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13 of the Best Google Calendar Extensions in 2024

Google Calendar extensions unlock must-have meeting management, time-tracking, and organizing features.

By Max Freedman  •   December 4, 2023  •   7 min read

Google Calendar might be the working professional’s best friend, but like anything great, it isn’t perfect. For example, even if you’ve mastered the art of taking meeting notes, Google Calendar doesn’t let you directly access meeting notes via your calendar events. With Google Calendar extensions, though, you can build upon the ubiquitous calendar app’s handful of minor limitations and streamline your work. Below are the 13 top extensions for Google Calendar in 2024.

13 of the best Google Calendar extensions in 2024 

1Fellow

Fellow’s meeting management platform fully integrates with Google Calendar so you can view your meeting agendas and notes right from your Calendar events. With Fellow’s Google Calendar integration, when you schedule follow-ups at the end of meetings in Fellow, they sync to Calendar, too. Plus, between back-to-back meetings, you can access your next meeting’s Google Meet video link right from your meeting agenda without leaving it.

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2Checker Plus

When you click the Checker Plus extension icon in your Chrome browser bar, your entire Google Calendar appears in the tab you’re using. From there, you can use the Quick Add function to more rapidly add events than is possible within Calendar. You can also set up upcoming event countdowns and pop-up reminders. Another way to add events with Checker Plus is to highlight information from written communications and then right-click it.

Pricing: Checker Plus is entirely free, with the option to send money to its developer to unlock extra features.

3Event Merge

If you’re the kind of person who adds the same event across several of your Google Calendars, the Event Merge extension is for you. This app visually renders the same event that appears in several Calendars as one event. For example, if you’ve added the same meeting to your personal calendar and your team members’ shared calendars, Event Merge will display both meeting blocks as one. Additionally, the extension merges events while keeping each calendar’s original color-coding, showing you which team members are participating in your meetings.

Pricing: Event Merge is free.

4Hide morning in Calendar 

With the Hide morning in Calendar add-on, you can collapse the white space above the start of your workday into a thin gray band. Doing so can make your workday’s sequence of events feel much easier to visually digest. You won’t lose sight of any morning events—for example, in the video on this add-on’s official page, there’s a personal event in the gray band. The extension also comes with a Bedtime Coach in the gray band that tracks your sleep and tells you when to call it a night.

Pricing: Hide morning in Calendar is free.

5G-Calize

You can use G-Calize to build extra color into your calendar and make it more visually navigable. With this Google Calendar extension, you can set unique backgrounds and font colors for each day of the week. When you do so, the lines around each row of your Calendar often become clearer. This can be helpful for more clearly seeing where within an hour-long block your shortest meetings fall. You can also use G-Calize to change Calendar’s default blue accent on the day of the week and date in weekly view mode.

Pricing: G-Calize is free, but you can optionally make a donation to the developer.

6Google Calendar Weekend Highlighter

Although you can hide your weekends in Google Calendar, you might still be hoping to see your weekends but clearly distinguish them from your workdays. Enter Google Calendar Weekend Highlighter, through which you can color any two days in your calendar however you please. 

As this extension’s name suggests, most users apply this coloring to Saturday and Sunday. However, you can use this extension to color in any days of the week. This gives you more options than Google Calendar’s built-in option to hide only Saturdays and Sundays.

Pricing: Google Calendar Weekend Highlighter is free, but its developer encourages donations.

7TeamCal

Rather than a Chrome extension, TeamCal is an add-on that appears on the sidebar at the right of Calendar’s browser interface. Once you load TeamCal, you’ll see the events from all your Calendars horizontally rather than vertically as in the default Google Calendar view. 

In TeamCal, you can use your cursor to drag, extend, or add events. Right-clicking on any calendar’s name also gives you the option to move it up or down for easier side-by-side comparison with other calendars. You may find that these TeamCal tools make it easier to compare team members’ schedules as you decide when to hold meetings.

Pricing

  • Starter: $29 per month
  • Premium: $69 per month
  • Business: $149 per month

8Timely

Using Timely as your time-tracking software streamlines your logging of hours spent on Calendar events. When you integrate Timely and Google Calendar, any events you create in the latter appear in the former. Then, within Timely, you can click on any Calendar event to immediately begin tracking time for it.

Notably, this Google Calendar extension is neither a Chrome extension nor an icon that appears in your Calendar’s right-hand-side navigation bar. Instead, it’s an entirely separate platform. That said, it’s still on this list because it adds highly valuable functionality to Google Calendar.

Pricing:

  • Starter: $9 per user per month
  • Premium: $16 per user per month
  • Unlimited: $22 per user per month

9Toggl Track

Installing the Toggl Track Chrome extension adds time-tracking features directly to your Google Calendar interface. You’ll notice a Toggl Track icon when you pull up your Calendar—click it to pull up a small window where your timer lives. You can add a description to your time entry and assign it to the projects and tasks you’ve created in Toggl. A nice bonus is that Toggl takes all your Calendar time tracking information and builds reports for you in the Toggl Track web app.

Pricing:

  • Free: $0 per user per month (maximum 5 users)
  • Starter: $9 per user per month
  • Premium: $18 per user per month
  • Enterprise: Custom pricing

10Zoom for Google Workspace

This add-on from the Google Workspace marketplace appears in your Calendar sidebar. With it enabled, you can add an event in Google Calendar or Gmail inbox to simultaneously create a Zoom meeting. In this regard, Zoom for Google Workspace also ranks among the top productivity tools for Google Calendar. It saves you precious time on creating video conferencing links and adding them to your calendar. 

Pricing: The Zoom for Google Workspace add-on is free. Google Workspace starts at $6 per user per month, and Zoom offers a free starter plan.

11Tags for Google Calendar

Tags for Google Calendar enables you to categorize your events to more easily see the work buckets in which you’re spending your week. To use it, type “[your tag here]:” before the name of your event in Calendar. When you save the event, the tag will appear as a rectangle to the left of the event name. If you add a question mark to the end of your event name, the event will appear faded in your calendar, showing that it’s tentative.

Pricing: Google Calendar Tags is free.

12Google Calendar Disable Month Scroll

For some people, using a mouse to jump between months in Google Calendar is undesirable, and Google Calendar Disable Month Scroll disables this feature. With this add-on installed, you can only move between months using the arrows at the top of your Calendar interface. 

If you use Apple’s Magic Mouse to view your Calendar, this extension might feel like a lifesaver. You might also find this navigation setup more intuitive even if you haven’t previously disliked scrolling to move between months.

Pricing: Google Calendar Disable Month Scroll is free.

13Send to Calendar

When you need to add an event with an address and description to your calendar, the Send to Calendar extension comes in handy. Highlight any text on your screen that lists an event’s time, date, location, and details, then right-click the text. You’ll see a “Send to Calendar” button, and when you click that, a Calendar event-adding page will open in a new tab. All the key information will appear in the proper fields—you just have to add an event title.

Pricing: Send to Calendar is free.

Parting advice

The best Google Calendar extensions benefit your meetings, task management, and general organizing in ways you probably never thought were possible. And sure, you can do quite a lot with Calendar out of the box, but extensions unlock so much more. Start with whichever of the extensions on this list appeal to you—they take just moments to install—and then try out some others too. Don’t forget to use Fellow’s Google Calendar integration to link all your meetings’ notes with their Calendar events and more efficiently schedule follow-up meetings!

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