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What calendar app do you use?

During our busy dev schedules a well-configured calendar app is essential tool as it helps you to organize your daily workflow, set reminders on approaching events and so on.

I've been using Google Calendar for a long time and recently added the Checker Plus extension so I have access to it from my browser bar.

What calendar app do you use and what are your favorite features about it? Any productivity tips you would recommend?

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Siddharth

I don't use a calendar... I like to complete tasks as they come.

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Bernd Wechner

Fair call. I mean I use one primarily to coordinate with the many people in my life. I like them to see when I'm busy and when I have events on, and vice versa. But that is contingent on them using the same app, hence Google Calender is the lowest common denominator (I would prefer to use say my Nexcloud calendar but ...).

For example, just so you have context, I have an ex wife and shared child who spends time here and there in roughly equal proportion, but who's also gotten more independent. We historically keep track of arrangements on a calendar. I have a current wife and two kids there and we communicate their commitments, sports, and medical and whatever else, by posting calendar appointment and inviting one another. I have work commitments too, and they alas use Microsoft, but I always had the MS and Google calendars synced so I could get one view.

It's not possible to complete tasks as they come when many of them are parked in time in the future, and they don't come, you have to come to them, and remember to and know that you can (haven't double booked yourself).

But of course if you are single, independent and don't have a social or work life that pins a lot of appointments in the future, yours is a very viable approach.

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Madza Author

Thanks for the insight! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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Madza Author

That's fine too, especially if you do not have tons of tasks, events, etc to track πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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Insidious

me 1 yr ago:

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jhot

I have been moving as much as possible away from Google. For my personal calendars, they are hosted on my local Nextcloud instance and synced via CalDav protocol (DavX⁡ app on Android). Work uses Gsuite so no avoiding Google there.

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Madza Author

Thanks for the input πŸ™β€

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Insidious

I mostly use Google Calendar lmao

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Madza Author

I knew I was not alone in this πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Insidious

So did I πŸ˜‚

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Lud

Google calendar as the backend, the iCal app on my Mac as the frontend (google calendar app on my Android phone). Calendly for arranging appointments.

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing πŸ™β€

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Panagiotis Simakis • Edited on

GNOME Calendar. After setting up your email accounts, you have all calendars in one place ;)

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Madza Author

Will check it out, thanks πŸ‘πŸ˜‰

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Bobby Iliev

I'm defaulting to the Mac Mail, but currently looking for an alternative!

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing πŸ˜‰πŸ‘
Also, what features would you like to improve for your existing solution? πŸ“…

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peter279k

Google calendar is good for me to collaborate with team members and leaders.

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing πŸ™β€

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Atticdev

Calendar is bit too much for me, maybe it's because I still don't have many tasks to organize. I only use markdown file and dump all my thoughts to it.

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Madza Author

I see it as a job itself tbh πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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The Sharp Ninja

Same as email: Outlook.

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing πŸ™β€

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Louis Low

Google Calendar

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tdecoy

what happened to your site and twitter?

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Pigges

I have started using Tutanota calendar without having any problems.

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Madza Author

Thanks for the share! πŸ™β€

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Thomas Bnt

ProtonCalendar πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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Madza Author

Thanks for sharing, looks like a promising tool πŸ‘πŸ˜‰

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martinGerez

Checker plus is a great extension, but I discovered Itsycal (mowglii.com/itsycal/) for Mac that is awesome too :)

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Madza Author

Some features in Checker is Premium, like creating events by clicking in the calendar, could look around for fully free solution πŸ˜‰