Google Calendar Hacks

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For custom recurring events in Google calendar. ICS format is the format I recommend. I’ve included a suggested editor as well as two examples, and a ICS day code key.

You’re going to need to get out your favorite text editor, you should probably use a text editor that can edit in multiple types of formats. I recommend notepad++ for windows users, it’s free and located here:

https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download

From there you’ll want to create a document that ends in an ics using a format similar to below.

For instance every month on the first weekday:
BEGIN:VCALENDAR
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART:20161231
DTEND:20161231
RRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;BYDAY=MO,TU,WE,TH,FR;BYSETPOS=+1;WKST=SU
SUMMARY:Every Month on the first weekday
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

And then we have every month on the first weekend day:

BEGIN:VCALENDAR
BEGIN:VEVENT
DTSTART:20000102
DTEND:20000102
RRULE:FREQ=MONTHLY;BYDAY=SA,SU;BYSETPOS=+1;WKST=SU
SUMMARY:Every first weekend
END:VEVENT
END:VCALENDAR

The day codes are as follows:

Sunday=SU
Monday=MO
Tuesday=TU
Wednesday=WE
Thursday=TH
Friday=FR
Saturday=SA

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