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    Is there a way to add a iCal or Google Calendar link to the form?

    Asked by candlerosp on July 23, 2014 at 09:30 AM

    Is there a widget that allows you to include an iCal or Google Calendar link to the form so that people can easily save the event information to their calendar?

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    Answered by KadeJM on July 23, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    As far as I know I don't know if it is possible or not yet for iCal as I would have to do some further researching of this. I think you are probably referring to iPhone Calendar maybe? Please confirm

    However, I do know and can confirm that it's possible to embed or link your Google Calendar if you wanted to go that route which will work instead. You just need 2 things - One the " Text Field " so you can add a link or embed it with html. And Two you would need either the GC Link or Embed Code.

    If you meant to place these elsewhere or something else then please elaborate more. 

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    Answered by grade4pagasa on August 19, 2016 at 01:08 PM

    Hi everyone. 

    I found a free and awesome 3rd-party widget that has the add to calendar functionality - the AddToCalendarAddToCalendar is used for event page on website and email. You can create event button on page and allow guests to add this event to calendar. You can also generate static link to this event for the email newsletters, docs and blogs. AddToCalendar supports:

    - Outlook (.ics)
    - Google Calendar 
    - Apple (.ics)
    - Yahoo 

     

    USES:

    - allow users to save event from booking / appointment / class registration
    - include add events in newsletters or email

     

    STEPS:

    For the AutoResponder (or emails in general), we cannot use the button-dropdown effect since web-email & clients strip off styling and javascript codes (based on my searches). If we need to include an AddToCalendar functionality in our AutoResponser:

    1.) go to addtocalendar.com > scroll to the bottom and

    2.) click the Just fill in the form button to enter your event details (fig. 1).

    3.) click the Update then Copy button once you're done

    4.) paste the copied code snippet in your AutoResponder 

    You can then try the submitting an entry to test the AddToCalendar widget once you get your email autoresponder. 

     

    Additional info:

    * If you have your own Thank You page, a blog or website, you can use the icons, glow button, and / or classic dropdown button (fig. 2) since injecting javascript codes is allowed there.

    * If you click iCalendar or Outlook, an .ics file will be downloaded (desktop).

    A screencast is provided at the bottom. 

    You can try a working demo I did here

    Note: use an email address you can access. Otherwise, you won't be able to test the AddToCalendar widget inside the AutoResponder.

    Hope this helps.

     

    Randy, fellow JotForm user. 

     

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    P.S. 

    JotForm just announced the release of their newest feature - AutoResponder attachments

    With this, you can opt to attach .ics files created either in Apple Mail or Outlook. Gmail currently displays the ics file and gives the option to save the event to your calendar.

     

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    Answered by Charlie on August 19, 2016 at 03:22 PM

    Thanks for sharing this, Randy. Surely a fellow user would find this post helpful at some point. :)