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Google Calendar sidebar gadget

(closed account) says:
Hey all, I'd like to see your opinions on an idea.

I really think RTM "wants" a calendar, somewhere you can "plan" visually your upcoming week. Thankfully, RTM provides the option to integrate with other calendars via iCalendar feeds ( and a special integration with Google Calendar (

My calendar of choice is Google Calendar. I used it last year to plan, but because I used the iCalendar sync, then I needed to go back in RTM and write the tasks. I tried the special integration, but it felt slow and slightly underwhelming (no quick add or smart add... having to click before you see the tasks...).

The question is this: how many of you would like to have Gmail's integration (the EXACT same way, sidebar with smartadd!) in Google Calendar? It would go where Google puts tasks, as a natural improvement, and would allow looking at the calendar, finding free time, and noting down the task in the same website.

One final note: im sure it could be improved, I just said the exact same way because it seems it would be easy to port the gadget (both services have the same gadget-adding URL box in Labs).

Ideas? Criticism?
Posted at 7:34am on September 10, 2009
emily (Remember The Milk) says:
We now have a sidebar gadget; please see our blog post.
Posted 11 years ago
(closed account) says:
wow. The Gmail gadget works right out of the box!
Just follow the instructions for Gmail, but do it in Google Calendar.
It is unbeliavably good. Emily, you shold totally advertise it!
Posted 11 years ago
ranbarton Power Poster says:
Tara Clark figured this out back on 7/15 - it's a great find.

I'd love to have 2-way iCal-feed sync to enable Gcal or iCal as front-ends for rearranging things and have the changes reflected in RTM, but until then this helps.
Posted 11 years ago
(closed account) says:
Actually, I dont know if two way sync would be easier than just implementing a calendar inside RTM but yeah, either of those works. Agreed.

I guess 2-way sync makes it possible to work with a desktop calendar, so that's a plus on that side.
Posted 11 years ago
emetcalfe says:
This is an awesome trick -- thanks!
Posted 11 years ago
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