How to Pin Google Calendar to Taskbar

Written by Emilija Google Workplace

- 3 min read

In an increasingly hectic life, it is important to keep a calendar on your computer to help you keep track of all the daily tasks and responsibilities.

One of the most used calendar apps is Google’s Google Calendar. Google Calendar is a user-friendly and feature-rich calendar that helps many users stay on top of their daily responsibilities.

However, besides its convenience, there is a small setback for those who want their online calendar at their fingertips. Namely, Google Calendar doesn’t have a dedicated app which means that users must log in to their Gmail accounts each time they need to check their daily schedule.

Those who find it a chore to sign in and out of their Gmail accounts will benefit from pinning their Google calendars to their taskbar, making it much easier to access them.

How to Pin Google Calendar to your taskbar

To pin your Google calendar to your taskbar, you must first create a calendar shortcut and then pin the shortcut to your taskbar.

  • Create a calendar desktop shortcut
  1. Open the Google Calendar website on your Google Chrome browser.
  2. Sign in to your Google Calendar account with your Google account.
  3. Click on the three-dotted icon visible in the top-right corner.
  4. Select the More tools and click on Create shortcut.

google chrome create shortcut menu

  1. Enter a name.
  2. Click on the Create button.

create google calendar shortcut

  • Pin the Google calendar to your taskbar
  1. Go to your desktop and right-click on the desktop shortcut you just created.
  2. Click on Show more options.
  3. Click on Pin to the taskbar for Windows, drag, and drop for MAC OS.

mac taskbar

Benefits of using Google Calendar

  • Quickly schedule events and meetings.
  • Receive reminders for upcoming events.
  • View and join events.
  • Create and join events on the go.

If you want to learn more about Google Workspace and some interesting tips and tricks, make sure to read How to Cancel a Google Calendar Event, and How to Create a Shared Google Calendar.

Wrapping Up

Google Calendar is excellent time management and scheduling calendar that anyone can easily use.

Google calendar has various features that help users efficiently manage their daily, monthly, or yearly tasks.

Hence, if you want to keep your Google Calendar at hand, follow our guide and pin it fast.

Also read: How to Sort Things Alphabetically in Google Docs, and How to Assign in Google Sheets.