Google Calendar received three new Labs features; go to Labs tab under Calendar Settings to try them out:
- Event flair lets you choose from forty different icons and add one to each Calendar event. Even better, if you invite people to your events, they'll be able to see the icon you added too. After you enable this feature, click on an event and look for the "Event flair" gadget to activate.
- Gentle reminders, just ‘Turn on’ when you get a notification, the title of your Calendar window or tab will start blinking and the event details will stay in Calendar. If you're using this lab in a supported browser (currently Google Chrome for Windows and Google Chrome beta for Linux), you'll also have option to get reminders in next generation of floating desktop notifications. After you enable this feature, you can configure notification options on Settings page.
- "Automatically declining events," block off times when you're unavailable, and event invitations during this period will get automatically declined.