There are many different reasons why I learn. Sometimes it's because I am told I have to learn something; sometimes it's because I want to learn something; sometimes it's purely by accident; and sometimes it's because I am so intrigued that I am driven to learn something. This final reason is how I am able to write this today. It's going to be short and it has a VERY specific purpose. But, man! Was I GIDDY when I learned this!
I received an email from a group I'm part of announcing an upcoming event. Included in the email was a link to add the event to my calendar; it was not shared directly to me. I take advantage of this every chance I get. My Google Calendar is one of my top used tools and one of my favorite tools. This time, however, I stopped and wondered ... "How does Michael do that?" (Michael being the one who sent the invite.) I couldn't stop thinking about it. No lie. I Googled it ... I looked at the URL he sent ... I looked at calendar events I create ... for a day or so.
Then I spied it.
Giddy! Seriously. I felt like I had discovered a secret treasure! I quickly sent Michael an email to ask if I had discovered some "Google-magic". His reply told me his process was a bit different and that he wasn't aware of this URL hack I was asking about.
Wait for it.
Ready? Each calendar event has a specific URL, right? I spied "/copy/" in his URL. I tried it & JACKPOT! It is so similar to the force a copy URL hack for other Google Apps that I wondered how I hadn't even thought about it before.
It's far easier for me to do a quick little video to show you, so here it is:
Thank you Michael for inspiring me & responding to my question!
Did this help? I hope so ... I know I probably won't use this very often, but man! Learning this was exciting! Do you know of other URL hacks that I might be interested in? Please let me know - either below in a comment or reach out on social media - my links are listed below my picture.
Other resources like this you might be interested:
- Tony Vincent's Google Document URL Tricks
- Keyboard Shortcuts Wakelet collection
- Google Calendar Wakelet collection
This is great. I didn't know Google Calendar could do this. I see the benefit of letting someone make a 'copy' of the cal event. Know any tricks to send the URL of 'your' calendar event out to others (without adding everyone) and then they can mark 'yes, I'm coming.' ? So this essentially works as a 'sign up' for the event? I don't know if that's possible ... just wondering if you did. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I don't believe so ... if someone who marks "yes" they have to be part of the event. You could add a link to a Google Form in your calendar event?Delete