Google Calendar and Its Uses

June 13, 2010 by · Comments Off on Google Calendar and Its Uses
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Google Calendar is a free time-management and event tracking tool by Google. It easily lets you organize your schedule and share events with your friends and loved ones.

With so many things to do 24/7, Google Calendar is a great web application tool to have. But, what are the various uses of Calendar?

1.    Remembering important events and happenings
Google Calendar is a great help to remember birthdays, anniversaries, children’s school activities, and other important occasions. You can set and customized reminders to notify you in advance so that you can prepare without hassle and stress.

2.    Easy sharing of calendars
Google Calendar allows several calendars to be created and viewed easily by your friends, family or co-workers. Schedules can be shared with specified people or everyone via public calendars. You can also add other people to calendars you create, allowing them to add items. Use this to have a collaborative work calendar for your team.

3.    Send invitations and track RSVPs
Having a party? Well, with Google Calendar you can invite other people to gatherings and events on your calendar. Guests can RSVP via email or respond through Google Calendar also.

4.    Reliable Task Gadget
You can also accomplish your to-do list using the task widget to easily manage daily tasks.

5.    Can be integrated with various Google services
Gmail:  If you see words such as dates, times, or meetings in your email, an “add to calendar” button is displayed that lets you add the date, time and event to your Google Calendar.
iGoogle: The calendar is shown as a module on your Google homepage. This tool offers you to edit how time can be displayed, what date, and a link to “Add Event”.
Google Desktop: The mini-calendar gadget lets you view your schedule without opening your browser.

10 iGoogle Themes I Like

March 20, 2008 by · Comments Off on 10 iGoogle Themes I Like
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Here are my ten iGoogle themes that I suggest you try. Although these themes are not created by Google, they’re cool. Most of the themes I like have one color with different shades. The other themes give a joyful background, and some are simple yet they create character to my personalized homepage. I would say that my choices were not mainly affected by their designs on top of my iGoogle page, but also based on the designers’ choice of colors on the links and on the gadgets.

As you can see, I included on this post the number of users and ratings of the themes. But be aware that these data may change as time goes by. Just click on the theme’s name below, and you will be directed to the page where you can add the theme, or read the latest number of users, comments, and ratings.

If you however don’t like the themes I listed here, you can check iGoogle’s theme search page, or you can create your own theme.

Live Planet – Northern Hemisphere (By Sterling Udell)


A near-real-time view of the Earth’s northern hemisphere, including seasons, day/night, clouds, and city lights.”

344,234 users | 162 ratings


Adventure in Lollipopland (By Mark Frauenfelder)

“A dynamic, illustrated adventure by BoingBoing co-founder Mark Frauenfelder, in which lollipops are consumed and new friends are made.”

43,354 users | 27 ratings


Clean Blue (By Eric Sutter)


“Simple blue and black theme.”23,629 users | 16 ratings


Shade, Summer (By David Schooley)


“A dark, low-contrast, energe-efficient, summer-themed skin. Fireflies on a warm night.”

5,689 users | 3 ratings


The Painter (By Aaron Schaldecker)


“A man painting the iGoogle logo.”

4,932 users | 8 ratings


Vista Ocean (By Joey Troy)


“Vista’s Ocean Background”

2,867 users | 4 ratings


Phantasea (By Matthew Ferreira)


“Sink yourself into the vivid waters of this underwater aurora.”

2,175 users | 5 ratings


Ellie and Me (By Google, Inc. )


Though it says by Google Inc., it didn’t have the Google logo like other iGoogle themes created by Google so I guess this is an exception. Anyways this theme is about “A day in the life of Ellie and her cat – a simple iGoogle skin to brighten your day.”

2,072 users | 11 ratings


Clean Green (By Mike Stockwell)


“A clean green eco theme”

1,283 users | 1 ratings


Aquarius Theme (By


Check out other horoscope themes here.

3,144 users | 6 ratings

iGoogle Horoscope Themes

March 19, 2008 by · 3 Comments
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Checking my daily horoscope was one of my habits before. But I really didn’t believe what it said, it was just fun to know. Ironically, I believe on what most astrologers say about my sign. I think 70% of their description reflects who I am. Pisces people rock!!!

And since I am proud to be a Pisces, I chose’s Pisces Theme as my iGoogle theme. So what is your sign? Click the link of your sign and make it the theme of your personalized homepage! When you are on the web page of your theme, click the ‘add it now‘ button.

Aries Theme (March 21 – April 19)


Taurus Theme (April 20 – May 20)


Gemini Theme (May 21 – June 20)


Cancer Theme (June 21 – July 22)


Leo Theme (July 23 – August 22)


Virgo Theme (August 23 – September 22)


Libra Theme (September 23 – October 22)


Scorpio Theme (October 23 – November 21)


Sagittarius Theme (November 22 – December 21)


Capricorn Theme (December 22 – Januray 19)


Aquarius Theme (January 20 – February 18)


Pisces Theme (February 19 – March 20)






Although I am a Pisces, I decided to change my theme to Aquarius iGoogle theme, because I hate orange and I love blue.