Google Calendar for Android is getting some productivity-friendly features in its latest update.
You can now glance at the entire week with a new 7-day overview. It may get cramped depending on your screen size, but it's nice to have another option beyond just a 5-day view.
Also, Google Drive files can be added to an event—useful if you have shared documents you want everyone to have for an upcoming meeting.
Another work-friendly feature is the newfound ability to import an .ics file, which is a standard calendar format used by Microsoft Outlook and Apple's iCal.
You can also pinch-to-zoom to focus on particular images embedded in your calendar. Another needed change is the ability to hide those annoying birthday notices imported from Google+. Also, if you're really into counting week numbers you can make Google Calendar show them by flipping the feature on in settings.
Why this matters: There are plenty of good calendar apps in the Play Store, so Google needs to keep ramping up the features to stay competitive. Google Calendar also serves as a good showcase for Material Design, which Google would like to see more developers put into practice.
This story, "Google Calendar for Android adds 7-day week view, Drive integration, and other tweaks" was originally published by Greenbot.