Events are not activities: getting rid of the need to tick calendar events in Pipedrive
Signed up today due to a sales programm where the advisor told me to do so.
I'm amazed how Pipedrive lacks features I thought where basic and that I benefit from in Zoho CRM.
One of them is to treat events differently than tasks. Events are in my Google Calendar. They are how I spend my time: meetings, piano, sport, etc. Tasks have to be done but not necessarily at the time I planned them.
But since I activated calendar sync in Pipedrive, all my calendar events are now tasks in Pipedrive. This means I need to check all of them in order for Pipedrive not to tell me I've got things to do. What a waste of time and energy!! What's the point?
I'm so amazed, I wouldn't think I'm the first to suffer from this behaviour.
Now I'm going to deactivate calendar sync but then I will probably lose something else I don't realize yet.
Andreia Freixo Posts: 190edited May 2022 #2
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us with your feedback, it's really appreciated.
Unfortunately, this is not possible at the moment, but I can completely understand how it would be useful in your workflow. My best advice would be to synchronize only a "task" calendar from Google so that the other activities (events) don't sync into Pipedrive.
I will also forward your feedback directly to our product team through an internal channel, so I can ensure you that it will be valued and taken into consideration.
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Nick Fotache Posts: 2edited May 2022 #3
I just wanted to quickly pop in here and say I completely agree with you. The way Pipedrive handles calendar sync where it creates activates for every calendar event is beyond silly. I found this thread because I was trying to Google how to disable the sync and I can see I am not the only one who thinks the way this is handled in Pipedrive is moronic.0
Laurent Gaulhiac Posts: 28edited June 2022 #4
You are not alone, I also noticed this in the first 2h I was giving Pipedrive a shot. It's really sad, even more so that the fix would be super simple : a custom activity "external event" or "read only" for all events synced and obviously without the task checkbox and annoyances that come with it.
I disable it right after. The problem is that then the Scheduler show me "available" where there is something already in my now unsynced calendar... Obliged to use Calendly where a fix looks so easy and obvisous.0