Google Calendar Integration

How to connect Google Calendar with Nozbe

To synchronize Nozbe with Google Calendar, click the gear icon → Settings → Calendars → Google Calendar. Hit the “Enable” button to enable the integration.

Connect with Google Calendar

You will be asked to log in to your Google account in the next step.

And that’s it!

How does it work?

Nozbe creates a separate sub-calendar in your Google Calendar, named “Nozbe - [name of a space]”. You can enable the Google Calendar integration for each space you own or belong to.

All tasks assigned to you and with due dates (within active projects) will appear in Google Calendar. A new event will have the task’s name. In its description, you will find a link to that task.

You can also add new events to this sub-calendar, and they will be synchronized as new tasks in your Nozbe. The first comment to a task created that way will contain a description of that event in Google Calendar, as well as a link to it.

Events added in other sub-calendars won’t be synchronized to Nozbe.

When you finish a task in Nozbe, the Google Calendar event will receive a checkmark character. Restoring the task will remove the mark in Google Calendar too.

If you change a due date in Nozbe, it will be synced with your Google Calendar.

When someone assigns you a task with a due date, it will also show up in Google Calendar.

Additional settings

Once you enable the integration, you can adjust what events you’d like to see in your Google Calendar.

Additional Google Calendar integration settings

These two additional settings allow you to:

  1. Hide all-day events - by enabling this setting, you will no longer see all-day tasks (tasks with a due date that don’t have a due time set) from Nozbe in your Google Calendar.
  2. Hide completed events - when you enable this setting, Google Calendar will stop showing you completed tasks from Nozbe.

Repeating tasks in Nozbe and Google Calendar

Nozbe and Google Calendar treat repeating tasks differently.

Nozbe holds just one active version of a recurring task, scheduled to the nearest occurrence date. It will show up in your Google Calendar as just one event with that date.

Once you complete that task, the next version of it with a new due date will re-create itself in Nozbe and will be synchronized to your Google Calendar the following day.

This means that apart from the next version of your recurring task scheduled to the nearest occurrence date, you won’t see future versions of it in your Google Calendar.

Time blocking

If you enabled time parameters in your project, you can add the “Time needed” and “Time spent” parameters to tasks in that project.

You can use the “Time needed” parameter in Nozbe to block time in Google Calendar. When you add the “Time needed” parameter to a task with a due date and time set, the Google Calendar event’s duration will be adjusted according to the parameter set in Nozbe.

Thanks to this, you can plan your day more efficiently, taking the planned duration of your tasks into account.

Disabling the integration

If you no longer wish to be using the Google Calendar integration, you can disable it in your Nozbe.

To do this, hit the gear icon → Settings → Google Calendar and press the “Disable” button. The integration will be disabled.

When you disable the integration, the synchronization between your Nozbe and Google Calendar will be stopped. However, the sub-calendar and all events within it that were synchronized before disabling the integration will remain in your Google Calendar. If you no longer wish to see that sub-calendar, you can unsubscribe from it in your Google Calendar’s settings.

Unsubscribe from a sub-calendar