Saturday , August 18 2018

Any.Do Cal

Any.Do have released a new version of their popular calendar application, known simply as Cal, which brings the new ‘HeadsUp’ feature to the masses, after testing in beta for the last couple of weeks.

HeadsUp will pop up a special settings screen before, during, and after a meeting. Here’s what you’ll get on each one of them:

Before a meeting:

  • Navigate your way with Google maps
  • Let participants know you’re running late
  • Get an Uber and arrive on time
  • Email a message to the invitees

During a meeting:

  • Mute your phone to avoid interruptions
  • Add tasks as they come up in conversation
  • Take photos of white board drawings, diagrams, documents to share with everyone
  • Record video or audio of what’s being discussed
  • Send a summary email to the group

After a meeting:

  • Add or send action items to your peers
  • Set Follow-up meetings with everyone involved
  • Send an email summary to get everyone on the same page

While the features are clearly aimed at improving productivity in meetings, you can of course make use of the HeadsUp function for other purposes, like managing a busy social calendar for starters. Let us know what you think of the new update.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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