Pull appointments from Google Calendar

This would eradicate the need to manually create an entry for each appointment on Goalist. Appointments on Goalist can be added as fixed start and fixed duration.

It would be a great time-saver for me.

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  • AdamAdam Developer
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    Hi Clokman, welcome to the forum and thank you for the suggestion. We talked before about integration with Lightning. After first research it seemed too complex for now.

    However, we're now working on a new Reminders module. I've just added your idea to the list for Reminders. If we implement it for Reminders first it would be like half work done to also have it in the schedule in the future.

    I need to do more research first before I say how feasible it is, though. I'll post an update here.
  • clokmanclokman Member
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    Thank you for your response Adam!
    I will keep an eye for this feature then.

    Much success!
  • Grandpa_ChetGrandpa_Chet Member
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    Has there been development, re: syncing with Google Calendar & Tasks?
  • AdamAdam Developer
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    No, no progress with this yet unfortunately.. doesn't look like we'll be able to implement it in the next 3 months.
  • IntanIntan Member
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    Syncing or integrating with Google Calendar and/or Task is really a critical need which brings substantial changes. 10000000 please, Thank you! ^_^
  • AdamAdam Developer
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    :D OK, let's talk some concrete example first. How would a useful syncing with either of these with Goalist look like? (having in mind that Goalist is a stacking plan, you cannot set the start time of a task).
  • IntanIntan Member
    edited February 2017 Posts: 0
    Hi, Adam! Ha, yes, I have Goalist's auto-stacking function in mind. :D :D :D
    What I mean critical and useful is that many of us are using Google Calendar for personal or business use, with personal calendars and shared calendars, as well as with editable calendars ("My calendars") or view-only calendars ("Other calendars"). Because in real-world, we are interacting with different parties (different calendars in Google Calendar), there must be many events happening/changing out there. :D :D :D
    Therefore, for precise and realistic planning in Goalist, the integration of these events with Goalist is crucial.

    Currently, there are several ways to integrate with Google Calendar.
    (1) One-way integration (view-only)
    Goal: I can view Goalist tasks in "Goalist calendar" under "Other calendars" in Google calendar. It is view-only and sync about 2~3 times per day.
    Examples: Pomotodo 6-hour-interval sync to Google Calendar
    Possible ways: Add using calendar address (url), Import using iCal, .csv, JSON
    Reference links: 1. https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/37648?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=3417927
    2. https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/37118?hl=en-GB&ref_topic=3417927

    (2) Two-way integration (or you may call it real-time sync or full sync). This might be toooooooooo task-demanding for now. So you can just skip it to Reference link 5. :P
    Goal: I can view Goalist tasks in "Goalist calendar" under "My Calendars" in Google Calendar, and I can also view my Google calendar events in Goalist.
    Examples: The experience of Toggl-Google Calendar integration amazed me. Some services such as Zapier, IFTTT, etc. could be considered.
    Reference links: 3. (Toggl) https://github.com/toggl/toggl_api_docs/blob/master/README.md
    4. (Zapier) https://support.toggl.com/ical-google-calendar-feed/

    Last but not least, a human readable article! :P
    Reference link 5. https://murze.be/2016/05/how-to-setup-and-use-the-google-calendar-api/

    After this integration, Goalist in invincible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!!!!!!! :P :P :P
  • AdamAdam Developer
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    Cool, thank you very much. Give me some time to analyze all these links and I'll get back to you with some conclusions.

  • IntanIntan Member
    edited February 2017 Posts: 0
    Sure. Take your time! Looking forward to seeing any further development! Thank you so much! :)
  • IntanIntan Member
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    Hi Adam. I thought of a simpler solution. Maybe simple updating the mark-done tasks to Google Calendar one day after will do. As long long there are records (logs) on the Google Calendar. Thanks! ^^
  • AdamAdam Developer
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    OK, thank you, I'm still investigating it.
  • jodycbjodycb Member
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    When I have an appointment, I have a task called "Meeting" and I put a note on it that says the name of the meeting and the time in brackets. I just plan my other events for the day around it.
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