Calendar integration & reminders

Close can provide a calendar feed of your Close Tasks, which you can "subscribe" to from common calendar applications (e.g. Google Calendar, Outlook, or Apple's Calendar app).

Click on the calendar icon in the top right to get the iCal feed URL:

Calendar integration from the inbox

Calendar integration from the inbox

This will open a window with a web address (e.g., iCal feed URL) for you to copy into your calendar application. See below in this article for instructions on how to paste it into your calendar application to set up the subscription.

Which tasks will be shown on my calendar?

The calendar feed will include whatever tasks are shown on the page where you generated the feed URL. You can generate different calendar feeds for tasks assigned to different users (or all users) by changing the user filter in the top right corner of Inbox and adding the newly-generated feed URL to your calendar.

  • *To get only open/incomplete tasks in your calendar feed, generate the calendar URL from the "Inbox" and "Future" sections in Close.
  • To get only completed tasks in your calendar feed, generate the calendar URL from the "Done" section.*
  • You can generate and subscribe to multiple calendars, to see more than one set of tasks in your calendar.
  • The feed will include tasks for whichever user (e.g. yourself or All Users) that you have selected from the dropdown before clicking the calendar icon.
  • It only includes "Tasks," not emails or other items from your Inbox.

Adding your calendar feed to your calendar tool

How to add a calendar feed to Google Calendar

  • Copy the calendar feed link generated by clicking the calendar icon in the top right of the inbox page
  • Launch Google Calendar
  • Click the down arrow next to "Other Calendars" (on the left-hand side)
  • Select "Add By URL"
  • Paste the link copied from step 1 into the box
  • Click "Add Calendar"

Note: Click the calendar you just added in order to toggle showing or hiding display it.

You may notice delays when syncing tasks to Google Calendar.

As highlighted in this article, it may take up to 12 hours for tasks to appear when syncing from a URL.

How to add a calendar feed to MS Outlook

  • Copy the calendar feed link generated by clicking the calendar icon in the top right of the inbox page
  • Launch MS Outlook 2007
  • Click the "Tools" menu and select "Account Settings"
  • Click the "Internet Calendars" tab within the "Account Settings" dialog
  • Click the "new" button
  • Paste the link copied from step 1 into the box
  • Name your calendar within "Subscription options"
  • Your calendar will be displayed on the left within "other calendars"

Note: Merge your calendar by clicking the arrow on your new calendar tab.

Note: Microsoft Outlook does not support task reminders for calendar subscriptions.

How to add a calendar feed to Apple's Calendar (iCal)

  • Copy the calendar feed generated by clicking the calendar icon in the top right of the inbox page
  • Launch "Calendar" (formerly called "iCal")
  • Select "Subscribe" from the "Calendar" menu. On OSX 10.9+, use File -> New Calendar Subscription
  • Paste the link copied from step "1c." into the "Calendar URL" box
  • Click the "Subscribe" button
  • Modify anything you want on the next dialog box (you likely want to set the Auto-Refresh interval to 5 minutes)
  • Your calendar will be listed on the left side navigation below "Subscriptions"

How to add a calendar feed to an iPhone Calendar

Note: Often your calendar will show up on your iPhone automatically if you have added it to your Google Calendar or iCloud Calendar via your Mac's Calendar program. However if that isn't the case for you or you want to explicitly subscribe to your Tasks from an iPhone, follow these steps:

  • Copy the calendar feed link generated by clicking the calendar icon in the top right of the inbox page. Get that link onto your phone somehow (e.g. email it to yourself). On your phone, copy that link.
  • Go to Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Add Account
  • Choose "Other" and then "Add Subscribed Calendar"
  • Paste the previously-copied link and click Next.
  • The default settings are fine so you can click "Save"

How to revoke a calendar feed's permission

  • Copy the calendar feed link generated by clicking the calendar icon in the top right of the inbox page.
  • In a browser window navigate to your Google Calendar
  • Click the down arrow to the right of "Other calendars" on the left
  • Click "Add by URL" within the menu
  • Paste the link copied from step 1 into the box
  • Click the "Add calendar" button
  • Keep your calendar feed URLs secret, because anyone with the URL can view details about your tasks. If you suspect your tasks iCal feed has become compromised, you can revoke your API keys from your Settings page, and the calendar feed URL will become disabled.

Calendar integration & reminders


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