Giving More Context to Your Calendar

Add more notes and meta-info than just the name of the event when you′re using the calendar.

Learn my exact note-taking system to capture the best ideas from articles, podcasts, videos, and so much more.

These extra fields are really useful and you should take advantage of them.

I had plenty of situations where I had a call with someone and as I was going to call that person, I didn’t have this contact’s number anywhere in sight. This sort of frustration can be easily addressed by adding that extra piece of information to the event on your calendar.

Here are some useful pieces of information you should add:

  • Phone numbers: I like adding country codes. You can use Skype names too


  •  for lunches, dinners or any place you’ll be heading towards

  • Misc notes: this can be anything, such as what to wear, what to bring, conference call agenda, and such. Anything that will remind you of important information for this event