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Google calendar makes it easy to remember events by sending you notifications on your phone, computer and by email, depending on what settings you select. And if you use it strategically, the "Create Event" feature is also a convenient way to set automatic reminders for your due dates so you don’t accidentally blow past deadlines and incur fees.

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Google’s updated version of Calendar — which you can no longer opt out of — is lovely to look at and easier to work with than its previous version. However, the omission of one major feature from Calendar’s new “material design” version seems to be annoying a number of users (including yours truly): The ability to block off hours when you’re sleeping.

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Gmail and Google Calendar integration is an embarrassment. Gmail can never recognise all the crucial event info, and to fix it you have to open up Google Calendar in a new tab, defeating the purpose. Thankfully there are third-party fixes, such as Pod for Gmail, which recognises event info and loads it into a full calendar event right inside your Gmail window.

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Google's lightweight, versatile Calendar app runs across the web and multiple mobile platforms to keep our lives organised. But just how deep have you delved into the more advanced features that it offers? Read on to go beyond the basics of appointment scheduling and calendar colours to get more out of this powerful agenda-setting tool.