View reminders in your calendarPLEASE NOTE THIS IS A LEGACY FEATURE ONLY AVAILABLE IN ACTIVEINBOX CLASSIC. WE'RE WORKING ON A BIG IMPROVEMENT TO IT, COMING SOON TO ACTIVEINBOX 6. ====
Keep track of all your reminders in your calendar for an overview view of upcoming tasks.
Set up reminders to automatically sync with a separate Google Calendar so that you can manage your tasks from a bird's eye view and even print out your tasks for the next week in a calendar format.
Just go into any conversation in Gmail, open the Due Date box, and copy your Due Date URL at the bottom.
Then go into GCal, click the down-arrow to the right of 'Other Calendars', select 'Add By URL', and then paste the URL in.
Your new calendar will appear, and all items will contain links back to the email they reference.
Google Calendar does not update calendars added by url very regularly - more like once an hour than every minute. It is a continuing shortcoming that Google do not seem very keen on addressing - https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/calendar/syncing-my-calendar/ixQnzHmWDSk%5B501-525%5D .
That can be annoying if you are expecting your ActiveInbox due dates to be added immediately - so that you can head out of the office for a meeting and keep track of what you need to do with your calendar.
Don't worry! There is a simple (if inelegant) workaround.
You can 'force' your calendar to update by just copying the same supplied url you initially used, into another new url calendar, but this time adding ?noCache to the end of the url (no spaces).
This will add a new calendar which should update immediately. You can then remove the old one. Keep doing it whenever you need to immediately update your calendar by just adding -1, -2 etc.. to the end of noCache.
It is annoying, but we can't do anything until Google fix the problem with sync frequency.