How to Create a Digital Calendar

by Kristan Hart

Tracking your appointments and to-do lists has never been easier. Web-based digital calendars are a tremendous convenience, giving you access from your computer or workstation whenever you need it. Some digital calendars work in conjunction with your email program. Create your own digital calendar and get organized!

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Create a profile with the web-based digital calendar you want to use. If you already have a web-based email account with a website such as Gmail or Yahoo!, you already have a profile to use its digital calendar.

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Select the type of view you prefer. You can choose to view your digital calendar daily, monthly, weekly or yearly, so you have as many dates displayed as you prefer.

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List all of the tasks you need to complete, and input them into your calendar. Most web-based calendar programs allow you to input a to-do list or a tasks list.

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Set up calendar events. Creating appointments in your digital calendar will help you keep track of everywhere you need to be. When you input a calendar event, you can enter the date, time, duration and location, so all the information you need is accessible from your digital calendar.

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Invite other people to your event through email. Your web-based calendar program can send calendar events to other people so it’s on their calendar as well.

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Remember where to be with event reminders. Digital calendars provide reminders via email of the appointments you have for the day.

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Share your calendar with your family, friends and co-workers. This allows those people to see your appointments so it’s easy to schedule appointments, meetings or dinners.

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Try to synchronize your online digital calendar with your mobile phone. The Google calendar and the Yahoo! calendar both have synchronization options, making your digital calendar accessible from your mobile phone.

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Work offline when you need to see your digital calendar but you don’t have Internet access. You can’t make changes to your calendar offline, but you can view your appointments.

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About the Author

Kristan Hart is an award-winning journalist in Springfield, Mo., who provides SEO web copy as a freelance writer/editor. She has a decade of experience and holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications with an emphasis in broadcasting.

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