Color coding your calendar is allows you to keep your schedule organized and see what your work week looks like at a glance. You have colors automatically applied to your events without having to touch your calendar.
Color coding categories on your calendar
Reclaim has several default categories used to color-code your events. These categories are detected automatically on your calendar by Reclaim.
Team meetings: meetings with 3 or more people within your organization. If your organization uses more than one email address domain, these meetings may be categorized as External Meetings.
One-on-Ones: meetings with only 2 people inside of your organization. If your organization uses more than one email address domain, these meetings may be categorized as External Meetings.
External Meetings: meetings with 2 or more people, where at least one attendee is outside of your organization.
Solo Work: events where you are the sole attendee. This category encompasses the "Deep Work" and "Shallow Work" categories associated with Habits.
Personal: events that have explicitly been marked as Personal by you in your synced personal calendars, or any events that Reclaim recognizes as personal via keywords in the Title and/or Description of the event.
Travel: Travel Time and Decompression Time created by Reclaim, or any events that Reclaim recognizes as travel via keywords in the Title and/or Description of the event.
View and adjust your Colors
View and adjust the Colors that Reclaim uses for your calendar by going to Settings > Colors. Reclaim offers the same set of Colors that are offered in Google Calendar.
To adjust your Colors:
Hover over each block of color to see other color options
Tap on a color to change the color for that type of calendar event
You can also revert back to the default calendar color by selecting the Calendar Default option.
Applying colors to event types
By default, Reclaim will only color-code events it creates—your synced calendar events, your Tasks, and your Habits. If you want Reclaim to color-code all of your events by category, select All Events below the color picker:
Color coding past and future events
Reclaim will color code historical and future events, and will update them when you change your color coding settings.
If a new event is added after you've set your colors, or if an existing event is updated on your calendar, it will be color-coded.
We will color-code most events in the past for at least the last 14 days. In some edge cases involving recurring events or events synced from other calendars by Reclaim, this time range will be greater or lesser.
Tasks, Habits, and Buffer Time are color-coded for future events only.
Override your color settings
Whether you have default colors or have personalized your colors, you can override these default colors in several ways:
You can change the nature of a calendar event (e.g., if you add a third person in your organization to a one-on-one meeting, Reclaim will re-classify the event as a Team Meeting and will auto-adjust the color for that event.
Event-specific override in Google Calendar
Google Calendar gives you the ability to color an individual event by right clicking it to open a color option modal to give it a custom color.
When you give an event a custom color, you can still tell which calendar it is associated with by looking closely at the left-hand color stripe, which is the underlying calendar color.