If you're a remote professional, you’re probably familiar with the constant struggle of toggling between Google Calendar and Notion. It’s hard to keep your schedule organized if you’re using two separate platforms. Now, the question is–can Google Calendar be used in Notion?
Yes, you can! Google Calendar can indeed be integrated with Notion. You have the option to embed, sync, or share a link to it. This solution can bridge the gap between your appointments and tasks, and therefore make your life simpler.
In this blog post, we'll cover the following:
How to Connect Google Calendar with Notion
How to Link Google Calendar
How to Embed Google Calendar In Notion Page
Plus, we’re going to share a workaround on how to sync Google Calendar with Notion.
How to Add Google Calendar to Notion (3 Ways)
You can integrate Google Calendar into Notion in three different ways. In this section, we'll examine these methods, starting with the easiest and then progressing to more advanced options.
How to Connect Google Account to Notion
The first step is to connect your Google account to Notion. Simply follow these steps:
Click ‘Get Notion free’ on the top right to connect your Google account.
Select ‘Continue with Google.’
Sign in using your preferred Google account.
Method 1: How to Share Google Calendar Link to Notion
Let’s talk about the first method in integrating Google Calendar in Notion. You have the option to share a link to your calendar on a Notion page. This allows anyone with the link to view it from a browser or Google Calendar. Simply follow these steps:
From the left panel under ‘My calendars’, hover over your preferred calendar, click the three-dotted icon, and then select ‘Settings and sharing.’
From the left panel, click ‘Access permissions for events.’
Check ‘Make available to public’, and then click ‘Get shareable link.’
Click ‘Copy link’.
Go to Notion, paste the link on a page, and then select ‘Dismiss’ from the pop-up menu.
Others can now access your public Google Calendar by clicking or copying this link.
Method 2: How to Embed Google Calendar in Notion
Google Calendar also allows you to embed your calendar to a Notion page. This gives you a preview of the calendar without having to click the link to view it. No need for additional apps or integrations. To proceed, simply follow these steps:
From the left panel under ‘My calendar’, hover over your preferred calendar, click the three-dotted icon, and then select ‘Settings and sharing.’
From the left panel, click ‘Access permissions for events,’ and then check ‘Make available to public.’
From the left panel, click ‘Integrate calendar.’
Copy ‘Public URL to this calendar’.
Paste the public URL to a Notion page and select ‘Create embed’ from the pop-up menu. You can now see your Google Calendar embedded on your Notion page.
Method 3: How to Sync Google Calendar in Notion with Cron
Notion acquired the calendar app Cron last year and they recently released a new integration feature. Notion pages can finally be attached to any event in Cron.
Meeting participants can also view the attached pages if they’re part of your Notion workspace. Additionally, you can grant them permission to access or edit those pages.
Unfortunately, what the new integration launch doesn’t include is the ability to sync your Google Calendar to Notion. Luckily, Thomas Frank published an automation that will push events from Notion to your Google Calendar and he’s decided to share it. The first step is to sign up with Cron. To proceed, simply follow these steps:
Click ‘Sign Up’ from the top right, then select ‘Sign in with Google’.
Sign in using your Google account and allow the necessary permissions.
From the Cron webpage, click an event and select ‘Docs and links’ from the right panel, and then select ‘Connect Notion’. This will allow you to link Notion pages from a connected Notion workspace directly in your calendar app.
From the pop-up window, select your preferred Notion workspace from the top right and then click ‘Allow access.’
Go back to the Cron page. From the right panel, you will now see your most recent pages from that connected workspace. Select a workspace from that section or search for an existing one.
If you want to connect additional workspaces, hover over your workspace and select ‘Manage workspaces’. From the pop-up menu, click ‘Connect’ next to ‘Add Notion workspace.’
Next, click this link to import Thomas Frank’s workflow into your Pipedream account. You will be prompted to create an account if you don’t have one yet.
Connect your Notion account and make sure to grant Pipedream access to the database you want it to track, or to the page that has it.
Select the database from which you want to push new pages to Google Calendar as events.
Change the timer to 1 hour.
Click ‘Create source.’
Go back to Notion to create a Test Event. From the left panel, hover over your selected database and click the plus symbol next to it. This will create a new page within that database.
Set a value in at least one Date property. You can also add end dates and times.
Go back to Pipedream. Click ‘Try Now’ to fetch your new event. Events will be fetched automatically every hour.
The page you created will now appear. Click on it and select ‘Continue.’
Go back to Pipedream. Under the Notion_Settings section, follow these steps: - Select your Notion account and make sure it matches your selection in the trigger step. - Select your database and make sure it matches your selection earlier. - Select the Name property of your database. It can be the page title property, for example. - Select the Date property you want to use for setting event’s start and end times.
Lastly, under the Create_Event section, follow these steps: - Connect your Google account. - Choose the calendar to which you want to push new events. - Click ‘Test’.
If you check your Google Calendar, you will see the new event.
Lastly, click ‘Deploy’ to make your workflow live.
And there you have it! You have successfully synced your Google Calendar in Notion. For more information, you can also check out Thomas Frank’s blog post and YouTube video.
How to Keep Your Meeting Notes in Notion
Let’s be honest here. No one likes writing meeting notes–myself included. It’s no doubt a hassle, takes a lot of time, and often results in lost information and disorganization. It’s very easy to miss all the critical details, which often leads to frustration.
Luckily, I found a solution–Tactiq! Tactiq offers an easy solution by transforming spoken content into written transcripts and summaries. Once I’ve obtained a transcript for a Google Meet call, I can paste it on a Notion page for my own reference and for sharing with trusted teammates. This simplifies the organization of my notes, action items, and insights in one accessible location.
To install Tactiq on your computer, simply follow these steps:
Notion and Google Calendar integration offers an effective solution for simplifying your scheduling and task management. You have the option to link, embed or sync your calendar events. With these tools, you can create a more organized and efficient workflow to enhance your digital workspace.