Google Calendar syncing is already awesome on its own. See how much time you'll need to get your work done, create tasks from Calendar, and a different way to visualize your work all in one! But to get the most out of Calendar syncing, you need to be able to complete tasks from Google Calendar too. Luckily, there are a couple ways to do that to match everyone's setup 😊
GQueues for Google Calendar Chrome extension
If you use Google Chrome, you can install the GQueues for Google Calendar Chrome extension. This method keeps everything within the Calendar event itself, as well as showing extra task information like tags and repeating information.
Mark tasks complete from Calendar with the extension
To complete tasks directly from Google Calendar with the extension, simply click on the tasks's corresponding calendar event and check the box from the event details pop-up window.
If the task is already marked complete, you can click the checkbox again to mark the task open. If the task has subtasks, you will be alerted and prompted before marking the task and all subtasks complete.
The extension is the only way to complete tasks right from the calendar event. But it will only work in Google Chrome. If you prefer a different browser, you can get similar functionality with the Google Workspace Add-on!
GQueues for Google Workspace Add-on
The beauty of the Google Workspace Add-on is it will work no matter what browser you're in. All the extra info is in the add-on panel itself, so it doesn't offer the exact same functionality as the extension, but it has way more flexibility.
You'll be asked to sign in the first time you use it. And don't forget, you'll also need to activate Calendar syncing from GQueues to get full functionality within Google Calendar.
View and edit tasks with the Workspace Add-on
In order to view task details with the Add-on, first you need to open it by clicking the GQueues icon from the Add-on panel. Then click on the calendar event for that task.
You'll see the event display in the calendar as well as on the sidebar on the right-hand side of your screen, where you can edit any and all task information. Add comments, view subtasks, assign to your team members, write notes, add tags, change the date, time, reminders, and task duration.
Complete tasks from Google Calendar with the Workspace Add-on
You can also mark tasks complete from Google Calendar! Just open the Add-on, click on the event for the task you want to complete, and then check the box from the Add-on panel.
Create tasks from the Add-on panel
You can always create tasks from Google Calendar by adding an event to your GQueues calendar. When you install the Google Workspace Add-on, you can also create tasks from the Add-on panel, and they'll populate in Google Calendar and GQueues.
To add a new task, open the Add-on and click Create New Task.
Your default queue is the Inbox, but you can change this by opening the dropdown menu and choosing which queue you want to create the task in. After selecting the queue, add task details from the sidebar, and you're done!
Google Calendar syncing is an essential tool for minimizing the steps you need to take to create and manage your projects, saving you valuable time. The GQueues for Google Calendar Extension and the GQueues for Google Workspace Add-on only make it that much easier. And when keeping up with your life becomes much simpler, that’s what really matters.