Reclaim automatically color-codes and categorizes synced events on your primary 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 -> Sync Sources in Reclaim and click on the account that has the calendar you'd like to modify:

Once you've accessed the account, you'll see a list of calendars that are associated with it. Find the calendar you want to modify and click Advanced Options:

Under Advanced Options, you can change the Calendar Type. You'll also see a preview of what colors to expect for events from that calendar:

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 calendars that are all syncing to your primary calendar, you may want to make Calendar 1 "blue", Calendar 2 "yellow" and 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 -> Sync Sources in Reclaim and click on the account that has the calendar you'd like to modify:

Once you've accessed the account, you'll see a list of calendars that are associated with it. Find the calendar you want to modify and click Advanced Options:

Under Advanced Options, you can opt to override the color and pick the color you'd like to set for that calendar's events:

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