Color coding based on type of event rather than what calendar color represents.
▪️ all medical appts show as green
▪️ all social events show as blue
▪️ all birthdays as red
▪️ all holidays as orange
It makes for a snapshot view of your schedule for the month very helpful and informative
This would be great, additionally the ability to color an entire day would be great
Having choices for how each of us can individualize use of color for fonts would gives us a better than awesome calendar.
if word in tiltle is for example: holiday the color will be yellow
I already do this by making a separate calendar for the groupings I want. This also allows me to turn off all other calendars and just look at one to quickly see what's going on for that type of event. But I can see the value of adding color coding to even further distinguish them.
Perhaps color coding or an emoticon-driven categorization. Or both; basically user-choice to use categorization or event types, with related customizable templates/defaults or not to categorize one's calendar.
I don't believe color coding is necessary. With more emoticons in place I can do a quick search of my calendar to see how many doctors appointments I have or what events I have by where the emoticons are prevalent. With all of the different types of events that I have on my calendar it would be very difficult to memorize what color goes with what type of event.
For users that want to enable the use of categories, with color as an aspect, please consider also adding in the settings area the optional (enable/disable/or ignore) ability to pre-define this and other aspects of event categorization:
1.Event CATEGORY NAME -
during event creation,
display the name & color
2.Event default TIMEFRAME -
•ALL DAY, or
•#MINUTES (30, 60, even
3.Event default REMINDERS -
how many & when (incl.
4.Event default REMINDER
SOUND EFFECT - some
event types may benefit
from a loud alert & others
none or mild.
5.Event default CATEGORY
OFFERING - user selects
their most common type of
event "category name/color
combo" as the default in
new events, which can be
changed. Option to leave
unselected & display
"general"/"not selected" or
similar. Users may prefer
only to categorize/colorized
some events - or none at all. Development may benefit from requiring a category for all events, but default all users to some basic noncategorized
appearing option which is
seamless (not visible/used), unless users which to (further)
categorize their calendars
and enjoy the benefit of
I actually made a calendar for each event so I could do this. The idea of giving event categories colors goes back to the original day planners. It has been a long time since then that I have been able to look at the calendar and scan for colors rather than reading everything. It would simplify it if I could just do events as colors.
With a little effort you can already do that yourself when you create a calendar event. Press the paint can icon & you can make a specific event displayed in whatever color you choose. There are several color options. I have one calendar that shows everything and I am able to differential events immediately, just like Anonymous said on 1-27-14.
Or by keyword (like person's name)
This is how I use the colors on my calendar
By choice only please. I need different colours to distinguish several different calendars.
I just posted and idea about this. I want this too, event if you have to go into settings once and label all colors to whatever the event is going to be. That way, when you to to select the color, it's already labeled "meeting","birthdays" or "doc appt". If you don't have that color labeled, then the color will appear in whatever you have typed so you know that color is available for whatever you are trying to add that is not a common event for you calendar.
I love it the way it is as well. I use a different color to represent each member of my family and since I have a large family this works out well. I can quickly see by color who I am going to be running to the doctor, sports, etc. the most that month. Please leave the way it is or give users a choice.
This js fine for you but everyone has different colours. Its fine as it is. I have different oliurs for different calenders anyway.
What I do is I have different calendars labeled different and associated with the color I want, such as work is green, birthdays purple, so all you have to do it click which calendar you use and that problem would be fixed