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The new, improved Google Calendar app (pictures)

The updated Google Calendar app for Android and iOS brings a new design, revamped color palette and improved schedule-managing tools.

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Welcome to Google Calendar

Google completely overhauled its Calendar mobile app for Android and released a new app for iOS devices. The apps both have clean, thoughtful designs and plenty of useful features.

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Material Design

A big change for the app is the addition of Material Design, a style that adds color and illustrations to the app. For certain events, like dinner plans, movie nights and concerts, you'll see graphics to help you recognize your events.

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Multiple views

In both apps, you can control how you view your calendar.

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Schedule view

Schedule view shows you a list of your upcoming events by date. In the iPhone app, you'll see illustrations for your events too.

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Month view

Month view is a little less useful in the redesigned app, because you can't see if you have anything scheduled on each day.

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Create an event

The new Assists feature suggests events for you as you type. This is particularly helpful for events you create over and over, like a haircut appointment.

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Detailed events

You can add extra details to your events, including location, guests and color labels.

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