Schedule and track your activities using TeamLab Calendar

27 October 2011 By Nina 48 557

Hi everyone,

As you may have noticed, TeamLab users suggestions and requests are our great concern and main navigator. Recently one of the most consistent and popular demands has been a built-in calendar. We couldn’t ignore this point and today introduce – yes, you’re right – TeamLab Calendar.

To be precise, the new option includes several calendars:

  • the default calendar: shows milestones of projects you participate in or follow, your personal tasks, colleagues birthdays and corporate events.
  • your personal calendars: via the “add” button you can create an individual schedule for yourself or a particular team separating company’s, groups’ and personal activities.
  • shared with you calendars: here you can view or edit schedules shared with you. Every team member can share personal calendars with co-workers giving “full access” or “read-only” rights to a particular person.

The data in the calendar can be displayed in a standard “calendar” or “list” view mode showing the schedule for a day, week, month or the period you have determined. You can optimize the number of events and tasks shown on the time line switching off the info you don’t need to see right now – just click the “eye”on the left side bar.

TeamLab Calendar provides the notification feature that lets you remember what’s due and when’s due and this way get things done on time. You can receive reminders to your email and jabber client choosing time to be alarmed: 5, 15, 30 minutes, 1 hour or 2, a day prior to the particular event. An extremely useful option when having regular recurring tasks. For your convenience you’re also able to adjust notifications settings for your personal and “shared with you” calendars in the “management” section.

With the calendar at your disposal, now you can keep track of all the to-do’s on your agenda in a simple and habitual way. Try it yourself and leave your comments here, or in our feedback form

TeamLab Calendar Release: Get a Panoramic Picture of Multitask Activities

See you!

Comments (48)
  1. Samuel - Reply
    October 27, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    thank you for the great feature. is this available in open source edition?

    • Olga - Reply
      October 27, 2011 at 2:35 pm

      Samuel, as we’ve already written before, for the near future our prime priority is the SaaS solution (the number of SaaS users exceeds significantly the number of TeamLab Open Source fans). For this reason we do not plan to upgrade open source codes this year.

      • Ryan - Reply
        October 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm

        Any word when the CRM will be available??

        • Olga - Reply
          October 28, 2011 at 9:12 am

          Ryan, we’re almost done with CRM: testing and translating the module. It’ll be pretty soon 😉

      • Markus - Reply
        November 3, 2011 at 9:51 pm

        This is a shame. I guess there are quite some companies out there not comfortable with hosting their data in the cloud and that would be willing to pay for this add-on.

        • Olga - Reply
          November 7, 2011 at 11:55 am

          Markus, if you mean the upgrades of the open source version, they will take place but later. We’re trying to determine our priorities according to our users requests. But please also note that our resources are limited. Thanks for your comment anyway. We’ll take into account your request.

          • Markus - Reply
            November 8, 2011 at 10:15 am

            We’re currently using TeamLab open source – Deploying it was kind of a gamble but so far it has worked out nicely for us. We’re not comfortable hosting the project data of certain clients in the cloud, in fact we’re contractually forbidden to to so.

            I’d have no problem authorizing a purchase of a calendar add-on. TeamLab is modern and simple and lacks the bloat of many “enterprise” solutions. Our employees are happy with it.

            Thanks for your efforts and great product, it’d be cool if the open source version saw some love 🙂

            • Olga - Reply
              November 8, 2011 at 2:41 pm

              Once again thank you for your kind words! And we ensure you: the open source version will definitely see some love 😉

              • Avril - Reply
                November 29, 2011 at 8:54 am

                Is there any kind of timeline for this to be added to the open source version? I’ve only just discovered TeamLab, but am very much in the same bind as Markus (unable to host client data in a cloud-based solution).

                With the calendar feature, TeamLab is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Cheers!

                • Olga - Reply
                  November 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

                  Avril, next year we plan to add TeamLab paid edition for Windows Servers that’ll include calendar and CRM. This week we’ll publish a post about our plans and organize a poll here in the Blog so that everyone can vote for the solution and functions they need most of all. Keep track of our news!

  2. Luca - Reply
    October 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Happy to hear this! How can we enable this feature? Beta option is already on.

    • Olga - Reply
      October 28, 2011 at 9:21 am

      Luca, the calendar is available for everyone. Just have a look at the upper portal menu and you’ll see “calendar” written next to your name.

  3. paul - Reply
    October 27, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    great feature, thanks for all your great effort guys!

  4. Piotr - Reply
    October 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    thank You

  5. Lisardo Sobrino - Reply
    October 27, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Escelente. Muchas gracias.

    Excellent. Thank you very much.

  6. Ryan - Reply
    October 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks for the great new feature!! It is very well done!!

  7. Aleksz - Reply
    October 27, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Wonderful! Thank you very much!

  8. Carlos - Reply
    October 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Wow — amazing job. You guys rock.

    This was one of the reasons we left Basecamp (such a horrible calendar), and we were disappointed when TeamLab didnt have ANY solution for it.

    Now, not only do you have one, but it’s really well done.


  9. Olga - Reply
    October 28, 2011 at 10:18 am

    A huge thanks to everyone! It’s such a pleasure to receive your kind and warm comments. We’re glad you find the new feature useful and easy to work with. There’re still a lot of improvements on the way. You’ll enjoy using TeamLab even more 😉

  10. Richard - Reply
    October 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Very nice work! I’m very excited to see CRM added soon.

