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Tired Of Juggling Multiple Calendars? Let Spike Combine Them Into a Single App

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By Spike Team, March 25, 2021

Having the best calendar app is just as essential to your workday as finding the best email client or best online notes system. An excellent digital calendar will help keep you on schedule, provide plenty of focus time, and help make sure you are where you are supposed to be and when. A calendar system is generally tied to your email address, though.

 

If you have one email address, keeping up with all of your appointments is pretty straightforward. But what happens if you have a personal Google account where you keep all of your personal appointments and then a work Google Workspace account as well? Do you need to ditch the personal calendar and let everyone at your office see your appointments when they schedule a meeting with you? Is there a way to merge Google Calendar accounts into a single calendar that lets you see all of your appointments in one place while remaining private?

 

There are two ways to handle getting all of your calendars into a single location. The first involves merging all of your calendars together in an app but leaving the data separate. The second option consists of importing and exporting your personal calendar from your personal Google account into your work account.

 

 

Spike Will Merge All Your Calendars Into One

Most people like keeping calendars on separate accounts to maintain privacy. If you’re a freelancer, you might have multiple email addresses for each client, so juggling all your calendar events in a single calendar will undoubtedly be challenging. It’ll be impossible to keep track of your schedule if you have to check multiple calendars before scheduling an event.

 

A better way to accomplish merging all of your calendars into a single location is with an app that can sync with multiple calendars simultaneously. In this situation, you need a calendar app that can log in to all of your Google accounts and display all of the events together, but technically keep the data separate.

 

By downloading Spike, you can get started signing in with all of your Google accounts to merge all of your calendars into a single location.

 

 

Once you get signed into the Spike app with all of your emails, you’ll now be able to see all of the events from all of your calendars in a single list. So if your work needs you to take an out-of-town event, you’ll be able to see how the unexpected travel will impact personal circumstances. If you suddenly need to attend your child’s school to meet with a teacher, you can quickly see a list of all of your events to know what needs to be rescheduled.

 

 

When adding new events, you’ll be able to select which calendar it goes on, so if you need to schedule a work lunch, it won’t be shown on your shared family calendar. All changes made in Spike will be synced by Google almost immediately.

 

Merging your Google Calendar accounts with Spike is the best way to control your schedule while gaining the most efficient email experience as a bonus.

 

 

Merge Google Calendars Manually

There are several reasons why you’d go ahead and merge your calendars. If you don’t have a busy personal calendar, you might want to simplify it down to a single calendar. Perhaps you’re changing jobs and you need to migrate existing events. Google has a built-in tool to let you export your calendar and import it into a different Google account.

 

 

Export Events From All Calendars

 

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar. You can’t export your calendar from the Google Calendar app on a mobile device or tablet.

  2. In the top right, click Settings settings icon Settings.

  3. In the menu on the left, click Import & export.

  4. Under “Export,” click Export.  A .zip file downloads to your computer. When you open the .zip file and extract the contents, you’ll find a .ics file.

 

 

Export Events From a Single Calendar

 

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar. You can’t export your calendar from the Google Calendar app on a mobile device or tablet.

  2. On the left side of the page, find the “My calendars” section. You might need to click to expand it to show your list.

  3. Point to the calendar you want to export, click More Settings and sharing.

  4. Under “Calendar settings,” click Export calendar.

  5. An ICS file of your events will start to download.

 

 

Import and Export Calendar Into a Google Calendar

 

Import Google Calendar

 

​After you export your events, you can import them into Google Calendar. You can import with ICS and CSV files on a Mac, PC, or Chrome. Follow these steps to import your Google Calendar.

  1. In the top right, click Settings settings icon Settings.

  2. In the menu on the left, click Import & Export.

  3. Click Select file from your computer and select the file you exported. The file should end in “.ics” but might be “.csv.”

  4. Choose which calendar to add the imported events to (by default, events are imported into your primary calendar).

  5. Click Import.

  6. If you have a .zip file, find it on your computer and open it. You’ll discover .ics files for each of your calendars. Take the individual files out of the .zip file, and import each .ics file individually. Each .ics file represents a calendar.

 

 

Wrap Up On Merging Google Calendar Accounts

When it comes to managing multiple calendars, syncing them all to Spike is the most efficient way to get a birds-eye view of your schedule while keeping work events separate from personal ones. If you subscribe to external calendars, Spike can also automatically sync them as well.

 

Now that you’ve seen all that Spike can do to simplify your Calendar, you need to see what it can do for your email and tasks. Regardless if you use Mac, PC, Chromebook, Android, or iOS – Spike works on all of your devices, so get started with Spike today.

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