Although there are certainly benefits to using a physical planner to keep track of your appointments, digital calendars are much more handy for coordinating with team members or for setting reminders. Below are three YouTube instructional videos on how to do just that using Google Calendar. Of course there are many different calendar applications such as Outlook, Calendar for Mac or the native apps on your phone, so you can think of these tutorials as an introduction to the possibilities of digital calendars.
Creating an Event
Finding a Time
Use Google Calendar or other calendar app to create an appointment for the dentist at 2:30 on Tuesday. You have a lot of cavities so the event should repeat every month, and you're a little scared so you want to invite a friend along. And to make sure you don't forget, set a reminder for one hour before.
The phrase 'the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing' is, unfortunately, often used in the world of work. Justin Rosenstein found that, even at a company like Google, coordinating members of a team was frustratingly difficult. This drove him to invent the app Asana, with the aim of ensuring that members of a team could all stay up to date on the progress of different tasks. There are, of course, a number of apps that can help you coordinate with team members, below are a few that you might find helpful.
Imagine you are planning a party. You need someone to design the invitations, someone to book the venue, and someone to organise refreshments. Choose one of the apps above that you find interesting. Start a plan for organising your party and allocate the three tasks to three members of your group.