Cron is a relatively new calendar app and one of the best apps to use to do all your scheduling events, tasks, and meetings. Cron calendar is in its beta stage and they are constantly improving itself.
You can use it on your iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac devices.
Some of the cron calendar tips and tricks help me to organize my life very well and this post will show exact same tips and tricks to manage your work and life better using those tricks like me.
How to get access to the cron calendar?
You can go to the cron.com website and then click on “get started” to sign up for the calendar, you can use it on the web or download it for your different devices like iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac.
1. Share availability
You can share your free time where there are no events scheduled and share with someone you want to share the available time with. This is a useful feature to let someone know your free time so someone can arrange a time to meet you or schedule a meeting.
2. Adjust no. of days to show on the screen
This is a useful feature to explore you can show no. of days you want to show on the screen. Like, in default you will see mon-sun (7) in all calendars but in the cron calendar, you can easily determine the no. of days you can show on the screen for easy navigation.
3. Color code
You can easily color-code your events to categorize your events or show different meanings to them.
You have to right-click on an event to open all the colors available in the app.
4. Day/week/month view
You can easily navigate to the day view, week view, and monthly view also. To take an overview of things and events you schedule you can use this feature. you can easily use that using shortcuts or navigating to the top of the calendar side to your account on top.
5. Free/busy and event visibility
You can alter event availability and be free and busy to show other people when the event will happen. If you set on free then in between the event other people will see you are free and vice versa. You can set the event available to private and public according to your choice.
When you click on any event, a sidebar will appear and at the bottom of the bar, you can see these two options.
6. Drag and drop ICS files
You can easily drag and drop the ICS files you all have for your events and meetings. just drag and drop the file and the event will automatically be added to the calendar.
7. Time zone switcher
For people working across time zones, Cron’s time zone columns are incredibly helpful. The new time zone switcher makes it easy to add, change, and rearrange time zones.
- Quickly show as many additional time zones as you want with the plus button.
- Drag and drop a second-time zone all the way to the right to make it the primary one.
8. Grid density and resizing
By default, the vertical density of the grid should always feel “just right”. If you resize Cron’s window to taller than 24 hours, we start increasing the row height but smartly keep you anchored in place. You can easily do that using shortcuts or in settings.
After going to the settings menu (command/ctrl + K)
View > Zoom Hours In (also ctrl + shift + . )
View > Zoom Hours Out (also ctrl + shift + , )
View > Default Hour Size (also ctrl + shift + 0)
(Use “command” instead of “ctrl” for macOS)
9. Create and edit repeat events
Using and editing repeating/recurring events is also available in cron— and now you can also edit the repeat pattern itself in the context panel and create entirely new repeat events.
10. keyboard shortcuts
Here are all of the keyboard shortcuts that you can use in macOS.
(Use “command” instead of “ctrl” for macOS)
- Menu bar calendar ( Ctrl + Alt + k)
- Join conferencing globally (Ctrl + Alt + J)
- Command menu (Ctrl +K)
- Cron menu ( . )
- Set theme to light/dark ( Ctrl + Shift + L)
- Dismiss or go back (Esc)
- Move focus (Tab)
- Move focus back (Shift + Tab)
- Undo ( Ctrl + Z)
- Select/deselect highlighted event ( X )
- Add/remove selected (Shift or Ctrl + click)
11. Add Attachments and Notion Pages
Since Cron has been acquired by Notion, We will able to see notion pages in the calendar. You can add notion pages as an event and attach notion pages to any meetings or events using link attachments in the description.
Also, you can create new notion pages that will also add to your notion account with the respective folder you have set and can be able to give access to someone inside cron to the notion pages.
Here is the tutorial for these features.