Personal and working lives always go hand in hand with each other, so people try to balance between them. Sometimes checking work calendar and personal schedule with everyday life tasks starts to annoy, as it takes much time and effort, so we’ve decided to share a great life hack with you. What about a single place containing both daily tasks and all Jira issues which can be added there in a few minutes?
Discover how to get a calendar with Jira tasks and personal arrangements with the help of ActivityTimeline!
The setup process takes only a few minutes, after that, you’ll receive a comprehensive view of all upcoming plans and activities – important work meetings, sprint planning, supermarket visit, or reminder to pick up the kids from school – all will be reflected in your Google, Outlook or Apple calendar! Plan work in Jira and reflect it in the personal calendar.
Let’s take the first example with Google Calendar. Primarily, the integration process:
Open your ActivityTimeline and go to “My Account” settings.
Click on “External Calendar Integration” and “Renew Calendar Link” to generate a unique iCal Data Feed URL.
Copy the link.
After that just open your Google Calendar
Move to the “Other calendars” field and press on the plus sign (+), select “From URL” in the pop-up menu
Add a previously copied link in the “Settings Menu” after redirection.
As for now you can see personal and work plans altogether!
Integration process with Outlook Calendar looks almost the same:
Click on the “Account” field and move to an “External Calendar Integration”.
Choose – “Renew Calendar Link”, copy this link and proceed with the Outlook Calendar.
Click on “Open Calendar” → “From Internet”.
Paste the copied URL into the field, click “OK” and then the “Yes” buttons.
As for now Jira issues and custom events scheduled on your timeline will appear in Microsoft Outlook Calendar.
People from Apple EcoSystem can also enjoy this feature. To connect calendars follow the next instructions :
“Account” field → “External Calendar Integration”→“Renew Calendar Link”.
Copy this link and proceed with the Apple Calendar.
Open the “File” tab → click on “New Calendar Subscription”.
That’s it! The integration process took only a few minutes.
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