Yahoo goes a little wild with its start of the week options. While other calendars tend to offer only the options of Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Yahoo goes the whole hog and lets you choose to place any day at the start of the week. The next two options set the start and end times of the day in Day view. The next option is both more important and surprisingly complex. Your calendar should ultimately take the time zone from your DNS server.
It will be able to see where you are and adjust the time zone automatically.
That might not happen automatically though. It is worth checking then that your calendar is set to the right time zone. Fail to do that and not only will your events be listed at the wrong time but your notifications will also appear at the wrong time. You want to be careful about doing this. On the one hand, the benefits are clear.
Yahoo will handle those entries for you. There is one more change that you can make to the appearance of the calendar. Choose that option and the task list on the right of the page disappears, making the space available for events in the calendar larger. So Yahoo Calendar provides a range of different options for changing the layout of your Calendar.
You can change the background color of your event entries—but only the entries. And you have to do all of these basic presentation functions from three different menus in three different places. We all live according to different schedules. Work requires one schedule. We have meetings and deadlines and appointments that can fill the day—usually from around nine to around five from Monday to Friday.
We have social schedules in which we list anniversary dinners and drinks with friends. And we might also live our lives around the schedules of our favorite sports teams, religious or national holidays, or even the television schedules. Digital calendars let you layer each of those schedules onto the same calendar.
You can make the calendar entirely public; or you can invite people by email to come and view the events. If you want a third option—the chance to create a unique URL to share with others—first, create the calendar. To add calendars prepared by others is a little more complex. The left of the calendar screen always has a list of calendars. One of those calendars will be the default that you receive when you create a Yahoo account.
Those calendars start with Argentina and run through a long list of national and religious holidays, including events in Chinese, Russian and other languages. There is a second way to do all of this. Yahoo begins by recommending a set of teams to follow from a selection of different sports, and offers a link to see more.
How they choose those teams is a bit of a mystery.
You can search for a team using a search bar or you can browse by league. Doing no more than clicking one of the options in the box is enough to add that calendar to yours. Yahoo is remarkably good at offering its users the opportunity to add sports schedules to their calendars. The top of the screen, before the list of teams, is missing all its images. Attempts to add individual teams turn up a message that no games are scheduled, even when games are scheduled.
That suggests that for all the investment that Yahoo has put into pushing sports schedules to its users few people are actually making use of it—or at least not the soccer schedules. If you want to add your favorite team to your calendar, Yahoo makes it easy. One of the more useful features of a digital calendar is the ability to see the schedule of other people. For teams trying to find times to meet or chat, the ability to at least see when people are available is hugely valuable.
There are two ways in. The ability to add national holidays to your calendar is almost essential. You also might want to add astronomy calendars, school schedules or anything else that determines the pace of your life. The calendars need to be in iCal format but plenty of them are available online. CalendarLabs is another good choice. Both sites—and there are plenty of others—will enable you to pack your calendar with as many schedules as you want. But be careful doing this. The first is to simply uncheck the colored box next to the name of the calendar on the left.
The check marks let you add and remove a schedule from your calendar at will.
Clicking that link permanently removes the schedule from your calendar. Adding additional schedules to your calendar is one of the most important features in a digital calendar. The process is great… if you want to add national holidays or sports schedules but for everyone else, it requires a little searching through menus and knowledge of an iCal address that you want to add.
The next step is to starting using that calendar. Adding events to a calendar is probably the most important action that you can take on the platform. There are a couple of them. Mail icon. But it does let you add all the details of an event you have coming up. The first step is to name the new event.
That sounds straightforward but it actually requires a little thought. The default is that both dates are the days on which you create the event, and the event will last an hour. Click the dates, and each will bring up a month that you can scroll through. Next to all of those options is a checkbox that lets you mark the event as lasting all day. The next option is a little more surprising. The ability to mark an event as a repeat is clearly very useful. But Yahoo offers some strange options. The default is that the event never repeats. Other options include daily, weekly, monthly and yearly—all of which are fine.
But you can also choose to repeat an event every day from Monday to Friday; on Saturdays and Sundays; on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
It tries. When you click on the event in your calendar, the location will be a link. Either not enough people use it to bother reporting the problem or Yahoo is too busy to fix it. Adding invitees to an event is both a touch confusing and more helpful than it sounds. A single line lets you type in email addresses, one after the other. If an address is already in your Yahoo contact list, the calendar will offer an autocomplete.
And this is where things get interesting. Uses the arrows in the top left and you can scroll through the days until you find one that fits. The more people you invite, the less likely that will be and the harder it will be to find a time that suits everyone. Other platforms also do the work for you. Instead of requiring you to scroll day by day and look for hours, they can suggest times that work. The next field is for notes. So despite the room that Yahoo gives you, be cautious about making the most of that opportunity. Try to keep your event notes to a minimum so that you can see them clearly on your schedule.
Click the icon at the end of the line and you get to add another reminder. The inclusion of Yahoo Messenger in that list feels more like a triumph of hope over reality. The app is twenty years old and has been downloaded about 50 million times. But choose the email option, and that reminder will be delivered to your Yahoo email address. The solution is to set up automatic forwarding.
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Whenever a reminder comes into your Yahoo email account, it will automatically be sent to an address that you actually monitor. While being able to send only your reminders to another email address would be useful, filters only allow you to sort them into a particular folder.