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Posted by satis
Jul 5, 2019 at 08:19 PM

 

Alexander Deliyannis wrote:
> Thank you, you saved me some time.
> >Incidentally, one task manager that seems to work 2 ways seems to be
>Plan https://getplan.co/today

Not sure why you say that. They don’t seem to advertise 2-way sync. Their help page https://getplan.co/help seems to indicate it’s one-way sync, like most other task apps:

“To sync the tasks scheduled in a Plan calendar to your Google Calendar, first click the settings icon in the bottom left corner of Plan. Click “Preferences”, then “Notifications”, and enable “Sync Tasks to Calendar”. Now the Google Calendar linked to your Plan account will include all tasks scheduled into the Plan calendar. These tasks will appear as events in your Google Calendar under the newly created “Plan: Tasks” calendar.”

Nothing I see about 2-way sync: making changes in GC and it reflecting back in Plan. (Plan does have its own calendar, just like TickTick, but that’s just one more calendar to contend with.)

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Jul 7, 2019 at 05:45 PM

 

Right you are, indeed. Sorry for the misinformation.

Plan has a nice view where it can show tasks next to the calendar, and it retrieves information for external events directly from Google Calendar. One can then drag-n-drop tasks on the calendar to schedule them. These are then synced practically instantaneously to Google Calendar.

I was under the impression that one can make changes to scheduled tasks and the changes would be reflected back in Plan, but I had probably mis-tested that. I just confirmed that it is not the case.

satis wrote:
>Alexander Deliyannis wrote:
>> Thank you, you saved me some time.
>>
>>Incidentally, one task manager that seems to work 2 ways seems to be
>>Plan https://getplan.co/today
> >Not sure why you say that. They don’t seem to advertise 2-way sync.

 


Posted by satis
Jul 7, 2019 at 06:22 PM

 

2-way sync is either a technologically thorny problem, or maybe Google charges companies for the privilege. Since Ticktick’s one-way sync can be so much slower, I’m really wondering if Todoist is paying for this.

There are just a handful of other apps which integrate 2-way sync with Google Calendar, like the relatively new app/service ClickUp which is garnering a lot of attention lately in the productivity talkosphere.

https://clickup.com/google-calendar-task-sync

Another (pay) option for products that don’t offer two-way sync is with a hack via a service like Zapier; as Zapier explains, “you can “fake” two way syncing by setting up two different Zaps that perform opposite actions of each other”

 


Posted by Jeffery Smith
Jul 10, 2019 at 11:48 AM

 

I gave up on Ayoa. I don’t want to pay a subscription to something that is so unintuitive, clumsy, and partially functional. Having a calendar that doesn’t sync with Apple calendar was a big mistake. They should rename it “task calendar”

 


Posted by Pierre Paul Landry
Jul 10, 2019 at 03:30 PM

 

satis wrote:
> 2-way sync is either a technologically thorny problem, or maybe Google charges companies for the privilege.

Perhaps for cloud-based app, I can’t speak for them.
But for desktop apps, it is free and very fast. “Thorny” ? Not really, the documentation is clear and well written.
InfoQube now supports full 2-way sync with Google Calendar(s). Users have not reported any issues with sync.

Pierre Paul Landry
IQ Designer
https://infoqubeim.com/drupal5/?q=node/4546

 


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