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Google Calendar Quick add via email?

For a wile I have been looking for an easy way to add entries to my google calendar. I’m a pretty heavy user of google calendar and love the existing quick add option from the web site or via SMS. but sadly, SMS is just too slow and buggy on my iPhone these days to make it useful for me to quickly add items to my calendar. What I really want is the ability to add items via an email address.Frankly, I can’t believe Google hasn’t already added this feature. I can add doc’s via email why can’t I create an appointment via email?  Come on google calender.

Until google creates an official option, does anyone know of a work around?

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  • RT Wolf

    I know this is a really old thread now but it ranks in google so I thought I'd post a solution. You can accomplish this easily with If This, Then That ( You can make your own easily (Gmail label to quick add to Calendar) or you can use a pre-existing one here:


  • Suyog Bhobe

    You can easily add a google calendar entry via SMS.  Check out
    Disclosure: I am a co-founder of Delighta

  • I wondered the exact same thing, and created to do just that. I'd love to hear how it works for you.

  • h00rj

    Using Google Voice, set up your email as a forward address. Sign up for the sms alerts with your Gvoice number and reply to that number from the forwarded email like you would the sms and it'll be posted to your calendar just as if you had sent an sms. (I tested this just now, and it worked.)

  • That's a great workaround! Thanks for posting, I'll have to give it a try. There are a lot of step in the set up (each step has a potential fairlure capacity), but its mostly all google so I'll give it a try.

  • Only way I've found so far is:
    Email -> twittermail -> direct message gcal -> google calendar

  • Thats a good thought. I've tried that however that is relying on twittermail and gcal being active. I had been using this process for a wile but twittermail and/or gcal would go down and I wouldn't know until it was too late.

    Assuming these 2 service are working its a good solution, thanks for brining this up!

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