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January 23, 2024

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The Magic Behind OurCal's Keyboard Calendar

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We organise plans in messaging apps every day, but our calendar is always a few taps away. This means we’re constantly hopping back and forth between apps to get plans in the calendar.

Today we’re releasing OurCal's keyboard extension for iOS and Android. This feature lets you check your secure shared calendar and add events, in any conversation from your keyboard.

No matter where you’re making plans - WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram - you can schedule plans without leaving the chat. This feature is now available in OurCal.

OurCal Keyboard Calendar for iOS and Android

How do I install the keyboard extension?

It’s easy to add the keyboard extension to your mobile phone. For new users, download OurCal and complete onboarding to set up your shared calendar.

Then open OurCal, and from the main calendar tab, tap the OurCal logo:

  1. Tap "Keyboard Calendar"
  2. Tap "Enable"

Follow the steps on your device to install the keyboard calendar.

Simple Installation

Once installed, how does it work?

OurCal’s keyboard extension is designed to help you coordinate your life, everywhere.

No matter what app you’re in, it’s easy to view your calendar and add new events to your calendars.

  • To open OurCal in your keyboard, tap the globe icon and select "OurCal"
  • To go back to your regular keyboard, tap the globe icon again
  • To view a different month, swipe left or right
  • To view a single day's agenda, tap the day
  • To open the details of an event in OurCal, tap the event
  • To add an event to your calendar tap "New Event" or the ➕ icon

Intuitive Design

Is my calendar still end-to-end encrypted?

Your entire calendar is end-to-end encrypted and this remains true in the Keyboard Calendar. No matter where you use OurCal, your data will always be protected by end-to-end encryption. Also, our keyboard extension doesn't require full access to your device. This provides privacy benefits by ensuring that the extension does not have access to sensitive information such as keystrokes, passwords, or personal data.

Did this feature exist before?

We previously released a Keyboard Calendar feature as part of Onin, the privacy-first social calendar app. Since launching OurCal a number of Onin users have requested this feature for its ability to make scheduling in any conversation a breeze. That's why we're releasing it in theOurCal app today.

New here? Download OurCal now.

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Published on

Oct 17, 2023

2 min read

The Magic Behind OurCal's Keyboard Calendar

We organise plans in messaging apps every day, but our calendar is always a few taps away. This means we’re constantly hopping back and forth between apps to get plans in the calendar.

Today we’re releasing OurCal's keyboard extension for iOS and Android. This feature lets you check your secure shared calendar and add events, in any conversation from your keyboard.

No matter where you’re making plans - WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram - you can schedule plans without leaving the chat. This feature is now available in OurCal.

OurCal Keyboard Calendar for iOS and Android

How do I install the keyboard extension?

It’s easy to add the keyboard extension to your mobile phone. For new users, download OurCal and complete onboarding to set up your shared calendar.

Then open OurCal, and from the main calendar tab, tap the OurCal logo:

  1. Tap "Keyboard Calendar"
  2. Tap "Enable"

Follow the steps on your device to install the keyboard calendar.

Simple Installation

Once installed, how does it work?

OurCal’s keyboard extension is designed to help you coordinate your life, everywhere.

No matter what app you’re in, it’s easy to view your calendar and add new events to your calendars.

  • To open OurCal in your keyboard, tap the globe icon and select "OurCal"
  • To go back to your regular keyboard, tap the globe icon again
  • To view a different month, swipe left or right
  • To view a single day's agenda, tap the day
  • To open the details of an event in OurCal, tap the event
  • To add an event to your calendar tap "New Event" or the ➕ icon

Intuitive Design

Is my calendar still end-to-end encrypted?

Your entire calendar is end-to-end encrypted and this remains true in the Keyboard Calendar. No matter where you use OurCal, your data will always be protected by end-to-end encryption. Also, our keyboard extension doesn't require full access to your device. This provides privacy benefits by ensuring that the extension does not have access to sensitive information such as keystrokes, passwords, or personal data.

Did this feature exist before?

We previously released a Keyboard Calendar feature as part of Onin, the privacy-first social calendar app. Since launching OurCal a number of Onin users have requested this feature for its ability to make scheduling in any conversation a breeze. That's why we're releasing it in theOurCal app today.

New here? Download OurCal now.

Onin is a secure calendar app for your personal and social life. The app is currently invite-only as we gradually roll out early-access to our waitlist. For regular updates, follow us on Twitter.