A good friend (and former colleague) Lara Hogan wrote a blog post about Calendar Hacks a couple of months ago on Etsy’s Code as Craft. There are some real hidden jewels, especially if you use Google Calendar. In fact, many of them are probably still applicable in other calendar systems.
A few I am experimenting with include:
- Ending 30 minute minutes 5 minutes early and 1 hour meetings 10 minutes early.
- Blocking off time to work on projects.
- Automatically declining events for events that I don’t want to be interrupted (such as my block time).
- Creating office hours and setting up appointment slots.