Google is always looking for ways to improve upon their already very popular products and services with innovative and thoughtful ideas. Their venture looks to improve their calendar application to allow you to find time to fit in that extra workout or a bit of revision or whatever it is you may wish to do.
The idea behind Google’s ‘Goals’ is that it looks for time in your calendar to squeeze in whatever activity you want. It’s easy enough to use. All you do is add in a Goal or set up a custom goal if you so wish and then the Calendar will ask you a few questions as to how many times you’d like to complete this activity as well as a few other scheduling questions.
Then once this is completed, it will go off and begin to scan your calendar to find out when the best times for these activities are based on time of day and whether you’re likely to complete them.
What then makes the process even more clever is that if you then have to reschedule a booking, meeting or something on top of a Goal, the Goal will then simply move to another spot in your calendar.
If that wasn’t enough smartness for you, as you interact with your Goals, Calendar will then learn what times work and days work best for your ‘Goals’ and begin to swap them around add this calculation into its database for next time. Also, if you want to setup multiple goals, don’t worry about them getting in each other’s way. Calendar can cleverly spread them wide enough apart too. Also, more active Goals such as exercising and skill learning will take priority over more passive Goals such as reading a book or taking time out to relax.
So there you go, if you’re someone who constantly finds themselves struggling to fit in your hobbies or other necessities then we’d definitely recommend trying out this feature as it looks to be really impressive on Google’s part.