In today’s world, there is a huge increase in the number of groups, committees, clubs, organizations, teams, and jobs that individuals take part in. Although this is a given with the fast-paced society that we live in, it can still be very difficult to organize oneself and keep track of everything happening in our calendars when there are only so many different ways to colour-code or separate tasks based on groups.
Email accounts can be an especially daunting thing to organize, let alone attempt to export into a compatible calendar. It would not be uncommon for an individual to posses a large number of emails. For example, a hotmail personal email, an outlook work email, a few different gmail accounts for clubs, etc. Many platforms, such as Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google have calendar applications, and many are very sophisticated, yet still easy to use. Further, many applications allow users to access all their different email accounts on one platform, which seems like the perfect solution.
Wouldn’t it be nice, however, if these platforms were flawless? Even though they combine all accounts into one easy space, they are often slow to update, since they are not the primary receiver of the data.
Today, gmail announced an iOS beta that will test the compatibility with third party email accounts. If Google can master the platform, they could become the most widely used email app on iPhones. Google is currently looking for users to test the app with their other email accounts, and they can do so by filling out a simple form and agreeing to the beta terms and conditions. Stay tuned for the results!