What can Zoho Calendar do for you? - Part 1

The new Zoho Calendar with improved features was released a couple of months ago. As mentioned in our previous blog, Zoho Calendar has been completely revamped to provide its users with an entirely new look and experience. 

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We have added some much-anticipated features and enhancements to transform Zoho Calendar and give you an intuitive, simplified scheduling experience.

Scheduling events made more convenient

We add events to our calendar in different ways, and the information we include in those events varies as well. We schedule meetings on the go, add important specifics to an event, or write a detailed description of an event.

All of this is possible with Zoho Calendar. Use Smart Add to create an event by typing a phrase like "Lunch at 12pm with @Austin" or use Quick Add to create an event by simply clicking on the calendar grid. You may also add extra details to the event in the detailed event creation tab.

Send invitations and control access

You can invite participants to your event and choose to provide them permission to view the event, edit the event, or add participants to the event. What if the participant is too busy to participate? You can see their free/ busy schedules while creating an event and schedule the meeting when everyone is available to. 

If your attendees are spread out across the globe and video conferencing is required, we've got you covered. Simply use Zoho Meeting to set up a video conference while adding the event to ensure no one misses an event.

Never miss out on an event

Even in the midst of your hectic schedule, don't stress over forgetting to respond to an invitation or attend a meeting or event. Calendar keeps you up to date with notifications and emailed event invites and event updates. You can respond to event invitations directly from your notifications.

Even if you're drowning in work, Zoho Calendar's multi-level reminders will help you stay on top of your schedule. Reminders can now be set at both the calendar and event levels. There are three kinds of reminder notifications: pop-up, email, and the notification bell. Set multiple reminders at different time intervals to help you stay on track. You can also choose to turn off your reminders if you need to take a break from work and resume receiving them later.

Give your calendar a personal touch

Zoho Calendar gives you options to personalize the look of your calendar, just like you do with your phone and laptop wallpapers, fonts, and styles. You can customize your calendar with a theme that inspires you. The calendar grid can be displayed in eight different views: Day, Week, Work, Month, 2 Months, 3 Months, Year, and Agenda. You can also choose from Classic, Compact, or Super Compact layouts depending on your needs.

Choose different colors for the different calendars you create, as well as the events you add to your calendars. This will make it easier to distinguish between events added across and within the calendar. Also, Zoho Calendar is now available in 60 different languages, and you can select the language that best suits your needs.

Working across time zones made easier

Adding an event to your calendar is pointless if it doesn't translate to your current time zone. In Zoho Calendar, you can choose your default time zone, which will be reflected in all of your Zoho services. You can also choose to be notified when your time zone changes if you travel frequently.

In addition, if you frequently work with someone from a different time zone, you can now set a Secondary time zone for your calendar. This will eliminate the need to constantly check their local time or calculate the difference when scheduling an event. You can use your calendar grid to show the Secondary time zone and plan activities with teams from all over the world.

Book meeting rooms from your calendar

Are you frequently disappointed to discover your office's conference rooms are already booked after walking over to set up for your meeting? Don't worry: administrators can use Zoho Calendar's Resource Booking to add different office locations, rooms within those offices, and the resources available in those rooms. You can check for room availability and book them from your calendar. 

In addition to creating events, managing participants, and booking resources, Zoho Calendar allows you to create and manage multiple calendars. Calendar acts as a unified scheduling platform, allowing you to sync Zoho app calendars as well as other calendars. 

In our next feature overview blog post, we will dive deep into managing multiple calendars, group calendars, sharing, and syncing calendars.

Follow our Calendar community forum to interact with other users, discuss Zoho Calendar and get quick resolutions from product experts.

Follow Zoho Calendar on Twitter to get regular updates on new features and enhancements.


20 Replies to What can Zoho Calendar do for you? - Part 1

    1. Hello Carly, Our development team has been informed regarding your request. We're glad to inform you that the ability to link an email (thread) to a calendar event/ task is on our road map. It will be available soon to you. If you have further queries and feedback, feel free to reach out us by mailing to support(at)zohocalendar(dot)com. Thanks, Ranadive E

  1. Please include a simple snooze features. It helps you stay on top of your inbox by reminding you to follow up on emails you didn't initially have the time or bandwidth to respond to.

    1. Hi, Thank you for trying out Zoho Calendar. The feature you're requesting is on our roadmap. It will be available soon.

    1. Hi, Can you please elaborate on your suggestion? It will be very much helpful if you can email your elaborate suggestion to support(at)zohocalendar(dot)com. Thank you.

  2. Greetings, I hope find everyone good and safe! First of all congrats for the improvement. I used to work with a few e-mail alias and domains inside my Zoho account, each one is addressed to a different propose, so it will be nice if I could define from each of my alias address my invitations will be sent, currently it cause a lot of constraints with my public. Att and keep the good work!

    1. We're safe and we hope you're doing great. Thank you for your kind words. And we're glad to inform you that we have the feature you request on our roadmap and is in progress. It will be available soon in Zoho Calendar. Stay safe.

  3. Hello, Thanks for the improvements. Another request: Please add the ability to insert calendar availability options into an email (both browser and mobile devices).

    1. Hello Byron, We hope you're happy with the improvements and new features in Zoho Calendar. And we have the feature you request on our roadmap. We'll have it released soon. Thank you.

    1. Hi Franz, I believe your request is about scheduling an event from an email or using the text in the email. For this, you can select the https://www.zoho.com/mail/help/integrations.html#alink3" rel="noopener" target="_blank">text in the email preview and click on Add to calendar from the icon pop-up. You can also use the More actions drop-down in the email preview window and select Add to Calendar. A Create event window will appear for you to schedule an event.

    1. Hello Seshadri, You'll have the option to snooze reminders for both emails you send and receive. For https://www.zoho.com/mail/help/follow-up-emails.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank">email reminders, you can find the Snooze button in the reminder notification. For an https://help.zoho.com/portal/en/kb/calendar/reminders-and-notifications/articles/reminders-and-notifications#Calendar_Reminders" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow ugc">event reminder in Zoho Calendar, you can snooze the reminder if you choose the pop-up reminder option. In addition to reminders, you can also https://www.zoho.com/mail/help/email-snooze.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank">snooze an email to read/ reply later.

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