Reclaim automatically color-codes and categorizes synced copies of events on your destination calendar based on your color-coding settings.

By default, Reclaim will mark synced calendars as Personal, and all events from that calendar will be blocked on your primary calendar as either Travel events or Personal events -- using the colors you set for Travel and Personal.

You can customize the type of a calendar that you've synced to Reclaim as well as set a color for all events that come from that calendar. This is especially useful if you have multiple separate work calendars that you want to identify by color, or if you are connecting a non-Personal calendar to sync to Reclaim.

Changing the Calendar Type

Reclaim offers three Calendar Types for your synced calendars. The Calendar Type determines what kinds of events Reclaim will look for and color-code using your color coding settings.

  • Personal: Reclaim will mark all events from a Personal calendar as Travel or Personal and color-code them on your primary calendar according to your color-coding settings.
  • Business: Reclaim will mark all events from a Business calendar as Travel, One-on-Ones, External Meetings, Solo Work, and/or Team Meetings and color-code them on your primary calendar according to your color-coding settings.
  • Travel: Reclaim will mark all events from a Travel calendar as Travel events and color-code them on your primary calendar according to your color-coding settings.

To customize the Calendar Type, go to Settings -> Calendar Sync, find the sync policy that has the source calendar you'd like to modify category and/or colors for, and click on it:

Once you've accessed the sync policy, you'll see an option to change the Calendar Type as well as a list of event categories and colors that Reclaim will use for synced copies from that calendar:

Hit "Start Syncing" to save your settings:

Overriding the color for synced events

Sometimes, you may want to just assign a single color to all events from a synced calendar.

For example, if you have three source calendars for three separate workspaces that are all syncing to a single destination calendar, you may want to make Source Calendar 1 "blue", Source Calendar 2 "yellow" and Source Calendar 3 "green" to make it easy to distinguish which calendar each event belongs to. This is especially useful for people with multiple side gigs or part-time jobs.

If you choose to override the color for a synced calendar, Reclaim will bypass color-coding your events from that calendar using your color coding settings, and instead will just set all events from that calendar to use a single color.

However, Reclaim will still use the Calendar Type to classify events, which means that your Reclaim stats will accurately reflect how your time is split across different categories.

To override the color for a synced calendar, go to Settings -> Calendar Sync in Reclaim and click on the sync policy you'd like to modify:

Once you're in the policy settings, find the section labeled Color:

Click "Choose color" and select the color you'd like to use for synced copies from this calendar. All events will now get that single color:

Hit "Start Syncing" to save your changes:

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