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Work efficiently with Google Calendar and ChatGrape

By 16. April 2015 No Comments

This post is about the integration of Google Calendar, the most popular calendar application on the web, and how you can leverage ChatGrape’s functionalities to boost your workflows and communication efficiency. It is one of the areas where ChatGrape excels: the ability to integrate and work with the tools you use the most.

So how can ChatGrape and Google Calendar work together to make you more efficient?

Make your life easier by having all events and meetings at your fingertips

With ChatGrape, we’re developing a speech act detection engine in order to automate workflows and get the most out of your time. One of the first things that we’ve released in this direction is smart date recognition connected to your calendar.

What this means is that you can type a number of keywords in your messages to sync with your calendar. Type, for instance,

  • #today to visualize your today’s calendar entries. Works with “#tommorrow”, #day before yesterday etc
  • #weekday: use Friday to check the entries for Friday. Works with any other work day.
  • #this week: will show you everything going on this week. Works with #last week, #next month etc.
  • #oct 22: will show you events and meetings from a specific date. Works with any date, #month, #year.

 

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How to add Google Calendar to ChatGrape

We will first show you how to add Google Calendar to your ChatGrape account.

Head over to your Service Integrations panel:

 

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Click on “Add Service Integrations”

 

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Select the “Google Drive icon, you will be redirected to the Google authentication page. Click “Accept”;

 

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Now chose the Rooms, folders and notifications you would like to see integrated. Here is an example:
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You can now click on “Connect Service”, and see your integrated Google Calendar!

 

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There are tons of other tips and best practices we will share with you in our next Feature Series. What do you think of our implementation of Google Calendar? We would love to hear about what we could improve.

Felix Häusler

Author Felix Häusler

Felix loves product design, marketing and good coffee. He follows the tech scene closely, with a special focus on SaaS businesses and a guilty pleasure for space travel. He is always available for questions and feedback via @felix_hau on twitter.

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