Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Tasks added to Google Calendar by Milkers

Category: Calendar, Showcase

<>p>The Remember the Milk folks have added task management to Google Calendar (something many wish Google had added themselves).

We know that many of you are managing your tasks with Remember The Milk and your events with Google Calendar, and we thought it would be very cool if we could bring the two together. This new feature adds a small task icon to the top of each day in Google Calendar — click on the icon to:

  • Review your tasks for the day
  • Add new tasks and edit existing ones
  • Easily complete and postpone tasks
  • Review your overdue tasks
  • Optionally show tasks with no due date
  • See where your tasks are located on a map (Google Maps integration)

This is really interesting. An outside group was able to add an important feature that we can not all use in a Google app itself.

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this has nothing to do with the post but i love this site! i wish i have found this site before.

Comment by andrew — November 28, 2006

…I think there’s an important typo in the post, Dion. You said “An outside group was able to add an important feature that we can not all use in a Google app itself”… shouldn’t it be “…we can NOW all use…” :)

Anyway, great post. I’m downloading the plugin now.
cheers,
Mark

Comment by Mark Holton — November 28, 2006

…I assume Google opened up an API for the calendar… anyone know where the documentation for their Calendar API is? Would be cool to have the ability to likewise develop a Calendar widget. This is very slick.

Comment by Mark Holton — November 28, 2006

(sorry to answer my own question, should have done the search first)… but anyway, here is the Google Calendar API for anyone interested:
http://code.google.com/apis/gdata/calendar.html

Comment by Mark Holton — November 28, 2006

Gotta love RememberTheMilk, it’s one of the cleanest and handiest utilities out on the Web ^^
The features are really nice:
– Shortcut keys
– Bookmarklet
– Tagging
It just feels like a desktop app.

Comment by Christian Decker — November 28, 2006

Not to be a hater…but I don’t like the interface for Rememberthemilk…..It’s not the look, but the feel that doesn’t seem quite right. But anyways, I am slightly disappointed with the plugin. I currently use all day events as tasks in Google Calendar and that does suck (can’t complete, can’t postpone, etc). But, I can see the tasks clearly in my agenda and calendar view. With this plugin, I just see check marks everyday. I don’t see whether I have tasks till I click on the check marks.

My excitement is all gone now….Just have to keep on waiting for the real thing from Google…….

Comment by J — November 28, 2006

supposedly in the Google API, you can add directly to the Calendar. It doesn’t seem RememberTheMilk got there yet, but perhaps they will.

One thing I don’t like about the RTM app… why no dropdown for the calendar or the time? Have they not seem the Dojo Toolkit time and date picker widgets??? ;)

Comment by Mark Holton — November 28, 2006

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Pingback by Pierres Service » Blog Archive » Tasks added to Google Calendar by Milkers — November 29, 2006

[...] at first glance remember the milk is just another web2.0-ish to-do manager (other popular options include Basecamp’s Ta-da Lists and Voo2do). though it features a clean interface, options for publishing and sharing to-do lists as well as a Google Maps-mashup, what really makes it interesting to me is the integration with Google Calendar that was reviewed by Ajaxian yesterday. remember the milk’s to-do lists can be injected with full read/write-access into GCal simply by importing an external calendar-feed. this is a neat workaround, at least until Google finally builds native support for to-do lists into Gcal. [...]

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[...] Sort of. I read this over on Ajaxian yesterday but didn’t get a chance to check it out until this morning. The folks over at Remember The Milk have taken notice of the fact that a great number of their users are using Google Calendar to keep track of events, while continuing to use Remember The Milk for daily tasks. So, the fine people at Remember The Milk have come out with Remember The Milk for Google Calendar: We know that many of you are managing your tasks with Remember The Milk and your events with Google Calendar, and we thought it would be very cool if we could bring the two together. This new feature adds a small task icon to the top of each day in Google Calendar — click on the icon to: [...]

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J – You could create different calendars for “Completed” and “Postponed” that you can move those events to. That way you can simulate that functionality.

Comment by Michael Caron — March 8, 2007

Another calendar demo is here..
http://kurapov.name/calendar/

Comment by Artjom Kurapov — July 23, 2007

one more calendar demo is now here
http://bookingengine.galaxyweblinks.com/
thanks

Comment by custumsoftware — March 31, 2008

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