With the acquisition of my agency and now working as a partner on my new Salesforce partner, I have an issue where I'm running two G Suite accounts and now have 2 calendars to manage. My old agency account is still active to use for my publications and speaking – and the new account is for Highbridge.
While I could share and see each calendar on the other, I also need to actually show times from the other calendar on each as busy. I searched for any kind of solution… and the only way I could do it was to invite the other account to each event, which is pretty ugly and could lead to confusion with clients.
Even more important is that I have self-scheduling applications for each of the calendars. This has resulted in multiple meetings being scheduled in conflict that I've had to reschedule. It's a bit frustrating. I wish that G Suite offered the ability to subscribe to another calendar and have it default as busy on the primary calendar.
My search resulted in a fantastic solution, SyncThemCalendars. With the platform, I was able to add two synchronizations… from each account to the other.
Why Synchronize Your Calendars?
There may be many use cases for this functionality. You may want to block time on your work calendar based on your private/personal calendar. You may want to copy all events from the team calendar to your personal one. Or perhaps you're a freelancer working with several different customers and want to somehow coordinate your work.
The account allows you to sign up with a primary calendar and then synchronize up to 5 calendars. Even better, you can customize the calendar details, including:
- Reminder – default is cleared since that would result in both calendars sending you a reminder.
- Color – especially helpful, I can have each calendar entry identified with a specific color.
It's a great little web application and inexpensive for an annual contract. I'm certain it will save me more than it costs in the long run.
Disclaimer: I'm an affiliate of SyncThemCalendars