As you probably know that we’ve launched iCalendar feeds for goals and tasks. We had a few problems in integration with Google Calendar recently, but now they’ve been resolved.
To sync with Google Calendar, simply copy and paste the webcal link to the “Add URL” prompt in Google Calendar app. Here is how to do it.
Step 1. Copy the webcal link for your goal from your “Goals” page:
Step 2. Find the “Add by URL” menu in Google Calendar:
Step 3. Paste the webcal link and click “Add Calendar” button:
Then you should be able to see your goal’s tasks in Google Calendar. Let me know if you are having any problem with this.
If you use Outlook, you may want to check out a new feature we’ve recently added. It’s the iCalendar feed for your goal’s active tasks. With iCalendar feed, you can easily sync your tasks with a program that supports iCalendar data format, such as Outlook, Yahoo Calendar, etc.
To use iCalendar feed for your goals, first go to the “Goals” page, and click on the “iCalendar” link at top right of goal section. This is a “webcal://” link, which is recognized and is usually associated with Microsoft Outlook by default.
Once you click on this link, Outlink will automatically try to add it as a calendar. Click yes to continue and then you will see all the active tasks for your goals are shown in your Outlook Calendar. Because it’s an iCalendar feed, every time you update tasks for that goal, the changes will show up in Outlook as well.
However, please note that the iCalendar feed uses an automatic login mechanism, so make sure you do not publish that webcal link where you don’t want other people to see your goals and tasks.
Just a quick update to let you know that we’re working on a new feature that allows you to sync your tasks between GoalsOnTrack and Outlook. As we’ve learned, many users still keep using Outlook as their main task management tool. Now this new feature will make it easy for you to import and export tasks from Outlook, or from GoalsOnTrack to Outlook.
We’re planning to add more support for this kind of data integration with other popular software. Please let me know which tasks/todo list management tools you would like to see GoalsOnTrack integrate with.
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