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The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Calendar on Android

We started our new series of open-source alternatives to Google apps with a list of Gmail-type applications, and now it's time to check out ones that mirror the functionality of Google Calendar! If you're looking for something more privacy-conscious, or if you just want to see what independent Android app developers are up to, we've compiled some of the best open-source calendar apps for Android right here.

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Google is working on Tasks integration in Calendar app

It seemed like Google Tasks had been on the way out for a long time, but last year, Google decided to breathe new life into it and launched a dedicated Android app for the service. Even though the application has received some welcome additions over the last months, you could unfortunately never add tasks straight from the Google Calendar app (that's only partially possible on the web right now), but Google is working on changing just that. XDA Developers managed to manually activate a Tasks integration in the latest Calendar release, 2019.47.2.

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Gmail will let you propose new meeting times and add notes to calendar invites

Google introduced an option to propose new meeting times in Calendar last year that helps you reschedule when you can't make it. Since the feature is somewhat hidden (you need to click an event in Calendar to make it show up), the company has decided to make it accessible via invites in Gmail, while also introducing a deep link for note taking.

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Google Calendar app finally lets you move events between calendars

The Google Calendar Android app has always lagged behind its counterpart on the web, though it did catch up a bit last year when Google introduced event copying and duplicating to the application. It's still never been possible to outright pass events from one calendar to another, making appointment organization on mobile a chore – until now. Google is flipping a server-side switch for some people that finally lets them simply move an event.

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Google preps vertical scrolling in Calendar's month view

Google is constantly working on little usability improvements across all of its apps, and that's no different for Calendar. Code sleuth Jane Manchun Wong peeked into the application and managed to activate vertical scrolling in the month view, replacing the horizontal navigation that's been with us for years.

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Try 'cal.new' or 'meeting.new' in your browser to add a Google Calendar event

For some of us, task and calendar management is a chore on its own, and the faster we can do it the better. Assistant helps a bit, but now there's a quicker way to add an event from your browser, while sitting at your desk, thanks to Google's .new top level domain.

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[Update: Fixed] Chrome 77 broke printing for Google Calendar, but there's a workaround

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Google says it’s working to remove annoying spam from Calendar

In June, we discovered that spammers and scammers found a new way to distribute their unwarranted information via Google Calendar by exploiting a default setting in Gmail which automatically invites email recipients to events. Now, Google is finally ready to step in. The company today announced that it's working on resolving the issue, but isn't ready to share any details just yet.

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[Update: Back to work!] Google Calendar is down, so forget about your next meeting and go to the beach instead

Google Calendar is currently inaccessible for many on the web — navigating to calendar.google.com delivers a 404 error. The app is still functional on a local level, but events added aren't syncing across devices. Now would be a good time to shirk your responsibilities and blame technology.

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[Update: APK Download] Google Calendar gets the dark mode treatment

Google is continuing to roll out dark modes for its apps, most probably in preparation to match its upcoming OS-wide night theme. After updating Messages, ContactsCalculator, and Keep, the company is now focusing on Calendar, so people can enjoy an interface that's easier on the eyes, saves battery, and looks nicer — at least to some people — to manage their schedule.

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