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April 15, 2010

Send Tweets to Google Calendar with Twittercal.com

Filed under: Twitter — Tags: — Neha @ 1:00 pm

Twitter and the host of other applications associated to this micro blogging service just don’t seem to end. Here is yet another Twitter’s offshoot which aims at connecting your Twitter account to your Google Calendar.

Twittercal is a clever little tool which enables the users to update their Google Calendar directly via Twitter. The process is very straight-forward and east to follow. The pre-requisite is to have Twitter Account.

The steps to be followed are:

  • Add gcal bot as a Friend on Twitter.
  • Grant Twittercal the permission to access your Google Calendar.
  • Send direct messages to gcal to add new events to the Calendar.

For instance, the direct message “d gcal meet Neha for a discussion tomorrow at 11 a.m.” will get added as “meet Neha for a discussion tomorrow at 11 a.m.” to your schedule. This example speaks volumes about the simplicity of this tool.

There can be some delay in updating the calendar owing to heavy traffic from users. The access granted to twitter to update the Google Calendar can be revoked. Currently, the application does not support Google Apps hosted Calendar. The website is powered by Ruby On Rails The bot itself is powered by Java.

A simple short tweet is all it takes to stay posted on all the events and to mark your calendars!

twitter-cal

Our Rating 3/5 | http://twittercal.com/

About Twittercal.com:

It’s a free service that connects your Twitter account to your Google Calendar. Add events in a snap from your favorite Twitter client.

How is Twittercal.com useful?

This tool smartly capitalizes on the mass appeal Twitter enjoys by offering to combine two powerful applications.

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