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Adding Events to Calendar

 

Users can add any Event to their Calendar from the Event's details window.

To do this, go to the Events view and click on an Event to open its details. Then click on the "Add To Calendar" link.

You will see 2 options:

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1. Download .ics

The browser will ask you what to do with the file. Using the dialog you should select “Open with” and then select the application you want (e.g. Outlook).

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The selected application will then handle the remaining import steps.

What to do if that dialog does not appear

Your next steps will depend on which browser you are using.

Firefox:

If the file is automatically opened in a specific calendar application it is because it has been configured that way. If you need to change this behavior follow these instructions.

  1. Click the menu button and choose Options
  2. Select the Applications panel
  3. The Applications panel will display. Select “ICS file” and change the action to “Always Ask”
  4. Click OK to close the Options window after making changes.

Chrome:

If the dialog doesn’t appear, Chrome automatically downloads the file. In this case you have to select the application you want to open the file with after it has been downloaded.

  1. Right click on the file and select “Open with”
  2. In the window, select the application you want
  3. You can Select/Deselect the check box “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file” if you want. 

Safari:

If the dialogue doesn’t appear, iOS Safari automatically downloads the file and if it has been configured to open the file in a specific application it is going to open the file. If you want to change that follow these steps:

  1. Click on the file and select the gear icon
  2. Select “Open with”
  3. In the list, select the application you want.

Internet Explorer:

IE will ask you to open the file or to download it, if you click in open you can open the file in the application you want. If you select download then you can open the file following these steps:

  1. Click on the file and select “Open with”
  2. In the window, select the application you want
  3. Select/Unselected the check box “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file”.

 

2. Add to Google calendar 

If you click this option it will open your Google calendar. Edit the event in your Google calendar if you want to, then click 'Save'.

NOTE - Event notifications also come with an .ics attachment, allowing for the Event details to be downloaded and added to Calendar without having to open the details in the Events view. 

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8 Comments

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    Julie Einarson

    Is there a plan to have it sync with Google calendar in a future release?

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    Brad Palmer

    Julie,

    This is something we are looking into but it is complicated by the fact that Google Calendar is a web app not an installed program and there is much in that area we don't have access to for security reasons.

    Bruce

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    David Laulainen

    Like Julie, I'd like a way to sync with Google Calendar (the download to desktop and import into Google Calendar takes too many steps).

    Since we use Google Authentication as our primary credentials, perhaps some of those security issues Bruce mentions may not be as much of an issue.

    Perhaps we can 'subscribe' to our own corporate Jostle calendar?

    Alternately, at some point, I'd like the iOS (or mobile) App to be able to add events to the phone's calendar as well...

    I guess there's like three feature requests here... but all around the same idea... get to sync, get away from download/upload.

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    Brad Palmer

    David,

    We agree that there is room for improvement here and I expect we will do it in small steps. The ability to get events into the mobile device calendars is very likely to appear when we do the next iteration of events for mobile (getting mobile functionality to match desktop). We also have some ideas to make adding to your calendar easier, with sync'ing being a bigger step n the future.

    Bruce

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    Kelsey Brandt

    Any Update on being able to sync a google calendar? We too use are google credentials for authentication. 

     

    Thanks for any feedback!

     

     

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    Brad Palmer

    We recently did greatly improve the sync to your personal Google calendar. The process documented above was updated to reflect this. We do intend to keep this sync a manual event-by-event thing,

    And the ability to sync an Event to your mobile calendar is on deck for development.

    Brad

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    David Laulainen

    This thread is a great example of how Jostle really listens to their customer base. In fact, the 'Add to Google Calendar' integration in the Events module works better than any other integration I've used so far... not only did they make it happen, but they made it the absolute best experience.

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    Brad Palmer

    Thanks David. I've just shared your comment on Jostle's Jostle!

    Brad

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