There are two ways of exporting the ICS Calendar from the Google Calendar and downloading it on your computer. The first one is exporting all the calendars at once and the second one is exporting a single calendar. Both of them are easy.
What should you do if you want to export all of your Google Calendars at once? Before anything, you need to know that you cannot export the calendar through Google Calendar app, you will need to use the desktop version on the PC, Chromebook, or Mac computer. The first thing that should be done is to go to calendar.google.com. Then, click the gear icon which is able to be found toward the top right side of the calendar, and choose Settings. Next, click Import & export located in the left sidebar. After that, choose export under the export section. In the end, all the calendars will be downloaded into a ZIP drive that you are able to open on your computer.
As stated before, apart from downloading the ICS Calendar from Google Calendar all at once, you can also export a single of them. It is possible by going to calendar.google.com first. Then, find the calendar that you want from the left sidebar. The next thing that you will have to do is to click the three dots located next to the calendar that you want and then choose Settings & sharing. Lastly, click Export calendar. After following all the steps, the events for that calendar will then download onto the ICS file on the computer.
ICS file refers to a calendar file that is usually saved in the universal calendar format used by some email and calendar programs such as Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, and Microsoft Outlook. This one enables you to publish and share the calendar information on the web and over email. ISC files are normally used for sending meeting requests to the other users who are able to import the vents into their own calendars.
Calendar files are stored in a plain text format. They contain information such as title, summary, start time, and end time for the calendar event. There are also event updates and cancellations. You are able to quickly convert the ICS file to other popular file formats, including .XLSX, .HTML, .CSV, and .PDF, with the ICS file converter web program.
Downloading your calendar might sound weird as you can just use the web or mobile application every time you need to review your schedule or add a new event. However, there are many times when it is needed to have a copy of your calendar stored on your computer or your phone. For instance, you need to view or edit your calendar when you are offline. It is true that some online calendars allow you to work offline, but any changes that you have made will not be saved. A few platforms such as Google Calendar will sync once you get back online. However, it is better to be prepared than sorry.
Another reason for downloading your calendar is it gives you a chance to give the calendar a little peek without having to open the app. The thing does not happen all the time, but sometimes when you start opening an application, you tend to open another, and then more. The next thing that most people usually do is checking everything from the inbox, social accounts, and to do lists. There is no time for you to be productive.
In addition, you may also want to print out or archive a previous calendar. Most calendar solutions definitely allow you to do this. However, depending on the type of calendar that you are using, it is much faster to print something since there are not as many steps involved, especially when there are a lot of keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+P when viewing the file.
If you want to know how to download your calendar other than Google Calendar, here are some methods that you can try.
- Microsoft Office 365 Calendar
Just like Google Calendar, first of all, you will have to be logged into an Office 365 account. Then, go to the Settings gear and choose Calendar. When the calendar is open, please check out the left hand side so that you can choose the Publish Calendar. After that, select the calendar that you want to export, click on Permissions to Full details, and make sure to press Save. Now, there should be two links. However, all that you have to do is to select the ICS link to start downloading the calendar.
- Apple Calendar
Apple allows you to export the calendar from a PC, Mac, or iCloud. Exporting a calendar on the Mac is really easy. You can just click on the calendar name that you want to download and choose File > Export > Export. Next, select the location for the file. After that, click Export.
If you want to download the calendar from iCloud, you need to login into your account, share the calendar, and then copy and paste the URL into the new web browser. Instead of pressing Enter or Return, please switch webcal to http and then choose Enter or Return. In the end, the ICS file will download to the default download location.
If you use a PC, you will need to go through Microsoft Outlook. When you are logging in your account, choose the calendar that you want to make a copy of and save it. Remember to deselect the other calendars. Then, go to the options and select and make any change you want, such as the dare range. After that, click OK when you are done and send the calendar to the default download location.
- Zoho Calendar
If you use Zoho, you can click on Settings at first. Then, choose the My Calendars option which is located on the left side. Next, select the calendar that you want to export. Afterward, click the Export button and there will be the option to save a file named calendar.ics. Finally, save the file to the hard disk.
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