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Google Calendar: Get Organized
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Get the official google calendar app for your iPhone or iPad to save time and make the most of every day. • Different ways to view your calendar - Quickly switch between month, week, and day views. • Events from Gmail - Flight, hotel, concert, restaurant reservations, and more are added to your calendar automatically. • Tasks - Create, manage, and view your tasks alongside your events in Calendar. • Video conferencing - Easily add video conferencing to calendar events. • Quick event creation - Smart suggestions for event titles, places, and people save you time when creating events. • All your calendars in one place - Google Calendar works with all calendars on your device, including Exchange and iCloud. Google Calendar is integrated with Apple Health to track your workouts and mark Goals as done automatically. Google Calendar is part of Google Workspace. With Google Workspace, you and your team can: • Schedule meetings quickly by checking coworkers' availability or layering their calendars in a single view • See if meeting rooms or shared resources are free • Access from your laptop, tablet, or phone • Publish calendars on the web
Update = bugs galore
by Wkathner on 2021/12/02 06:33
This latest version is a mess. I can’t uncheck or check different calendars. Have uninstalled and reinstalled four times and no change. As a result I have events showing 3x. Nightmare.
You can’t create a shared event in the calendar app.
by feritix on 2021/12/01 17:30
I expected better from Google. This is a feature they claim to have but don’t.
Plummeted in functionality and reliability
by forthenthtime2021 on 2021/12/01 17:25
I used to love this app and tell all my friends to get it, too. I loved the color coding and the features. It was great! But for the last 2 months it has been a disaster. It takes forever to open, and when it does, it is not responsive to touch/tapping on the screen and I can’t even use it! It barely ever opens within a minute and when it does I can’t even tap an appointment to get the details or to edit it, or to make a new appointment. So frustrating. Boo
Disorganized and ineffective
by kirbiele on 2021/12/01 15:09
The app didn’t adapt to Daylight Savings. It moved some of my appointments an hour ahead and didn’t move others. For example, it moved my work scheduled to accommodate the time change, but about two thirds of my doctor’s appointments (that were scheduled before the time change) were left untouched, so they were marked as an hour earlier than they were supposed to. In the last 3 weeks, I’ve arrived to 3 separate appointments an hour early because that’s how they were marked in the calendar. So if you have events to keep track of and would like to arrive on time, this is not the app for you.
It's fixed!
by 'Ru on 2021/12/01 03:00
Edited: The back arrow is back! Hooray! Original: I hate schedule view and exclusively use month view. It used to be that tapping on an event in month view to see details would show schedule view, but give you an arrow button in the top left to quickly get back to month view. That's apparently gone now, and there's an extra step to open the sidebar menu and tap on month view. It's a tiny thing to complain about, I know, but it's still annoying.
Necessary, but frustrating sometimes
by Tweetz on 2021/11/30 16:34
I'll adjust this review and stars when they fix the bugs... My app doesn't sync with my calendar on imported calendars. The desktop app has all my imported and subscribed calendars correct, but the app has to be uninstalled and reinstalled to keep up 🤷🏻‍♀️🤬. Come on Google, you're better than this.
So many bugs
by tgwaste on 2021/11/29 12:15
They’re getting pretty bad and they don’t seem to want to fix them.
Love it! Add more widget options, please
by Palky86 on 2021/11/28 16:29
I’m a google guy who loves apple hardware/software. They integrate incredibly well with one another. Would love a bigger widget option (lots of meetings). Otherwise, keep up the great work!
New update (11/2021) fixed A LOT of issues!
by KevinHoldenSF on 2021/11/28 00:00
Thank you for listening to feedback! My super fast Google Calendar is back. No more hanging and crashing!
Great app but missing default notification setting
by coolrigs on 2021/11/27 20:13
Love google calendar allows me to manage my personal and freelancing calendar. I do miss appointments though sometimes, as I keep forgetting to add notification. It’s an issue as I have to enable notification for each and every event I schedule and after accepting an incoming invite I have to remember go to my calendar and edit it just to add a notification. Obviously I miss doing that as it is additional step(s) and is not prominently placed when creating an apt. Request to add a Notification default option under my settings that allows me setup a default notification settings (None, 15 min, 1 day, etc) that will automatically apply to all new apt I create or receive (and respond accept/maybe) from others. Off-course I can change that while creating /edit, like other default settings. Thanks
PERFECT CALENDAR….But one tiny request
by OliveTreeeee on 2021/11/27 18:25
I absolutely ADORE Google Calendar. It’s my most used app as I’m very meticulous with my schedule so I’m constantly adding or adjusting events. I genuinely have no complaints, but I DO have one little request. I’d love to see more color options for events. I color code everything and the limited selection makes it kind of hard to accurately coordinate some of my events/work. I know it’s a little thing, but I think I’d actually cry tears of joy if we got a pallet expansion. Other than that, I love this app and think you guys are killing it! :)
Calendar options in app
by Cups217 on 2021/11/27 16:48
Largely I enjoy this app. The ability to sync schedules with my family has been a lifesaver. However, it makes me absolutely crazy that I cannot change which calendar an event goes to within the app. So if I add an event in the app on my phone, it automatically goes to the “default” calendar which is essentially the calendar I last used on the desktop. I have to then go to my desktop version to get the event in the right place. This added step drives me crazy because sometimes I forget to change it on the desktop and then the event gets missed by my family. NEW: On the task list, I wish the “due date” would stay on the date it was originally assigned to rather than rolling forward. Especially on recurring tasks because I end up questioning myself when there are two there: did I just forget to check something off? When was the duplicate originally assigned? Sometimes I miss things and I’d rather immediately see when it was actually due rather than it just becoming a new item for the new day.
The new update doesn’t work
by katherineviolin on 2021/11/27 15:49
The new update of the app doesn’t let me check and uncheck the different calendars inside the app… please fix this ASAP!
Thank you
by wb456 on 2021/11/27 05:06
Best app ever. Saved my life!!
Weird outdated layout.
by TJ Manou on 2021/11/25 20:48
Neve came across to a calendar as good as native Samsung calendars. Super user friendly and easy on the eye. Google is not known for that. Always trying to look “cool” by old outdated description gm and layouts. Considering how big the company is and the choice of designers they can hire for the job this is just weird. Looks like just any crappy calendar that is on the market with not very user friendly design and toysRus colors. Step up google. And same goes to Apple native calendar. Hasn’t improved for that last 15 years.
Love it but don't want dark mode just because phone is in dark mode
by petitechat9 on 2021/11/24 17:39
PLEASE add the option to view the calendar app not in dark mode... Just because my phone is in dark mode doesn't mean I want all my apps in dark mode. This is definitely one I want the option to change it if I want. C'mon Google. Don't do me like that. It's a great app. I also agree with the reviewer who asked for more color options within the app for events. Update with choice for dark mode please??! Thanks 🙏
Update app icon
by heat.hawk on 2021/11/23 16:15
I would like Google to make the icon display on the Home Screen to reflect the actual day of the month instead of 31.
Shows wrong day
by mlpotter82 on 2021/11/23 15:34
My app is showing me the correct date, but the wrong day of the week on my phone screen. It’s never done this before this update. Please fix because I love everything else about the app!
Why does the program not support the Arabic language?
by hfjch on 2021/11/22 06:41
please support
App Icon Fail
by ScrapNFairy on 2021/11/22 00:19
I REALLY wish the icon I see for the calendar would reflect the current date, instead of the 31. It is a calendar after all, I would to glance at the I on for the current date rather then open the app.
Widget week starts on wrong day
by Kobey77 on 2021/11/21 20:34
The widget is showing it starting the week on Sat, even though I chose Sunday, but the date for today is right. What the…?
No Notification
by Haha10102020 on 2021/11/20 23:58
Reason I have this app is for notification by email. Though I get the email, notifications are not shown even though it is set to. Very disappointed.
Very handy for work and home
by Paulium42 on 2021/11/20 20:28
I like this calendar app. My employer uses Google Workspace and I have been a big Google applications user since Gmail was first released (and my younger daughter in college invited me!!). My main beefs are: 1. There are features missing from the iPhone app that i really really could use, like setting a time frame to “Out of office”, which automatically declines New and optionally Existing meetings. I need this a lot. This is a feature in the Chrome desktop and in the iPad app. 2. Not enough colors to code my meetings. The colors enable me to see at a glance which customers I have meetings with in a day as well as what kind of internal meetings I have. There are 12 colors available and I know that Google can allow more since if I add an external calendar there are 24 with an option to add more customer colors. This seems to be rather arbitrary. So these are two productivity issues that, if resolved, would have me give a full 5 stars.
Why don’t you have an Apple Watch version?
by fliesty1 on 2021/11/19 16:29
Why
can’t edit or delete
by edvz6809 on 2021/11/17 12:49
you can’t edit or remove content so deleted calendar reinstalled all the horrible stuff still there no way to remove never
Needs Improvement Transitioning From Views
by aiyahteresa on 2021/11/14 18:01
I have always used the Google Calendar app and it has been great, but lately, the app has been declining. I prefer to look at my calendar in month view, but after clicking on any day, there is no convenient way to go back to month view. 😩 I have to click on the left hamburger icon and click month view. Suggestion: the day that is tapped in month view, make it a pop up view instead of an all-screen view, so we can easily navigate back to month view with one tap or swipe.
Love love love
by lmaonade on 2021/11/14 17:15
So I’ve been an avid user of just the iCal that’s native to my apple products, but what I felt was the UI was kind of annoying and bulky. I’ve had the google calendar on my phone for some time, but never really paid attention to it. But then recently I checked it to see if some events from my email popped up there but not iCal, and yes they have. Then I discovered I could integrate my iCal events into google calendar, along with the million other emails I have. I was sold! This is it y’all. I was always frustrated that iCal can’t include any other calendar services to have everything on one screen. Anyway, the google calendar’s interface is so simple yet so easy to read and scroll through. Thanks for making this!
Recent update took away something important.
by littleleveskyoo on 2021/11/14 07:26
The most recent update makes me mad. You took away the ability to shift back to your previous view quickly. I want to be able to see my schedule and then quickly shift back to month view. I shouldn’t have to go thru a menu. It has flustered me multiple times while trying to figure out my schedule on a call. I’ve used this calendar forever. Fix it please.
2 Apps???
by LukeL2794 on 2021/11/13 19:25
The fact that this isn’t just merged with the Gmail app is absolutely ridiculous
Update ruined notifications
by helena zaas on 2021/11/12 21:17
One of the most helpful features since I have been using Google calendar has been the ability to set notification for a specific amount of days beforehand and the TIME of said notification. I have really utilized this in the past so that I would receive the notification at a time where I am not distracted (e.g. when I’m riding the train vs. when I’m at work) so that it is noticed. The most recent update, l suppose, has removed the time part of this function allowing me only to set a notification for a set amount of days. Please bring the time functionality back.
Fade past events plz!
by MaxKearn on 2021/11/12 08:36
Please update so past events are faded (just like the web desktop version). Otherwise, Best calendar app in my opinion…4.99 stars
NO YEAR VIEW OR SEASONS ?????
by Jebandpooky on 2021/11/10 09:39
For me the iOS calendar is a joke. It has none of the customization options that are in Google Calendar. I use Google Calendar because it has more functionality. The two features I want added to Google Calendar is the Year View and the seasons. WHY DOES IT TAKE AN ACT OF GOD FOR THE DEVELOPERS TO ADD THE YEAR VIEW IN THEIR CALENDARS ????? AND THE SEASONS ?????
Bring back ease of month view
by jomixso on 2021/11/10 03:15
Update this week made it difficult to get back to the month view, making you go to the menu and then choosing the view. Please change it back. This is a small but important part of this app that is helpful above others.
Great app but….
by frustrated nail tech on 2021/11/09 16:09
Please add a way I can view year.
Widget
by arm4489 on 2021/11/09 14:38
-Every time the app updates, I have to RESTART my phone to view the 10-item widget in the correct place on my list, and the 3-item widget appears :( -Please give a SEARCH function “go to date”. It’s annoying to scroll years by month. -If I change the start time, I would like it to not AUTOMATICALLY ADJUST the end time; items change times and not necessarily duration. Would otherwise would be 5 stars.
Bring back the back arrow to get back to Month View
by BlaskoFam on 2021/11/08 17:13
I love this app, but a recent update made it harder to get back to Month View. Please bring this back right away.
Great Calendar
by Shawnlinds on 2021/11/08 14:57
I love this calendar! I’ve been using it for years. My only suggestion would be that more color choices be added, and emoji‘s or symbols
0 Notifications for iPhones
by Joe's Crabs on 2021/11/06 18:10
This app has 0 notification settings on iOS devices, which is unacceptable for a Calendar/Scheduling/Planning app.
More color choices
by KalanaD on 2021/11/06 15:28
I love how organized this app helps me stay with color-coding all of my activities throughout the day/week/month. There are a lot of color choices, but I wish there were even more so I could stay even more organized!
Update Messed Up Month View
by HokieGirl01 on 2021/11/05 13:53
Since the latest update the ease of moving back to the monthly view is gone. Now you have to take all these extra steps to get back to that view. Why would you change that? I never stay in schedule view. Please add the quick feature back.
Bring back the arrow to go back to month view
by Jenna527 on 2021/11/04 22:27
It’s a small feature but it used to be easy to go back to the month view. With this new update I have to constantly set it back to month view and it is so annoying. I don’t find the layout of my week or day view all that helpful. Please bring back this feature that used to work great!
Bug?
by Digi Ma on 2021/11/03 21:16
I usually like looking at the monthly view. When I click on the day to see what it entails and then press on the 3 bars to go back to monthly view it doesn’t. I have to take a couple of extra steps to get back to the monthly view when it didn’t before. Not sure if it’s a bug or that’s how it is now.
Notifications
by kpkpkpkpkpkp1234567 on 2021/11/03 03:07
Loved this app on my Android. Work forced me to an iPhone and I get maybe half the Google calendar notifications. Very frustrating as I have missed so many events. All settings I can find in both the app and phone settings say I should get notifications but I just don't. I hate it.
Love it
by bia404 on 2021/11/03 01:29
My favorite planner! With a cute design and personalizable.
Love it but I have a suggestion
by manabanana_ on 2021/11/02 00:14
I used this calendar constantly but the one feature of the apple calendar that i'm missing from google is the icon display of the date. It's not that big of a deal which is why I still use this app. more but it would be an awesome feature to have!!
Edit/change events/calendar
by Javiso on 2021/11/01 20:19
Please enable the ability to change calendars after it has been created like I can do on the web version without having to recreate it from scratch or duplicate it and then delete the original.
Icon date
by Checkerme on 2021/11/01 14:46
I wish the date in the icon would change to be the actual date not always 31.
Cannot delete holidays
by blowme4ever on 2021/11/01 09:59
WHY CAN’T THE USER DELETE NON-RELEVANT HOLIDAYS FROM MY OWN CALENDAR ??? Social engineering gone mad.
Almost Perfect
by 866xyz on 2021/10/31 05:52
I just transferred from an Android to iPhone after many years of using Google Calendar which I found perfect for my use. Reminders, recurring events, different view formats, and color options. Once I made the switch to iPhone, though, Three major problems arouse: Font so small that entries are difficult to read; no option to change font size; reduced options for time intervals of events (45 minute options not available for iPhone. Overall, this app is disappointing for iPhone use. I wish that Google would make these adjustments for iPhone. If they would, this app would be the best calendar app for iPhone hands down.
Missing basic functionality
by twoarmscollin on 2021/10/30 14:11
The motto of this app is “Get Organized” and yet it’s missing some of the most simple features to be able to do precisely that. Despite the billions Google makes selling our private data they can’t (or won’t) design a decent calendar app. There is a bunch of basic functionality from the web version that is not available in the app. Basic enough to render the app useless. 1) The calendar colors available in the app do not match the colors available on the web version. Come on, this is too simple to believe. 2) The app will not dim past events even if that setting is turned on on the web version. Again, let’s get on the ball Google. 3) There is no ability to change the calendar that an event is scheduled under. I literally couldn’t believe this one. Scheduled a meeting with a professor under your personal calendar? Don’t expect to be able to change that in the app. The absence of this capability is stupefying. If you’re like me and you use your iPad Pro in place of a laptop when you leave home then you have to go onto the web and deal with the hassle of trying to get your browser to load google calendar in the browser window instead of redirecting you to the app. Why are you redirecting me to the very thing that isn’t working in the first place?! Why bother having the app?! 4) The default calendars under each of my accounts retain the name “Events” even when I change their names using the web version. Very frustrating when you have other calendars you’ve created called “Events” because you want your default calendar to be for every day things and consider “events” to be less frequent, bigger deals. Whatever the rationale a person has, they should be able to name the calendars whatever they want and have that reflected in the app. In sum, these issues are fundamental enough to render the app more of a frustration than an assistance. In the app I can view all of my accounts in one place, at least it has that going for it. Instead of spending who knows how much money designing the “Goals” section, how about Google fixes the basics. If it weren’t for the fact that my work requires the use of Google calendar I’d be off it in a heartbeat; which is really unfortunate, because the web version allows for so much more functionality than competitors.
