One of the most popular and important uses for Google Calendar is for setting up recurring tasks. These can be anything from scheduling a meeting or grocery shopping, to something more general like building a new website template. Generating all this content can be tedious, especially if you want recurring tasks to appear in your calendar layout. But thanks to the features being added recently by Google Calendar, that’s changing! Now Google Calendar supports Drag & Drop functionality that lets you add events and tasks right from your browser to the calendar. If you’ve never had the chance to get your hands dirty with shortcut HTML5, here’s a quick explanation of drag and drop. According to a post on Google, Drag & Drop means:
It allows users to copy any path from one page into another page. Users can then apply styles on that path based on certain conditions. They can also create a task for
What are recurring tasks
Those little tasks we have that pop up from time to time. Each week at church we have people sign-in, say a prayer before lunch, and go to the back in line for speakers. We just need those tasks on our calendar so we don’t forget them. I love having a recurring task on my calendar like “sign-in” that I can simply click to get started on as soon as I get into work in the morning! Talk about stress free moments!
Google Calendar’s New Recurring Tasks Feature
Google Calendar has a new Recurring Task feature. The recurring tasks are journaled, so you can also send yourself reminders. Now if you want to check on what your next meeting is and set the background to be white and a time signature of 3:15 in the afternoon, you no longer have to keep checking up on Google Calendar. Bob Lefsetz compares the new features of Google Calendar’s Recurring Tasks feature in two side-by-sides, as well as how they’re similar and different to Tim Ferriss’ (of The 4-Hour Workweek fame) annual task tool. Check him out being a video game master. And check out his book for more on this, _4-hour Workweek: Escape 9-to-5, Slow Death Style_. Below is more on those new
How to Use the New Feature
Google Calendar has added new controls for repeating day- to-day tasks. The new extra controls include the ability to pause, hide, or cancel a task without rescheduling it. Starting today, you can have a specific time apply to your tasks that are recurring, rather then having the same time every day they happen at. The time of which is set in the “edit” Google Daily Calendar section is temporarily locked in until it’s next occurring at a one on one basis. The date of the reoccurring task will still be linked to your main calendar on the sidebar, so you won’t ever really know its repeating status if that is what concerned you. You don’t have to change a time as part of editing it in any way, as according to Google: “For recurring times, you can also change the “start” time from 11AM through 12AM and 1PM through 6PM GMT, -5:30 for eastern US for example.” –A reader
A Comparison of Google Calendar’s Old and New Recurring Tasks Features
The new recurring tasks feature in Google Calendar replaces the old one in which users had to tap a keyword or touch “add task” before scheduling a task for the future. Now, the service uses machine learning software to automatically recognize patterns and extract common topics from users’ calendar, much like it does with search words. Featuring full integration with Android and iOS, the new service is fast, reliable and provides great results without manual intervention.
The new recurring tasks feature in Google Calendar replaces the old one in which users had to tap a keyword or touch “add task” before scheduling a task for the future. Now, the service uses machine learning software to automatically recognize patterns and extract common topics from users’ calendar, much like it does with search words. Featuring full integration with Android and iOS, the
Essentially, this shows that Google Calendar is aware of what tasks it needs to happen and are great reminders without having to rely on notes or set an alert. It would lead directly into the future in terms of when you need to do something, whether that’s a lunch date or making your afternoon meeting. If you liked it, share it: Google