Notion, the popular note-taking and project management application, has launched a standalone calendar app for Mac and Windows. For those of you who have been beholden to Fantastical’s excessive $57/yr. subscription fee, rejoice. Notion is not only free but it also lets you join meetings direct from calendar links and also offers a menubar calendar that displays upcoming meetings (Mac only).
Notion Calendar currently syncs with Google Calendar, Google Meet and Zoom, with other services to come later. If you are a Notion user, Notion Calendar lets you attach Notion docs to a calendar event, which is useful for meeting briefing notes. You can also sync date information back and forth between Notion and Notion Calendar to keep track of tasks.
There’s also a very nice “share availability” feature that lets you drag and drop available times into your calendar and then produces a text version of your availability, e.g. “Would 30 min anytime today Wed Jan 17, 10:30 AM – 12 PM (PST) work for you?,” to include in an email. This, in effect, replaces Calendly.
We have uninstalled Fantastical. 😏
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Michael is the founder of Toolhacker LLC, an innovation speaker and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, futurist, and author of “Ubertrends — How Trends And Innovation Are Transforming Our Future.” He is also the founder of four ahead-of-the-wave startups, including MacWEEK, Atelier Systems, CyberAtlas, and ICONOCAST.