Trouble syncs
by vvn2023 on 2021/10/30 00:21
I wonder what’s wrong with the new update of google calendar. I cannot sync my account to this new app. My school only link the schedule to google calendar, so I cannot open schedule from any other calendar. If anyone know what happen, please tell me what to do. Thank you.
Still?
by *Qayin* on 2021/10/29 03:32
Add a year view in calendar please. It’s been too long for it not to be implemented yet. The simplest feature yet google has repeatedly dropped the ball
Back button
by Hugaporcupine on 2021/10/28 04:43
Please bring back the back arrow. Used to go from seeing month view. Tapping on todays events. Then hitting the back arrow to go back to month view. Arrow is gone now.
Suggestion!
by Will0692 on 2021/10/27 03:45
I don’t know why there isn’t a feature where I can add multiple dates of the same event. For example I want to add my work days to my calendar. But there’s no option unless it’s reoccurring events which my work schedule isn’t consistent. I want to be able to select multiple dates and create the same event. I have to do it one by one. If not on the app they should at least have it on the web version. Also, is there no way to add iOS reminders to sync with google calendar? I think that would be great because I prefer the iOS reminder app better than the google calendar one Other than that I really like this app I just wish I had those features to make things easier!
Drag and drop no longer works reliably
by annoyed0126537 on 2021/10/26 19:25
Basic function of a calendar app, please fix.
Needs Apple Watch Complication
by Trevozneoma on 2021/10/26 17:30
This is my preferred calendar App. It’s easy to use, and I like that I’m able to set Apple Maps as the default for navigating to a location. However, the app could really benefit from better Apple Watch integration, particularly a complication. As Google does not support push on iOS, relying on the stock Calendar complication means my watch calendar is rarely up to date.
Hide goals
by Joooooooooa on 2021/10/26 11:19
Keeps my life on track! Is there a way to hide/unhide goals like we can with different calendars? Just so we can quickly unclutter the calendar and see events
Widget update
by l1l14n4 on 2021/10/26 08:10
Please offer an option for your widget to be as beautiful as the app itself, I primarily use this calendar over the apple one because of its aesthetic — would love if the widget would incorporate some of the art in/and the full size calendar — an opportunity to bring some google onto an apple face
Won’t let you change color of new events created in app
by CaptainKabeard on 2021/10/24 05:24
Won’t let you change color of new events created in app. It let me do it before and it still will on the website.
Apple Watch
by Tysymojo on 2021/10/23 03:26
It would be cool to see this app become usable on the Apple Watch
Just okay
by annabellegm on 2021/10/22 21:05
I’m on version 21.39.0. I don’t understand why they’ve made the gestures different from gmail to gcal. In gmail, you swipe left to delete, and in the schedule view of the calendar app, you have to swipe right. Should be the same to help people learn. Continues to frustrate me that they don’t allow apartment numbers or suite numbers in the add location section. You have to go through the extra step of adding it to the description, and have to pull up the app to view it when you’re in a rush. Hope my feedback is taken into consideration.
Screw up AGAIN
by zubairAkhan on 2021/10/22 19:16
And again, they broke the widget. Come on!!! Yet again google screwed up the widgets for the calendar app. Why touch something if it’s not broken? Who is working on this app? Children? Deserves negative stars.
Amazing!
by Ohjanellee on 2021/10/22 02:01
I always use gmail so I use all the tools. I been using a paper planner to keep track of bills and etc. This calendar has been great
Fails to download events
by hduhdiifufjjd on 2021/10/21 23:42
Well, it had one job - to show events from google calendar and it failed miserably. How on earth apple calendar can show events in google calendar and google calendar cannot do the same???
Please create a larger widget for the iPad
by user12345678910 on 2021/10/20 17:54
I am really happy with the Google Calendar and am happy to pay for Workspace. It has really organized my life. Please create a larger iPad widget. I have too many tasks and calendar events to show on the Home Screen.
Desktop does NOT update App
by Sunrnr on 2021/10/20 00:58
Overall I love this App. Luckily I use it in the phone and expect it to update my computer. Today I almost missed an important meeting. I had made the event in my desktop - with alerts!! Unfortunately anything you add to the desktop does NOT upload to the app unless you open the app. NOT GOOD! Another negative to the app - it is cumbersome to set alerts! I tend to make the appt on the phone then go to the computer to set the alerts. Stupid really but it is the only way I have found to be sure the appt is both places and the alerts will work. Shouldn’t need to jump through these hoops!!!! Can’t give it more stars when I feel as though I have to set an appt twice!!! What is the point???
ADHD people
by marta_ina on 2021/10/19 09:59
Google! My dear Google! Think about us. I need to be able to have the calendar synchronized with tasks and all your other apps. Or open a new app and call it Google journaling! For the love of God, I need more interaction between apps and Google home. I have the absolute need to quickly brain dump information at all time. Love, Martina
Event not updating
by mmehta64 on 2021/10/17 13:10
Calendar events don’t update automatically of changes were made on web. Only way to sync is to open google calendar app. Missed many meetings
Search only goes back less than a year?
by Psychor on 2021/10/14 22:58
Why can’t I search my entire calendar regardless of how far back an entry is? This is nuts! 🤣
Alternate calendar in widget
by Javad Abdollahi on 2021/10/13 22:56
Please add an option to show alternate calendar in widget (day view)
Great App but……
by Anatigger on 2021/10/12 15:01
This is a great app. That being said there is one thing that would make it perfect, a watch app. It stinks that I use this all the time but when I’m away from my phone I have to rely on the stock apple calendar. I would love a Watch complication on my watch face!
Calendar
by Karmel55 on 2021/10/11 20:04
Hate what you did to this. Cant make heads nor tails of my appointments. I only want yo look at one day not the whole year. Switching to a more user friendly one.
Great app but need bigger widgets
by aarjav02 on 2021/10/11 17:23
This is an amazing app, perfect for scheduling. Only complaint is WE NEED BIGGER WIDGETS FOR IPAD PLEASE.
Best App Invented
by qveen bri . on 2021/10/11 03:41
let me mother freaking tell you.. this app is a magical invention. i am a very disorderly person, but google calendar saves me. the minute i find out i have something to do, or somewhere to be. i stop by my favorite app, and fill in what i have to do. it’s very easy to use, AND YES GUESS WHAT… ITS FREEEEEEE. all you need is a google email, which also, a very good and resourceful app and email system. yahoo could never. it even will mark things on my calendar for me, if there is stuff with dates and times received through email or sometimes text. if you’re contemplating downloading this app, stop overthinking and press that button. it’ll change your life. it has changed mine. thank you for stopping by my review, now do yourself a favor & download the app. love you. xoxo.
More colors
by Loveincolor on 2021/10/11 02:43
We need more color options on the app!
Notifications are cut off.
by Previously untaken nickname on 2021/10/10 18:45
What’s the point of a pop up notification that you can’t read more than a few words of? My font is not huge, but I get maybe 4 words, tops in Lock Screen notifications. Pressing on it brings up the same image. Preeeetty unhelpful.
XL iPad widget please!
by yeetdab69 on 2021/10/08 03:20
I would love more widget options for the iPad, as well as more colors!
Google calendar keeps Locking up!
by bulkcast on 2021/10/06 17:04
On my iPhone and my iPad the calendar will stop working and I have to restart it in able to put in events or anything. It never used to do that! What is going on?
BUGS BUGS BUGS
by ebufff on 2021/10/04 21:31
UUGH
No copy and paste
by Lana Lightning on 2021/10/04 16:46
Keeps me organized, but my work schedule is not M-F and having the ability to copy and paste would be less time consuming and more efficient. I’ve searched everywhere for a way to do this in this app, to no avail. So annoying.
Wrong year
by 1027 frustrated on 2021/10/04 15:54
Today I opened my calendar and it shows October 2018. When I scroll forward, it jumps from Dec 2018 to January 2022! It has been maddening trying to fix it. This is on my Iphone. On my IPad it seems to be ok. Plus. I have to create a nickname to send this.
So Amazing! Get this app!
by FoxGirlOnFire🦊 on 2021/10/03 12:07
Google calendar has been an app that just sent me notifications for events. But after I really started exploring it, I noticed it had many more amazing features! They have reminders, tasks, and goals! It’s not only a calendar, but a go-to app for organizing for me! My family uses this app all together to know all of our events! So my point is, get this app! You will feel so much better and more organized.
Needs more colors
by AngelaMelllll on 2021/10/02 01:28
This app is *almost* perfect. No other app has ever helped me to keep myself more organized. My one critique is that it needs way more colors for event categorization, what they have now it not enough.
The year is 2020...
by Skyscan305 on 2021/10/01 17:19
Update 2021: App no longer displays all of my calendars that even the website does. At this point, this app is worthless in terms of reliability. I’ll just use iCal like I should have to begin with. And there is still no ability to share or print your calendar from the Google Calendar app... Clearly the development team is either incompetent or lazy.
Why aren’t goals showing in my widget now?
by Revueeer on 2021/09/30 23:17
I recently started using Google calendar after switching to night shift to help me get my life back together. I started adding goals to keep me on top of things but after the update, the widget now only displays events and tasks. Goals are a big part of my calendar events to be left out of the widget. Please fix this.
Made it worse
by NevvyRen on 2021/09/30 23:03
Ruined their widgets by adding buttons on half the widget. Clearly designed to increase usage and not at all to be a better product. Worthless calendar. Uninstalled.
Can’t read, Fonts too small, iPad text size doesn’t increase calendar fonts
by Charcoal Lawyer on 2021/09/30 12:29
Dear google, please don’t forget the people in the 45 and up years old. Small fonts for people with Presbyopia (presbicia ) make this calendar app a problem to read and use it. Unfortunately not only the calendar, but Gmail, ForeFlight and some others apps doesn’t increase fonts size accordingly with iPad text size settings. Please make size fonts settings able to increase within the calendar app, as well Gmail Thanks
User Infriendly
by AgentAA17 on 2021/09/29 23:10
The user can set a specific time for a calendar event. You can only set the Start and End times in five minute increments. What if my event is at 7:22 am? I have to round up the event to 7:25 am? Ridiculous!
Add year
by Elio333 on 2021/09/29 12:36
Hi plz add the option to view my calendar as a year as well as month week or day
Terrible widgets!! We need to see a weeklong widget!!!
by closer0 on 2021/09/28 05:03
We need to see a widget with more than a single day on it. You are so out of touch Google.
Improvements could be made
by Kourtney R on 2021/09/27 22:22
I want to be able to add a calendar and edit the calendar colors from iPad (with the color picker). I also want to be able to view all events within a calendar as a list versus just scrolling through my calendar month to month to see what’s in it, and be able to merge calendars into one instead of having to copy events to the other calendar.
One problem
by Biggz21 on 2021/09/27 18:35
I like how is friendly to use, how the issue I’m having is that I can’t customize it and make it more my style such colors and backgrounds (wall paper) since this is app I’m planning on use days and months to come.
Terrific for any use
by aokfrog on 2021/09/26 21:48
I’ve used a number of calendars but Google is by far the best. It is not as user friendly as some, but as an 86 year old struggling into today’s world I figured It out and love it.
From Hala
by hala6278 on 2021/09/26 09:20
It’s a really good application and really helpful thank you for this
Where did the colors go ???
by NightMareKidd on 2021/09/25 17:07
I really liked this app after learning how it works, but after upgrading to the new iPhone 13 pro I can’t get any other colors except blue and green ….. WHERE IS THE COLORS ???
I need personal setting defaults and specific event colors
by RBoote on 2021/09/24 20:14
I use this calendar for everything. I have ADHD and I need something that manages my time, this is helpful because it integrates over all my devices and I can connect to my family's calendars as well. But like I said, I use it for everything, which means I'm ALWAYS adding events. Which means I need adding events to be simple. And I use the same notification settings and such every time. It would be nice if I could set them as my personal default. It would also be nice if there was a 1 and a half hour prior to event option (90) minute option as you can only select up to 60 minutes and then you have to switch to hour increments. A 90 minute option would be supremely helpful for me. It would also be helpful to be able to select different colors for events, rather than having all events in one selected calendar be the same color, like having a default color for the calendars is great, but it would be great to be able to then also select different colors for specific events within that calendar if you need to differentiate it for some reason. Or maybe the calendar color can be a line at the top of events and then events can also be a color. I just use my Gmail calendar for everything, so having different colors would be helpful, rather than having all my events be one color. Lots of color options would help. Other calenders could be one color then your events could be other certain colors. I just want color differentiation. My entire calendar is yellow. All my days are yellow, with the occasional purple dot from my family calendar. It's not helpful. And multiple calendars would not solve this issue because it would create an integration complication over my multiple devices and my family calendar cooperation.
One thing I want changed
by Matthewthomasg on 2021/09/24 14:06
Would love if the app icon would update to show the current day instead of always saying 31
Only one change needed
by Ptritts on 2021/09/22 20:15
This is a great app, the only change it needs is for the icon to display the day’s date.
Do not use this app!
by Byron Farmer on 2021/09/21 16:01
I used to be a fan of this app. That stopped when I didn’t check my reminders for a few days and they piled up. When I did go to the app to check and go through my past reminders it freezes up and closes each time. I have deleted and re downloaded the app and the same thing happens. This is unacceptable! I have important things in my Google calendar. I am now only using my reminder app through Apple .
Adulting!
by Mrs. NayNay on 2018/05/06 16:05
My life was becoming extremely crazy and I kept "double booking" myself like Every. Single. Day. So I kept having to call and let people down because I had forgotten about previous commitments! Well! My mom and sister got frustrated with me and told me that I needed to just get Google Calendar and every time I commit to something I have to put it in the calendar right then and there and then before I commit to things I have to pull out my calendar and check it! It was simple advice but Google Calendar was so easy to use and so aesthetically that after I used it once I got hooked! Haha I love putting hints in my calendar now and color coordinating them! It looks so pretty and I feel like an adult that has to "check her calendar" all the time🙄😂. Also! I found out you can link calendars with people! Now I know when my sister is free to talk on the phone because her crazy work schedule is on there and we love so far away it's helped us stay connected!! All that to say! I love Google Calendar and it will help you organize your life!
2 small problems, 2 less stars
by Angrymonkeymermaid on 2018/12/23 17:33
The app is great but there are 2 things I wish they did. 1: more colors added for events. I wish they had more colors to choose from when writing in an event. I am the kind of person that likes to keep certain events in the same color so i know that that event is work, party, meeting, holiday, birthdays, vet appointments, etc. But the color selection is a bit limited for me and there are colors that i never use because it makes no sense when i associate that color for that event, like the color flamingo. I wish they had different kinds of blues, purples, greens, reds, oranges, and pink. Especially since the purple for reminder you cannot change, so placing an event in that color confuses me. 2: I wish the photo used for a location was based on a photo of what the location looks like and not from photos that people upload from their cellphone to google maps. The fault is google maps. The photo location for an area should be something you should have the option of selecting in calendar and the logo should be an option. Their should also be an option on google maps where someone can select the primary photo of that location when flagging a picture. For example, my dog vet is pet smart Banfield but the picture shown on my calendar is a lady with her dog. That is not the location of the vet, it should be a picture of the front of the store, even though there is a picture of that, i cant select it.
Recent updates have seriously ruined this app
by pianoman.82 on 2018/05/24 14:09
After a few months of very laggy, unresponsive, disappointing app behavior, I finally have had enough to leave a review in the hopes that it will help someone on the app team realize just how bad things have gotten, at least for me (my wife has the same issues on her iOS devices as well, so it’s not something unique to my account). I was surprised to see how many other reviews I have found with almost exactly the same issues that I have. The fact that the other reviewers have been reporting consistently issues since at least the beginning of 2018 with no improvement is nearly inexcusable. My primary issues in a nutshell - 1) often app opens to random dates at initial launch; 2) after initial app load, it generally takes 60-90 seconds (sometimes much longer) before the UI is responsive; 3) once everything has finally loaded (if I have not given up and force quit it already) there is way too much UI lag and sputtering as I try to navigate through different UI views — full month, daily agenda, etc. These issues combined render the app nearly useless for me in most everyday use cases. As an app developer myself, I can appreciate the complexity of creating a performant, well-functioning app. However, given how awesome this app used to be, and the level of satisfaction I expect from an app by Google, I’m just so frustrated and disappointed. I can’t understand why these issues have not received attention yet.
I like it, but it needs improvement
by Colton2077 on 2018/09/23 23:08
This app is one of the most comprehensive as far as what I can do, but it needs fixing in a few areas. First of all, Goals are super glitchy and need improvement. I find that it’s super inconvenient that there is no option to select Goal time/date manually, you have to let the app decide for you. You can change manually it AFTER it is auto assigned, but you have to do them each individually. So if I have a 5 day workout goal and I want them all to be at specific times, I have to manually fix every single day and time to where I want it. It’s super inconvenient. It should simply be an option and nothing more to have the app select times and dates for your goals. Additionally, I find that sometimes they delete themselves, and also, if you set a goal it only lasts about three weeks before you have to recreate them again. You should be able to have the option to select the cut off date or have them running indefinitely, like you can with “Events.” It’s almost better to set your Goals as Events because Events actually works. Additionally, I find that when I swipe other to the next week it will sometimes ship months or years ahead for seemingly no reason.
No Apple Watch/Subscribed Calendars
by JT@Itunes on 2020/07/17 15:25
Overall, it looks good but it’s missing the most important thing to be usable for me. I must have it in my Apple Watch and have a complication so I see the next event just by raising my wrist. Google, add this and you’ll win me over from Apple’s calendar. The other issue is with subscribed calendars. Google’s platform is far superior to Apple because I can subscribe to an external calendar on the site and see it on my phone as well. Perfect, almost. I set up a subscription to my work calendar. We are fully hosted on Microsoft 365. I’m able to see everything that was created PRIOR to setting up the subscription however, nothing new is coming in. After an exhaustive search, this is a Google problem that has existed for a long time. Google, you need to give us an option for subscribed calendars to specify update frequency. A global setting is simply not sufficient. I have another subscribed calendar which only needs an update once per week but my work calendar needs updates every 15 minutes. I do know I can add my M366 calendar in the default Apple calendar and it works as expected. That’s not what I want. I want all of my calendars in one place.
Bring back notifications for individual events
by jlFinchmockingbird94 on 2021/03/17 23:24
A few years ago when I first started using this app, you were able schedule notifications to go off a desired length of time before specific, individual events and reminders. Now they have done away with this option, and it has decreased the usefulness and helpfulness of the calendar altogether. Speaking as someone with ADHD who is also a visual learner, I use this calendar and the different color options to help me prioritize and keep track of things and not forget important commitments, such as doctors appointments and when bills are due. But because of my ADHD brain, I need that extra help that sound notifications provide when it comes to one-time events that are outside my typical schedule, and unfortunately the developers got rid of the settings that used to allow you to do this. I have looked everywhere on the app and on desktop, and the setting for this that used to be there is now nowhere to be found. PLEASE BRING BACK THE OPTION TO SET SOUND NOTIFICATIONS FOR SINGLE EVENTS AND REMINDERS!! If this setting doesn’t return I may be forced to use a different app/platform that does allow this option.
Calendar options in app
by Cups217 on 2021/11/27 16:48
Largely I enjoy this app. The ability to sync schedules with my family has been a lifesaver. However, it makes me absolutely crazy that I cannot change which calendar an event goes to within the app. So if I add an event in the app on my phone, it automatically goes to the “default” calendar which is essentially the calendar I last used on the desktop. I have to then go to my desktop version to get the event in the right place. This added step drives me crazy because sometimes I forget to change it on the desktop and then the event gets missed by my family. NEW: On the task list, I wish the “due date” would stay on the date it was originally assigned to rather than rolling forward. Especially on recurring tasks because I end up questioning myself when there are two there: did I just forget to check something off? When was the duplicate originally assigned? Sometimes I miss things and I’d rather immediately see when it was actually due rather than it just becoming a new item for the new day.
Helps me organize my life!!
by MoMo527527 on 2019/07/15 17:25
As a high school student that plays sports, has a job, babysits, and is involved in many *many* clubs, this app helps me organize my life!! I love the automatic pictures that come up and how i can share calendars with people (my team etc), and THE COLORS. i legit have corresponding colors for everything and i absolutely love it!! my one tiny thing is how all events have to last for a period of time. i would love an option to have events just occur at a certain time and have no end time. for example when i need to pick up my little sister that occurs at a certain time and isnt a duration of time, also some meetings for clubs and such dont have an end time so just putting in a random time doesnt really help me. adding this feature would really help me make this a 5 star review because after that i dont know what this app could be missing! but other than that i absolutely love this app and i dont plan to stop using it anytime in the future!!
Absolutely a disaster
by Ibrad14 on 2018/05/23 16:12
What changed? I don’t experience crashing however the app is useless. It has all of these bells and whistlesbut it’s impossible to easily put an event on the calendar. When I’m in month review, I should be able to touch the day that I want to add an event to and have it open up that day and then let me pick the time of the event. But instead it tries to be too smart and it opens up instead a daily view but not even the day that I touched. And then when I have to make an event I have to click another ‭+ sign‬ and then choose the events option— way too many clicks compared to other cal apps!!! and then on the next Screen I have to fill out all of these fields but none of them are easy to differentiate from the other and they have too many auto populated fields that are similar… For example the word “at”.... I use “at”for the time but nope the “at” Refers to location. It’s awesome that you can link it to the maps and your contacts and all that however it’s useless with putting an actual event into your calendar. I am finding myself, when I’m scheduling something on the fly, giving myself reminders thru siri for when I get home to put it into the calendar. Because I can’t do it on my phone! I guess I will go back to the CalenGoo app!
Love this app except for the icon
by Redneckbassin' on 2020/11/02 10:38
If Google would update the app icon to actually show the day of the month and change with the days like Apple’s calendar app does then they would have the better of the two apps. I much prefer the look and feel and color customization options of Google Calendar when in app, but the icon itself simply shows a never changing 31 instead of the actual date. This is a very small gripe, I know, and even that would be ok if they would update it and make a widget available for the Home Screen instead of only being available in the Today view. Again, minor complaints. For now I keep the widget in the Today view and swipe right to see my schedule at a quick glance, and continue to keep the Apple calendar icon on my Home Screen for a quick view of the day and date without the need to swipe.
Killing me slowly as a business owner...
by janepaulinejosemaria on 2021/04/01 19:48
Soooo, we have always been able to have all our multiple calendars accessible from the app. This is why I picked it. LOVE LOVE LOVE how it use to make my life seamless. From our public events that are linked to our website to our personal calendar for doctors appointments. We could see and edit all of them the same as on a computer. Not anymore. Now you get public, private and default. I have catering, public, family, my kids have their school calendars, sports, etc. Nope. My dental was recently on our company calendar because when I added it at on my phone at the dentist to spite making it private it went public. This keeps happening. Yes, we checked. It says private on the app and on our public site, there it is. Multiple calendars seems to confuse this app and it just sents new items randomly to out public calendar. It is making us NUTS. Instead of adding things to our calendar on the fly like I always did now I have to save the info on my phone or send myself an email and set a reminder to add it when I get to a computer. NOT OK. Fix this please!!!
PLEASE FIX IT GOOGLE: So disappointed on how buggy it is
by guess15me on 2018/01/23 18:33
I wanted to love this app so much because I love my Google Calendar on my computer. And initially I did love this app because it functioned fine and brought a lot of color and visuals to my calendar which I really liked for organization. However as of the last couple of weeks at least this app has been nothing but a headache. It just freezes up whenever I open it. Then it’s completely lagged out. I can hardly ever get to be able to create an event before it just shuts itself down and app disappeared. Every little thing will be logged out. Opening the app and loading it, creating an event, typing each individual letter (which could take 10 seconds before a letter while actually appear), list goes on and on. Now I highly doubt that there is an issue with my phone because I have only a fraction of my memory used and I keep my phone software pretty squeaky clean. I don’t even have a lot of videos or photos, and I don’t even stream very much. Everything else on my phone functions fine except when it comes to trying to operate this app. Until google fixes this issue, This app is really intolerable and unusable.
Freezes, lags, even randomly starts scrolling back to years past
by Chosen7Stone on 2018/04/19 15:07
I want to like this app. On my laptop browser, I keep Google Calendar open in a pinned tab because I rely on and appreciate it so much. But as an app, it’s the worst thing on my phone - and I’ve kept using it because of how heavily I rely on it. But today, I’m searching the App Store for alternatives. A recent update said they were addressing the freezing issues some users experience. I haven’t seen improvement. This morning, I kept three people waiting so I could let them know whether I was available in two weeks - the app opened, promptly froze, and then zoomed me back to April 2017, then June 1970. I’m writing this in April 2018. The conversation moved on; ten minutes later, I was still checking the app to see if it had caught up and would allow me to scroll forward two weeks. I eventually gave up. Sometimes I want to edit an existing event and the window halfway opens, then lags/freezes. It takes 5-6 minutes to open, even if I close and reopen the app. I have no idea how to fix this. It is a wonderful, wonderful app — when it works. I can’t afford to wait for it to be fixed anymore.
Convenient but could be improved
by lalaniam on 2018/01/04 21:18
I love the colors to be able to tell the difference. I also love the ability to share events with people. I do wish that I could add the same event to multiple days. For example, work, for people who don’t work the same days every week. If I work and 7am-7pm multiple days a week; that I could just type in the information and just click on the different days that I work. Another example would be for volunteering events; I have to keep typing them in, because they don’t repeat on the same days of the week each week. It’s a huge downside. I keep hoping there will be an update with it. But I may start looking for another app. Additionally, it would be nice to have more neon colors for color coordination. As me and my husband share calendars and have events for the kids. It would really help separate each of those things. I often run out of colors.
Best Free Calendar App You Can Get
by shelbhoc on 2019/03/25 19:39
I’ve tried all kinds of available calendar apps, but this one is by far my favorite! I often tell my friends to drop their apps and opt for Google Calendar because I really think it is so much better than any other free-cal app out there. I am easily able to look at my daily, weekly and monthly schedule- and I LOVE that the monthly outlook actually tells me what I have going on each day. I can also color-code events/calendars so I can see what realms I have working each day, AND it syncs up online so that I can use it on my computer too. I also have calendars made for my team so that I can put events in all of our schedules at one time. And I can set GOALS and make REMINDERS and CHECK THEM OFF AS I GO??? Amazing. I probably sound like a fake review right now, but I swear I am a human (who never even writes reviews) and I just really really love this app. Do yourself a favor and get this.
Everything one might need in a calendar app
by Tom D. Kim on 2017/09/18 20:23
I love how Google Calendar automagically uploads everything to the cloud. I also love how it suggests locations based on the address one types in (of course it doesn't do this for private addresses, but it is still a handy feature.) It will set reminders by month, day, hour, or minute, and it also asks if one wants to set up recurring appointments for a number of weeks, a number of days, or annually (handy for Birthday reminders.) The app will also convert between time zones across the world—another useful feature. And all of these can easily be set whether one is using a smartphone or a tablet, and also a desktop or a laptop. All of the changes are sent to the cloud, as well. It is possible to export it into many other formats as well, such as iCal, and Microsoft Office. I ❤️ Google Calendar and will continue to use it until they pry it out of my hands. 🙂
Awesome App!
by Stootsy on 2020/03/13 08:03
After losing my entire Outlook Calendar during a PC switch, I started using the Google calendar, and I’ve never considered using anything else. This app instantly updates everything on all my devices in real time, and meets all my needs. As the president of a local non-profit organization, and communications manager, it is critical that my schedule is accurate and clear. This app provides all the amenities necessary to achieve the goals of our group as well as my personal appointments. The color coding is one of my favorite perks. The “Find” feature is awesome for tracking previous schedules as well when tracking year-end reporting to build the calendar for the new year ahead. I highly recommend this app for anyone who is constantly on the go.
Excellent Calendar, even better with a few tweaks
by E.G.G S. on 2018/12/12 19:44
My school uses Google Suite for student email, handout distribution and storage, and turning in assignments, to name a few uses. I use Google Calendar to coordinate all of these things and record my homework. I have a color-coded calendar for each class so I can glance at my week and see my work load easily. Unfortunately, I have to set up each assignment as an event because reminders can’t attach to calendars or change their color. This makes it difficult to see a list of all my homework together, whereas with reminders, I could mark them as done and display them together. I also encountered an issue where trying to share an event with someone while creating it would cause the event to not be created, but sharing the event after creating it would be successful. Still, these are minor problems and improvements and overall, this is one of the best calendar apps I’ve seen.
Started off a 5⭐️ app
by Rachel Dalton on 2018/05/17 12:13
I downloaded this a while ago and it was amazing. Definitely the best calendar app I’ve ever used by a long shot! But over the past few weeks this app has been a real thorn in my side. The first issues were speed. I would hit something and the lag time would be so great that my phone would dim trying to go to sleep. But eventually it would load and I could put in new calendar entries and see my schedule. It was usable. I would’ve probably given it a 2.5 ⭐️ rating during that period of time. But now I can’t use it at all. It immediately crashes every single time I open the app. Not only have I lost the ability to put in new entries all together but I’ve also lost my ability to even see my schedule. I’m so frustrated. I really loved this app but they really need to make and update to fix this issue and fast. I’m sure they are working as hard as they can to hone in on the issue, but until then, I’ll be using apple’s calendar app and checking my google calendar on a computer. I look forward to hearing the issues have been resolved once they have been.
Not quite ready for prime time
by Supuflourous Flounder on 2018/02/19 09:03
I love google calendar, mostly. I share my calendar with people I need to schedule with, and we keep synchronized. But what really drives me crazy are monthly recurring events, of the form of “Third Wednesday of the month” or “Second Saturday of the month”. There is no “repeat” option for these kinds of events. I wrote a calendar app in 1977, on a timesharing system, that had this functionality in its 1.0 release. I have been asking google for this feature for several years, and while they keep coming out with cutesy graphics and other worthless features, the fundamental functionality of monthly recurring meetings is missing. There are insufficient colors for all my activities, mostly because they have chosen a weird subset of colors and assigned cute names to them. I would like to create my own colors and assign my own names to them. Right now, “sage”=“Skype meeting”, “banana”=“medical appointment”, “Tangerine”=“writers’ group”, “grape”=“volunteer”. I would like to say “RGB(255,255,0)”=“medical”, and have the color yellow appear as the color name “medical”. It is annoying to have to keep this dictionary in my head; the app should help me. I’ve been asking for this feature for years as well. Instead, I get cutesy graphics apparently designed to appeal to 14-year-olds, not retired professionals. So it is a tolerable app for what I need, but a far cry from a professional app designed to support real-world needs.
Google calendar
by bgoogleme on 2020/01/29 17:39
I love google calendar for the smooth integration and consolidation of events from various aspects of my life. Also, I love to see my calendar in the month view on my phone where I can actually see the events coming up without clicking on a day (you cannot do this on the iPhone calendar). Google calendar is the biggest reason I use mostly google products. However, I’ve recently switched to iPhone and noticed that I no longer have the ability to see my daily tasks in the calendar. I loved the consolidation of my tasks and events in one place. It was like this with Samsung, but not the iPhone. Why is this? Also, after adding an event it takes you to another screen. You have to press ‘back’ in order to get to the month view again. Is there a way to take away this extra step? Otherwise, I love google everything.
Needs More Functional Widgets
by *Nanatee* on 2021/06/14 14:33
I like the app ok (would be great if the icon showed the current date). But the widgets are giving me headaches. I NEED to be able to see more than just one upcoming event. Make the bubbles smaller (or remove them) so we can view more upcoming events. Maybe make the font smaller too. The date takes up half the space when it doesn’t need to be that large. To be functional, it needs to show more upcoming events. Right now the widget picks and chooses which events to show if you have more than one full-day “event” such as multiple birthdays. So my widget will show me a birthday and one upcoming event, instead of the two birthdays, one reminder, and one upcoming event. I never know which things it’ll choose to show. Plus the colors keep displaying incorrectly on the widget. Once I click into the calendar, the colors are correct. But this is highly frustrating and keeping me from loving Google calendar.
Pretty, Useless
by ☆Anna☆Belle★ on 2018/05/23 03:07
I admit, this app is pretty and well designed. However, there’s a lot of problems with it. First, lets say you have guitar lessons on Mondays and Fridays. Good for you, but you can’t put that in your schedule. You can only put “two times a week”, which means it’ll put it on Mondays and Wednesdays. Ok and then lets say you want to practice your guitar every day for 30 mins. It will find the best time that you can practice it, hooray!!! And the time you can practice is... 1AM-1:30AM!!! Of course you can edit this time but... why would you be practicing... at 1:30... and last of all, you can’t edit holidays. So I’m Christian, and Easter changes every year so it’s nice that they have the option for religious holidays(they have Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Orthodox holidays!! I love the inclusion!!) so that I don’t have to update it every year, but what is the Assumption of Mary? And all these other random holidays I’ve never heard of? What? You can’t delete them or change their color. Fantastic. So in all, a super aesthetically pleasing app, but in all super useless.
50/50 satisfied
by beepbeepbln on 2018/08/16 09:38
Honestly I just went back to using IOS built in mail and calendar apps in my iPhone bc the google calendar and gmail app are ANNOYING. after years of advanced technology why can’t google have a calendar app that shows and updates the correct date (it always says 31). Mac figures it out for iCal. Why can’t google? Another major issue.... I hate that adjusting settings and making edits to events is limited on the app. My default calendar is Work. It’s color coded in green for organizing. But I also have color coded calendars for Personal, reminders, fitness, financing and bills. If I enter a new event it automatically will put it under the work calendar. Then I have to open Mac’s iCal and edit the calendar I want it to be under. But then you go back to Google calendar app and it will show the same event under Work and whatever other category I changed it to. Also from a design and visual perspective I wish they’d redesign it. It looks so juvenile.
Could be great but rn it’s no good
by Canongirl_PDX on 2018/02/17 15:00
This could be amazing, and looking at reviews it was at one point (🤷🏼‍♀️), but it’s current iteration is buggy and pointless. When importing events from email it loads them incorrectly. Despite the event saying it’s on the 6th at 11pm, it loads on the 7th at 12pm. It would be one thing if I could edit the event but there’s no way to do that. So either I need to have the event incorrect on my calendar and just remember when it actually is (which totally negates the purpose of a calendar) or delete it and add it manually which seems cumbersome considering an abundance of calendar apps that can add events correctly. Then there are some events that are completely ignored while others are completely generated from thin air - apparently I’m going to Abu Dahbi next month which is news to me. Maybe this calendar app is awesome for those who need to build their entire days themselves? If you’re someone like me though, that needs to aggregate events from your email and to add items around those, this app is/should be a hard pass until google gets this sorted.
Past due reminders list is short with no scrolling on iPad version
by TG64 on 2019/06/14 20:53
I’ve been using this calendar app for awhile and generally like it, but the last couple of updates have introduced some behavior that is frustrating me. For iPad version the list of past due reminders comes up in a very short box and doesn’t let me scroll down to look at the whole list. This works fine on the iPhone version. For iPhone version when I open a reminder to mark it complete there’s a moment when the screen goes black before the reminder comes up...it’s just long enough that I always wonder if the app crashed on me. Same thing happens when I press Mark As Complete and it goes back to the week calendar. Otherwise the app has been functioning reasonably well for me and I do use it daily to keep my personal and work events organized.
Constant Crashing and Slow Loading
by ABTulip03 on 2018/05/23 12:47
My husband and I (along with another adult in our family) have tried for almost a year to use this app as our calendar app to share our calendars and collaborate. After MANY months of use I am comfortable in stating that this app is HORRIBLE!! It crashes ALL THE TIME!! It also take FOREVER to load...which is super inconvenient when I’m standing at the appointment desk of the doctor’s office, trying to input an appointment time. I also travel quite a bit and I’ve had the instance occur where I have put in an event while I’m in one time zone and it automatically changes the event time when I go back home to my time zone. I did not realize this was happening until we missed one of my son’s soccer games completely because we arrived an hour late. I then took a look at all the appointments and events I had put in my calendar at the same time I entered that game and they had all shifted. How annoying!! 😡 I keep hoping the updates will fix all these issues, but no such luck. I am currently looking for a new calendar app. Ugh!
Worst icon on earth
by ColePerrine on 2020/10/24 05:16
Normally not that big of a complainer when it comes to icons. They’re just icons, doesn’t speak for the app. But when I say the new app icon is the WORST abomination to ever disgrace app design in the history of digital art, I am taking it lightly. My Home Screen has become a checkerboard of unoriginal, indistinguishable Google services over the last week and I’ve put up with it. Until now. I cannot look at my apps again without my eyes being drawn directly to this disgusting shape. Might have to replace it with the apple calendar, which I really don’t want to do but it’s that bad. Who greenlit this? There were so many ways you could have taken the four color formula to the calendar icon without making it look like my first adobe illustrator project. It doesn’t even look like a calendar sheet, which is what I assume you were going for. Why did you do this??? I want answers.
Few Minor things that could help
by Kiara,qwertyuiop on 2020/03/08 18:23
1. Integrating Tasks with mobile: It seems strange that they would only show up on desktop 2. Task lists from events: It would be so awesome if I could make a list in task that is automatically connected to an event. I am a student so being able to connect to-do’s to my specific classes in calendar would be great 3. A notes section for each day: currently there is a notes section for each event in which I can add details and links which is great, but it would be awesome if there was a way to view all notes compiled for that day. So if I have some details for “class at 9am” and some for “meeting at 2pm” there would be one view that shows all the details for both these events together. This could also be done by integrating Keep and adding event/date tags that can be created in calendar.
Best App Invented
by qveen bri . on 2021/10/11 03:41
let me mother freaking tell you.. this app is a magical invention. i am a very disorderly person, but google calendar saves me. the minute i find out i have something to do, or somewhere to be. i stop by my favorite app, and fill in what i have to do. it’s very easy to use, AND YES GUESS WHAT… ITS FREEEEEEE. all you need is a google email, which also, a very good and resourceful app and email system. yahoo could never. it even will mark things on my calendar for me, if there is stuff with dates and times received through email or sometimes text. if you’re contemplating downloading this app, stop overthinking and press that button. it’ll change your life. it has changed mine. thank you for stopping by my review, now do yourself a favor & download the app. love you. xoxo.
Must-Have Best App ever
by aghakakajahaha on 2019/12/06 02:07
Recently I had checked google calendar and realized I had a meeting with my boss. I had totally forgotten about the meeting and made it on time thanks to google calendar. Google calendar is great to use because it has everything in one app. Google calendar allows you to add events, tasks, reminders, and even goals. Tasks are events that you plan on doing. Reminders are things that you want to remind yourself. Goals are things that you want to achieve like exercise. The cool thing is that you can share your events with other people so they know, For example if you’re having a party you can share the event with the party guests and you can add a note with the things people should bring. I promise you, google calendar is the best calendar ever.
Can’t Adjust Google Calendar Upcoming Event Alert Sound on IPhone
by every morning user on 2020/02/29 05:48
I would give the Google Calendar 5 stars until I realized that it makes a single rather muted sound on my iPhone when I have an upcoming event. Would never hear it if I wasn’t right next to my phone. When I used the iCloud calendar I could select from a number of upcoming alert sounds — some softer, some pretty loud—and repeat the sound if desired. But there is only one single “bleep” type alert sound for an event on the Google calendar. I like the Google calendar because I can print out my calendar from my desktop which I could not do using my iCloud calendar...maybe because my PC uses the Windows....so it’s a trade off. Right now I’m using both calendars on my iPhone...so I see duplicate calendar events but at least I have an audible iPhone alert that I can hear and a calendar I can print from my desktop.
Really Useful!
by Noah Simonton on 2021/09/04 14:13
I’m a high school sophomore, and I’ve had trouble with keeping my assignments/tests organized. Google Calendar really changed my life. I tried to use paper and pencil, but I got lazy overtime and just stopped using it. I use my phone literally every day, so I thought to myself, “Is there an organizational app that might help with high school?” And sure enough, I come across GC. It’s my 4th week of school, and I have great grades because of my assignments and tests!!! Thank you for creating an app like this! Plus, my school uses Chromebooks and Google Accounts, so I can use the website on my computer and it syncs the same data from my phone just in case I can’t get my phone out in class. I LOVE THIS APP SO MUCH!!! Thanks for reading!
Don’t waste your time with Google Calendar App
by Dj1855 on 2017/12/02 14:39
Online/Conputer version is great. App if horrible. Don’t waste your time with the app unless you only want to visually see your appointments. Entering is worthless. I’ll only state two issues: 1) You can’t copy and paste and event/appointment on the app. You can only move it. So if you’re entering an appointment that you’ve had before you have to re-enter all the details from scratch. Waste of time. You can do this directly in google via a computer, but the feature is not available on the app. 2) People that need a calendar app are typically busy people with multiple parts of their lives. It’s great the google allows you to create multiple calendars for different activities. However you can only do that online via a computer. When you create an event/appointment in the app there is no option to decide which calendar you’re creating the event for. I could go critique the app some more, but these 2 features, which are easily done if you have a computer and are signed into google, do not carry over to the app. They are essential features. Soo essential and intuitive that when you first get the app you send lots of time looking for where the features would be because you would never think that they don’t exist on the app. You literally find yourself scratching your head as to why the features aren’t there. It basically renders the app as just a tool to view your events and nothing else.
Couldn't live without
by Lykceb on 2021/02/22 21:14
Absolutely love this app! I do with there were some features added to the app that are available on the desktop, such as colors mimicking desktop web version more precisely (on desktop I have a calendar colored white with black text but it shows up gray on the app and I'm not a fan of that). Also I would love to be able to choose custom colors on the app, and not always have to dig out my computer if I'm setting up a new calendar or changing colors around. Diming past events like desktop would be nice as well Some other features that would be nice is Setting default calendar to add events to and Lastly, I would love to be able to set default views. I'm not a fan of the schedule view. I would prefer to use month and it go to the day view when I click on the day.
Can’t share events?!
by Dennis947 on 2021/08/02 19:10
On almost every app and website that exists nowadays, there’s an option to “share” some type of content, whether it be a page, news story, image, event, etc. Yet, somehow, the Google Calendar app has apparently forgotten to include such an option for calendar events!? Wouldn't having the ability to share calendar events with someone via email or text message be a particularly valuable feature to offer? I don’t understand why that isn’t an available option yet. Specifically, my use case is that I create an event on my gmail account via my phone. Then I want to forward that event to another email of mine that has a different calendar associated with it. I don’t want those two calendars to be linked (one is personal, one for work), so I merely want to send a carbon copy of the event title, time, details, etc. to my work email, which I can then store as a new event on that calendar.
Wish I could uninstall the most recent update - widget has changed
by maxz313 on 2019/08/26 08:53
I love this app but I’ve noticed a change with the most recent update that has really taken away from this app’s functionality. The widget now only shows events for the current day when I click “show more”, whereas before it would show a set number of events with some going into the next day. Not sure if it’s an intentional change or a bug, but either way I would love for it to be changed back. Some days only have one event scheduled and that’s all that will show. It’s so helpful to see the next 6 or so events planned bc I could have one event today and then a ton tomorrow that I need to prepare for and keep in mind! If I could go back and not update this app so it stayed like before, I would do it in a heartbeat. TL;DR - widget now only shows today’s events, even when you click “show more”. Before it showed more, going into tomorrow if there was space, and that was much better and more helpful.
Great planner
by Rack Town on 2019/11/16 18:15
Functional, customizable, and sleek design. However, would love a few more customizable features to make it even more intuitive. I want the ability to pick which Details are displayed when creating a new event and which are hidden under the “More Options”. By pulling out the settings that I use most often, I could create events even more quickly. Also wish that the description I write for events was visible without having to click on the event to view details. Especially for events that take up more space in the daily/weekly view, I would love to be able to read the details from there. I use this space for reminders and to-do lists for specific events, but since that detail is not shown without clicking on the event I can forget things.
Missing Just One Thing
by Sonnysretreat on 2018/11/02 20:16
Before I get to my biggest disappointment, I want to say that having the google app, calendar, and gmail app have made way more simpler. Planning, coordinating, and attending events, appointments, and even dates has been smooth. I can actually handle making a schedule. Now for the major critique. I don’t like the Apple Calendar because it’s not user friendly like the google calendar. HOWEVER, when looking at the Apple calendar the date is readily available on the face of the app prior to opening it. Google, please, modify the face of the app to do this as well. I’m sure there’s no law against it. Nor would it cause a major rift in the competition between Apple and Google. In my personal opinion as a consumer, it will generate more Google Calendar users than before because it’s improves the app to be more user friendly.
Shuts down upon opening app
by kayyyce on 2018/03/16 06:59
I used to loveeee this app! I am a nursing student, I work part time and per diem, and i have a very busy social life as well. An organized calendar is essential for my world. And when I first downloaded this app it worked so great being able to connect it with my online account too. But the past few updates keep saying that its for “bug fixes” but for the past few weeks now, every time i open the app, its freezes for a few seconds and shuts down completely. I can’t even check my schedule to see whats coming up because it shut downs so quickly. And its absolutely frustrating. I did not want to write a bad review because, like I said, this app was a life savor before, but now I cant stand it. I was hoping to contact someone regarding the app but there is not contact information so writing this review is the closest I can get to it. So hopefully one of the developers or anyone working on this app cam read these bad reviews and hopefully fix the problems ASAP! Thanks.
Almost...
by awakenwp on 2019/12/06 08:11
Two things about this calendar keep it from being my favorite... the lack of a full month calendar view (complete with visibility of the events added, not just dots with a list below)... and the fact that the app doesn’t show the day’s date. I would manage with the dot/list version of the month calendar if, when I looked at my phone and saw the app it gave me a quick reference of the days date, like the iphone calendar does. Incidentally, that single stand-out feature is the ONLY thing I like about the iPhone calendar... The full calendar view offered by TinyCalendar has me using theirs, for now, but I would prefer to use google calendar for the ease of sharing calendars right through the app, rather than having to do so via browser...
Takes a long time to load every time I open the app
by Ellie859 on 2018/05/12 13:04
This app has come a long way and it’s usability and function as a calendar improves with every update. However, recently it takes a long time to load when I open the app. I open the app, the calendar opens, but it doesn’t respond to my actions to create an event or view a certain day for close to 1 minute. And, when it finally does load, it automatically goes to the same month, but in a different year. So, have to bring it to today before I can do anything. It’s quite frustrating especially if I’m working with Another person trying to land a date/time on my calendar to meet... I have to wait for my calendar to load before I can do anything every time I open the app. It’s quite frustrating. This happens no matter if I’m logged into WiFi or using data. Thank you for your attention to this issue.
Could use improvements.
by nickname1992919 on 2021/08/08 14:46
I really want to like this app. For me it’s extremely hard to find a calendar app I like. There are some relatively minor but extremely annoying things about this app. First is the new widget designs. I prefer the old one that didn’t have the two buttons. I wish there were a way to choose one with and without buttons. I also don’t understand why the custom colors I use for my calendars don’t look the same on desktop vs. on the app?? Also, apparently there was a feature included a while ago that allowed you to manually change whether the app was in light or dark mode, entirely independent from what your phone is set at. Now that feature is completely GONE and the only way I can use the app in light/dark mode is to change the mode my phone is in too! Completely ridiculous. I expect more from a multi-billion dollar company.
Awesome app, some bugs
by oreosheeranx on 2019/07/14 19:39
Google calendar is a lifesaver. I’m a high school student and my life right now is packed with volunteering and sports and music, and having this calendar really helps me stay organized and look professional. The only problems I have are these: I’ve noticed that some of the dates that I put events in sometimes shift to a day before/after. I also can’t change the date of birthdays synced from my contacts directly on google calendar. I also wish that there were more colors and more variety to color the events, and also a way to organize which sort of event is which color. Otherwise, excellent app and I will definitely keep using it.
Date on home screen
by PatonC on 2021/08/23 12:48
In general I love this app. Love that I can color coordinate activities & appts for each person in my family and share said activities with each child. But, WHEN OH WHEN will you make it so the date on the home screen is today’s date and not always 31 ?!?!? It’s seriously frustrating. I’m lowering my rating each time I review. Same review. Just lowered it. Why can’t the icon show today’s date? Does Apple have that locked out?? My previous review from above still stands and I have a new issue. I would like to be able to change the font size in the calendar. It is not affected by the general text sizing setting on my iPhone. I’m guess this is because Google & Apple don’t play well together. It is not even possible to change it in any way- not just the easy way. Help
Fine
by Meh Name_Lia on 2020/06/17 19:14
I have google meet for my meetings now and it says you could schedule a meeting with google app but I looked around and can’t really find how to do that but over all I think it’s cool and also shows all my assignments in google classroom on there due dates and I read your reviews too about the update being bad and so when it pops up I would actually say yes because I want to see if the app read your reviews their selfs so I want to see if they in proved the in proof but if it goes bad like you people say I will totally delete the app and re download it so I might start over but like I said over all I like this app so that’s why I would re download it and once I say yes I will totally write another review about my new experience so yes bye......
FIX THIS PLEASE⬇️
by St.Mark Youth Ministry on 2019/12/20 18:39
We need to use google calendar to help us in our youth ministry but we are having a hard time figuring out the fastest and most convenient way to allow the youth to subscribe to our calendar. We tried using the permission link but it takes them to a webpage and even when it asks them to download the app (which is rear), they would have to go back to the link and press on it again after the app is downloaded and it doesn’t always work that way either. We are requesting a fast, easy, and convenient way to press on a link that prompts users to downloading the app and then subscribes automatically. (Notice: we have tried using the “invite a specific person” feature but that also did not work)
Love Google Calendar - hate the app.
by YelhsaJaneOh on 2017/10/19 10:03
I love that the app integrates across all of my calendars. I like the notification features. As an app, that is as far as my interests go. The sharing solely on the computer is less than ideal. I LOVE that you can share a detailed and non-detailed version of the calendar. I don't like that you can't alter calendars on the app and I HATE the aesthetics of the app. Just making the calendar look more like the pc would fix a great portion of my dislike for this app. The dark bubbles are distracting and you can't read what the appointment says without clicking on it. I would like a one glance view for the week. I only use/update google calendar because my manager and clients can view the calendar with ease and without having the actual app (I work with an older population. Many of them have flip phones) If I did not need to share my calendar I would only use planner pro. I love the aesthetics and it has all of the integration and features that I need.
Current date is not prominently displayed
by Cj77532 on 2018/10/03 18:09
I wish this calendar was more like the apple calendar. The only reason I don’t use the Apple calendar is because my family needs a shared calendar and we don’t all have iPhones. The biggest problem I have with this app is that it does not display the date on the app icon (as Apple does), so I can quickly reference what day it is without needing to open the app. Maybe Apple has the rights to that or maybe it’s simply not an option, I don’t know. But if not, then it would be nice to have some kind of bright, vivid highlight on the current date once inside the app. Something the highlights the ENTIRE square, not just the number. Looking on my phone screen for the tiny number encircled by color is not instantaneous and requires some searching among the other dates and event color blocks.
