Smart scheduling for your Fastmail calendar

Productivity is highly personal. This shared view held by both Fastmail and Morgen sets the foundation for our newly enhanced integration – the first of its kind among CalDAV calendars.

Fastmail users are accustomed to personalizing their setup in our flexible inbox. You set the rules, choose the themes, schedule replies on your timeline, and more. Now Morgen lets you take that same approach to smart scheduling in your calendar.

Fastmail and Morgen partner to power up your calendar

Morgen is a daily planner that integrates with nearly every calendar and leading task managers. It also layers in Calendly-like scheduling tools. Last year, Morgen enabled OAuth with Fastmail, improving both security and reliability. Its new automation engine, Morgen Assist, lets users select and configure smart scheduling.

While in beta, Morgen Assist provided automation for Google and Outlook Calendars. Now, Fastmail has been added to the experience.

“Fastmail was an obvious integration priority for Morgen Assist, and one that our users have been asking for,” explains David Tedaldi, Morgen CEO. “It’s been motivating to work alongside Fastmail to enhance both our platforms and offer people who use both Morgen and Fastmail, even greater choices for how they manage their time.”

“The functionality that Morgen Assist offers is hugely beneficial to any kind of calendar user,” says Yara Beadenkopf, Fastmail Backend Developer. “It is incredibly rewarding to be able to provide access to these kinds of productivity tools to Fastmail users with a partner like Morgen.”

Ready to deploy smart workflows in your Fastmail calendar?

When you connect your Fastmail calendar with Morgen, you can choose from a number of customizable workflows.

These are our top 3 picks for your Fastmail calendar:

1. Schedule Buffers and Travel: If your days are filled with meetings, auto-scheduling buffers and travel in your calendar ensures you have the time you need to be effective and ready.

Buffer time adds much-needed breathers between meetings. You configure whether the buffer falls before or after meetings and set it for a duration that makes sense based on the length of those meetings. If your event has a physical location, you can block travel time in your calendar based on your preferred method of travel. And don’t worry—travel time calculations consider rush hour, train schedules, or even if the meeting you’re biking to is at the top of a big hill.

2. Sync events across calendars: If you have other calendars in addition to Fastmail, you can synchronize your availability from one calendar into another.

For instance, if you use Fastmail for your personal calendar and Outlook at work, you sync private events into that Outlook calendar from Fastmail. The details of these events will not be imported into Outlook, keeping them private, but making clear to your team that you’re not available then.

Additionally, users with coding knowledge can use Nerd Mode to configure which events should be synced, based on event types or timing.

3. Increase time for deep work: If you use your Fastmail calendar with a team, you can opt to have flexible team meetings rescheduled in a way that prioritizes blocks of focused work time for all meeting participants. This removes the “meeting math” from everyone’s planning efforts while reducing context-switching throughout the day.

What’s more, Morgen Assist will soon deploy smart time blocking, helping you create time blocks for focused work on important tasks in your Fastmail calendar from your Notion, Linear, or Todoist accounts.

Get started

Start using Morgen Assist and Fastmail together in under 5 minutes. Simply:

  1. Download Morgen on your desktop (MacOS, Windows, and Linux).
  2. Connect Fastmail (and any other calendars and task managers you use).
  3. Choose and configure your first automation.

Best of all, if it proves to be a great fit in your stack, save 25% on your first year, only available for Fastmail users.

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