Effortlessly color and categorize your Google Calendar events with the click of a button.
👋 Hi, I'm Shishir! And my calendar is pretty
For better or for worse, leading product teams requires a lot of events on my calendar. And don't get me wrong, I love meeting and working with my team. But there is only so much time in a day, so it's critical for me to align my schedule with what's truly important. When life gets hectic, I color code my calendar, with each color representing one of my priorities.
I can then easily see at a glance where I'm spending my time, and make adjustments accordingly.
💡 Observation: Categories not colors
Why is this so hard? Here’s the list of colors from Google Calendar: Peacock, Banana, Sage, Grape, Flamingo, Lavender, Graphite, Tomato, Tangerine, Basil, Blueberry. Now think about this: which of your meetings is a “
”? Not so easy! Here’s the trick:
Insight: We should use names as proxies for colors, not the other way around.
This doc is constructed around that insight.
A Coda doc to quickly color code your calendar
If you also use the colors on your calendar then you know that it's kind of painful. Coda lets me quickly categorize my doc, then change all the colors on my calendar with the push of a button.
Ready to get started? Head to step one: