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GCal can now help you find time for your goals

Not finding enough time in the day to find in your goals? Let Google Calendar help you out?

So much to do, so little time

Does anyone else feel like whenever they accomplish one task, at least six more pile up? Yeah, me too.

Sometimes it feels like it’s impossible in our everyday lives to find time to accomplish every single thing. And it seems that the things we would likely enjoy most always fall by the wayside as tasks we “have to” do take precedence.

“I’ve got an app for that…”

But, as we’ve learned time and time again, there’s an app for that. The already popularly utilized Google Calendar has added an extension that helps you find time in your busy schedule for your goals.

Let’s say, for the sake of example, you want to learn how to speak French. While that is an astute goal, there is not always enough time in the day – or so you may think.

“Now” for Google Calendar plans accordingly

The addition of Now to the Google Calendar allows you to input that you want to learn French. You then select how much time you would like to dedicate to your goal, including: how often you’d like to learn French, how long, and the best time of day it would fit into your schedule.

Calendar then sifts through what you already have scheduled, and finds a time that desire to learn French would satisfy. Once that time slot is found, “Learn French” will automatically be added to your schedule.

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Because Google Calendar knows the additions it automatically makes, it will adjust your schedule when you manually add items to your schedule. If a last-minute meeting notice is sent your way, your linguistic session will be re-scheduled for another time.

Google Calendar syncs with Gmail

The app is already designed to help you make the best schedule possible. It syncs to your Gmail account to take any mention of a flight, hotel booking, concert, etc. and automatically adds it to your schedule.

Google Calendar takes on a number of visual aspects to appease (assumingly) every user. There is the traditional calendar layout that allows you to select a day and see a list of events. There is also a thread option that makes your schedule more pleasing-to-the-eye as you can assign colors to different tasks.

The Now addition to the app was just launched this week and is available for both iPhone and Android.


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Staff Writer, Taylor Leddin is a publicist and freelance writer for a number of national outlets. She was featured on Thrive Global as a successful woman in journalism, and is the editor-in-chief of The Tidbit. Taylor resides in Chicago and has a Bachelor in Communication Studies from Illinois State University.

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