Calendars have been in existence since the Stone Age. What started out as an arrangement of stones has constantly evolved from lunar calendars to engravings on stones to scribblings on parchments and, eventually, to the modern calendars we see today. As societies have changed further and our days are busier, calendars have become a crucial part of our everyday lives. And so, with the digital age came calendars that are accessible from anywhere, at any time: online calendars.
Online calendars not only help you keep track of time, but also enable you to make the most of it. With your online calendar always a click or a tap away, scheduling has never been easier, but we here at Zoho Mail wanted to make it better. Over the past few months, we have been working to craft a faster, more seamless calendar experience.
We’re happy to unveil the all-new Zoho Calendar with a completely overhauled interface and new features! It is a unified calendar that will make scheduling easy for you across all Zoho apps.
What makes the new Calendar better?
While calendars have evolved, our needs continue to evolve faster. Owing in part to the unprecedented changes in the last year, many of us are buried in online meetings all day, and keeping track of what’s next has become a task in itself. The new Zoho Calendar helps you and your team stay on top of your schedule, from wherever you are.
Enjoy a revamped interface
We’ve brought the features you loved using in Zoho Calendar, like the Smart Add and App calendars, into a clean, more intuitive interface to help your teams manage your schedules more easily. Besides adding a completely fresh look, the new interface offers modern display themes and a dark mode for the night owl in you.
Customize calendar preferences
Pick what you want to see by choosing from multiple calendar views. You can also customize each view to make it most compatible with your needs. The new Calendar UI also supports 60 display languages that let you view your schedule in the language of your choice.
Collaborate across time zones
If you’re someone that works with teams across the world, we know scheduling or adjusting meetings to work with everyone’s time zone can be tiresome. You can now set a secondary time zone for your calendar grid display and also choose from a variety of time zones while creating events.
Find faster with advanced search
In a sea of scheduled events and meetings, finding the one you’re looking for is not always easy. With the new Advanced Search, simply search with any detail you remember, like title, date range, location, or organizer to track down that elusive event.
Each of these powerful tools packed into a cool new interface will help your teams schedule and manage their time better, but that’s not all—we have one more exciting new feature to share with you.
Introducing Resource Booking in Zoho Calendar!
Imagine it’s a busy day at work and you’re walking around the office looking for a conference room for your meeting. You finally find a room and settle in, only to realize the room is missing the projector you need. You gather all your things and begin the room-hunting process all over again. Sound familiar?
Finding a meeting room shouldn’t take more time than the meeting itself. Resource Booking gives you an overview of all the conference rooms in your office along with the resources and facilities in each room. Simply pick the room of your choice and reserve it for a specified time based on availability. You can book a room, create an associated event, and send out invites to the meeting—all from one place in Zoho Calendar.
With Resource Booking in Zoho Calendar, conference room shortages and double-bookings will be a thing of the past.
We have many more changes in store for you, like deleted events restoration, multiple-tab support, and much more. We’ll be back soon to give you a closer look at the new Calendar. You can also take a look at our help documentation to find out more.
Start exploring the revamped Calendar and let us know your thoughts in the comments! You can also follow us on Twitter for regular updates.