Shade current day in the calendar view for clarity
The week at a glance view in the Calendar only indicates the current day in the top (where the day and date is highlighted in blue). It would be a lot faster to view/grasp if "today" (the current day) was shaded a different color than the other days.
Increase the shading on the sidebar monthly calendar that indicates what date has been selected and is being viewed
Scott Berfield commented
When I am in the Calendar, teh small Month view shows the current day in a solid blue circle.
If I select a different day, the current day stays dark blue and the selected day shows a very faint grey highlight that is nearly impossible to see.
It is really easy to mistakenly create an event on the wrong day because of this.
I suggest the solid circle stay and to use an outline circle for the actually selected day.
Please fix this! Kind of amazing that better "today" emphasis is still missing.
A common problem I face is when looking ahead in the week view to some future week, and then later in the day I go to schedule a meeting sometime in the current week and I end up scheduling the meeting on the wrong week. So this would be some sort of banner or something to make it visually very clear that you are not looking at the current week. The absence of the blue dot highlight on the current day is not enough.
Anyone B. Sane commented
In outlook can the weekly schedule view show the current date and time more boldly? The current red line blends through the days too much in my opinion
They used to highlight/outline the ENTIRE DAY in a contrasting color, which was extremely helpful. Also, the Windows version has a "Next 7 days" view that makes today always the leftmost day in the view. That feature is not yet available on Outlook for Mac, but I sure would like it! Anything to help lower the likelihood of missing meetings.
I agree; this is one of my biggest pet peeves with Outlook. Because "today" is so subtly shaded, I often accidentally follow the calendar for the wrong day. Especially because meetings and appointments are visually much more prominent than the tiny circle indicating what day it is.
I have 20/20 vision and no other visual disabilities, but I can imagine this must be even harder for those who do.
Can you please introduce a UX change so one can tell the current date more clearly and obviously that it is now (it's currently hardly distinguishable)
Microsoft is certainly not reading customer feedback. This issue is a real pain when I have too many meetings in a week and miss many meetings due to lack of this support.
Why wouldn't such a big company provide like Microsoft provide solution to such a big yet simple problem? It doesn't seem they have quality people at Microsoft to address such simple issue.
I have made mistakes too like several others here about meeting times and days, because the calendar doesn't highlight current day in a different color or the red-line representing current time that goes through the whole week that confuses people!
Microsoft, please listen.
Please, Please, Please! I can't tell you how many times I look t the wrong day because my calendar is like Tetris!
Others here have commented and I TOTALLY agree... the key point here is this BAD design is making us actually PANIC for a few seconds as we work out we may have been looking at the wrong day!!!
This isn't just a minor issue if a product's UI is causing PANIC!!!!!
It's a MAJOR ISSUE for the group of users who ONLY use week or work week view. The Day view isn't suitable for my kind of work so I can't use that as a resolution.
And, the solution could be sooooo simple ... just a shade for the column for the current day. Please VOTE all your votes, peeps!
Seriously, Microsoft, after months/years of our lives cumulatively spent looking at this page yet we're all telling you it takes us too long to find the tiny blue circle indicator... and it's causes emotional distress when we think we've screwed up because you're page didn't instantly tell us what day we should be looking at... unacceptable UX/UI!!!!
Michelle Stone commented
I work in week view and I keep looking at the wrong day and freaking out because I think I'm missing a meeting.
Earl Ruby commented
The week-at-a-glance shows a red line at the current time going through *every day of the week*. If today is Monday, I don't need a line telling me what I'll be doing on Friday at this exact time -- I want to know what is happening today and what's coming up. A red line with the current time appearing on every day of the week is just bad design.
Jeremy Walker commented
This would be amazing. I'll have multiple panics throughout the day thinking I've missed meetings thanks to the lack of contrast between "Today" and the rest of the week.
Webmail version of Outlook highlights the current day in a box with an orange outline, a similar feature in Mac OS outlook version is required as it would help us identify current day versus other days in the week.
Jessie Xue commented
I use work week view as my default. It's been many years and I still can't identify the current day and time quickly. Often times I find myself looking at the wrong date even though I've been using this app for years. The only indication is a blue circle and font color on the day of week column, which is not noticeable when user's eyes are focusing on the main area to find meeting/appointment. Please treat the entire day column a different color/shade
Currently on the "month view" in calendar --version 15.26 the current day has a blue circular background thats not a very good indicator. In my opinion a lighter blue shade on the entire day or a combination of a few things would be a much better UI experience
Paul Jones commented
Another option might be to highlight the intersection of the day and current time somehow. The goal being to very quickly know when "right now" is when looking at the week view.