Can Simple Practice Read other Calendars in Google?
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If I 2-way sync with Google Calendar, Simple Practice ONLY reads events that are in the Simple Practice calendar. So if I have a non-client appointment during office hours I HAVE to put it in my Google Calendar using the Simple Practice calendar? Is that correct? 

So basically I can only use the Simple Practice calendar in Google during client hours? I have used other schedule software that 'reads' all the calendars on my Google calendar, not just the scheduling one. 

Thanks,

Nancy

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    Gillian

    Hi Nancy, I'd be happy to help. SimplePractice's Google Calendar sync only reads the SimplePractice calendar layer in your Google Calendar. In order for events from your Google Calendar to sync up to your SimplePractice Calendar, you'll always want to schedule it on the SimplePractice calendar layer in Google Calendar. Let me know if you have any additional questions about this, or anything else SimplePractice. I'm here to help. 

    Hi Nancy, I'd be happy to help. SimplePractice's Google Calendar sync only reads the SimplePractice calendar layer in your Google Calendar. In order for events from your Google Calendar to sync up to your SimplePractice Calendar, you'll always want to schedule it on the SimplePractice calendar layer in Google Calendar. Let me know if you have any additional questions about this, or anything else SimplePractice. I'm here to help. 

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    Nancy Jane Smith

    Thank you, that's what I thought!

    I appreciate the quick reply. 

    Thank you, that's what I thought!

    I appreciate the quick reply. 

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    Elizabeth Joy

    this is quiet unfortunate and inconvenient for someone who has multiple business or personal activities that are not client related.  Is there a work around such as inviting myself as a guest to a non simple practice client appointment?  I use color coding with different calendars within google to help organize my consulting, clients, etc separately and having to put everything into the simple practice calendar removes this critical element to staying organized

    this is quiet unfortunate and inconvenient for someone who has multiple business or personal activities that are not client related.  Is there a work around such as inviting myself as a guest to a non simple practice client appointment?  I use color coding with different calendars within google to help organize my consulting, clients, etc separately and having to put everything into the simple practice calendar removes this critical element to staying organized

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    Elizabeth Joy

    I tried the copy feature on non SP appointments I have scheduled and it only allows me to copy one appointment.  Once I try the 2nd one it removes the 1st copied appointment and adds the 2nd appointment i copied

    I tried the copy feature on non SP appointments I have scheduled and it only allows me to copy one appointment.  Once I try the 2nd one it removes the 1st copied appointment and adds the 2nd appointment i copied

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    Elizabeth Joy

    and now im seeing it stays for about 15 seconds and then deletes itself

    and now im seeing it stays for about 15 seconds and then deletes itself

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    Gillian

    Hi Elizabeth, we'd be happy to assist you with troubleshooting your Google Calendar sync. Please reach out through the red Help bubble so the Success team can investigate these issues, as they appear to be specific to your account. 

    Hi Elizabeth, we'd be happy to assist you with troubleshooting your Google Calendar sync. Please reach out through the red Help bubble so the Success team can investigate these issues, as they appear to be specific to your account. 

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    Havi W. Hall

    Please fix this!

    Most of us use integrated calendars!

    Please fix this!

    Most of us use integrated calendars!

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    Lori K. Roberto

    I want to second what Elizabeth said above!  It is very inconvenient to have to schedule everything in my google calendar under simple practice during office hours!  I also like to color code activities, especially non-clinical activities and meetings. I want the client portal scheduling to be able to take everything in my google calendar into account when showing what appointment slots I have open. Right now it appears that I have WAY more availability just because I have a lot of other activities that are not client sessions. I REALLY want to enable my clients to self schedule but I also don't want to mess up my own system or end up with double bookings.

    Please fix this bug!  I have done google syncing before with another website and it worked just fine to "see" all of my google calendar events. 

    I want to second what Elizabeth said above!  It is very inconvenient to have to schedule everything in my google calendar under simple practice during office hours!  I also like to color code activities, especially non-clinical activities and meetings. I want the client portal scheduling to be able to take everything in my google calendar into account when showing what appointment slots I have open. Right now it appears that I have WAY more availability just because I have a lot of other activities that are not client sessions. I REALLY want to enable my clients to self schedule but I also don't want to mess up my own system or end up with double bookings.

    Please fix this bug!  I have done google syncing before with another website and it worked just fine to "see" all of my google calendar events. 

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    Jolene Stokesberry

    Hi There!

     

    Yes, I agree whole heartedly. Please set up so google calendar can sync with simple practice. I would like my team to know that I am out of the office for personal events without them seeing the personal events. But there are other times I'm in the office, but not available for clients. It's impossible to show these differentiations on the simple practice calendar. It would make my life so much simpler if I could schedule my personal life in google and if that overlapped with office hours it would show up in Simple Practice. I'm really looking forward to this.

    Sincerely,

    Jolene

    Hi There!

     

    Yes, I agree whole heartedly. Please set up so google calendar can sync with simple practice. I would like my team to know that I am out of the office for personal events without them seeing the personal events. But there are other times I'm in the office, but not available for clients. It's impossible to show these differentiations on the simple practice calendar. It would make my life so much simpler if I could schedule my personal life in google and if that overlapped with office hours it would show up in Simple Practice. I'm really looking forward to this.

    Sincerely,

    Jolene