Evernote + Google Calendar Overview

Evernote + Google Calendar Overview
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Evernote + Google Calendar Overview

Connect your Google Calendar and link notes to events to make them more useful and easy to find, so you can get more done.

  • Create notes for events instantly and get quick access to them later, right from the new calendar widget in Home.
  • Prep for meetings easily, ahead of time or on the spot. One click sets up a logically structured note, complete with event details and sections for action items and notes.
  • Search for event details—like date, location, and attendees—so it's easier than ever to access the information you need.
  • Coming soon: Never forget to take notes when you need to. Evernote can remind you to open or create a note before or immediately after an event.

Note: Connecting your calendar requires a Personal, Professional, or Teams subscription.

Add the calendar widget to Home

To get started, make sure the calendar widget has been added to your Home. To add the calendar widget, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    1. From Home, click the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Drag the calendar widget from the right side and drop it into a widget slot.
  • Windows

    1. From Home, click the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Drag the calendar widget from the right side and drop it into a widget slot.
  • iOS

    1. From Home, tap the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Tap the plus icon next to the calendar widget in the "Available Widgets" section.
  • Android

    1. From Home, tap the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Tap the plus icon next to the calendar widget in the "Available Widgets" section.
  • Web

    1. From Home, click the Customize button in the upper right corner.
    2. Drag the calendar widget from the right side and drop it into a widget slot.

Connect your Google Calendar

Customers with a Personal subscription are able to connect calendars from one Google account. Customers with a Professional or Teams subscription are able to connect calendars from up to five Google accounts.

To connect a Google account:

  1. In the calendar widget, click Connect to Google Calendar and follow the steps to connect your Google Calendar account. You will be prompted to sign in to your Google account and accept the permissions.
  2. On the Google permissions page, click the blue Allow button.
  3. Close the window or tab in your browser, then go back to Evernote.
  4. In Evernote, select the calendars you'd like to see in the calendar widget, then click Connect.

Note: If you have already connected your Evernote account to a Google account, you will see your default calendar automatically connected to the calendar widget when you add it to Home. For more information, visit Add and remove Google accounts.

Add calendars from Google Calendar

Once your Google account is connected, you will be prompted to select a calendar to add to the calendar widget. To add more calendars from your account:

  1. Click or tap the More options button (three dots).
  2. Click or tap Choose calendars....
  3. Check the box next to each calendar you'd like to add.

If you have a Professional or Teams subscription, you can connect calendars from additional Google accounts (up to five). To add additional accounts:

  1. Click or tap the More options button (three dots).
  2. Click or tap Add calendar account.
  3. Sign in to another Google account.
  4. Choose calendars to add.

For more information, visit Add and remove Google accounts.

Change or disconnect a Google account

To change your connected Google account:

  1. Click or tap the More options button (three dots).
  2. Click or tap Calendar settings.
  3. Click or tap Manage accounts.

For more information, visit Add and remove Google accounts.

Calendar widget views

There are two views available: timeline view and list view.

Timeline view in the calendar widget

Timeline view

Timeline view shows your events on a timeline so it's easy to visualize when you have events, and when you have breaks.

List view in the calendar widget

List view

List view condenses your events into a list, with the time of each event listed underneath the event title.

To switch between views, click the More options button (three dots) and select Timeline or List from the "View as" section.

Navigate the calendar widget

Calendar widget in 2x width

  • Click Calendar in the widget title to open an expanded view of the calendar.
  • Click the calendar button in the upper right corner to bring you back to today's date.
  • Click the More options button (three dots) in the upper right corner to view more actions you can take.
  • Click the left and right arrows to navigate to the previous or next day.
  • Click the date to select a date on the calendar.
  • Click an event to bring up the event details and view more actions you can take.

More calendar features

To learn about more calendar functionality, visit these articles:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I connect to a different calendar (not Google Calendar)?

Not at this time. We're starting with Google Calendar, but we plan to introduce support for more calendars in the future.

Can I expand the calendar widget vertically so I can see more events at once?

No. We currently only support horizontal expansion. In addition, you can only view one day at a time in the widget, regardless of how wide the widget is.

How can I search for or filter notes that have calendar events in them?

You can use the contains:calendarEvent search syntax or filter your notes list using the "Contains" filter.

If I cancel my Personal, Professional, or Teams subscription and one or more of my Google accounts are disconnected, what happens to the notes that are linked to calendar events from that account?

You will lose access to multiple calendar account connections, and only the account you connected first will remain connected. For any disconnected accounts, you will no longer be able to see events in the calendar widget. Any notes that were linked to calendar events from those accounts will still show the event details, but they will no longer update when changes are made in Google Calendar.

Can I view my Evernote notes in Google Calendar?

Linked notes aren't visible in Google Calendar, but you can include a public link to the note in the calendar event description if you'd like other meeting attendees to have view access to the note. To give other meeting attendees access to the note in Evernote, share the note with them.

Can I try the calendar widget for free?

If you have Evernote Free, Plus, or Premium, there is a free 14-day trial of this feature. The feature trial does not require a credit card, and includes the ability to connect one or more Google Calendar accounts, as well as customize Home. You will have the option to upgrade your plan at the end of the trial. You may only try a particular feature trial one time.

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