When I created the Evernote To Google Calendar script I intended to solve a very specific need that I had. I use Evernote for Getting Things Done and needed a way to easily add reminders to my calendar from the EN client. Integrating the script with Gmail, Google Calendar and Evernote made the once tedious task surprisingly simple.
After I released the script I discovered that it is much more versatile and people have begun to use it in ways that I had not even considered. One mom for example was interested in using it to create a weekly menu by pushing her recipes from Evernote to her shared calendar.
I’ve used Evernote for Getting Things Done aka GTD for a few years and one of the drawbacks has been the lack of calendar integration and reminders. I’d always longed for an easy way to export my GTD tasks to Google Calendar and leverage its SMS reminders.
Recently I discovered that Google had its own scripting environment called Google Apps Scripts which provides the ability to interact with G-Tools such as Gmail and Google Calendar. That led me on a quest to finally come up with a solution for getting my time based tasks on my Google Calendar for easy reminders.
I’ve created a script that will allow me to send notes from Evernote to my Gmail account and have those notes automatically added to any calendar with reminders. I prefer this method over services like Event Noted or IFTTT.com because it gives me full control over what happens in the integration. Not to mention that using a Google App Script frees me from having to introduce an additional 3rd party into the integration mix.