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Get the official google calendar app for your iPhone or iPad to save time and make the most of every day. • Different ways to view your calendar - Quickly switch between month, week, and day views. • Events from Gmail - Flight, hotel, concert, restaurant reservations, and more are added to your calendar automatically. • Tasks - Create, manage, and view your tasks alongside your events in Calendar. • Video conferencing - Easily add video conferencing to calendar events. • Quick event creation - Smart suggestions for event titles, places, and people save you time when creating events. • All your calendars in one place - Google Calendar works with all calendars on your device, including Exchange and iCloud. Google Calendar is integrated with Apple Health to track your workouts and mark Goals as done automatically. Google Calendar is part of Google Workspace. With Google Workspace, you and your team can: • Schedule meetings quickly by checking coworkers' availability or layering their calendars in a single view • See if meeting rooms or shared resources are free • Access from your laptop, tablet, or phone • Publish calendars on the web
Update = bugs galore
by Wkathner on 2021/12/02 06:33
This latest version is a mess. I can’t uncheck or check different calendars. Have uninstalled and reinstalled four times and no change. As a result I have events showing 3x. Nightmare.
You can’t create a shared event in the calendar app.
by feritix on 2021/12/01 17:30
I expected better from Google. This is a feature they claim to have but don’t.
Plummeted in functionality and reliability
by forthenthtime2021 on 2021/12/01 17:25
I used to love this app and tell all my friends to get it, too. I loved the color coding and the features. It was great! But for the last 2 months it has been a disaster. It takes forever to open, and when it does, it is not responsive to touch/tapping on the screen and I can’t even use it! It barely ever opens within a minute and when it does I can’t even tap an appointment to get the details or to edit it, or to make a new appointment. So frustrating. Boo
Disorganized and ineffective
by kirbiele on 2021/12/01 15:09
The app didn’t adapt to Daylight Savings. It moved some of my appointments an hour ahead and didn’t move others. For example, it moved my work scheduled to accommodate the time change, but about two thirds of my doctor’s appointments (that were scheduled before the time change) were left untouched, so they were marked as an hour earlier than they were supposed to. In the last 3 weeks, I’ve arrived to 3 separate appointments an hour early because that’s how they were marked in the calendar. So if you have events to keep track of and would like to arrive on time, this is not the app for you.
It's fixed!
by 'Ru on 2021/12/01 03:00
Edited: The back arrow is back! Hooray! Original: I hate schedule view and exclusively use month view. It used to be that tapping on an event in month view to see details would show schedule view, but give you an arrow button in the top left to quickly get back to month view. That's apparently gone now, and there's an extra step to open the sidebar menu and tap on month view. It's a tiny thing to complain about, I know, but it's still annoying.
Necessary, but frustrating sometimes
by Tweetz on 2021/11/30 16:34
I'll adjust this review and stars when they fix the bugs... My app doesn't sync with my calendar on imported calendars. The desktop app has all my imported and subscribed calendars correct, but the app has to be uninstalled and reinstalled to keep up 🤷🏻‍♀️🤬. Come on Google, you're better than this.
So many bugs
by tgwaste on 2021/11/29 12:15
They’re getting pretty bad and they don’t seem to want to fix them.
Love it! Add more widget options, please
by Palky86 on 2021/11/28 16:29
I’m a google guy who loves apple hardware/software. They integrate incredibly well with one another. Would love a bigger widget option (lots of meetings). Otherwise, keep up the great work!
New update (11/2021) fixed A LOT of issues!
by KevinHoldenSF on 2021/11/28 00:00
Thank you for listening to feedback! My super fast Google Calendar is back. No more hanging and crashing!
Great app but missing default notification setting
by coolrigs on 2021/11/27 20:13
Love google calendar allows me to manage my personal and freelancing calendar. I do miss appointments though sometimes, as I keep forgetting to add notification. It’s an issue as I have to enable notification for each and every event I schedule and after accepting an incoming invite I have to remember go to my calendar and edit it just to add a notification. Obviously I miss doing that as it is additional step(s) and is not prominently placed when creating an apt. Request to add a Notification default option under my settings that allows me setup a default notification settings (None, 15 min, 1 day, etc) that will automatically apply to all new apt I create or receive (and respond accept/maybe) from others. Off-course I can change that while creating /edit, like other default settings. Thanks
PERFECT CALENDAR….But one tiny request
by OliveTreeeee on 2021/11/27 18:25
I absolutely ADORE Google Calendar. It’s my most used app as I’m very meticulous with my schedule so I’m constantly adding or adjusting events. I genuinely have no complaints, but I DO have one little request. I’d love to see more color options for events. I color code everything and the limited selection makes it kind of hard to accurately coordinate some of my events/work. I know it’s a little thing, but I think I’d actually cry tears of joy if we got a pallet expansion. Other than that, I love this app and think you guys are killing it! :)
Calendar options in app
by Cups217 on 2021/11/27 16:48
Largely I enjoy this app. The ability to sync schedules with my family has been a lifesaver. However, it makes me absolutely crazy that I cannot change which calendar an event goes to within the app. So if I add an event in the app on my phone, it automatically goes to the “default” calendar which is essentially the calendar I last used on the desktop. I have to then go to my desktop version to get the event in the right place. This added step drives me crazy because sometimes I forget to change it on the desktop and then the event gets missed by my family. NEW: On the task list, I wish the “due date” would stay on the date it was originally assigned to rather than rolling forward. Especially on recurring tasks because I end up questioning myself when there are two there: did I just forget to check something off? When was the duplicate originally assigned? Sometimes I miss things and I’d rather immediately see when it was actually due rather than it just becoming a new item for the new day.
The new update doesn’t work
by katherineviolin on 2021/11/27 15:49
The new update of the app doesn’t let me check and uncheck the different calendars inside the app… please fix this ASAP!
Thank you
by wb456 on 2021/11/27 05:06
Best app ever. Saved my life!!
Weird outdated layout.
by TJ Manou on 2021/11/25 20:48
Neve came across to a calendar as good as native Samsung calendars. Super user friendly and easy on the eye. Google is not known for that. Always trying to look “cool” by old outdated description gm and layouts. Considering how big the company is and the choice of designers they can hire for the job this is just weird. Looks like just any crappy calendar that is on the market with not very user friendly design and toysRus colors. Step up google. And same goes to Apple native calendar. Hasn’t improved for that last 15 years.
Love it but don't want dark mode just because phone is in dark mode
by petitechat9 on 2021/11/24 17:39
PLEASE add the option to view the calendar app not in dark mode... Just because my phone is in dark mode doesn't mean I want all my apps in dark mode. This is definitely one I want the option to change it if I want. C'mon Google. Don't do me like that. It's a great app. I also agree with the reviewer who asked for more color options within the app for events. Update with choice for dark mode please??! Thanks 🙏
Update app icon
by heat.hawk on 2021/11/23 16:15
I would like Google to make the icon display on the Home Screen to reflect the actual day of the month instead of 31.
Shows wrong day
by mlpotter82 on 2021/11/23 15:34
My app is showing me the correct date, but the wrong day of the week on my phone screen. It’s never done this before this update. Please fix because I love everything else about the app!
Why does the program not support the Arabic language?
by hfjch on 2021/11/22 06:41
please support
App Icon Fail
by ScrapNFairy on 2021/11/22 00:19
I REALLY wish the icon I see for the calendar would reflect the current date, instead of the 31. It is a calendar after all, I would to glance at the I on for the current date rather then open the app.
Widget week starts on wrong day
by Kobey77 on 2021/11/21 20:34
The widget is showing it starting the week on Sat, even though I chose Sunday, but the date for today is right. What the…?
No Notification
by Haha10102020 on 2021/11/20 23:58
Reason I have this app is for notification by email. Though I get the email, notifications are not shown even though it is set to. Very disappointed.
Very handy for work and home
by Paulium42 on 2021/11/20 20:28
I like this calendar app. My employer uses Google Workspace and I have been a big Google applications user since Gmail was first released (and my younger daughter in college invited me!!). My main beefs are: 1. There are features missing from the iPhone app that i really really could use, like setting a time frame to “Out of office”, which automatically declines New and optionally Existing meetings. I need this a lot. This is a feature in the Chrome desktop and in the iPad app. 2. Not enough colors to code my meetings. The colors enable me to see at a glance which customers I have meetings with in a day as well as what kind of internal meetings I have. There are 12 colors available and I know that Google can allow more since if I add an external calendar there are 24 with an option to add more customer colors. This seems to be rather arbitrary. So these are two productivity issues that, if resolved, would have me give a full 5 stars.
Why don’t you have an Apple Watch version?
by fliesty1 on 2021/11/19 16:29
Why
can’t edit or delete
by edvz6809 on 2021/11/17 12:49
you can’t edit or remove content so deleted calendar reinstalled all the horrible stuff still there no way to remove never
Needs Improvement Transitioning From Views
by aiyahteresa on 2021/11/14 18:01
I have always used the Google Calendar app and it has been great, but lately, the app has been declining. I prefer to look at my calendar in month view, but after clicking on any day, there is no convenient way to go back to month view. 😩 I have to click on the left hamburger icon and click month view. Suggestion: the day that is tapped in month view, make it a pop up view instead of an all-screen view, so we can easily navigate back to month view with one tap or swipe.
Love love love
by lmaonade on 2021/11/14 17:15
So I’ve been an avid user of just the iCal that’s native to my apple products, but what I felt was the UI was kind of annoying and bulky. I’ve had the google calendar on my phone for some time, but never really paid attention to it. But then recently I checked it to see if some events from my email popped up there but not iCal, and yes they have. Then I discovered I could integrate my iCal events into google calendar, along with the million other emails I have. I was sold! This is it y’all. I was always frustrated that iCal can’t include any other calendar services to have everything on one screen. Anyway, the google calendar’s interface is so simple yet so easy to read and scroll through. Thanks for making this!
Recent update took away something important.
by littleleveskyoo on 2021/11/14 07:26
The most recent update makes me mad. You took away the ability to shift back to your previous view quickly. I want to be able to see my schedule and then quickly shift back to month view. I shouldn’t have to go thru a menu. It has flustered me multiple times while trying to figure out my schedule on a call. I’ve used this calendar forever. Fix it please.
2 Apps???
by LukeL2794 on 2021/11/13 19:25
The fact that this isn’t just merged with the Gmail app is absolutely ridiculous
Update ruined notifications
by helena zaas on 2021/11/12 21:17
One of the most helpful features since I have been using Google calendar has been the ability to set notification for a specific amount of days beforehand and the TIME of said notification. I have really utilized this in the past so that I would receive the notification at a time where I am not distracted (e.g. when I’m riding the train vs. when I’m at work) so that it is noticed. The most recent update, l suppose, has removed the time part of this function allowing me only to set a notification for a set amount of days. Please bring the time functionality back.
Fade past events plz!
by MaxKearn on 2021/11/12 08:36
Please update so past events are faded (just like the web desktop version). Otherwise, Best calendar app in my opinion…4.99 stars
NO YEAR VIEW OR SEASONS ?????
by Jebandpooky on 2021/11/10 09:39
For me the iOS calendar is a joke. It has none of the customization options that are in Google Calendar. I use Google Calendar because it has more functionality. The two features I want added to Google Calendar is the Year View and the seasons. WHY DOES IT TAKE AN ACT OF GOD FOR THE DEVELOPERS TO ADD THE YEAR VIEW IN THEIR CALENDARS ????? AND THE SEASONS ?????
Bring back ease of month view
by jomixso on 2021/11/10 03:15
Update this week made it difficult to get back to the month view, making you go to the menu and then choosing the view. Please change it back. This is a small but important part of this app that is helpful above others.
Great app but….
by frustrated nail tech on 2021/11/09 16:09
Please add a way I can view year.
Widget
by arm4489 on 2021/11/09 14:38
-Every time the app updates, I have to RESTART my phone to view the 10-item widget in the correct place on my list, and the 3-item widget appears :( -Please give a SEARCH function “go to date”. It’s annoying to scroll years by month. -If I change the start time, I would like it to not AUTOMATICALLY ADJUST the end time; items change times and not necessarily duration. Would otherwise would be 5 stars.
Bring back the back arrow to get back to Month View
by BlaskoFam on 2021/11/08 17:13
I love this app, but a recent update made it harder to get back to Month View. Please bring this back right away.
Great Calendar
by Shawnlinds on 2021/11/08 14:57
I love this calendar! I’ve been using it for years. My only suggestion would be that more color choices be added, and emoji‘s or symbols
0 Notifications for iPhones
by Joe's Crabs on 2021/11/06 18:10
This app has 0 notification settings on iOS devices, which is unacceptable for a Calendar/Scheduling/Planning app.
More color choices
by KalanaD on 2021/11/06 15:28
I love how organized this app helps me stay with color-coding all of my activities throughout the day/week/month. There are a lot of color choices, but I wish there were even more so I could stay even more organized!
Update Messed Up Month View
by HokieGirl01 on 2021/11/05 13:53
Since the latest update the ease of moving back to the monthly view is gone. Now you have to take all these extra steps to get back to that view. Why would you change that? I never stay in schedule view. Please add the quick feature back.
Bring back the arrow to go back to month view
by Jenna527 on 2021/11/04 22:27
It’s a small feature but it used to be easy to go back to the month view. With this new update I have to constantly set it back to month view and it is so annoying. I don’t find the layout of my week or day view all that helpful. Please bring back this feature that used to work great!
Bug?
by Digi Ma on 2021/11/03 21:16
I usually like looking at the monthly view. When I click on the day to see what it entails and then press on the 3 bars to go back to monthly view it doesn’t. I have to take a couple of extra steps to get back to the monthly view when it didn’t before. Not sure if it’s a bug or that’s how it is now.
Notifications
by kpkpkpkpkpkp1234567 on 2021/11/03 03:07
Loved this app on my Android. Work forced me to an iPhone and I get maybe half the Google calendar notifications. Very frustrating as I have missed so many events. All settings I can find in both the app and phone settings say I should get notifications but I just don't. I hate it.
Love it
by bia404 on 2021/11/03 01:29
My favorite planner! With a cute design and personalizable.
Love it but I have a suggestion
by manabanana_ on 2021/11/02 00:14
I used this calendar constantly but the one feature of the apple calendar that i'm missing from google is the icon display of the date. It's not that big of a deal which is why I still use this app. more but it would be an awesome feature to have!!
Edit/change events/calendar
by Javiso on 2021/11/01 20:19
Please enable the ability to change calendars after it has been created like I can do on the web version without having to recreate it from scratch or duplicate it and then delete the original.
Icon date
by Checkerme on 2021/11/01 14:46
I wish the date in the icon would change to be the actual date not always 31.
Cannot delete holidays
by blowme4ever on 2021/11/01 09:59
WHY CAN’T THE USER DELETE NON-RELEVANT HOLIDAYS FROM MY OWN CALENDAR ??? Social engineering gone mad.
Almost Perfect
by 866xyz on 2021/10/31 05:52
I just transferred from an Android to iPhone after many years of using Google Calendar which I found perfect for my use. Reminders, recurring events, different view formats, and color options. Once I made the switch to iPhone, though, Three major problems arouse: Font so small that entries are difficult to read; no option to change font size; reduced options for time intervals of events (45 minute options not available for iPhone. Overall, this app is disappointing for iPhone use. I wish that Google would make these adjustments for iPhone. If they would, this app would be the best calendar app for iPhone hands down.
Missing basic functionality
by twoarmscollin on 2021/10/30 14:11
The motto of this app is “Get Organized” and yet it’s missing some of the most simple features to be able to do precisely that. Despite the billions Google makes selling our private data they can’t (or won’t) design a decent calendar app. There is a bunch of basic functionality from the web version that is not available in the app. Basic enough to render the app useless. 1) The calendar colors available in the app do not match the colors available on the web version. Come on, this is too simple to believe. 2) The app will not dim past events even if that setting is turned on on the web version. Again, let’s get on the ball Google. 3) There is no ability to change the calendar that an event is scheduled under. I literally couldn’t believe this one. Scheduled a meeting with a professor under your personal calendar? Don’t expect to be able to change that in the app. The absence of this capability is stupefying. If you’re like me and you use your iPad Pro in place of a laptop when you leave home then you have to go onto the web and deal with the hassle of trying to get your browser to load google calendar in the browser window instead of redirecting you to the app. Why are you redirecting me to the very thing that isn’t working in the first place?! Why bother having the app?! 4) The default calendars under each of my accounts retain the name “Events” even when I change their names using the web version. Very frustrating when you have other calendars you’ve created called “Events” because you want your default calendar to be for every day things and consider “events” to be less frequent, bigger deals. Whatever the rationale a person has, they should be able to name the calendars whatever they want and have that reflected in the app. In sum, these issues are fundamental enough to render the app more of a frustration than an assistance. In the app I can view all of my accounts in one place, at least it has that going for it. Instead of spending who knows how much money designing the “Goals” section, how about Google fixes the basics. If it weren’t for the fact that my work requires the use of Google calendar I’d be off it in a heartbeat; which is really unfortunate, because the web version allows for so much more functionality than competitors.
