Clockwise vs Google Calendar
Are you using Google Calendar to your full potential? Learn how Clockwise creates Focus Time automatically.
Manually block Focus Time with Google
Google Calendar lets you create an event on your calendar and categorize it as Focus Time.
The simple placeholder helps light calendar users, but it can also create even more busy work. In addition to manually creating each time block, you’ll need to edit and move the event through the course of the week as meeting conflicts arise.
Automatically create Focus Time with Clockwise
Clockwise lets you set a goal for a certain number of hours of Focus Time in the week and will proactively add those to your calendar.
As new meetings arise, Clockwise will automatically shift your Focus Time events to help ensure you get the time you need.
Create additional Focus Time with flexible meetings
Unlike Google, Clockwise helps teams unlock incremental Focus Time – beyond simple time blocking. Clockwise users can mark certain meetings as flexible, which allows Clockwise to automatically move them to the ideal times based on you and your guests’ preferences.
Flexible meetings enable Clockwise to create additional Focus Time. It’s a key part of the solution for people with busy schedules.
By the numbers
additional hours of Focus Time created to get deep work done
meeting conflicts resolved to make time for what matters
Minimize distraction, maximize focus with Slack sync and no-meeting day
Sync your calendar to your Slack status with Clockwise, so teammates know when you’re in the zone or in a meeting.
Unlike Google, you can also establish an automatic no-meeting day for your organization with Clockwise. Setting aside one day per week for team members to focus on heads-down work without being interrupted by meetings increases productivity and reduces stress.
Protect Focus Time from external meetings
Clockwise Links help you find the best time, not just the next time, to meet so you can schedule in a snap and preserve your Focus Time in the process.
Google’s appointment scheduling considers conflicts, but doesn’t take into account how bookable you’d like to make your Focus Time.
Clockwise's scheduling links understand your preferences and proactively protects them.
Measure the impact of Focus Time for you and your team
Clockwise offers rich analytics that show not only Focus Time, but also how many hours you’ve spent in or in-between meetings. Clockwise analytics also show team data, so you can see how much Focus Time your team has upcoming and plan accordingly.
Google’s Time Insights are limited — offering a snapshot of your individual Focus Time, but not providing in-depth, actionable insights to help you truly understand how you and your team are spending time.
Clockwise and Google feature comparison
When it comes to Focus Time, Google Calendar works best paired with Clockwise. Clockwise is the only tool dedicated to automating calendar management so you can make time for what matters.