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Add-to-Calendar link Generator
Generating links to events via your synced calendar, as easily as adding a mailto: link.
If this exists, please email me and tell me where.
This is a simple plugin that you can install in Gmail, Outlook, wherever you get emails. For reasons that I won’t get into now, I needed to add a button to a blog post template that read “add to calendar.” The problem was that all the solutions I could find involved robust calendar services (client wanted to keeop using his Google calendar), or required some coding. Even if I could hack together the code in this case, I wanted to hand it off to a non-techy person so he could add the event links to his posts moving forward. I wanted something as simple as “mailto:” with pre-filled subjects and so on. But rather than opening a new email, it would open your calendar app with a dialogue for a new event, all the details filled in.
So that’s the basic idea. As a user, you would add this plugin to your email client. It can be switched On/Off with a simple toggle. When switched on, every event modal will now appear with an added pair of CTAs that allow me to copy a link to that event or the entire series. The plugin reads the event details, generates the links, and delivers that data upon button/CTA/blog post click. That’s about it.
General disclaimer: Ideas posted on here have not been vetted by anyone. They are just thoughts, not to be considered finished or even reasonably developed. Some may even overlap with existing products that I just don't know about yet. Sometimes, I put it in writing just so my brain can let go of it. In any case, feel free to grab an idea and run with it. I have no legal claim.
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