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LAist Loves Google Calendar

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We work at home. We work on Macs. We don't like Outlook.

We are Google kids.

We use Gmail. We use Google RSS Reader. We use Google Groups, Google Maps and Google SMS. We also use Google Calendar and here's five of many reasons why:

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1. If you're like us, you plan events big or small. And sometimes planning that party on a holiday we forgot existed on that day screws things up. With Google Calendars, you can import US holidays, Jewish holidays and well... any other holiday you can think of. How about a Thai calendar? Maybe you need Finnish holidays? Oh come now, don't forget Carnival with Brazil's holiday calendar.

2. You can even get a little more local. Maybe you are into biking. So why not import Bike Boom's Los Angeles biking calendar? If Opera is your thing, import the LA Opera. Farmer's market fiend? There's one for LA County farmers markets. There's even a calendar telling you when what fruit is in season!

The great thing with the two above tips is that these do not overload your personal calendar. You can toggle these special calendars on and off at your leisure or add the ones you want to attend to your personal calendar.

3. Make your own calendar and share it. Like Bike Boom sharing their listing of events, you can make your own listing. If you have a yoga studio, why not make a Google Calendar for your Google friendly clients? Maybe you have a passion for LA History and want to make a calendar of historical events in LA. Whatever floats your boat. And if you don't want to share it with the world, you can invite the whoever you want to view it.

4. On the go, you can view and add events via your cell phone. 'Nuff said.

5. And for the nerds, there is always the Application Program Interface (API). Salivating...