Trouble syncs
by vvn2023 on 2021/10/30 00:21
I wonder what’s wrong with the new update of google calendar. I cannot sync my account to this new app. My school only link the schedule to google calendar, so I cannot open schedule from any other calendar. If anyone know what happen, please tell me what to do. Thank you.
Still?
by *Qayin* on 2021/10/29 03:32
Add a year view in calendar please. It’s been too long for it not to be implemented yet. The simplest feature yet google has repeatedly dropped the ball
Back button
by Hugaporcupine on 2021/10/28 04:43
Please bring back the back arrow. Used to go from seeing month view. Tapping on todays events. Then hitting the back arrow to go back to month view. Arrow is gone now.
Suggestion!
by Will0692 on 2021/10/27 03:45
I don’t know why there isn’t a feature where I can add multiple dates of the same event. For example I want to add my work days to my calendar. But there’s no option unless it’s reoccurring events which my work schedule isn’t consistent. I want to be able to select multiple dates and create the same event. I have to do it one by one. If not on the app they should at least have it on the web version. Also, is there no way to add iOS reminders to sync with google calendar? I think that would be great because I prefer the iOS reminder app better than the google calendar one Other than that I really like this app I just wish I had those features to make things easier!
Drag and drop no longer works reliably
by annoyed0126537 on 2021/10/26 19:25
Basic function of a calendar app, please fix.
Needs Apple Watch Complication
by Trevozneoma on 2021/10/26 17:30
This is my preferred calendar App. It’s easy to use, and I like that I’m able to set Apple Maps as the default for navigating to a location. However, the app could really benefit from better Apple Watch integration, particularly a complication. As Google does not support push on iOS, relying on the stock Calendar complication means my watch calendar is rarely up to date.
Hide goals
by Joooooooooa on 2021/10/26 11:19
Keeps my life on track! Is there a way to hide/unhide goals like we can with different calendars? Just so we can quickly unclutter the calendar and see events
Widget update
by l1l14n4 on 2021/10/26 08:10
Please offer an option for your widget to be as beautiful as the app itself, I primarily use this calendar over the apple one because of its aesthetic — would love if the widget would incorporate some of the art in/and the full size calendar — an opportunity to bring some google onto an apple face
Won’t let you change color of new events created in app
by CaptainKabeard on 2021/10/24 05:24
Won’t let you change color of new events created in app. It let me do it before and it still will on the website.
Apple Watch
by Tysymojo on 2021/10/23 03:26
It would be cool to see this app become usable on the Apple Watch
Just okay
by annabellegm on 2021/10/22 21:05
I’m on version 21.39.0. I don’t understand why they’ve made the gestures different from gmail to gcal. In gmail, you swipe left to delete, and in the schedule view of the calendar app, you have to swipe right. Should be the same to help people learn. Continues to frustrate me that they don’t allow apartment numbers or suite numbers in the add location section. You have to go through the extra step of adding it to the description, and have to pull up the app to view it when you’re in a rush. Hope my feedback is taken into consideration.
Screw up AGAIN
by zubairAkhan on 2021/10/22 19:16
And again, they broke the widget. Come on!!! Yet again google screwed up the widgets for the calendar app. Why touch something if it’s not broken? Who is working on this app? Children? Deserves negative stars.
Amazing!
by Ohjanellee on 2021/10/22 02:01
I always use gmail so I use all the tools. I been using a paper planner to keep track of bills and etc. This calendar has been great
Fails to download events
by hduhdiifufjjd on 2021/10/21 23:42
Well, it had one job - to show events from google calendar and it failed miserably. How on earth apple calendar can show events in google calendar and google calendar cannot do the same???
Please create a larger widget for the iPad
by user12345678910 on 2021/10/20 17:54
I am really happy with the Google Calendar and am happy to pay for Workspace. It has really organized my life. Please create a larger iPad widget. I have too many tasks and calendar events to show on the Home Screen.
Desktop does NOT update App
by Sunrnr on 2021/10/20 00:58
Overall I love this App. Luckily I use it in the phone and expect it to update my computer. Today I almost missed an important meeting. I had made the event in my desktop - with alerts!! Unfortunately anything you add to the desktop does NOT upload to the app unless you open the app. NOT GOOD! Another negative to the app - it is cumbersome to set alerts! I tend to make the appt on the phone then go to the computer to set the alerts. Stupid really but it is the only way I have found to be sure the appt is both places and the alerts will work. Shouldn’t need to jump through these hoops!!!! Can’t give it more stars when I feel as though I have to set an appt twice!!! What is the point???
ADHD people
by marta_ina on 2021/10/19 09:59
Google! My dear Google! Think about us. I need to be able to have the calendar synchronized with tasks and all your other apps. Or open a new app and call it Google journaling! For the love of God, I need more interaction between apps and Google home. I have the absolute need to quickly brain dump information at all time. Love, Martina
Event not updating
by mmehta64 on 2021/10/17 13:10
Calendar events don’t update automatically of changes were made on web. Only way to sync is to open google calendar app. Missed many meetings
Search only goes back less than a year?
by Psychor on 2021/10/14 22:58
Why can’t I search my entire calendar regardless of how far back an entry is? This is nuts! 🤣
Alternate calendar in widget
by Javad Abdollahi on 2021/10/13 22:56
Please add an option to show alternate calendar in widget (day view)
Great App but……
by Anatigger on 2021/10/12 15:01
This is a great app. That being said there is one thing that would make it perfect, a watch app. It stinks that I use this all the time but when I’m away from my phone I have to rely on the stock apple calendar. I would love a Watch complication on my watch face!
Calendar
by Karmel55 on 2021/10/11 20:04
Hate what you did to this. Cant make heads nor tails of my appointments. I only want yo look at one day not the whole year. Switching to a more user friendly one.
Great app but need bigger widgets
by aarjav02 on 2021/10/11 17:23
This is an amazing app, perfect for scheduling. Only complaint is WE NEED BIGGER WIDGETS FOR IPAD PLEASE.
Best App Invented
by qveen bri . on 2021/10/11 03:41
let me mother freaking tell you.. this app is a magical invention. i am a very disorderly person, but google calendar saves me. the minute i find out i have something to do, or somewhere to be. i stop by my favorite app, and fill in what i have to do. it’s very easy to use, AND YES GUESS WHAT… ITS FREEEEEEE. all you need is a google email, which also, a very good and resourceful app and email system. yahoo could never. it even will mark things on my calendar for me, if there is stuff with dates and times received through email or sometimes text. if you’re contemplating downloading this app, stop overthinking and press that button. it’ll change your life. it has changed mine. thank you for stopping by my review, now do yourself a favor & download the app. love you. xoxo.
More colors
by Loveincolor on 2021/10/11 02:43
We need more color options on the app!
Notifications are cut off.
by Previously untaken nickname on 2021/10/10 18:45
What’s the point of a pop up notification that you can’t read more than a few words of? My font is not huge, but I get maybe 4 words, tops in Lock Screen notifications. Pressing on it brings up the same image. Preeeetty unhelpful.
XL iPad widget please!
by yeetdab69 on 2021/10/08 03:20
I would love more widget options for the iPad, as well as more colors!
Google calendar keeps Locking up!
by bulkcast on 2021/10/06 17:04
On my iPhone and my iPad the calendar will stop working and I have to restart it in able to put in events or anything. It never used to do that! What is going on?
BUGS BUGS BUGS
by ebufff on 2021/10/04 21:31
UUGH
No copy and paste
by Lana Lightning on 2021/10/04 16:46
Keeps me organized, but my work schedule is not M-F and having the ability to copy and paste would be less time consuming and more efficient. I’ve searched everywhere for a way to do this in this app, to no avail. So annoying.
Wrong year
by 1027 frustrated on 2021/10/04 15:54
Today I opened my calendar and it shows October 2018. When I scroll forward, it jumps from Dec 2018 to January 2022! It has been maddening trying to fix it. This is on my Iphone. On my IPad it seems to be ok. Plus. I have to create a nickname to send this.
So Amazing! Get this app!
by FoxGirlOnFire🦊 on 2021/10/03 12:07
Google calendar has been an app that just sent me notifications for events. But after I really started exploring it, I noticed it had many more amazing features! They have reminders, tasks, and goals! It’s not only a calendar, but a go-to app for organizing for me! My family uses this app all together to know all of our events! So my point is, get this app! You will feel so much better and more organized.
Needs more colors
by AngelaMelllll on 2021/10/02 01:28
This app is *almost* perfect. No other app has ever helped me to keep myself more organized. My one critique is that it needs way more colors for event categorization, what they have now it not enough.
The year is 2020...
by Skyscan305 on 2021/10/01 17:19
Update 2021: App no longer displays all of my calendars that even the website does. At this point, this app is worthless in terms of reliability. I’ll just use iCal like I should have to begin with. And there is still no ability to share or print your calendar from the Google Calendar app... Clearly the development team is either incompetent or lazy.
Why aren’t goals showing in my widget now?
by Revueeer on 2021/09/30 23:17
I recently started using Google calendar after switching to night shift to help me get my life back together. I started adding goals to keep me on top of things but after the update, the widget now only displays events and tasks. Goals are a big part of my calendar events to be left out of the widget. Please fix this.
Made it worse
by NevvyRen on 2021/09/30 23:03
Ruined their widgets by adding buttons on half the widget. Clearly designed to increase usage and not at all to be a better product. Worthless calendar. Uninstalled.
Can’t read, Fonts too small, iPad text size doesn’t increase calendar fonts
by Charcoal Lawyer on 2021/09/30 12:29
Dear google, please don’t forget the people in the 45 and up years old. Small fonts for people with Presbyopia (presbicia ) make this calendar app a problem to read and use it. Unfortunately not only the calendar, but Gmail, ForeFlight and some others apps doesn’t increase fonts size accordingly with iPad text size settings. Please make size fonts settings able to increase within the calendar app, as well Gmail Thanks
User Infriendly
by AgentAA17 on 2021/09/29 23:10
The user can set a specific time for a calendar event. You can only set the Start and End times in five minute increments. What if my event is at 7:22 am? I have to round up the event to 7:25 am? Ridiculous!
Add year
by Elio333 on 2021/09/29 12:36
Hi plz add the option to view my calendar as a year as well as month week or day
Terrible widgets!! We need to see a weeklong widget!!!
by closer0 on 2021/09/28 05:03
We need to see a widget with more than a single day on it. You are so out of touch Google.
Improvements could be made
by Kourtney R on 2021/09/27 22:22
I want to be able to add a calendar and edit the calendar colors from iPad (with the color picker). I also want to be able to view all events within a calendar as a list versus just scrolling through my calendar month to month to see what’s in it, and be able to merge calendars into one instead of having to copy events to the other calendar.
One problem
by Biggz21 on 2021/09/27 18:35
I like how is friendly to use, how the issue I’m having is that I can’t customize it and make it more my style such colors and backgrounds (wall paper) since this is app I’m planning on use days and months to come.
Terrific for any use
by aokfrog on 2021/09/26 21:48
I’ve used a number of calendars but Google is by far the best. It is not as user friendly as some, but as an 86 year old struggling into today’s world I figured It out and love it.
From Hala
by hala6278 on 2021/09/26 09:20
It’s a really good application and really helpful thank you for this
Where did the colors go ???
by NightMareKidd on 2021/09/25 17:07
I really liked this app after learning how it works, but after upgrading to the new iPhone 13 pro I can’t get any other colors except blue and green ….. WHERE IS THE COLORS ???
I need personal setting defaults and specific event colors
by RBoote on 2021/09/24 20:14
I use this calendar for everything. I have ADHD and I need something that manages my time, this is helpful because it integrates over all my devices and I can connect to my family's calendars as well. But like I said, I use it for everything, which means I'm ALWAYS adding events. Which means I need adding events to be simple. And I use the same notification settings and such every time. It would be nice if I could set them as my personal default. It would also be nice if there was a 1 and a half hour prior to event option (90) minute option as you can only select up to 60 minutes and then you have to switch to hour increments. A 90 minute option would be supremely helpful for me. It would also be helpful to be able to select different colors for events, rather than having all events in one selected calendar be the same color, like having a default color for the calendars is great, but it would be great to be able to then also select different colors for specific events within that calendar if you need to differentiate it for some reason. Or maybe the calendar color can be a line at the top of events and then events can also be a color. I just use my Gmail calendar for everything, so having different colors would be helpful, rather than having all my events be one color. Lots of color options would help. Other calenders could be one color then your events could be other certain colors. I just want color differentiation. My entire calendar is yellow. All my days are yellow, with the occasional purple dot from my family calendar. It's not helpful. And multiple calendars would not solve this issue because it would create an integration complication over my multiple devices and my family calendar cooperation.
One thing I want changed
by Matthewthomasg on 2021/09/24 14:06
Would love if the app icon would update to show the current day instead of always saying 31
Only one change needed
by Ptritts on 2021/09/22 20:15
This is a great app, the only change it needs is for the icon to display the day’s date.
Do not use this app!
by Byron Farmer on 2021/09/21 16:01
I used to be a fan of this app. That stopped when I didn’t check my reminders for a few days and they piled up. When I did go to the app to check and go through my past reminders it freezes up and closes each time. I have deleted and re downloaded the app and the same thing happens. This is unacceptable! I have important things in my Google calendar. I am now only using my reminder app through Apple .
Adulting!
by Mrs. NayNay on 2018/05/06 16:05
My life was becoming extremely crazy and I kept "double booking" myself like Every. Single. Day. So I kept having to call and let people down because I had forgotten about previous commitments! Well! My mom and sister got frustrated with me and told me that I needed to just get Google Calendar and every time I commit to something I have to put it in the calendar right then and there and then before I commit to things I have to pull out my calendar and check it! It was simple advice but Google Calendar was so easy to use and so aesthetically that after I used it once I got hooked! Haha I love putting hints in my calendar now and color coordinating them! It looks so pretty and I feel like an adult that has to "check her calendar" all the time🙄😂. Also! I found out you can link calendars with people! Now I know when my sister is free to talk on the phone because her crazy work schedule is on there and we love so far away it's helped us stay connected!! All that to say! I love Google Calendar and it will help you organize your life!
2 small problems, 2 less stars
by Angrymonkeymermaid on 2018/12/23 17:33
The app is great but there are 2 things I wish they did. 1: more colors added for events. I wish they had more colors to choose from when writing in an event. I am the kind of person that likes to keep certain events in the same color so i know that that event is work, party, meeting, holiday, birthdays, vet appointments, etc. But the color selection is a bit limited for me and there are colors that i never use because it makes no sense when i associate that color for that event, like the color flamingo. I wish they had different kinds of blues, purples, greens, reds, oranges, and pink. Especially since the purple for reminder you cannot change, so placing an event in that color confuses me. 2: I wish the photo used for a location was based on a photo of what the location looks like and not from photos that people upload from their cellphone to google maps. The fault is google maps. The photo location for an area should be something you should have the option of selecting in calendar and the logo should be an option. Their should also be an option on google maps where someone can select the primary photo of that location when flagging a picture. For example, my dog vet is pet smart Banfield but the picture shown on my calendar is a lady with her dog. That is not the location of the vet, it should be a picture of the front of the store, even though there is a picture of that, i cant select it.
Recent updates have seriously ruined this app
by pianoman.82 on 2018/05/24 14:09
After a few months of very laggy, unresponsive, disappointing app behavior, I finally have had enough to leave a review in the hopes that it will help someone on the app team realize just how bad things have gotten, at least for me (my wife has the same issues on her iOS devices as well, so it’s not something unique to my account). I was surprised to see how many other reviews I have found with almost exactly the same issues that I have. The fact that the other reviewers have been reporting consistently issues since at least the beginning of 2018 with no improvement is nearly inexcusable. My primary issues in a nutshell - 1) often app opens to random dates at initial launch; 2) after initial app load, it generally takes 60-90 seconds (sometimes much longer) before the UI is responsive; 3) once everything has finally loaded (if I have not given up and force quit it already) there is way too much UI lag and sputtering as I try to navigate through different UI views — full month, daily agenda, etc. These issues combined render the app nearly useless for me in most everyday use cases. As an app developer myself, I can appreciate the complexity of creating a performant, well-functioning app. However, given how awesome this app used to be, and the level of satisfaction I expect from an app by Google, I’m just so frustrated and disappointed. I can’t understand why these issues have not received attention yet.
I like it, but it needs improvement
by Colton2077 on 2018/09/23 23:08
This app is one of the most comprehensive as far as what I can do, but it needs fixing in a few areas. First of all, Goals are super glitchy and need improvement. I find that it’s super inconvenient that there is no option to select Goal time/date manually, you have to let the app decide for you. You can change manually it AFTER it is auto assigned, but you have to do them each individually. So if I have a 5 day workout goal and I want them all to be at specific times, I have to manually fix every single day and time to where I want it. It’s super inconvenient. It should simply be an option and nothing more to have the app select times and dates for your goals. Additionally, I find that sometimes they delete themselves, and also, if you set a goal it only lasts about three weeks before you have to recreate them again. You should be able to have the option to select the cut off date or have them running indefinitely, like you can with “Events.” It’s almost better to set your Goals as Events because Events actually works. Additionally, I find that when I swipe other to the next week it will sometimes ship months or years ahead for seemingly no reason.
