Keep in mind shared calendars are not necessarily public and view-able to anyone at any time unless you set it up to be public. When you first create a shared calendar you can make it public or keep it private except to those people you invite. Most of the time you would create a shared calendar and keep it private. In the list below you would keep the shared calendar private except for example number four. Here are some examples of shared calendar uses:
- Planning and scheduling events - an easy way to plan events with family and friends during summer vacations, winter and spring breaks, birthday parties, and more.
- Work scheduling - if for instance you work with schools, it might be beneficial for all of your employees to have access to a shared calendar documenting each school's holidays. This would help plan projects and best utilize time and resources.
- Sharing a vacation property - a vacation property could use a shared calendar to keep track of who scheduled time at the property. This could help eliminate scheduling conflicts if everyone could view the shared calendar to look for available times to visit before requesting time making the process more efficient for all.
- Renting a property - a shared calendar could keep track of all guests. If the calendar is public, all potential guests could see what days were available before requesting specific dates making the rental process more efficient. If the calendar was private but accessible to those people scheduling guests at the property, the calendar could help prevent scheduling conflicts.