A cool new feature offered by Google Calendar allows you to send a text message to 48368 (GVENT) after verifying your phone number initially. It’ll send you what’s coming up – as long as what’s coming up is in your “main” calendar.
- Send “next” to get the next event.
- Send “day” for things on your calendar later* today.
- Send “nday” for tommorow.
- Send “evil” to get the current Google evil level. (just kidding)
It worked great on my Cingular phone, though the ‘day’ command only lists things that are in the future. I’d like it to send me EVERYTHING from today, even if it was earlier today, and I really wish it would send me reminders from all calendars I had turned on – not just my “main” calendar.
What’s really wonderful about the “stacked calendar” feature of Google Calendar is the way you can merge events from multiple calendars. The trouble is that all notificaiton options other than “pop up” windows only work with the “primary” calendar. So if you want anything , including the SMS commands above to work, you better “copy to main calendar”… and it is very, very easy to forget to do. I guess I’ll get used to it.
Google also gave me more hope by saying “(We’re also working on full calendar syncing for mobile phones and other devices.)” … that will rock.