No Apple Watch/Subscribed Calendars
by JT@Itunes on 2020/07/17 15:25
Overall, it looks good but it’s missing the most important thing to be usable for me. I must have it in my Apple Watch and have a complication so I see the next event just by raising my wrist. Google, add this and you’ll win me over from Apple’s calendar. The other issue is with subscribed calendars. Google’s platform is far superior to Apple because I can subscribe to an external calendar on the site and see it on my phone as well. Perfect, almost. I set up a subscription to my work calendar. We are fully hosted on Microsoft 365. I’m able to see everything that was created PRIOR to setting up the subscription however, nothing new is coming in. After an exhaustive search, this is a Google problem that has existed for a long time. Google, you need to give us an option for subscribed calendars to specify update frequency. A global setting is simply not sufficient. I have another subscribed calendar which only needs an update once per week but my work calendar needs updates every 15 minutes. I do know I can add my M366 calendar in the default Apple calendar and it works as expected. That’s not what I want. I want all of my calendars in one place.
Bring back notifications for individual events
by jlFinchmockingbird94 on 2021/03/17 23:24
A few years ago when I first started using this app, you were able schedule notifications to go off a desired length of time before specific, individual events and reminders. Now they have done away with this option, and it has decreased the usefulness and helpfulness of the calendar altogether. Speaking as someone with ADHD who is also a visual learner, I use this calendar and the different color options to help me prioritize and keep track of things and not forget important commitments, such as doctors appointments and when bills are due. But because of my ADHD brain, I need that extra help that sound notifications provide when it comes to one-time events that are outside my typical schedule, and unfortunately the developers got rid of the settings that used to allow you to do this. I have looked everywhere on the app and on desktop, and the setting for this that used to be there is now nowhere to be found. PLEASE BRING BACK THE OPTION TO SET SOUND NOTIFICATIONS FOR SINGLE EVENTS AND REMINDERS!! If this setting doesn’t return I may be forced to use a different app/platform that does allow this option.
Calendar options in app
by Cups217 on 2021/11/27 16:48
Largely I enjoy this app. The ability to sync schedules with my family has been a lifesaver. However, it makes me absolutely crazy that I cannot change which calendar an event goes to within the app. So if I add an event in the app on my phone, it automatically goes to the “default” calendar which is essentially the calendar I last used on the desktop. I have to then go to my desktop version to get the event in the right place. This added step drives me crazy because sometimes I forget to change it on the desktop and then the event gets missed by my family. NEW: On the task list, I wish the “due date” would stay on the date it was originally assigned to rather than rolling forward. Especially on recurring tasks because I end up questioning myself when there are two there: did I just forget to check something off? When was the duplicate originally assigned? Sometimes I miss things and I’d rather immediately see when it was actually due rather than it just becoming a new item for the new day.
Helps me organize my life!!
by MoMo527527 on 2019/07/15 17:25
As a high school student that plays sports, has a job, babysits, and is involved in many *many* clubs, this app helps me organize my life!! I love the automatic pictures that come up and how i can share calendars with people (my team etc), and THE COLORS. i legit have corresponding colors for everything and i absolutely love it!! my one tiny thing is how all events have to last for a period of time. i would love an option to have events just occur at a certain time and have no end time. for example when i need to pick up my little sister that occurs at a certain time and isnt a duration of time, also some meetings for clubs and such dont have an end time so just putting in a random time doesnt really help me. adding this feature would really help me make this a 5 star review because after that i dont know what this app could be missing! but other than that i absolutely love this app and i dont plan to stop using it anytime in the future!!
Absolutely a disaster
by Ibrad14 on 2018/05/23 16:12
What changed? I don’t experience crashing however the app is useless. It has all of these bells and whistlesbut it’s impossible to easily put an event on the calendar. When I’m in month review, I should be able to touch the day that I want to add an event to and have it open up that day and then let me pick the time of the event. But instead it tries to be too smart and it opens up instead a daily view but not even the day that I touched. And then when I have to make an event I have to click another ‭+ sign‬ and then choose the events option— way too many clicks compared to other cal apps!!! and then on the next Screen I have to fill out all of these fields but none of them are easy to differentiate from the other and they have too many auto populated fields that are similar… For example the word “at”.... I use “at”for the time but nope the “at” Refers to location. It’s awesome that you can link it to the maps and your contacts and all that however it’s useless with putting an actual event into your calendar. I am finding myself, when I’m scheduling something on the fly, giving myself reminders thru siri for when I get home to put it into the calendar. Because I can’t do it on my phone! I guess I will go back to the CalenGoo app!
Love this app except for the icon
by Redneckbassin' on 2020/11/02 10:38
If Google would update the app icon to actually show the day of the month and change with the days like Apple’s calendar app does then they would have the better of the two apps. I much prefer the look and feel and color customization options of Google Calendar when in app, but the icon itself simply shows a never changing 31 instead of the actual date. This is a very small gripe, I know, and even that would be ok if they would update it and make a widget available for the Home Screen instead of only being available in the Today view. Again, minor complaints. For now I keep the widget in the Today view and swipe right to see my schedule at a quick glance, and continue to keep the Apple calendar icon on my Home Screen for a quick view of the day and date without the need to swipe.
Killing me slowly as a business owner...
by janepaulinejosemaria on 2021/04/01 19:48
Soooo, we have always been able to have all our multiple calendars accessible from the app. This is why I picked it. LOVE LOVE LOVE how it use to make my life seamless. From our public events that are linked to our website to our personal calendar for doctors appointments. We could see and edit all of them the same as on a computer. Not anymore. Now you get public, private and default. I have catering, public, family, my kids have their school calendars, sports, etc. Nope. My dental was recently on our company calendar because when I added it at on my phone at the dentist to spite making it private it went public. This keeps happening. Yes, we checked. It says private on the app and on our public site, there it is. Multiple calendars seems to confuse this app and it just sents new items randomly to out public calendar. It is making us NUTS. Instead of adding things to our calendar on the fly like I always did now I have to save the info on my phone or send myself an email and set a reminder to add it when I get to a computer. NOT OK. Fix this please!!!
PLEASE FIX IT GOOGLE: So disappointed on how buggy it is
by guess15me on 2018/01/23 18:33
I wanted to love this app so much because I love my Google Calendar on my computer. And initially I did love this app because it functioned fine and brought a lot of color and visuals to my calendar which I really liked for organization. However as of the last couple of weeks at least this app has been nothing but a headache. It just freezes up whenever I open it. Then it’s completely lagged out. I can hardly ever get to be able to create an event before it just shuts itself down and app disappeared. Every little thing will be logged out. Opening the app and loading it, creating an event, typing each individual letter (which could take 10 seconds before a letter while actually appear), list goes on and on. Now I highly doubt that there is an issue with my phone because I have only a fraction of my memory used and I keep my phone software pretty squeaky clean. I don’t even have a lot of videos or photos, and I don’t even stream very much. Everything else on my phone functions fine except when it comes to trying to operate this app. Until google fixes this issue, This app is really intolerable and unusable.
Freezes, lags, even randomly starts scrolling back to years past
by Chosen7Stone on 2018/04/19 15:07
I want to like this app. On my laptop browser, I keep Google Calendar open in a pinned tab because I rely on and appreciate it so much. But as an app, it’s the worst thing on my phone - and I’ve kept using it because of how heavily I rely on it. But today, I’m searching the App Store for alternatives. A recent update said they were addressing the freezing issues some users experience. I haven’t seen improvement. This morning, I kept three people waiting so I could let them know whether I was available in two weeks - the app opened, promptly froze, and then zoomed me back to April 2017, then June 1970. I’m writing this in April 2018. The conversation moved on; ten minutes later, I was still checking the app to see if it had caught up and would allow me to scroll forward two weeks. I eventually gave up. Sometimes I want to edit an existing event and the window halfway opens, then lags/freezes. It takes 5-6 minutes to open, even if I close and reopen the app. I have no idea how to fix this. It is a wonderful, wonderful app — when it works. I can’t afford to wait for it to be fixed anymore.
Convenient but could be improved
by lalaniam on 2018/01/04 21:18
I love the colors to be able to tell the difference. I also love the ability to share events with people. I do wish that I could add the same event to multiple days. For example, work, for people who don’t work the same days every week. If I work and 7am-7pm multiple days a week; that I could just type in the information and just click on the different days that I work. Another example would be for volunteering events; I have to keep typing them in, because they don’t repeat on the same days of the week each week. It’s a huge downside. I keep hoping there will be an update with it. But I may start looking for another app. Additionally, it would be nice to have more neon colors for color coordination. As me and my husband share calendars and have events for the kids. It would really help separate each of those things. I often run out of colors.
Best Free Calendar App You Can Get
by shelbhoc on 2019/03/25 19:39
I’ve tried all kinds of available calendar apps, but this one is by far my favorite! I often tell my friends to drop their apps and opt for Google Calendar because I really think it is so much better than any other free-cal app out there. I am easily able to look at my daily, weekly and monthly schedule- and I LOVE that the monthly outlook actually tells me what I have going on each day. I can also color-code events/calendars so I can see what realms I have working each day, AND it syncs up online so that I can use it on my computer too. I also have calendars made for my team so that I can put events in all of our schedules at one time. And I can set GOALS and make REMINDERS and CHECK THEM OFF AS I GO??? Amazing. I probably sound like a fake review right now, but I swear I am a human (who never even writes reviews) and I just really really love this app. Do yourself a favor and get this.
Everything one might need in a calendar app
by Tom D. Kim on 2017/09/18 20:23
I love how Google Calendar automagically uploads everything to the cloud. I also love how it suggests locations based on the address one types in (of course it doesn't do this for private addresses, but it is still a handy feature.) It will set reminders by month, day, hour, or minute, and it also asks if one wants to set up recurring appointments for a number of weeks, a number of days, or annually (handy for Birthday reminders.) The app will also convert between time zones across the world—another useful feature. And all of these can easily be set whether one is using a smartphone or a tablet, and also a desktop or a laptop. All of the changes are sent to the cloud, as well. It is possible to export it into many other formats as well, such as iCal, and Microsoft Office. I ❤️ Google Calendar and will continue to use it until they pry it out of my hands. 🙂
Awesome App!
by Stootsy on 2020/03/13 08:03
After losing my entire Outlook Calendar during a PC switch, I started using the Google calendar, and I’ve never considered using anything else. This app instantly updates everything on all my devices in real time, and meets all my needs. As the president of a local non-profit organization, and communications manager, it is critical that my schedule is accurate and clear. This app provides all the amenities necessary to achieve the goals of our group as well as my personal appointments. The color coding is one of my favorite perks. The “Find” feature is awesome for tracking previous schedules as well when tracking year-end reporting to build the calendar for the new year ahead. I highly recommend this app for anyone who is constantly on the go.
Excellent Calendar, even better with a few tweaks
by E.G.G S. on 2018/12/12 19:44
My school uses Google Suite for student email, handout distribution and storage, and turning in assignments, to name a few uses. I use Google Calendar to coordinate all of these things and record my homework. I have a color-coded calendar for each class so I can glance at my week and see my work load easily. Unfortunately, I have to set up each assignment as an event because reminders can’t attach to calendars or change their color. This makes it difficult to see a list of all my homework together, whereas with reminders, I could mark them as done and display them together. I also encountered an issue where trying to share an event with someone while creating it would cause the event to not be created, but sharing the event after creating it would be successful. Still, these are minor problems and improvements and overall, this is one of the best calendar apps I’ve seen.
Started off a 5⭐️ app
by Rachel Dalton on 2018/05/17 12:13
I downloaded this a while ago and it was amazing. Definitely the best calendar app I’ve ever used by a long shot! But over the past few weeks this app has been a real thorn in my side. The first issues were speed. I would hit something and the lag time would be so great that my phone would dim trying to go to sleep. But eventually it would load and I could put in new calendar entries and see my schedule. It was usable. I would’ve probably given it a 2.5 ⭐️ rating during that period of time. But now I can’t use it at all. It immediately crashes every single time I open the app. Not only have I lost the ability to put in new entries all together but I’ve also lost my ability to even see my schedule. I’m so frustrated. I really loved this app but they really need to make and update to fix this issue and fast. I’m sure they are working as hard as they can to hone in on the issue, but until then, I’ll be using apple’s calendar app and checking my google calendar on a computer. I look forward to hearing the issues have been resolved once they have been.
Not quite ready for prime time
by Supuflourous Flounder on 2018/02/19 09:03
I love google calendar, mostly. I share my calendar with people I need to schedule with, and we keep synchronized. But what really drives me crazy are monthly recurring events, of the form of “Third Wednesday of the month” or “Second Saturday of the month”. There is no “repeat” option for these kinds of events. I wrote a calendar app in 1977, on a timesharing system, that had this functionality in its 1.0 release. I have been asking google for this feature for several years, and while they keep coming out with cutesy graphics and other worthless features, the fundamental functionality of monthly recurring meetings is missing. There are insufficient colors for all my activities, mostly because they have chosen a weird subset of colors and assigned cute names to them. I would like to create my own colors and assign my own names to them. Right now, “sage”=“Skype meeting”, “banana”=“medical appointment”, “Tangerine”=“writers’ group”, “grape”=“volunteer”. I would like to say “RGB(255,255,0)”=“medical”, and have the color yellow appear as the color name “medical”. It is annoying to have to keep this dictionary in my head; the app should help me. I’ve been asking for this feature for years as well. Instead, I get cutesy graphics apparently designed to appeal to 14-year-olds, not retired professionals. So it is a tolerable app for what I need, but a far cry from a professional app designed to support real-world needs.
Google calendar
by bgoogleme on 2020/01/29 17:39
I love google calendar for the smooth integration and consolidation of events from various aspects of my life. Also, I love to see my calendar in the month view on my phone where I can actually see the events coming up without clicking on a day (you cannot do this on the iPhone calendar). Google calendar is the biggest reason I use mostly google products. However, I’ve recently switched to iPhone and noticed that I no longer have the ability to see my daily tasks in the calendar. I loved the consolidation of my tasks and events in one place. It was like this with Samsung, but not the iPhone. Why is this? Also, after adding an event it takes you to another screen. You have to press ‘back’ in order to get to the month view again. Is there a way to take away this extra step? Otherwise, I love google everything.
Needs More Functional Widgets
by *Nanatee* on 2021/06/14 14:33
I like the app ok (would be great if the icon showed the current date). But the widgets are giving me headaches. I NEED to be able to see more than just one upcoming event. Make the bubbles smaller (or remove them) so we can view more upcoming events. Maybe make the font smaller too. The date takes up half the space when it doesn’t need to be that large. To be functional, it needs to show more upcoming events. Right now the widget picks and chooses which events to show if you have more than one full-day “event” such as multiple birthdays. So my widget will show me a birthday and one upcoming event, instead of the two birthdays, one reminder, and one upcoming event. I never know which things it’ll choose to show. Plus the colors keep displaying incorrectly on the widget. Once I click into the calendar, the colors are correct. But this is highly frustrating and keeping me from loving Google calendar.
Pretty, Useless
by ☆Anna☆Belle★ on 2018/05/23 03:07
I admit, this app is pretty and well designed. However, there’s a lot of problems with it. First, lets say you have guitar lessons on Mondays and Fridays. Good for you, but you can’t put that in your schedule. You can only put “two times a week”, which means it’ll put it on Mondays and Wednesdays. Ok and then lets say you want to practice your guitar every day for 30 mins. It will find the best time that you can practice it, hooray!!! And the time you can practice is... 1AM-1:30AM!!! Of course you can edit this time but... why would you be practicing... at 1:30... and last of all, you can’t edit holidays. So I’m Christian, and Easter changes every year so it’s nice that they have the option for religious holidays(they have Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Orthodox holidays!! I love the inclusion!!) so that I don’t have to update it every year, but what is the Assumption of Mary? And all these other random holidays I’ve never heard of? What? You can’t delete them or change their color. Fantastic. So in all, a super aesthetically pleasing app, but in all super useless.
50/50 satisfied
by beepbeepbln on 2018/08/16 09:38
Honestly I just went back to using IOS built in mail and calendar apps in my iPhone bc the google calendar and gmail app are ANNOYING. after years of advanced technology why can’t google have a calendar app that shows and updates the correct date (it always says 31). Mac figures it out for iCal. Why can’t google? Another major issue.... I hate that adjusting settings and making edits to events is limited on the app. My default calendar is Work. It’s color coded in green for organizing. But I also have color coded calendars for Personal, reminders, fitness, financing and bills. If I enter a new event it automatically will put it under the work calendar. Then I have to open Mac’s iCal and edit the calendar I want it to be under. But then you go back to Google calendar app and it will show the same event under Work and whatever other category I changed it to. Also from a design and visual perspective I wish they’d redesign it. It looks so juvenile.
