Why I Still Use My Google Calendar Along With My Paper Style Planner

I really enjoy using my “paper digital” planner, Google Calendar is still where I house all of my appointments and even some of my record keeping. Here are my top six reasons I still use Google Calendar: 

  1. It’s always with me – I am almost never without my phone. Thanks to Siri and other apps, I can quickly add upcoming appointments while I am on the go. 
  2. Ability to share – It is great to be able to easily share appointments with friends and family when I need to. When I am able to share my calendar with others, I never have to be concerned that they forgot about our plans. 
  3. Reminders – Thanks to reminders, I don’t have to keep my plans floating around in my head. My phone or computer will give me a gentle reminder that keeps me on track (even if I haven’t opened my calendar)! 
  4. Easy to edit – You can’t get much easier than click and drag to update appointments to a new date! 
  5. Automation – I have many IFTTT and Zapier automations set up with my Google Calendar so that I don’t even have to manually enter or write down all of the details of a plan or record. 
  6. Search – I can easily search back several years to find out when something happened last. So much better than needing to manually look through past years’ calendars! 

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