Google Calendar is most often used as personal time management tool. However, you can turn Google Calendar into a powerful resource planning tool if you integrate it with a Gantt chart software. The combination of the two is perfect for resource scheduling since it combines the personal approach of Google Calendar and the overview that Gantt charts give you.

Turning plans made in Google Calendar with Ganttic takes three steps or less depending on your current situation. First, let's go over the basics of Ganttic. Ganttic is a resource based planning tool. Which means anything and anyone you need to schedule or book is a resource. Resources and users aren't directly linked. You can have different sets of resources and users. A person that is a so-called resource doesn't have to be a user and have access to the plans. Similarly, someone that is a user of Ganttic, doesn't have to be a resource you can schedule tasks for.

1. Add a resource 

To turn plans made in Google Calendar into Gantt charts, you have to have a resource to schedule tasks for. If the resource already exists, you can obviously skip this step. 

2. Set up Google Calendar sync


Now that you have your resource, you should get to syncing it with Google Calendar. In Ganttic you can choose between one-way sync and two-way sync. To turn Google Calendar events into Gantt charts, you must choose two-way sync. That way the events in your Google Calendar will be synced to Ganttic. You can choose from different syncing options. If you are not sure which would suit you the best, test out different options or contact our support team. They'll figure it out with you. If you are testing the options yourself, make sure you create a new calendar or choose a calendar that doesn't have any events to avoid any unwanted syncing.  

3. Schedule events in Google Calendar

Like you normally would. No extra steps are needed. Just make sure you are adding the events to the calendar that you synced your resource with. The events will sync to Ganttic and you have successfully turned events planned in Google Calendar to Gantt charts. 

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Google Calendar and Gantt charts really are a match made in heaven, aren't they? If your team is used to making plans for themselves or time blocking in Google Calendar and you don't want to do any extra work, tell them to sync the events planned in Google Calendar to Ganttic. You'll have an overview of who's doing what without as much as drag-and-drop scheduling tasks. Nevertheless, if you are using two-way sync, you can make changes to your team's plans by reallocating resources in Ganttic. The plans will be updated in Google Calendar as well. You see? It really is as easy as one-two-three.