A simple Google Calendar Gadget with some advantages over the official one.
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Here are some of the main pros and cons vs. the best official Google gadget:
- Con: You must “Edit Settings” and add the ids of all the calendars you want to track. With the official gadget, it automatically grabs all your calendars from gcal
- Con: To access your private calendars (e.g. your main one), you must stay logged in to gcal. When your login times out, you must pop over to gcal to refresh it before the gadget will display
- Con: Doesn’t yet have Quick Add (although if there is interest, it will)
- Pro: It loads much quicker. The official gadget locks up Firefox for 15 seconds or more and spikes your CPU. YAGCG puts the workload on Google’s servers instead (where it should be, of course).
- Pro: Easy to quickly scroll ahead to future events. The official gadget only shows a day at a time
- Pro: While you must add the ids of all calendars you want to track, that also means YAGCG has the flexibility to track a subset, or a completely different set, of calendars than what you track at gcal.
Some other notes:
- “Edit Settings” on the gadget to add your personal calendars and remove the default one
- The address of your main personal calendar is your google account email address
- Go to Google Calendar, click “Manage Calendars” and look at the id of each to find any others, and also add those via “Edit Settings”
- Comment below with any questions, suggestions, bugs, or opinions on the value of this gadget vs. the official one provided by Google, and all the rest.
- Gadget code hosted at http://code.google.com/p/gcalgadget/
- [21-12-2007] A menu added
- “Today”: Reloads agenda to show today’s events
- “Full Page”: Loads Google Calendar in a fresh Tab or Page
- “Help”: Takes you here.
- [21-12-2007] “Edit Settings” now lets you set the agenda height, so you can show as much or as little of your future events as you like