It’s been a while since the recent release - and here is news about the coming one.
We’re going to improve one of the not so usable things for our PRO customers - Google Calendar integration.
Till now, such integration was implemented as one-way daily sync using an iCal URL provided by Checkvist. Given that there was no good way to force such synchronization, such integration was rather inconvenient (related uservoice issue).
Now, you will be able to integrate Checkvist with Google Calendar directly, so your updates in Checkvist appear in Google Calendar within a minute. Moreover, updates for events made in Google Calendar, including newly created events, will appear in Checkvist (within an hour at most).
To do all that, Checkvist creates its own calendar named “Checkvist” in your Google Calendar account, and syncs due tasks into this calendar. Your other calendars are not read/touched - but Checkvist requires a “do-anything” global permission to access all your calendars to create its own.
Our integration with Google Calendar is not yet approved as “safe” by Google, so when you start integrating from Due page, there will be a warning like this:
To pass it, press “Advanced” link at the bottom and you’ll see this:
See “Go to checkvist.com (unsafe)” link at the bottom - it will allow proceeding.
We’ve started testing this feature on https://beta.checkvist.com. The help for it is on the way.
The initial sync with the calendar may take several minutes, subsequent updates should faster.
If you set event time in the Google Calendar, this time should not be overridden on subsequent syncs. If you change the event date in Google Calendar, the corresponding due should be set in Checkvist.
Hope this sounds interesting for you, we’d really appreciate your comments and feedback!