Google Calendar Sucks
October 28, 2013 6:44 PM Subscribe
I really hate google calendar but use it so I can share a calendar with my partner. Can you help me figure out how to use it better?
posted by latkes to computers & internet (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Here's a thing that seems basic to me from other cal programs (hello, iCal) that google calendar doesn't seem to do:
I work the same hours but on different days of the week. When I get my work schedule at the beginning of each month, I have to manually put in each day of work, because there's no easy, one click way to duplicate events that don't happen on predictable intervals. I want copy and paste, it doesn't seem to exist. I know about choosing "duplicate", but it takes several clicks to get there and back to the home. This is actually quite annoying when I have so many events to put in.
Another iCal thing that seems super basic to me is the ability to just click and drag an event to make it last longer.
Also, to me the google calendar is freaking ugly and busy and hard to read.
Anyway, I have to use this because despite my hatred, I actually don't care enough to be an asshole about this in my relationship. My partner wants to use it and having integrated calendars makes life way, way easier.
Soooo... my questions are, a) in general, how can I improve my google calendar experience, and b) can you think of solutions to any of the specific issues I listed above?
Yours in crochety hate,