Monday, February 20, 2006

Top 40 Tools For Google Calendar

The new Yahoo Mail rolled out to everyone this week with, among other things, better integration with Yahoo Calendar. But don’t forget what we think is the simplest calendar out there: Google Calendar. We’ve thrown together a series of programs, browser add-ons, Greasemonkey scripts, and Stylish user styles for Google’s calendar service.


Compact Header – Stylish script that gives you more space by removing the header of Google Calendar.

Extra Tabs – User script that changes the custom date range tab to multiple tabs of your choice.

Full Cal – Add-on gives you a larger view activated by a customizable hotkey.

Google Air Skin – Greasemonkey hack to give Google Calendar, Gmail,, and Google Reader a nice skin.

Google Calendar Optimized – User style that compacts the paddings and margins and lowers the font size.

Header and Navigation Switcher – Hide the navigation and header bars with this user script.

Show Week – Greasemonkey addon that adds week numbers.

Slate Series – Grey user style skin, ideal for those depressive autumn days.

Textwrap Events – Wrap long event names so they’re actually readable.

Wheel View – Script to let you move the calendar with your mousewheel.


Add Your Agenda To Gmail – Tutorial on adding your Google Calendar agenda as a Gmail sidebar.

Facebook to Google Calendar – Greasemonkey script to send Facebook events to Google Calendar.

Google Calendar Forecast – Adds your agenda to every webpage you visit.

Google Calendar Widget For TypePad – Put your calendar in a sidebar for your TypePad blog.

Howto integrate Google Calendar in you website using AJAX – Short tutorial that shows you how to put your agenda into your website.

iGoogle Calendar Gadget – A simple Google Calendar gadget for your iGoogle homepage.

Remember the Milk For Google Calendar – Add your RTM to-do list to Google Calendar.

WoogleCal – Adds Google Calendar to your WordPress blog.

Alternative Clients

Calgoo – Java app that syncs Google Calendar, iCal, and Outlook (and works as a standalone app itself).

GCALDaemon – Google Calendar synchronization for virtually any iCal-compliant client. Also includes a Gmail notifier, a Gmail terminal, an RSS>iCal converter, and much more. Tutorials here and here. – Minimalistic WebKit browser for OS X that displays Google Calendar.

GDATA Provider – Allows read/write access to GCal from Lightning/Thunderbird and Sunbird (tutorial here).

Google Calendar Gadget – Google Desktop plugin that displays your calendar.

Google Calendar Mobile – Google provides a handy mobile version of your calendar. Just go to in your phone, and it will redirect you to a special mobile version.

Google Calendar Quick Add – Firefox add-on to quickly create an event.

Google Calendar Widget – Yahoo Widget Engine (formerly Konfabulator) widget that displays your calendars on your desktop.

How to make your Google Calendar your PC’s desktop wallpaper – Lifehacker tip on making Google Calendar your wallpaper in Windows XP.

Milo Calendar – SuperKaramba widget for KDE that views your calendar on your desktop.

Rainlendar – Windows/Linux app that displays Google Calendar on your desktop.

Remote Calendars – COM-.NET Add-in for Outlook 2003 that has two-way sync with any iCal calendar (including Google Calendar, see here for more).

SyncMyCal – Sync Google Calendar with Outlook XP/2003/2007.

Twittercal – Create events by sending messages to the gcal bot on Twitter.


Google Calendar Notifier – Firefox add-on with easy notification for today (and tomorrow)’s agenda.

Google Notifier for Mac – Get Gmail and Google Calendar notifications with this handy app.

IMified – Add events and view upcoming tasks through AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN, Jabber, or Google Talk.


Better GCal – A Firefox extension that adds the Air Skin, Collapse Header and Sidebar, Colorize Weekends, Force Secure Connection, Show Week, Slate Skin, and Text Wrap Events to Google Calendar.

GCalSecure – Makes GCal use a secure connection.

Google Calendar Quick Import – Greasemonkey script to import ICS/iCal events into Google Calendar.

hCalendar to Google Calendar – Add hCalendar events to Google Calendar with this handy user script

todo list prototype -.Adds a to-do list to Google Calendar (and stores entries in your local gm_scripts folder).

TODOlist – Improves the above script to save events to Google Calendar. (via)