How to connect Google Calendar to Taskade

Learn how to connect your Google Calendar account to Taskade for better project management.

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I am a power user of Google Calendar. I have better time keeping track of my daily schedule with Google Calendar, but I also use Taskade for some project management needs. Both services are easy to use and make my life much more manageable.

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I’ve occasionally found that both Google Calendar and Taskade need to be connected. Luckily, this can be done with the help of Zapier, which lets you connect Taskade to thousands of apps including Google Calendar, Google Sheets, Gmail, Google Tasks, and many more.

What you need to connect Taskade to Google Calendar

To establish this connection you need valid Google and Taskade accounts. You can use the free versions of both. I’m demonstrating with the Taskade desktop client running on Pop!_OS Linux, but you can do this on the macOS, Windows, and web clients as well.

How to connect Google Calendar to Taskade

Open Taskade and log in to your account. Once you’ve done that, you should see a gear icon in the lower-left corner of the window (Figure A).

Figure A

Access the Settings window via the Taskade gear icon.
Access the Settings window via the Taskade gear icon.

In the Settings window (Figure B), you should see a listing for Zapier in the left navigation.

Figure B

The Zapier list is in the Taskade settings window.
The Zapier list is in the Taskade settings window.

Click Zapier and in the resulting window click Google Calendar which will show popular connections to Taskade users including Create Taskade tasks from new Google Calendar events (Figure C).

Figure C

Popular Google Calendar Taskade Connections.
Popular Google Calendar Taskade Connections.

Click the black button associated with Create Taskade tasks from new Google Calendar events and a new window will open in your default browser. In this window, click Get Started and then click Next (Figure D).

Figure D

Make sure you have selected the correct Google account before proceeding.
Make sure you have selected the correct Google account before proceeding.

After selecting your account, click Next and then select the calendar you want to include in the Taskade connection. After selecting the calendar, click Next again. Zapier will then collect the data and ask you to connect it to your Taskade account (Figure E).

Figure E

We close the connection.
We close the connection.

Click Connect and a pop-up will appear asking you to give Zapier access to your Taskade account. If prompted, click Allow. Then click Next on the original window. You must then assign the connection to either a workspace or a folder (Figure F).

Figure F

If you don't have folders, workspaces are your only option.
If you don’t have folders, workspaces are your only option.

Make your selection and click Next. You then need to select a Taskade project to save the data from Google Calendar. Make this selection and click Next (Figure G).

Figure G

Select the project for your new connection.
Select the project for your new connection.

You can then select a block to house the connection, just as you selected a project. Next you need to map the fields of Google Calendar Taskade (Figure H).

Figure H

Map fields from Google Calendar to Taskade.
Map fields from Google Calendar to Taskade.

You can also select an officer for the connection. Click Next and you will be prompted to submit a test. Click Submit Test and then check Taskade to make sure it worked. After verification, click Next and then when prompted, click Enable Zap (Figure I).

Figure I

You can now activate your new Zap.
You can now activate your new Zap.

Conclusion

That’s it. Every time you add an event to the linked Google calendar, it now shows up as a task in Taskade. Congratulations on simplifying your workflow.

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