Google Calendar Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Google Calendar

Web-based time management & calendar application

4.67/5 (468 reviews)

Google Calendar overview

What is Google Calendar?

Easily check Google Calendar and add new events from websites you visit.
Get a button on your browser toolbar that you can easily click to see upcoming events from Google Calendar, without ever leaving your page. And if you’re on sites that have special events encoded, you can click the button to instantly add events to your calendar. The button shows an orange plus sign whenever there are events on the page you’re viewing that can be added to your calendar.

Pricing

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech and 22 other languages, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
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Google Calendar reviews

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Brittney Collier

Much easier to use and more reliable than Outlook!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-07-10
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
I love the layout of Google Calendar the most. It's easy to understand and it really keeps me organized and helped me get through my first job. While I was in school, I rarely had meetings. But once I started working, I had to plan my days around meetings - especially since I often worked with people in different time zones. Google Calendar is one of the tools that really helped me get through this transition. It alerts you when you have a meeting coming up so, it saved my life several times when I was so deeply focused on a project that I didn't realize hours had passed and it was time for my meeting. It also has better features than other calendars when it comes to invitations. If I'm inviting someone to a meeting who may be interested in the discussion, but is not needed for the meeting to go on, I can invite them as optional. This also relieved me when it came the other way around because my work load was heavy. This made it easier to understand whether I could skip a meeting or not when I'm really busy.

Cons
The only con I have is that when you're being alerted for a meeting, Google pops up in your entire browser window and stops you from seeing what you were looking at in your current tab. It can be annoying if you're working on something important.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Moved all my calendar activity to Google Calendar!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-05
Review Source: GetApp

It's pretty spectacular so far, we're really happy with scheduling a hangouts video meeting seamless, booking coworker's schedule based on their availability saves time!

Pros
With a very simple to use, but so many advanced features, and it's awesome cross-platform integration and Google's G-Suite access, planning a schedule for me at least has become very easy and simple.

Cons
With all access to google platform and linking all the Google data in one place, makes this app one of the most productive, despite it being called a calendar app, it has almost every kind of service you need on your schedule, which is why I have nothing to complain about Google Calendar.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Great, but the integration between calendars sometimes is tricky

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-04
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
It has all the functions that you would expect from a calendar. And some more - reminders via text message (which is wonderful for some events), push notifications on mobile and desktop, recurring events etc.

Cons
I am using both Google Cal, iCal and Oulook calendar. The cross-ontegration between those 3 doesn not always work properly - some data tends to be missing and sometimes I get too many notifications at the same time. I know that it is all possible for editing and setting it up right, but there is never enough time to manage it properly. That's why I feel like it could be more user friendly and help me manage it so I don't get 4 same push messages at the same time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

Best Calendar & Reminder App

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-25
Review Source: GetApp

My experience with Google Calendar is satisfactory and I have been using this for over 7 years for all my reminders and calendar invites.

Pros
The best feature of Google Calendar is its integration. It seamlessly integrates with other calendars and automation CRMS that most of the standalone software providers do not allow.

Cons
Google Calendar is still in its basic form and it can actually evolve into a meeting scheduler or booking app itself. I think that feature is lacking.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Olivia Capizzi

Easy to use and integrate

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-04-03
Review Source: GetApp

I like my experience thus far. It helps keep my thoughts organized on all my devices

Pros
Using google calendar is really easy and intuitive. They do not attempt to reinvent the wheel or make things harder than they need to be. I like the ability to color code and share with others, also I enjoy the ability to view on my iPhone next to my iCal.

Cons
Kind of difficult to move, you have to download a whole file and then reupload it into another program. While this was challenging, it was a one-time thing.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Google Calendar features

API (296 other apps)
Access Control (211 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (174 other apps)
Activity Tracking (135 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (179 other apps)
Chat (156 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (327 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (213 other apps)
Commenting (195 other apps)
Customizable Branding (161 other apps)
Document Management (186 other apps)
Document Storage (211 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (173 other apps)
File Management (137 other apps)
Permission Management (185 other apps)
Projections (145 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (130 other apps)
Search Functionality (249 other apps)
Third Party Integration (209 other apps)
Workflow Management (135 other apps)

Additional information for Google Calendar

Key features of Google Calendar

  • Sharing calendars
  • Device synchronization
  • import Microsoft Outlook calendar files
  • Collaboration and sharing of schedules amongst groups
  • Drag-and-drop events
  • view modes such as weekly, monthly, and agenda
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