Sure, it’s 9:01am in your city — but if you’re reading 901am, you probably know that the new media business is global. It might be lunchtime for your audience three timezones east, or evening for your coders in India. That’s why I like the new world clock in Google Calendar Labs. It shows what time any event on your calendar will happen in various timezones — perfect for those teleconferences and timed posts.
Continuing their tradition of testing out potentially standard features by pushing them out as options first, Google now makes the products of their engineers’ 20% time available on Google Calendar. Toys available at launch include Google Docs attachments, jumping to dates, meeting countdowns, and free/busy searches. If Google Calendar suddenly feels more like an office application now, it’s probably because Microsoft Office 2010 is just around the corner.
You can even choose a custom background image for your calendar. I like pretty girls, so I put a calendar girl in my Google Calendar so I can ogle while I schedule. If you can suggest more calendar girls for Google Calendar, please link to their (worksafe) images in the comments below.
Originally posted on July 15, 2009 @ 10:21 am