Could be great but rn it’s no good
by Canongirl_PDX on 2018/02/17 15:00
This could be amazing, and looking at reviews it was at one point (🤷🏼‍♀️), but it’s current iteration is buggy and pointless. When importing events from email it loads them incorrectly. Despite the event saying it’s on the 6th at 11pm, it loads on the 7th at 12pm. It would be one thing if I could edit the event but there’s no way to do that. So either I need to have the event incorrect on my calendar and just remember when it actually is (which totally negates the purpose of a calendar) or delete it and add it manually which seems cumbersome considering an abundance of calendar apps that can add events correctly. Then there are some events that are completely ignored while others are completely generated from thin air - apparently I’m going to Abu Dahbi next month which is news to me. Maybe this calendar app is awesome for those who need to build their entire days themselves? If you’re someone like me though, that needs to aggregate events from your email and to add items around those, this app is/should be a hard pass until google gets this sorted.
Past due reminders list is short with no scrolling on iPad version
by TG64 on 2019/06/14 20:53
I’ve been using this calendar app for awhile and generally like it, but the last couple of updates have introduced some behavior that is frustrating me. For iPad version the list of past due reminders comes up in a very short box and doesn’t let me scroll down to look at the whole list. This works fine on the iPhone version. For iPhone version when I open a reminder to mark it complete there’s a moment when the screen goes black before the reminder comes up...it’s just long enough that I always wonder if the app crashed on me. Same thing happens when I press Mark As Complete and it goes back to the week calendar. Otherwise the app has been functioning reasonably well for me and I do use it daily to keep my personal and work events organized.
Constant Crashing and Slow Loading
by ABTulip03 on 2018/05/23 12:47
My husband and I (along with another adult in our family) have tried for almost a year to use this app as our calendar app to share our calendars and collaborate. After MANY months of use I am comfortable in stating that this app is HORRIBLE!! It crashes ALL THE TIME!! It also take FOREVER to load...which is super inconvenient when I’m standing at the appointment desk of the doctor’s office, trying to input an appointment time. I also travel quite a bit and I’ve had the instance occur where I have put in an event while I’m in one time zone and it automatically changes the event time when I go back home to my time zone. I did not realize this was happening until we missed one of my son’s soccer games completely because we arrived an hour late. I then took a look at all the appointments and events I had put in my calendar at the same time I entered that game and they had all shifted. How annoying!! 😡 I keep hoping the updates will fix all these issues, but no such luck. I am currently looking for a new calendar app. Ugh!
Worst icon on earth
by ColePerrine on 2020/10/24 05:16
Normally not that big of a complainer when it comes to icons. They’re just icons, doesn’t speak for the app. But when I say the new app icon is the WORST abomination to ever disgrace app design in the history of digital art, I am taking it lightly. My Home Screen has become a checkerboard of unoriginal, indistinguishable Google services over the last week and I’ve put up with it. Until now. I cannot look at my apps again without my eyes being drawn directly to this disgusting shape. Might have to replace it with the apple calendar, which I really don’t want to do but it’s that bad. Who greenlit this? There were so many ways you could have taken the four color formula to the calendar icon without making it look like my first adobe illustrator project. It doesn’t even look like a calendar sheet, which is what I assume you were going for. Why did you do this??? I want answers.
Few Minor things that could help
by Kiara,qwertyuiop on 2020/03/08 18:23
1. Integrating Tasks with mobile: It seems strange that they would only show up on desktop 2. Task lists from events: It would be so awesome if I could make a list in task that is automatically connected to an event. I am a student so being able to connect to-do’s to my specific classes in calendar would be great 3. A notes section for each day: currently there is a notes section for each event in which I can add details and links which is great, but it would be awesome if there was a way to view all notes compiled for that day. So if I have some details for “class at 9am” and some for “meeting at 2pm” there would be one view that shows all the details for both these events together. This could also be done by integrating Keep and adding event/date tags that can be created in calendar.
Best App Invented
by qveen bri . on 2021/10/11 03:41
let me mother freaking tell you.. this app is a magical invention. i am a very disorderly person, but google calendar saves me. the minute i find out i have something to do, or somewhere to be. i stop by my favorite app, and fill in what i have to do. it’s very easy to use, AND YES GUESS WHAT… ITS FREEEEEEE. all you need is a google email, which also, a very good and resourceful app and email system. yahoo could never. it even will mark things on my calendar for me, if there is stuff with dates and times received through email or sometimes text. if you’re contemplating downloading this app, stop overthinking and press that button. it’ll change your life. it has changed mine. thank you for stopping by my review, now do yourself a favor & download the app. love you. xoxo.
Must-Have Best App ever
by aghakakajahaha on 2019/12/06 02:07
Recently I had checked google calendar and realized I had a meeting with my boss. I had totally forgotten about the meeting and made it on time thanks to google calendar. Google calendar is great to use because it has everything in one app. Google calendar allows you to add events, tasks, reminders, and even goals. Tasks are events that you plan on doing. Reminders are things that you want to remind yourself. Goals are things that you want to achieve like exercise. The cool thing is that you can share your events with other people so they know, For example if you’re having a party you can share the event with the party guests and you can add a note with the things people should bring. I promise you, google calendar is the best calendar ever.
Can’t Adjust Google Calendar Upcoming Event Alert Sound on IPhone
by every morning user on 2020/02/29 05:48
I would give the Google Calendar 5 stars until I realized that it makes a single rather muted sound on my iPhone when I have an upcoming event. Would never hear it if I wasn’t right next to my phone. When I used the iCloud calendar I could select from a number of upcoming alert sounds — some softer, some pretty loud—and repeat the sound if desired. But there is only one single “bleep” type alert sound for an event on the Google calendar. I like the Google calendar because I can print out my calendar from my desktop which I could not do using my iCloud calendar...maybe because my PC uses the Windows....so it’s a trade off. Right now I’m using both calendars on my iPhone...so I see duplicate calendar events but at least I have an audible iPhone alert that I can hear and a calendar I can print from my desktop.
Really Useful!
by Noah Simonton on 2021/09/04 14:13
I’m a high school sophomore, and I’ve had trouble with keeping my assignments/tests organized. Google Calendar really changed my life. I tried to use paper and pencil, but I got lazy overtime and just stopped using it. I use my phone literally every day, so I thought to myself, “Is there an organizational app that might help with high school?” And sure enough, I come across GC. It’s my 4th week of school, and I have great grades because of my assignments and tests!!! Thank you for creating an app like this! Plus, my school uses Chromebooks and Google Accounts, so I can use the website on my computer and it syncs the same data from my phone just in case I can’t get my phone out in class. I LOVE THIS APP SO MUCH!!! Thanks for reading!
Don’t waste your time with Google Calendar App
by Dj1855 on 2017/12/02 14:39
Online/Conputer version is great. App if horrible. Don’t waste your time with the app unless you only want to visually see your appointments. Entering is worthless. I’ll only state two issues: 1) You can’t copy and paste and event/appointment on the app. You can only move it. So if you’re entering an appointment that you’ve had before you have to re-enter all the details from scratch. Waste of time. You can do this directly in google via a computer, but the feature is not available on the app. 2) People that need a calendar app are typically busy people with multiple parts of their lives. It’s great the google allows you to create multiple calendars for different activities. However you can only do that online via a computer. When you create an event/appointment in the app there is no option to decide which calendar you’re creating the event for. I could go critique the app some more, but these 2 features, which are easily done if you have a computer and are signed into google, do not carry over to the app. They are essential features. Soo essential and intuitive that when you first get the app you send lots of time looking for where the features would be because you would never think that they don’t exist on the app. You literally find yourself scratching your head as to why the features aren’t there. It basically renders the app as just a tool to view your events and nothing else.
Couldn't live without
by Lykceb on 2021/02/22 21:14
Absolutely love this app! I do with there were some features added to the app that are available on the desktop, such as colors mimicking desktop web version more precisely (on desktop I have a calendar colored white with black text but it shows up gray on the app and I'm not a fan of that). Also I would love to be able to choose custom colors on the app, and not always have to dig out my computer if I'm setting up a new calendar or changing colors around. Diming past events like desktop would be nice as well Some other features that would be nice is Setting default calendar to add events to and Lastly, I would love to be able to set default views. I'm not a fan of the schedule view. I would prefer to use month and it go to the day view when I click on the day.
Can’t share events?!
by Dennis947 on 2021/08/02 19:10
On almost every app and website that exists nowadays, there’s an option to “share” some type of content, whether it be a page, news story, image, event, etc. Yet, somehow, the Google Calendar app has apparently forgotten to include such an option for calendar events!? Wouldn't having the ability to share calendar events with someone via email or text message be a particularly valuable feature to offer? I don’t understand why that isn’t an available option yet. Specifically, my use case is that I create an event on my gmail account via my phone. Then I want to forward that event to another email of mine that has a different calendar associated with it. I don’t want those two calendars to be linked (one is personal, one for work), so I merely want to send a carbon copy of the event title, time, details, etc. to my work email, which I can then store as a new event on that calendar.
Wish I could uninstall the most recent update - widget has changed
by maxz313 on 2019/08/26 08:53
I love this app but I’ve noticed a change with the most recent update that has really taken away from this app’s functionality. The widget now only shows events for the current day when I click “show more”, whereas before it would show a set number of events with some going into the next day. Not sure if it’s an intentional change or a bug, but either way I would love for it to be changed back. Some days only have one event scheduled and that’s all that will show. It’s so helpful to see the next 6 or so events planned bc I could have one event today and then a ton tomorrow that I need to prepare for and keep in mind! If I could go back and not update this app so it stayed like before, I would do it in a heartbeat. TL;DR - widget now only shows today’s events, even when you click “show more”. Before it showed more, going into tomorrow if there was space, and that was much better and more helpful.
Great planner
by Rack Town on 2019/11/16 18:15
Functional, customizable, and sleek design. However, would love a few more customizable features to make it even more intuitive. I want the ability to pick which Details are displayed when creating a new event and which are hidden under the “More Options”. By pulling out the settings that I use most often, I could create events even more quickly. Also wish that the description I write for events was visible without having to click on the event to view details. Especially for events that take up more space in the daily/weekly view, I would love to be able to read the details from there. I use this space for reminders and to-do lists for specific events, but since that detail is not shown without clicking on the event I can forget things.
Missing Just One Thing
by Sonnysretreat on 2018/11/02 20:16
Before I get to my biggest disappointment, I want to say that having the google app, calendar, and gmail app have made way more simpler. Planning, coordinating, and attending events, appointments, and even dates has been smooth. I can actually handle making a schedule. Now for the major critique. I don’t like the Apple Calendar because it’s not user friendly like the google calendar. HOWEVER, when looking at the Apple calendar the date is readily available on the face of the app prior to opening it. Google, please, modify the face of the app to do this as well. I’m sure there’s no law against it. Nor would it cause a major rift in the competition between Apple and Google. In my personal opinion as a consumer, it will generate more Google Calendar users than before because it’s improves the app to be more user friendly.
Shuts down upon opening app
by kayyyce on 2018/03/16 06:59
I used to loveeee this app! I am a nursing student, I work part time and per diem, and i have a very busy social life as well. An organized calendar is essential for my world. And when I first downloaded this app it worked so great being able to connect it with my online account too. But the past few updates keep saying that its for “bug fixes” but for the past few weeks now, every time i open the app, its freezes for a few seconds and shuts down completely. I can’t even check my schedule to see whats coming up because it shut downs so quickly. And its absolutely frustrating. I did not want to write a bad review because, like I said, this app was a life savor before, but now I cant stand it. I was hoping to contact someone regarding the app but there is not contact information so writing this review is the closest I can get to it. So hopefully one of the developers or anyone working on this app cam read these bad reviews and hopefully fix the problems ASAP! Thanks.
Almost...
by awakenwp on 2019/12/06 08:11
Two things about this calendar keep it from being my favorite... the lack of a full month calendar view (complete with visibility of the events added, not just dots with a list below)... and the fact that the app doesn’t show the day’s date. I would manage with the dot/list version of the month calendar if, when I looked at my phone and saw the app it gave me a quick reference of the days date, like the iphone calendar does. Incidentally, that single stand-out feature is the ONLY thing I like about the iPhone calendar... The full calendar view offered by TinyCalendar has me using theirs, for now, but I would prefer to use google calendar for the ease of sharing calendars right through the app, rather than having to do so via browser...
Takes a long time to load every time I open the app
by Ellie859 on 2018/05/12 13:04
This app has come a long way and it’s usability and function as a calendar improves with every update. However, recently it takes a long time to load when I open the app. I open the app, the calendar opens, but it doesn’t respond to my actions to create an event or view a certain day for close to 1 minute. And, when it finally does load, it automatically goes to the same month, but in a different year. So, have to bring it to today before I can do anything. It’s quite frustrating especially if I’m working with Another person trying to land a date/time on my calendar to meet... I have to wait for my calendar to load before I can do anything every time I open the app. It’s quite frustrating. This happens no matter if I’m logged into WiFi or using data. Thank you for your attention to this issue.
Could use improvements.
by nickname1992919 on 2021/08/08 14:46
I really want to like this app. For me it’s extremely hard to find a calendar app I like. There are some relatively minor but extremely annoying things about this app. First is the new widget designs. I prefer the old one that didn’t have the two buttons. I wish there were a way to choose one with and without buttons. I also don’t understand why the custom colors I use for my calendars don’t look the same on desktop vs. on the app?? Also, apparently there was a feature included a while ago that allowed you to manually change whether the app was in light or dark mode, entirely independent from what your phone is set at. Now that feature is completely GONE and the only way I can use the app in light/dark mode is to change the mode my phone is in too! Completely ridiculous. I expect more from a multi-billion dollar company.
Awesome app, some bugs
by oreosheeranx on 2019/07/14 19:39
Google calendar is a lifesaver. I’m a high school student and my life right now is packed with volunteering and sports and music, and having this calendar really helps me stay organized and look professional. The only problems I have are these: I’ve noticed that some of the dates that I put events in sometimes shift to a day before/after. I also can’t change the date of birthdays synced from my contacts directly on google calendar. I also wish that there were more colors and more variety to color the events, and also a way to organize which sort of event is which color. Otherwise, excellent app and I will definitely keep using it.
Date on home screen
by PatonC on 2021/08/23 12:48
In general I love this app. Love that I can color coordinate activities & appts for each person in my family and share said activities with each child. But, WHEN OH WHEN will you make it so the date on the home screen is today’s date and not always 31 ?!?!? It’s seriously frustrating. I’m lowering my rating each time I review. Same review. Just lowered it. Why can’t the icon show today’s date? Does Apple have that locked out?? My previous review from above still stands and I have a new issue. I would like to be able to change the font size in the calendar. It is not affected by the general text sizing setting on my iPhone. I’m guess this is because Google & Apple don’t play well together. It is not even possible to change it in any way- not just the easy way. Help
Fine
by Meh Name_Lia on 2020/06/17 19:14
I have google meet for my meetings now and it says you could schedule a meeting with google app but I looked around and can’t really find how to do that but over all I think it’s cool and also shows all my assignments in google classroom on there due dates and I read your reviews too about the update being bad and so when it pops up I would actually say yes because I want to see if the app read your reviews their selfs so I want to see if they in proved the in proof but if it goes bad like you people say I will totally delete the app and re download it so I might start over but like I said over all I like this app so that’s why I would re download it and once I say yes I will totally write another review about my new experience so yes bye......
FIX THIS PLEASE⬇️
by St.Mark Youth Ministry on 2019/12/20 18:39
We need to use google calendar to help us in our youth ministry but we are having a hard time figuring out the fastest and most convenient way to allow the youth to subscribe to our calendar. We tried using the permission link but it takes them to a webpage and even when it asks them to download the app (which is rear), they would have to go back to the link and press on it again after the app is downloaded and it doesn’t always work that way either. We are requesting a fast, easy, and convenient way to press on a link that prompts users to downloading the app and then subscribes automatically. (Notice: we have tried using the “invite a specific person” feature but that also did not work)
Love Google Calendar - hate the app.
by YelhsaJaneOh on 2017/10/19 10:03
I love that the app integrates across all of my calendars. I like the notification features. As an app, that is as far as my interests go. The sharing solely on the computer is less than ideal. I LOVE that you can share a detailed and non-detailed version of the calendar. I don't like that you can't alter calendars on the app and I HATE the aesthetics of the app. Just making the calendar look more like the pc would fix a great portion of my dislike for this app. The dark bubbles are distracting and you can't read what the appointment says without clicking on it. I would like a one glance view for the week. I only use/update google calendar because my manager and clients can view the calendar with ease and without having the actual app (I work with an older population. Many of them have flip phones) If I did not need to share my calendar I would only use planner pro. I love the aesthetics and it has all of the integration and features that I need.
Current date is not prominently displayed
by Cj77532 on 2018/10/03 18:09
I wish this calendar was more like the apple calendar. The only reason I don’t use the Apple calendar is because my family needs a shared calendar and we don’t all have iPhones. The biggest problem I have with this app is that it does not display the date on the app icon (as Apple does), so I can quickly reference what day it is without needing to open the app. Maybe Apple has the rights to that or maybe it’s simply not an option, I don’t know. But if not, then it would be nice to have some kind of bright, vivid highlight on the current date once inside the app. Something the highlights the ENTIRE square, not just the number. Looking on my phone screen for the tiny number encircled by color is not instantaneous and requires some searching among the other dates and event color blocks.
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