Google Calendar is a helpful app which does its best to boost your productivity and save you time.

Its Events technology interprets emails like flight bookings and hotel reservations, automatically turning them into calendar events, even updating your schedule if you receive a follow-up email with a change of plan.

When you create an event manually, Google's Assists speed up the process by suggesting appropriate people, places and titles as you type. The app learns as you use it, too, so if you're always meeting Maria for coffee at Starbucks then it'll soon be autocompleting the entire event as soon as you type her name.

The other headline feature is "Schedule View", which - slightly oddly - isn't just about viewing your schedule, but also adding related images - maps, photos, cityscapes - for a little extra gorgeousness.

Otherwise it's business as normal for any calendar app, with single day, multiple day or monthly views of your schedule. And of course it works with all the calendars on your phone, including Exchange and iCloud.

What's new in 5.1 for Android?

- See more events at a glance with 7-day week view and pinch-to-zoom
- Add Google Drive files to events. Drive will even check if everyone can open them.
- Control whether birthdays from Google+ are shown
- Add week numbers in settings
- Import .ics files from Gmail and more


An attractive and time-saving app.