Have option to add shoulder events to your appointment - for travel time etc
I would like to have a function to optionally add shoulder events for an appointment. Typically used to add travelling time either side of an appointment - to ensure that when others view your busy/freetime - they actually book a meeting time that you can physically make.
So the idea would be that you create an appointment, then select the shoulder appointment checkbox (which could be 2 one for before/one for afterwards) then add a title and time for those 1 or 2 shoulder events - and save your appointment. What you get is 3 appointments back to back, Travel->Appointment->Travel for example.
Paul Perrin commented
Multiple shoulder event in row would be great as well so one event ending would lead to another starting (or same with tasks) :)
Be Done commented
Ich nutze die App schon seit einigen Jahren und bin seither immer zufrieden. Übersichtlich und Aufgaben lassen sich im Kalender anzeigen. Hervorragende App :-)
/ Termine mit Wegzeit + Erinnerungen
/ Aufgaben mit Start und Endzeit
/ Aufgaben mit Dauer
/ Aufgaben Erinnerung wenn ein Ort aufgesucht wird
/ Termine 》automatisch auf "Nicht Stören" Button stellen
I am a relative new and satisfied Business Calendar Pro user. It does most of what I need and has been reliable. But one thing I really wish to see is the implementation of Travel Time feature like on Calendar that comes with Apple devices (as well as Google Calendar and others).
This lets you input travel time and it gets appended to the appointment time block, so you have a better/complete picture of your free/taken time. I'd rather not add the travel time into my appointment time, as a separate field for that would be cleaner.
Is it possible to add this to a future release?
Also, for location of appointment entry, is it possible to add ability to pull up a Window that shows the destination location and your home location, so it can estimate the travel time for you and input that into a new travel time field for the appointment?
Adding this feature would pretty much make the BC app perfect for me. I'm sure other BC users (and potential customers) would appreciate it too!
Petr 'PePa' Pavel commented
I store locations with my events so that I can quickly use Google Maps' public transport route search to figure out how to get there when the event time is approaching. Because I don't want to arrive too early, I always manually set the arrival time in Google Maps to the time of the event.
I think it should be easy to add another icon to BC2 event details to
invoke route search with pre-set arrival time.
Could you please consider it?
Sometimes I only need to see where the location is, without getting
directions for getting there. That's why I'm suggesting adding another
icon, rather than changing the current icon's behaviour.
John Pettigrew commented
This is becoming more common these days - it's in the Google web app and iCal, for example, so I find I'm working with it in some apps and not others.
The stock iPad app does something like this.
What I'd really love is if I put a location into my appointment is the calendar automatically suggests shoulder time from one appointment to another. Sometimes I go from appointment to appointment. Sometimes I go from appointment to home to appointment.
Alternatively, I could teach my kids how to drive and get them cars.
Outlook has this functionality and it is very nice. I wish BCP also had it. One implementation note: the time remaining until the meeting dynamically updates, so if you have a meeting reminder set for 5 minutes before the meeting, when the notification pops up it'll show "starts in 5 minutes" and after a couple minutes go by, the notification (if it hasn't been swiped/cleared) will show "starts in 3 minutes". Once the event starts, the message should be "event has started" and once it is over it should say "event has ended". The wording, of course, can be whatever, but that's loosely based on what Outlook does.
Additional note: this is not a request for the persistent notification; this request is to add the feature to normal, non-persistent notifications.
Angela Nelson commented
If there is an address that is put into an event, I would absolutely LOVE one of these two options that get the same thing achieved:
1)Give a notification to leave X amount of minutes before you HAVE to leave to make it to the location on time(For example, in 30m you have to leave to reach <location> for <event title>
2) At time of event entry, pull the estimated travel time from google maps, since it autoinputs the address, and add an optional additional reminder to leave at x amount of time prior to the event.
Thank you for the consideration!
Adrie van der Wal commented
Planning a trip time when making an appointment
Could you please add the option to display time until event in any given reminder notification? (ex. ETA 46mins until appointment) I imagine that most times users are notified via pop-up while they are using other apps. Being presented with a remaining time until event would bring a sense of time awareness, encouraging the user to reconsider prioritized tasks at that moment in order to make it to the next upcoming event on time.
I understand that one could simply look at the clock and figure out ETA by comparing that to the time of the notification, however I feel that is wasted concentration. That could be better suited to adjusting what is important to do at that moment rather than do quick math figuring out how much time is left, saving precious seconds in the heat of multitasking.
I want the commuting time to be automatically added in as a 'buffer' before and after an appointment.
It can be added in as 'time not available' to be used for other appointments.
At present, I have a notification to 'Leave for appointment' in my calendar.
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iPad does this, but it does not transfer.
This would be super helpful! Right now I have to do this manually.
Roman Gąszczak commented
Meeting in the calendar may be linked to a predecessor and a successor. If you move the main meeting then all three are moved. You may decide separately how much time you need to block before and after the meeting. The optional two assisting meetings (predecessor and successor) show time you have to allow to get to and from the core meeting. It is pretty well done iPhone 7.
Bei einem neuen Termin sollte man direkt in der App eine ÖV Fahrplan vorgeschlagen bekommen. Wie?
Für die ÖV Verbindung zu suchen benötigt man folgendes:
- Zielort --> diesen hat die App durch meine Eingabe bei "Ort"
- Startort --> einmal eine Standartadresse festlegen
- Datum --> hat die App durch das Erstellen des Termines
- Zeit --> hat die App ebenfalls
Carsten Mueller commented
Additional to the reminder would it be creat to generat an Entry for the traveling time. Like the google reminder, which updates even autmatically. For example you have an Event in Bonn and the next in Cologne. By using the function the app generates an event in your calander Traveling time, or driving time. so you see by looking into the calndender when you musst leave Bonn to be in time in Cologne
Sebastian Fritzsche commented
Termine haben Startzeitpunkte sind aber oft an verschiedenen Orten. Besteht die Möglichkeit eine Vorlaufzeit für einen Termin mit im Kalender unterzubringen, sodass man zum Beispiel 30 min Fahrtzeit andersfarbig und bereits "beschäftigt " angezeigt wird, ohne das man die eigentliche Startzeit des Termins ändern muss, aber zugleich auch bei der Planung nicht zu knapp plant?
Der zweite Vorschlag ist schon älter und betrifft die Aufgaben, besteht die Möglichkeit statt der Uhrzeit die Dauer der Aufgabe in Minuten in den Templates hinterlegen zu lassen? Man würde dann gleich sehen das eine 90minütige Aufgabe zwischen zwei Terminen mit nur 85 Minuten Abstand dazwischen nicht sinnvoll bearbeitet werden kann ...