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Calendar and contacts

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Calendar and contacts

We support connecting your Google account(s) to Reflect. This lets you:

  • Pull in your calendar events, so you can easily add meetings to your daily notes.
  • Easily backlink contacts (we'll auto-populate the backlink menu).

Is my data safe?

Yes. We never share it with third-parties. We only use it for functionality listed above.

How do I add my Google accounts

  1. Go to Reflect's preferences: cmd ,
  2. Navigate to Accounts
  3. Click Add Google account
  4. Go through the Google authorization steps. Make sure to select the check-boxes - they're easy to miss!
  5. Contacts from Google account will begin syncing. This take some time. In addition to contacts you will be able to access your calendar from

Click โ€˜Add Google accountโ€™ to start the process
Click โ€˜Add Google accountโ€™ to start the process
Make sure to check these boxes during the authorization process.
Make sure to check these boxes during the authorization process.

Contacts sync

Once a Google account has been added, we'll start syncing its contacts. This will take a few minutes. Once that's complete, your contacts will be available in the backlink menu.

Contacts are used to auto-populate the backlink menu.
Contacts are used to auto-populate the backlink menu.

Calendar sync

We'll pull in your meetings directly next to your daily notes. Only events associated with Google accounts added will be listed.

You can choose which calendars you want to import from our preferences.

Choosing which calendars to import events from
Choosing which calendars to import events from

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Adding a meeting

Simply click on one of the meetings listed, and we'll prompt you to Add a meeting. Ostensively this is a shortcut to append a bullet point about that meeting to your daily note. We'll auto-create notes for each of the attendees and backlink them.

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What does Create backlinked note mean? Well you may want to create a note dedicated to this meeting if in the future you're going to want to refer to any notes referencing it.

If this meeting is a recurring meeting we'll check this by default.