlook.live.com/calendar and click on the Discover Calendars option.
In the setup window that appears, please scroll to the bottom of the page, click the From Web option, then enter the Public address in ICAL format link you copied earlier and then pasted it. Finally, name the Google Calendar data you just added and click Import.
Select third party software
If you want to manage and synchronize Google Calendar data on Windows 10 computers more professionally, you can use third-party software options such as Mailbird or CalendarSync. Of course, this type of software will require users to pay to be able to take full advantage of the features that it brings.
I hope this article will be helpful to you.