Google Calendar for Windows 10, 8.1 [Review Update]

By: John Nedelcu
3 minute read
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While we’re still waiting for the official Google Calendar for Windows 8.1, Windows 10 app, you are free to use Google Calendar in Windows 8.1, Windows 10 desktop mode
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As everyone knows, Google offers users a battery of tools and services that can help with their daily tasks. One app is particularly good for keeping appointments and other tasks in check: Google Calendar. If you have become dependent on this app, then you will definitely want it on your Windows 8.1, Windows 10 device.

At this time, there is no official Google Calendar dedicated app for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, however, Google has offered a solution for this in their Official Google App. By using this app, users will gain access to many other features that Google offers, including Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar.

Note: You can run Google apps directly from the desktop or even easier, within the browser so you don’t have to interrupt your work. Read our quick guide on how to run Google apps from the desktop.

Access Google Calendar on Windows 10, Windows 8.1

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If you wish to open Google Calendar on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 to create appointments or see your tasks, you can do so via the Google Search official app that provides users with many other features. If you’ve downloaded the app, you will have to log in to your Google account and will have access to both Google Search and any of Google‘s services.

To access Google Calendar in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 via the Google Search app, all you need to do is open the Google Search app and from the bottom part of the screen, select “Apps“. This will open the Applications menu, where you will see all the Google Apps that are available for Windows 8.1, Windows 10 including Google Calendar.

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From here, you just have to click or tap on the app that you want and you’re all done. As you will see, the Google Calendar app is very similar to the WEB client of this service. It doesn’t look like the Android app, but nevertheless, it does the exact same thing.

We hope to see more official Google apps appear for Windows 10, Windows 8.1. While the Google Search app is very useful, some dedicated apps would be awesome to have. If you don’t like to use the Google Search app to access Google Calendar on Windows 10, Windows 8, then you have the possibility to go to the WEB client with your browser, or you can use a third-party app.

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UPDATE: Google App is currently unavailable in Microsoft Store

Some users have reported that when they try to get the Google App from the Microsoft Store, the download starts and after 2 minutes of waiting it stops with the message Google app is currently unavailable. Microsoft also suggests to try again later, but for those who need a calendar app, we offer the alternatives below.Google app is currently unavailable in Microsoft Store


Alternatives to Google calendar (third-party software suggested)

Some of us prefer more horsepower and extra features with the calendar app. We have covered the best calendar apps in our article, so you can check it out to find a good alternative to Google calendar app for Windows 10.

When we look at a calendar app, first of all, we need an intuitive interface and the most important features at hand. Efficient Calendar has all you need to organize your calendar, tasks, events, and share them with others.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2013, and has been completely revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.


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