@Katherine_Duh I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Airtable. Seriously, I am willing to try to do just about anything I can to keep every single thing I do, use, or have to worry about in Airtable. I am currently trying to advocate for my team at work to select Airtable as our core project management tracking tool. There are so many amazing conveniences that are baked into Airtable that would make it a wonderful tool to use, but not having an alerts, reminders & notifications option built in is a deathblow. I cannot advocate for this tool knowing that, unless someone is tech and integration tool savvy, it cannot meet one of the very most basic and core functions of a project/task management tool.
I personally have been using Zapier integrations, but I’ve finally just had to just stop using it. There are two major issues that make Zapier unusable for me. The first is that there is no “trigger” for when updates are made to a field in Airtable. For example, if I change the due date of a project in Airtable, there is no Zapier trigger to find and update the google calendar date.
In a similar vein to my first issue, the second problem I have is that if I delete something because it no longer applies, my calendar event is not removed. There isn’t a way to tell Google Calendar to delete something that I remove from Airtable. I think this could possibly be resolved by creating an additional Zap, but what it all really comes down to is how difficult this is to do.
The inability to feel confident that my Airtable and Google Calendar are reliably sync’d does more harm than good for me. I’m going to constantly run into the worry that my calendar isn’t accurate, that I’ve missed an important deliverable, or that I killed myself to meet an inaccurate due date. It’s easier for me to just kill the calendar integration and accept that I’m just going to have to constantly check Airtable to make sure I don’t miss something.
Especially considering you already offer the incredibly helpful calendar view tool, I feel like this should be such a doable, low hanging fruit, bang for your buck, slam dunk, easy win option you could add to this platform. I’ll keep my fingers crossed this comes soon.