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Separate work and personal calendars, but not Exchange?


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  1. joegluntz

    joegluntz New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I want to have a separate Personal and Work calendar on my Android phone, where they are truly separate - I don't want to see Work and Personal calendar items intermingled. Also, I don't currently have an Exchange server with which to sync my work calendar. Does anyone know if this is possible?

    What I would love to do is have two separate Google calendars, one for Work and one for Personal, but which I can navigate to separately and not see their events intermingled. This doesn't seem possible - I can't find any way to hide or show events from certain calendars in the Calendar app - I can only completely remove a Calendar, which I don't want to do. Furthermore, I don't want to manually hide or show them - I want to be able to see the two calendars separately.

    Then I wondered if I could just create another Google account and sync with that - but I don't see any way for the phone to use two Google accounts at the same time. I would have to use the web interface for that second account, and I would constantly have to sign in and sign out of my 2 Google accounts.

    I know I can use TouchDown if I have an Exchange server, but I don't. My office doesn't have Exchange - I can only sync email via POP & IMAP, so as far as I can tell, I can't sync calendar info there. But I actually don't care to "sync" it - I just want to have a separate work calendar even if it's only on my phone. I've tried to find other Calendar apps but I haven't been able to.

    Does anyone know if anything along these lines is possible?
     

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  2. isma

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    I am going to give you details about my use that could give you what you are looking for.
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    I use google calendar sync at my work to sync my work events with my work@gmail.com account. Then I share calendar from work@gmail.com account with personal@gmail.com account.
    On my personal@gmail.com account I have several calendars: personal, health, trips, social events, holidays.... and my work calendar (added from work@gmail.account).

    Now on the android site, I have as my gmail account personal@gmail.com. If I use it now with provided calendar application I will have mixed my events and I should hide or show which calendars I want. I use this approach, for me it is enough to differenciate events with colors. I use Pure Calendar widget and it could be your solution.

    To have a separate view of your work and personal calendars, you can have two instances of Pure Calendar widget and show/hide on each instances which calendars you want. You will have two calendar widgets, each one with its own configuration.

    Hope this "solution" helps you ;)
     
  3. joegluntz

    joegluntz New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks isma - I got a lot of good ideas from your post. For one, I didn't realize that you could show/hide your calendars in the My Calendars menu by checking and unchecking the boxes - I had tried and tried that before, and somehow it didn't work then but it works now. And I'm intrigued by the idea of using 2 pure calendars...thanks!
     
  4. isma

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    Pure calendar is already good at its current state, but nice features are going to be added on next versions.

    I come from windows mobile, and calendar with pocket informant it is the feature that I miss the more. I hope pocket informant or other complete calendar applications come to the android side ;) Until then I make my best with google calendar and Pure Calendar widget :)
     

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