Google Calendar Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Google Calendar

Web-based time management & calendar application

4.67/5 (456 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

Value for money
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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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Erik Eisenman

So far the best

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-08
Review Source: GetApp

I use this day to day, its free and works well enough there has not been a good reason to move away from it.

Pros
Easy to setup for multiple calendars for different functions. Now when a friend/associate also uses Google calendar you can see what time would work for both of you when scheduling a meeting. Still has some kinks to work out but very useful. Integrates with just about everything.

Cons
Does not update quickly. pretty inconsistent I have noticed Google Calendar finally pushing an update to event in a 6-12 hour window. Sometimes longer.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Easy to Use Calendar

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-26
Review Source: GetApp

I've worked with Google Calendar for a few years and I highly recommend it to people that need, like or want to keep an organized schedule. You can also color code meetings and dates

Pros
Google Calendar integrates well with most software and is super user friendly. The calendar is so easy to use and navigate that everything stays organized. I've used my Google Calendar for years now and I've always appreciated the simplicity.

Cons
There could have been more resources on how exactly to utilize all of the tools that the Google Calendar has to offer.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Francesca Alfarache

Don't need any other calendar of planner

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-11
Review Source: GetApp

Incredible. It's really easy to use and implement on your daily life. I use it for group meetings, 1-1 meetings, personal reminders, "busy" or "unavailable" blocks. I literally live off of this caledar.

Pros
Compatible with Mac and iPhone, intuitive to use, ability to set out of office with auto decline, mobile and desktop reminders, easy to set up recurring events and editing them individually, color changing, sharing calendars and scheduling large groups. Ohhh and reminders feature!

Cons
Sometimes editing an event can be a bit confusing on whether or not people got the notification? Also, proposing a new time can also get confusing. I've had issues in the past with people not receiving the invitation in the right time zone.

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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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Google Calendar features

API (249 other apps)
Access Control (190 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (140 other apps)
Activity Tracking (122 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (160 other apps)
Chat (137 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (269 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (179 other apps)
Commenting (168 other apps)
Customizable Branding (138 other apps)
Document Management (146 other apps)
Document Storage (176 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (149 other apps)
File Management (124 other apps)
Permission Management (170 other apps)
Projections (128 other apps)
SSL Security (119 other apps)
Search Functionality (222 other apps)
Third Party Integration (166 other apps)
Workflow Management (114 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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