    Any idea when these features will roll to SourceForge?

    • Olga - Reply
      October 31, 2011 at 11:00 am

      Thanks, Richard! CRM will be added only in SaaS solution. Actually, the majority of our users apply SaaS model. That’s why currently we aim all our efforts at this version. TeamLab open source codes won’t be updated this year.

  11. CJ - Reply
    October 31, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    We love TeamLab, we just started using it coming from ToDoYu. Calendar feature is awesome. Great work!

    Is the eMail feature going to be available soon? I noticed above that the CRM will be available soon. Thanks for all your hard work!

    • Olga - Reply
      November 1, 2011 at 10:17 am

      We’re glad you like TeamLab and new features. As for the coming updates, the first one is CRM, you’re right. We’ll introduce it in a couple of weeks. The Email module will be added next year.

  12. Yannis Vatis - Reply
    November 2, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I was pleasantly surprised to see that you had released the Calendar recently. Good job! Now I have a question: When I share my calendar with others are they supposed to be able to see all the events I put up there automatically? Or do I have to also share on a per event basis?

    • Yannis Vatis - Reply
      November 2, 2011 at 8:12 am

      Ignore my post. I found how to make it work.

  13. Diego - Reply
    November 2, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Hi, is it possible to sync with android iOS?

    • Olga - Reply
      November 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      Diego, currently, no. But we plan to add this opportunity in the future.

  14. November 5, 2011 at 2:23 am

    For calendars to really be useful, they must be interoperable with Internet standards, sharable with Google Calendar, iCal exports, etc.

    We can’t afford to have data trapped in TeamLab, it must be freely movable. Is that in the plan?

    • Olga - Reply
      November 7, 2011 at 11:01 am

      Brian, yes. We do plan both synchronization and export from Google Calendar, iCal in the future.

      • Arne Kühlcke - Reply
        January 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm

        Can you say anything about the time this feature will be implemented. I am using Google Calendar for managing my business as well as my private schedule, so an exchange is mandatory.

        • Olga - Reply
          January 19, 2012 at 10:54 am

          Arne, we plan to add it in March.

          • Lauren - Reply
            March 31, 2012 at 2:55 am

            I was just wondering if this is still happening soon. I sure hope so!

            • George - Reply
              April 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm

              Me too! I don’t use this but once TemaLab but this would definitely make the switch for me!

  15. Cameron Kelly - Reply
    November 6, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Well. So the open source parts are being dropped for all intensive purposes. That’s highly disappointing. Honestly, this calendar is worthless if you can’t sync it with something else. Just about any office already has a calendar system in place — now users need to check their calendars in two places. ActiveSync, SyncML, ical, whatever — but it has to talk to something to be useful.

    • Olga - Reply
      November 7, 2011 at 11:35 am

      Cameron, please note that we do not drop the open source solution. Our human and time resources are just limited and we set priorities in our development. We plan to upgrade TeamLab Open Source but later. Concerning the calendar synchronization, we will add it for sure in the future versions.

  16. Guyome - Reply
    November 8, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Is it possible to synchronise to google agenda or any csv ?

    • Olga - Reply
      November 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm

      No, there’s no such possibility, sorry, But we plan to add synchronization with Google, iCal.

  17. Mae Loraine Jacobs - Reply
    November 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

    This is actually a very clever idea. I do appreciate the fact I can now create my own personal calendar, apart from a professional one, without shifting between a number of applications. And I am definitely looking forward to Google Calendar syncing. Hopefully, it’s going to work on mobile too.

    • Olga - Reply
      November 11, 2011 at 8:49 am

      We’re glad you appreciate our idea of separate calendars. And yes, we plan to add both Google calendar syncing and mobile access in the future.

  18. Gert - Reply
    November 26, 2011 at 3:08 am

    I am very much supporting the idea of syncing with Google Calendar, because most likely many people are using it alreaday.

    Additionally, maybe you could also look into syncing with existing sync services like Memotoo. I am using this myself to sync my Blackberry, two Google accounts, Thunderbird, Facebook, LinkedIn… probably I even missed some in my list.

    By teamlab syncing with Memotoo, it were instantly available to all other services I am using. Just a thought.

    On another note: Thank you for the great service you are offering with TeamLab, you guys are doing a great job.

    • Olga - Reply
      November 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

      Gert, thanks a lot for a tip, we’ll have a look at this service. We really appreciate your feedback!

  19. Heinn - Reply
    December 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Hi Olga – we love making use of Teamlab – keep up the good work. The Teamlab Calender is great – thanx for this extra functionality. I would just like to give my support for adding the Google Sync extension. We make use of Thunderbird and the synching to Google Calender – which works well, but now I can’t see the events added on Teamlab Calender – we would appreciate it.

    • Olga - Reply
      December 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

      Heinn, good news is that we’re going to add syncing with Google Calendar. So you’ll be able to see the events from TeamLab in Google Calendar and vice versa.

      • Steph! - Reply
        December 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm

        When ?

        • Olga - Reply
          December 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm

          If you mean the introduction of syncing with Google Calendar, it’ll take place at the beginning of March next year.

  20. Bogdan - Reply
    March 16, 2012 at 12:56 am


    We met at CEBIT with you, guys. I am checking out now TeamLab. There are three questions:

    1. Is there an option of synching with Google Calendar already implemented?

    2. I can’t see email integration. Is is there?

    3. Am I able to integrate Mailchimp for mass mailing with Teamlab?


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