If it wasn’t for my Google Calendar I likely would miss every important meeting, deadline, and birthday—and I’m definitely not alone.
One thing I hate about it is that it defaults to a Sunday-Saturday view, which can make it slightly jarring to read, which is why I changed that view to Monday-Sunday instead.
Google has a number of built-in features for changing how your calendar looks, but the “Start week” one is by far my fave.
To get to it click the gear icon at the top right side of your calendar and then click “View Options” on the left side of the page. From there you can customize not only what day your calendar starts on, but also whether or not it shows weekends at all.
The section also allows you to decide whether or not your calendar shows declined events, and if you want events that have already happened to appear darkened.
And when you’re viewing that calendar Google’s calendar shortcuts can come in handy. Press “d” with your calendar open to pull up today quickly, “w” to take a look at your week, and “m” to see the month at a glance.
It’s one of those features that’s been there forever, but that most people might not realize is an option—and it’s fantastic.