I’ve been working Zoho Projects into my process lately, and I have nothing but great things to say about the service. One thing I immediately realized I wanted to do was integrate Google Calendar into the platform. Since my editorial needs live and breathe Google Calendar, I figured it was a must-have addition for Zoho Projects.
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This integration adds the following features to Zoho Projects:
- Create and sync Zoho Project events with Google Calendar.
- Edit or delete events as needed.
- Select which Google calendar for which you want to create an event.
- Peruse daily, weekly and monthly calendar views.
It’s not a massive feature set, but it does include the basic features you need. Let’s make this integration happen.
What you’ll need to integrate Google Calendar with Zoho Projects
The only things you’ll need to add this integration are a valid Google Calendar and Zoho Projects account. You’ll also need an admin account associated with Zoho Projects to add the integration.
How to integrate Google Calendar with Zoho Projects
To access the Zoho Projects Marketplace, click the shop icon in the upper right corner of the window (Figure A).
After clicking the Marketplace icon, you’ll see a list of the available extensions. Scroll down to the Meeting & Calendar Sync section, where you’ll see an entry named Google Calendar for Zoho Projects (Figure B).
Click Install and then, when prompted, agree to the terms and services (Figure C) and click Install again.
In the next window (Figure D), you must configure the extension by selecting the projects to be added to the integration and the user accessibility.
Agree to the TOS and click Save & Proceed. In the resulting window (Figure E), hover your cursor over Google Calendar For Zoho Projects and then click Connect.
A new browser tab will open with yet another Connect button. Click that button and then select the Google account you wish to use. Next, you’ll be prompted to give the extension permission to access your Google Calendar. Click Allow (Figure F) to finish up the connection.
When you now go to create a new task in Zoho Projects, you’ll see a Google Calendar tab (Figure G), where you can select which calendar the task will be added to. You can even set a specific Google Calendar as the default.
A final note
Remember that you do have to interact with the Google Calendar tab: You have to click the Google tab in the task window to add each task to your calendar. Other than that little hiccup, this extension works exactly as expected to make it much easier to use both Zoho and Google for a more efficient and collaborative effort.
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