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quicking add a new event on Calendar (Mac or Google)

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Hi, Folks!

 

  What is the best way (or possible) to add quick events to Mac calendar (or maybe to Google one) by using Alfred? I meant, using natural language... (e.g., meet with John tomorrow at 5 pm)

 

  I've found some old workflows, but they seem not to be working properly.

 

Thanks a lot,
Fabio.

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Neither Calendar.app nor Google Calendar exposes an API for adding events using natural language.


The best you can do is use AppleScript to activate Calendar.app and simulate ⌘N to open the Quick Entry box, and then create your event using that.

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Many thanks, Deanish!!!!

 

Here is the code I wrote... if you have any improvement, please let us know!! ;)

 

on run

set the clipboard to "{query}" as text

tell application "Calendar" to activate

delay 0.5

tell application "System Events"
    keystroke "n" using {command down}
    keystroke "v" using {command down}
    keystroke return
    delay 0.5
    keystroke return
    key code 48 using {command down}
end tell


  return "{query}"

end run

 

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On 2/16/2019 at 3:58 PM, Fabio said:

Many thanks, Deanish!!!!

 

Here is the code I wrote... if you have any improvement, please let us know!! ;)

 

Trying to make a workflow with this, with a keyword followed by a script – which coding language is this / should I select?

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Great! I added a similar script in the same workflow, but with the ⌘ modifier, for when you want to edit the details before saving. It opens the list of calendars for you (I often add things to both my personal and my work calendar.)

 

on run
set the clipboard to "{query}" as text
tell application "Calendar" to activate
delay 0.5
tell application "System Events"
    keystroke "n" using {command down}
    keystroke "v" using {command down}
    keystroke return
    delay 0.5
    key code 48
	key code 125
end tell

  return "{query}"
end run

 

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