One of the best features of Nozbe is its integration with Google Calendar. It works seamlessly to keep your tasks and calendar in sync. Previously I’ve written about how to set up your Nozbe Integrations. This week, let’s focus on Nozbe and Google Calendar.

Connect your Google Calendar to Nozbe under Settings >> Integrations >> Google Calendar.

It should look something like this when you’re finished:

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Once you’ve connected your two accounts, it’s time to set up notifications.

You have two options:

  1. Allow reminders in Google Calendar, OR
  2. Disable reminders in Google Calendar

You can select the option that suits you best by either checking or unchecking the box “Disable reminders in Google Calendar.

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Nozbe allows you set up notifications in the Settings Menu. 

If you’re like me and have all Nozbe notifications turned on, having Google remind you of the same tasks can be overwhelming and quite frankly obnoxious.

This is why I recommend that you check the box to disable reminders in Google Calendar.

Now let’s get into where Nozbe and Google Calendar really work well together. Let’s take a peek inside my morning routine and how these Nozbe and Google Calendar work together.

First set up your Morning Routine in Nozbe.

Here is a NozbeHow Template of my Daily Routine. You can click that link and add the template right to your Nozbe account.

For each task or activity, add specific times and how long you expect each task to take. Here’s what it looks like:

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It’s pretty easy to set up.

  1. Click on your task to pull up the detailed task menu.
  2. Set the Date and Time.
  3. Set Time Needed. (This will block out the exact time on your calendar)
  4. Set how often you want this task to Repeat.
  5. Nozbe automatically syncs this with your Google Calendar.

Here’s Nozbe BEFORE:

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Here’s Nozbe AFTER:

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And here’s how it look in my Google Calendar:

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Notice how everything is transferred from Nozbe to Google Calendar. Click on an event to see the details. All your Nozbe project tags are synced. Even the ! for a Priority star.

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If you don’t want to have each task broken into small amounts of time on your calendar, you can just block our your morning routine like this:

Overall, Nozbe and Google Calendar are a perfect match.

You can schedule tasks at a certain date and time and the space on your calendar is automatically blocked out.

Now when it comes time to schedule your week or when you get bombarded with requests for meetings, you’ll have already protected your most productive hours.

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Robby helps busy business owners simplify and automate their productivity systems so they have more time to focus on what matters most. He helps you design and implement plans and systems so you can work ON your business, not IN your business. Companies such as Productive Magazine, Nozbe, Matt McWilliams, and Notable Themes have trusted Robby to share his productivity systems, increase sales, and create a better customer experience.

11 thoughts on “Nozbe and Google Calendar

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  4. Hi Robby, while I have no problem using Nozbe with GCalendar, I’m pushing myself use the Apple ecosystem for everything including Calendar on iOS and Mac.

    Are you a single ecosystem person or “best of breed” and why? I’d be interested to know how others are approaching their Nozbe implementation on one platform – and where they are finding friction.

    1. Hey Michael. Thanks for your comment. As much as I’d like to go fully into the Apple ecosystem, right now I’m running with what works and is in my price range. I’m currently using the “best of breed” to hodge-podge my system (iPhone & Chromebook mix of Google & Apple). I’ve noticed that Apple’s closed system makes it difficult to integrate with other apps.

      Nozbe actually has a good post about using Google Calendar and iCal together. You can find that here: https://nozbe.com/blog/ical/

      I know that the Nozbe team relies heavily on Apple products for their work, so hopefully as Apple opens up to 3rd party developers they allow for greater integration.

        1. Hey Bart!

          Glad you found this post useful.

          It’s totally possible to get the two-way sync working. Once you set up the Nozbe integration with Google Calendar, you can:

          1) Create tasks in Nozbe that can be seen on your Google Calendar
          2) Create events in Google Calendar that sync as tasks in Nozbe. You just need to make sure they are added to your “Nozbe” calendar.

          Hope this helps.

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