Google Calendar and Google Earth

Another beautiful [beta] Web 2.0 application brought to you by Google. Multiple views, multiple calendars, sharing calendars, super-cool interface (even cooler than Gmail). Of course it doesn’t match with the flying abilities of Google Earth, but it does set the standard for calendar applications on the browser.

Go to Google Calendar.

google-calendar-events

Oh I might as well mention, you can configure Google Earth to be a flight-simulator type program, and fly around anywhere in the world. You really get the feeling that you’re really in the cockpit if you try flying low in 3D-ized areas (such as the North Shore Mountains and Howe Sound).

Flying in Google Earth
Flying around Vancouver in Google Earth

Writely Goes Google

I briefly reviewed Writely, the web word processor, a few couple of months ago in one of my blog posts. Quite recently, it appears that Google has acquired the company that develops Writely. I think that means we can expect great things to come with the development of Writely on Google’s scale. I can’t wait for Writely’s popularity to grow to become popular like Gmail 😉

Writely blog post
Google’s blog post