Google Labs is a playground from Google employees to create experimental add-ons to Google products. In this video, staff author Jess Stratton demonstrates the Year View lab, which opens a new pane bringing users to a special view to navigate through years future and past. The view is collapsible so it's not always visible on the screen.
- [Voiceover] One thing that's useful in any calendar,…whether you're looking at it online or in print,…is to see the entire year at once.…You can do that with a Google Lab.…Click the gear icon and choose Labs.…Scroll all the way down and find Year View.…From here, click Enable.…I'll scroll back to the top and click the Save button,…and now I have a new pane on the right-hand side…of the screen to see the year.…If I wanna see a year overview for 2016, I'll click Go,…and I'm brought to a special view.…
I can navigate back and forth between years…by clicking the left and the right button,…and if I've gone many years in the future,…I can click this year to go back to where we are now.…From this many year view, I can pick any date,…click on it and go directly to it in my Google Calendar.…I can also jump to a year quickly…by putting the year in the Year View calendar.…I'll put in the year, click Go,…and I'm brought to that particular year.…
I'll click Back to calendar to get to my calendar.…I can close out of this Year View by clicking X the button…
- List your options for creating an event with the Google search bar.
- Explain how to create a multiday event.
- Recall how to identify what calendar an event belongs to after you change the event’s color.
- Recognize which default view gives you a flat view of all events when customizing a specific calendar to place it on a webpage.
- Recall whether the year is available by default.