Here’s some quick advice for lazy folks out there. If you’re using Google calendar, you don’t have to enter the detailed view just to add the basic information on a new entry you’re creating. Instead, you can just type it in with one line.
To add a new event, for example, I click on a date on Google Calendar to bring up the new entry “bubble” (it looks like a speech bubble from a comic book!). Say I wanted to change the time to reflect 12 to 3 p.m. instead of the time I clicked (8 a.m.). Instead of clicking on the edit event details link, I just type in the time along with the event description. Say, I want to set the event for a meeting with Jim from 12 to 3, I just say:
12-3 Meet with Jim.
Notice that I also added something after “at”–this is the location of the meeting. So if I say Meet with Jim at Starbucks, Google calendar will automatically set this as the location.
Once I save the event, Google would already set 12 to 3 p.m. as the time of the event.
On closer inspection, Google has already included the string after “at” as the event location.
It’s not really rocket science. But it’s a faster and easier way to do things. It’s pretty straightforward, but I think some users may have been overlooking this feature.