Sync Google contacts and calendars


#1

I’m currently maintaining dual contacts and calendar events, one set in Google, the other in Airtable. This isn’t ideal; if I make changes in the Google dataset I have to duplicate by hand in Airtable and vice versa. It would be far more useful, much less error prone to have Airtable sync with Google. Please, thank you.


#2

You can do this via Zapier:
https://zapier.com/zapbook/zaps/3551/create-events-in-google-calendar-from-an-airtable-base/

Hope that helps!


#3

It looks like Zapier will create an entry in Airtable when a calendar item is created, but can it handle syncing the calendar item after that, i.e. what if the calendar item is modified? Will the modification end up in Airtable?


#4

For me, being able to have a visual calendar for planning would be huge. My dream - A calendar that can be viewed by year - broken down to month - to week - to daily. If I put an event on the calendar I am automatically offered the choice to add that event to a spreadsheet base - Family/Work/Business/Extras - Or if it is a project the ability to create a new project base or add to an existing.

I have just started using air table today and compared to most of you my needs are pretty simple so I hope I am not complicating things by asking for simplicity. If a visual calendar could be the center piece that contained pandora’s box that would be great. And then if I could open the box as needed, piece by piece or base by base - that would rock.

I am going to give the zappier a try and hopefully that will work for me but if you are looking for ideas for the future, please consider this one.


#5

I would love to be able to sync my calendars. Another option (for me) would be to have multiple calendars feed into the same Airtable calendar. Then I wouldn’t use my Google calendar anymore.


#6

Contacts sync with google apps would be awesome!
(Maybe connect with a service like piesync? http://www.piesync.com)

Also, syncing a calendar view to google calendar would be great as well.

as our company works with google apps, such functionality would allow contacts and events/calendars to be accessible easily for everyone on all devices.


#7

I agree syncing with Calendar and Contacts should be native or bidirectional through a service like Flow XO. I am going to try with Zapier, but this won’t be a true sync.


#8

The things holding up a functional CRM for me:
An improved view, either Bigger/more info dense Kanban or a magnifying glass that blows up records in the list (with improved formatting) as you scroll down.

  1. Submit your email if you want to have a better chance of them supporting it sooner:

http://www.piesync.com/airtable/