If you have ever tried to create a Google Calendar™ event from your mobile, and your device isn’t configured to synchronize events with your Google Calendar account, you will love this integration with Evernote.
Why? To put it straight, Evernote on a mobile is great while Google Calendar™ on a mobile…you know what I mean.
Read further to see how it can be done.
Imagine this. You’re out of the office and want to setup a meeting or a reminder in your calendar. You carry your own personal mobile that isn’t setup to synchronise your work events from Google Calendar.
With this CloudWork integration you only need to open your Evernote app, create a new note entitled e.g. Meet John Doe tomorrow at 6pm and save it in the notebook of your choice.
The note title will be pushed to Google, interpreted by Google and ultimately added as an event in your Calendar.
How to setup the stream?
1. Select the stream Create Google Calendar Events from Evernote
2. Authorize Evernote and Google Calendar
3. Select the Evernote notebook (you could even create a “meetings” notebook only to create events)
4. Select your Calendar from the list
5. Create a new note and wait 5 minutes. It will create an event in your Google Calendar
How to write a note that creates an event?
The recipe for a note that creates an event is to enter what, who, where and when (while only what and when are required).
- What: This can be any text that will serve as the event title (e.g. Meet Jon Doe).
- When: Here you can put nearly any date and/or time expression. Using at and on can help (e.g. tomorrow 6pm).
- Who: This should begin with with followed by a list of email addresses (the latter will be added to the guest list, e.g. with firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Where: Any text following at or in (e.g. at his office).
Here are some important tricks you can use in order to quickly modify your events:
- If you have a name of a location that includes a date or time word (e.g. “Monday Coffee”) use quotation marks around the name to avoid creating the event the date mentioned (in this case Monday).
- If you enter a time with no date (e.g. Meet John Doe at “Monday Coffee” 6pm), the event will be created on the earliest date that puts the event in the future (the present day if the time is later, or the next day if the time has already passed).
- If you do not enter a start time or end time (e.g. Meet John Doe at “Monday Coffee” Tuesday), an All Day event will be created.
- If you don’t enter an end time (e.g. Meet John Doe at “Monday Coffee” 6pm), there will be created a one hour long event. You can specify start and end times using either time ranges or time intervals (e.g. Meet John Doe at “Monday Coffee” Tuesday 6 – 6.30pm or Meet John Doe at “Monday Coffee” Tuesday for 30 minutes). Multi-day events can be specified using date ranges (e.g. Conference in Barcelona 11/27 – 11/30).
- If you’d like someone added to the guest list, enter his or her email address (e.g. Meet John Doe at “Monday Coffee” Tuesday 6pm with email@example.com).
- Three-letter time zone abbreviations can be recognized following the time (e.g. Call John Doe at 6pm CET).
If you still need more information on how to create events in your calendar from short notes visit the Google Calendar support website.