Creating a Google Calendar Desktop App

If you hate using Google Calendar in the browser, this is how you can create a desktop app version.
Nader Khalil
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May 11, 2022
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This has nothing to do with Brev.dev, but I hate using Google calendar because it’s in a browser tab. Rather than find the already open tab in my browser, I end up just opening a new one, and then my computer dies because I have 30 tabs of google calendar and I don’t even know where they are to delete them.

I don’t want to be working in the browser for something that is so essential to my daily workflow. I want a Desktop app so here’s what I did:

For Mac

(See below for Windows or Linux users)

Step 1

Open up Automator

Automator
Automator

Step 2

Click “New Document” and select “Application” type:

Select New Document
Select New Document
Select Application
Select Application

Step 3

From the Internet section, drag in “Get Specified URLs” and then “Website Popup”

Get Specified URLs
Get Specified URLs

Make sure to update the url in the “Get Specified URLs” block to be https://calendar.google.com

Step 4

Save it and drag the icon to your dock! (You’ll have to login the first time but then it’ll remember you)

Get Specified URLs
Get Specified URLs

For Linux

Install npm, then install Nativifier:

npm install -g nativefier

This tool creates an electron app for any website. Then simply run

nativefier 'calendar.google.com'

For Windows

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