Google Calendar Now Allows Appointment Changes Via Drag And Drop
I’ve been using the Google Calendar since it debuted on a variety of platforms, from my Chromebook to my iOS and Android devices. Today I use the Google Calendar for all of my accounts, and if you ask Sandy, for pretty much everything I do. Clearly, this is an exaggeration (really?! – Sandy) but for a number of reasons I use the Google Calendar to track where I am and where I should be. As I write, the Google Calendar is one of the top five applications I use on both my Wileyfox Swift 2 and Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet.
Over the years, Google has steadily improved the Google Calendar application. There are still some missing features, but the latest update to the Android Google Calendar application has added one of the app’s missing features: now we can drag appointments to another time or even day. It’s a very small and simple change, but something that the Windows Microsoft Outlook application has supported for years, and something I have missed.
The old way of moving appointments requires tapping on the appointment, tapping edit, amending the times, hitting save and finally closing the appointment. That’s a minimum of six taps and sometimes more. The new way of moving the appointment means holding down your finger over the appointment, waiting for it to be picked up, and then moving it to the new location all in one movement. It takes a few seconds, deliberately slowed down in the animation below.
I would still like the ability to change account on the device once I’ve entered an appointment, which must be on Google’s to-do list for the Calendar app. Still, this is a small but useful improvement. You can check out how easy it is to amend appointments below.