Google Calendar team recently ran a survey, asking users what is it that they like and dislike about the product and how to make it better. Of course, I submitted my opinions, but, as always, better thoughts come after the action has been already taken. Here is my two items wishlist for Google Calendar.
- [Update: not true anymore, see comments] SMS notifications for additional calendars. Google Calendar only supports SMS notifications for your primary calendar. But if you want to have a separate calendar for work and personal life, then you’ll have to choose which of these will send you messages to the phone.
- Related events. Quite often I get into a situation where I need two related entries in the calendar. For example, I might have a birthday party event and shopping for presents, or a beer session at the pub and table reservation. Having just one event and a tonne of reminders for it doesn’t really work. Having two events however makes it more difficult to manage them. If the party was rescheduled, I’ll need to update my calendar to reflect the change, but I’ll also need to find and update the related event. It would be so much more convenient if I could just relate one event to another and when I move one (a couple of days later, for example), the related event would reschedule itself as well.
What are the features that you want to see Google Calendar?