Syncing a Gantt chart with your personal calendar is the easiest way to use Gantt chart scheduling in Outlook Calendar. But exactly how does it work?
This article will answer any questions you have regarding using Gantt charts in Outlook. As well as give you a step-by-step guide to do so using Ganttic. Plus, we’ll go over what kind of benefits you’ll see once you do integrate these two organizational programs using a quick sync.
Unfortunately, Outlook Calendar does not have the capabilities to present your data in the form of a Gantt chart.
Buuuut…..there is a better way.
You can view your Outlook data as a Gantt chart if you sync Ganttic with Outlook.
This process is super easy and can be completed in 5 steps. It starts with you first syncing your Ganttic planner with your Outlook Calendar.
With it, event titles, times and dates are synchronized and any new event will appear automatically in Ganttic when you create it in Outlook Calendar. Similarly, a new task will appear automatically in Outlook Calendar when you create it in Ganttic. The same goes for all changes made in events’ titles, times and dates.
TIP: In addition to Outlook sync, did you know you can also sync Ganttic with your GCal?
One-way sync is a good idea if you don’t want any data coming from Ganttic to your Outlook Calendar. If you are syncing your data with an existing calendar you might want to consider this approach.
With Outlook and Ganttic two-way synchronization, we export the existing data from Outlook to Ganttic and vice versa. Any changes you make to the plans in your Outlook Calendar will be synced to Ganttic for others to see.
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There are a number of benefits as to why you should sync your Gantt chart and Outlook, including:
Why sync? Because with the click of a few buttons and about 30 seconds of your time, you’re able to have all your plans and data in your personal calendar and vice versa. This is a whole lot easier than taking a different approach and creating a Gantt chart in your Outlook Calendar. Make it easier on yourself and skip the lengthy how-to.
As more and more people are working remotely these days, this sync makes it super easy to connect your team from wherever they are. Current tasks, changes or deletions to tasks, and upcoming deadlines can all be viewed from your personal calendar. So even if you’re at the office, working from home, or a hybrid of both, you can stay up to date with your work goals. Just check in on your Outlook app and you’re good to go, even when you’re on-the-go.
There’s always that one person in your office who has problems with technology. Maybe it’s the one guy who always locks himself out of his email. Or the person who never gets updates because their phone is constantly on the fritz. Or the boss who can’t turn off the potato filter for the entirety of your video conference call.
Unfortunately, syncing your planner with Outlook won’t cure all these technology woes. But it can make it easier for everyone to stay up to date and informed on work events. Anyone with the shared calendar can see what the upcoming tasks are, even without signing into Ganttic.
When you decide to synchronize your calendar with your planner. You’ll have control over the information you want shared between programs. In Ganttic, you can choose not only the specific resources you want synced, but you can also decide if you only want Outlook to access your planner or if you want Ganttic to access your calendar. Or if you want the information like new events, to be imported to both. This is your choice between one-way sync or two-way sync.
You wouldn’t use a knife to dig a hole. So why use Outlook as a Gantt chart? Syncing Outlook to Ganttic lets you use the dedicated tools for their original purpose, but with something extra. With the different syncing options, you can decide if you want to let Outlook keep track of your personal appointments and save Ganttic for the work stuff. Or integrate everything so new events pop up in both when they are added. Either way, you’ll know that the right tool is being used for the right task.
Syncing your personal calendar with Ganttic is a quick way to get organized and stay on top of your plans. It’s an easy way to make clear online Gantt charts shareable with the whole team.
You can also do the same if you’re using Google Calendar. Or if you’re interested in syncing your in-house applications instead, Ganttic API is also available. However you sync, try it today and schedule your resources better for tomorrow.
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