Calendar integration with Apple Calendar or CalDAV

Hi there,

There's really a need to sync the calendar with further providers other than Google and Microsoft. How come such a numerous amount of Apple users are able to sync directly the calendar? And the CalDAV protocol is quite extended.

You're forcing us to use Google, who already knows too much about any of us. There's really no need for them to have an eye on all the business meetings that we have.

I've already forwarded this request to the development team over 1 year ago. Please make it happen!

Thanks!

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  • Mike van der Valk
    Mike van der Valk Posts: 4,386 PIPEDRIVE PRODUCT MANAGER
    2500 Comments Third Anniversary 25 Likes First Answer
    edited July 17 #2

    Hi @Cibrán Beiras 

    Thanks for writing here. I've passed this on to our team. However, it's currently not on the roadmap. I'll do my best to convince them.

    I personally actually use a google account as apple ID keeping everything in sync, could this work for you?

  • Jade_28044
    Jade_28044 Posts: 1
    edited July 17 #3

    Hi Mike, 

    Could use some help here. My business email and calendar is with Apple. How can I sync with Pipedrive so all my follow ups and existing client calls are in the same calendar? 

  • Cibrán Beiras
    Cibrán Beiras Posts: 2
    edited July 17 #4

    Hi @Cibrán Beiras 

    Thanks for writing here. I've passed this on to our team. However, it's currently not on the roadmap. I'll do my best to convince them.

    I personally actually use a google account as apple ID keeping everything in sync, could this work for you?

    Hi Mike,

    No, it could not work for me, I simply don’t want to use Google or any Google product more than strictly necessary. As already stated in my first message, Google does already know enough from us. And having such a big community as Apple users and a so simple and extended standard as CalDAV I can really not understand how come Pipedrive is forcing us to use Google. I love Pipedrive, but these integration issues really piss me off.

  • Mike van der Valk
    Mike van der Valk Posts: 4,386 PIPEDRIVE PRODUCT MANAGER
    2500 Comments Third Anniversary 25 Likes First Answer
    edited July 17 #5

    Hi @Cibrán Beiras and @Jade 

    Unfortunately there's no other solution besides the hack with syncing Apple to Google and then Google to Pipedrive..

    I'll do my best to highlight the need for this to our team!

  • Andreas Bachmann
    Andreas Bachmann Posts: 3
    edited July 17 #6

    Hi Mike,

    I would like to support this case. A perfect solution would be if I could simply subscribe the Pipedrive Calendar via caldav into my regular Calendar Client. In our case our Exchange is only reachable via VPN, so a Sync Integration is not possible.

    Kind regards

    Andreas

  • Helio_2884
    Helio_2884 Moderator Posts: 84 PIPEDRIVE CUSTOMER SUPPORT
    Pipedrive Employee
    edited July 17 #7

    Hi Mike,

    I would like to support this case. A perfect solution would be if I could simply subscribe the Pipedrive Calendar via caldav into my regular Calendar Client. In our case our Exchange is only reachable via VPN, so a Sync Integration is not possible.

    Kind regards

    Andreas

    Hello @Andreas Bachmann ,

     

    Thank you! I have submitted this feedback internally so that our team can have visibility!

  • Andreas Bachmann
    Andreas Bachmann Posts: 3
    edited July 17 #8

    Hi Mike,

    I would like to support this case. A perfect solution would be if I could simply subscribe the Pipedrive Calendar via caldav into my regular Calendar Client. In our case our Exchange is only reachable via VPN, so a Sync Integration is not possible.

    Kind regards

    Andreas

    Hi @Helio 

    thank you! Another idea - if one is not able to sync a calendar - would be the ability to accept invitations via email ics into the Pipedrive calendar.

    Cheers

    Andreas

  • Matthias Rosenberg
    edited July 17 #9

    Hi @Cibrán Beiras 

    Thanks for writing here. I've passed this on to our team. However, it's currently not on the roadmap. I'll do my best to convince them.

    I personally actually use a google account as apple ID keeping everything in sync, could this work for you?

    Apart from Google's hunger for information or possible misuse... in our case, this use is not permitted at all for data protection reasons. It is really surprising why the integration of another format should cause such a problem. Our own developers estimate the effort at a few days...

  • Andreas Bachmann
    Andreas Bachmann Posts: 3
    edited July 17 #10

    Hi @Cibrán Beiras 

    Thanks for writing here. I've passed this on to our team. However, it's currently not on the roadmap. I'll do my best to convince them.

    I personally actually use a google account as apple ID keeping everything in sync, could this work for you?

    The same for us. Google is just plain simple not permitted.

  • Aviv Ben-Yosef
    Aviv Ben-Yosef Posts: 1
    edited July 18 #11

    I'd like to put another vote in favor of this as well. 

  • Sam Tuke
    Sam Tuke Posts: 6
    edited July 17 #12

    Same here: CalDav is a must for us. It's a longstanding Open Standard -- well documented and supported by numerous off-the-shelf software libraries, all of which should making supporting it relatively straightforward. You know, when you prioritise supporting the tech giants over Open Standards you undermine us all by putting power in their hands, until the Open Standards alternatives like CalDav, which benefit everyone including Pipedrive, cease to be viable. Please support it.

  • Ian_45565
    Ian_45565 Posts: 5
    edited July 17 #13

    I've been looking at Daylite which is much more Mac friendly. Has anyone else tried it? 

     

    Throuble is, it only works via Apple Mail which I've always found very troublesome and unstable.

  • Sérgio Costa
    Sérgio Costa Posts: 1
    edited July 17 #14

    Hello

    I have tested a few tools and now I am trying pipedrive. I really need a CRM tool, and integration with Apple Calendar and Mail is a must to me. 
     

    I do hope Pipedrive will turn its eyes to this much needed integration. The number is users will increase as Daylite is much more expensive.

    Thanks

    Sergio Costa

  • Hi, chiming in as well. We're looking for CalDav as well as also posted in another thread.

    Please let's not forget about the security and privacy minded Pipedrive users!

  • Jess
    Jess Posts: 1
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    Hello together,

    i would also like to emphasise here how important it would be to accept .ics files directly in pipedrive. since calendar sync only works with outlook or google, neither of which we would like to use, it should be possible to accept external calendar invitations in pipedrive. for us as a company, pipdrive also fits wonderfully, but unfortunately cannot be an option if we cannot even read calendar invitations, let alone accept them.

    I hope that the topic will soon have a high relevance for you.

    Best regards

    Jess