What I’m using in My Calendar Tech Stack
I’ve gone over the different parts of a calendar tech stack and these are the specific example apps and services I use for each.
1. Backend Calendar
Most of my calendars are Google calendars but from different places, whether just personal Gmail account, which is more of a hangover from first digital online calendar, my own Google Workspace and my day job has its own. I also use Apple calendars explicitly for sharing with family members.
2. Calendar Client
The client I use to tie it all together is Fantastical on iphone and ipad. When I work in Windows I tend to simply use the web front end of Google calendars, especially for work and also sync that in Slack.
3. Task Manager
My task manager of choice is Omnifocus so when I can I tie that into my whole calendar system.
4. Backend Time Tracker
My time tracking backend is Toggl Track. I try to have a single source of truth for tracking time generally so there are no conflicts or doubling of data. It’s a pretty open system to allow for automating.
5. Time Tracker Client
Although I haven’t really got into it as much as I should the time tracker client options I use or ready to use are Timeular (using the physical tracker to switch on tracking and also trigger other things), also I use Timery on the iPhone as a better client that Toggl’s own. You can also just set up Apple Shortcuts to start and stop tracking. I’ll be looking at more automated options as well.
6. Physical/Analog Calendars
I don’t use physical calendars much but when I do they mostly fall into Bullet Journal and also the Ugmonk Analog cards to note important events of the day. Also occasionally a shared wall calendar for the family.
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