Calendarist

Time blocking companion for Google Calendar

#2 Product of the DayMay 10, 2020
A free time blocking app that works with Google Calendar.
Calendarist gives you a clear picture of your daily life and keeps you on track to reach your goals.
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10 Reviews5.0/5
Hey all! We started time blocking at the beginning of this year as a way to be more productive. After looking into some other time, habit, or goal tracking apps, we found all of them were tailored to businesses and teams. We wanted something lightweight that was designed for tracking our personal time, not just work. We designed and built Calendarist as a simple, beautiful way to be mindful about the time we spend. Our favorite features right now are: 1) easily tagging and categorizing events that we're already logging in Google Calendar, 2) matching our time blocks to longer term goals, and 3) fun visualizations to see where our time is going. We also have more ideas down the line to give a more holistic picture of trends and progress. We're super excited to finally share Calendarist with you all. Give it a shot, let us know what your thoughts are, and send feedback in the app or to trycalendarist@gmail.com. Cheers, Emily
@gmail @emilyemsu Hi Emily! Very cool take! Is Calendarist just you?
@joelrunyon Appreciate the comment! My friend and I have been working on this for the last few months.
@emilyemsu I've spent a lot of time in this space. The tagging setup is *really* nice! i am curious though - this doesn't necessarily help me block out my day coming up - just tag it up & get insights after the fact, is that right? I've gone through and tagged up a bunch of events, but not sure how I can use that to time block stuff going forward...
@joelrunyon Hey Joel, that’s right — the app currently focuses on providing insights on past events in your schedule, assuming that you already use Google Calendar to time block. It would be super awesome to use that data to inform future scheduling as well. We’re thinking deeply about how Calendarist could serve a more active and enriching role in the time blocking phase. If you have any ideas, feel free to shoot them our way. Appreciate the feedback!
I've always used my calendar as a way to keep track of what I've done but it was hard to visualize categorically how much time I was spending on each activity. With Calendarist it's been really nice to see an overview of my time, if I'm spending enough time on things I enjoy, and see what my past weeks have been like! It's super convenient for keeping track of my goals/habits that I'm aiming for this year as well. Would highly recommend everyone give it a try :)
@emilyemsu this is awesome! Definitely going to check it out
I've been using it for over a month and LOVE it!! It helped me become a lot more conscious of how I spent my time and understand where my time was going. It has also driven me to plan out my days more and make better use of my time! I didn't imagine how much I would enjoy using it until after I started, but it's so easy to use and looks beautiful and I couldn't recommend it more!
This looks awesome! I use fantastical to collect all my calendars into a single source. Most of calendars are set up Apple/icloud, but I have I have a few in Google. Will there be an integration with Apple calendars? Will you add the ability to pull from from multiple calendar sources? Thanks and can't wait to see how this product develops.
@jazzbox Hey David, thanks for the feedback and glad you like the app! Integration with other calendar sources (Apple, Outlook) is definitely on our radar. Unfortunately, right now the only way to get around that in the app is to link those calendars to Google Calendar first, then from there, link it to Calendarist in the settings page (https://www.trycalendarist.com/s...).
@emilyemsu Thanks! I'll keep a lookout for the Apple integration.