Google Calendar is a fairly complete application with several integrations and tricks that allow us to use it with other applications. Although Calendar seems designed to add events and reminders from the application itself, you can go further using other applications, several of them within “your own home” (Google).
So let’s tell you some of the applications with which you can vitamin Google Calendar. From task applications that will allow you to improve your workflow to sports or email apps, a bit of everything.
Todoist is one of the best applications when it comes to managing tasks. A simple, but complete, proposal that has been on Android for years and used by thousands of users. Since two years ago, Todoist syncs with Google calendarAlthough we must configure this function from PC, so many of the users may not know about this function.
Todoist’s integration with Calendar is done from the web, not from the app. However, we only have to do it once so that it is configured forever
We must go to the Todoist website, click on the configuration section, and get to the integrations section. There, we just have to give it to accept, and from this moment the tasks that we add to Todoist will be reflected in Google Calendar.
If, as a server, you organize your tasks in an app like Todoist, but you also use Calendar to take a general look at what’s pending (not just at the task level), this integration is outstanding.
Evernote is another of the great applications with which we can manage a good part of our workflow, something more complex than Todoist, but also interesting. In the case of this application, we also find integration with the Google calendar.
We have to carry out this process from the website dedicated to this, Evernote Cronify. In it, you only have to indicate that you want to synchronize with the Google calendar. After this little process, Evernote events, tasks and reminders will be displayed in Google Calendar.
If we talk about Google itself, Keep is its notes application. It is not a typical task application, but it can be used as one and, surprise, it is integrated with Google Calendar. To have a note from Google Keep appear on your Google calendar, must have a specific time and date. To achieve this, when you create the note, hit the reminder icon, and set when you want to perform this task.
Keep reminders are synced with Google Calendar, so they are added automatically as soon as we create them
Clever. Once you have set the date and time, the task will be automatically added to Google Calendar, without you having to do anything else. You can do this as many times as you want, always keeping in mind that you should set the note as a reminder to appear in Calendar.
Task is Google’s task app. In this case, the tasks that we create with date and time are not added to Calendar, but not for this reason both applications are not integrated anymore. In this case, we can directly import reminders from Calendar to Task. It can be a useful function if you already have information in the Google calendar and you want to add it to your tasks app.
We just have to click on the button in the lower left corner, and click Copy the reminders to Task, as simple as that. Automatically, Calendar reminders will be sent to the task app, so you won’t have to enter them manually.
You may use Google Calendar as your main calendar, but for email you rely on Outlook, Microsoft’s proposal. If you want Calendar events to sync with Outlook, it is possible. The process takes a few steps, but do them one at a time and you won’t have a problem.
- Go, from the PC, to the Outlook page
- Click on settings
- See all Outlook settings
- Shared calendars
- Publish a calendar
- Copy the ICS link
- Open Google Calendar on PC
- Other calendars
- Add calendar from URL
- Copy the URL that you had obtained in Outlook
It seems like a tedious process and requires a PC, but it really is something quite simple. Get your Outlook calendar URL and copy it to Calendar. Once this is done, the Outlook calendars will be seen from your Google Calendar, so the PC will no longer be needed for anything else, you can manage everything from the phone.
In the event that you use Google Calendar and your calendar application is Gmail, you have it much easier, since are automatically integrated. When you receive an email about an event (flight reservation, concert, restaurant, etc.), it is automatically added to Google Calendar. Of course, you must bear in mind that Gmail events are not available for G Suite accounts.
Google Fit is the Google application focused on the sports world, and with Google Calendar we can create goals and have control over our routines. The goals we create in Calendar are shown in Fit, so you don’t have to do anything else.
IFTTT is one of the most complete applications to create workflows on Android, and from here We can enhance Calendar in any way we can think of. We can automate that events are saved in Drive, create warning events if it rains, automate task apps with calendar, track our work hours, etc.
Finally, we are going to recommend Month, to end this compilation with a more visual touch. Is about one of the most cared-for calendar applications on a visual level that we find on Android, with a good number of Widgets based on the Google Material interface. Needless to say, this calendar shows all Google Calendar events, so, basically, we have a new interface, keeping all the information from the Google calendar.
Any.Do is a classic on Android, an app that allows us manage lists and it has a complete calendar included. We can synchronize all these tasks, reminders and lists that we generate with Google Calendar, making it a great complement to the Google app.
Notion is a complex application, but with incredible potential. We can use it as a task organizer, database, agenda, etc. It has several templates to use, although if we are more ingenious we can create everything from scratch.
Its synchronization with Calendar is not native, but we can use Notion Power Ups to see Notion events within the Google calendar. If we have the time and desire to create a fully organized work environment, it is worth checking out.