Getting Started with Calendar

Cozi Calendar makes it easy to manage everyone’s schedules, in one location the whole family can see. Here’s how to set it up.

Entering appointments

On the web

Add an appointment

To enter an appointment in Cozi on the web, go to Calendar, then double click on the day you’d like to add an appointment.

In the app

Add an appointment

To enter an appointment in Cozi in the mobile apps, go to Calendar, then tap + on the top right corner of the screen.


Using natural language entry

On the web, enter an appointment in the text bar at top of calendar page. Use wording like:

Ann/John: Dinner out Friday at 8pm
Kate and Henry: Swimming Saturdays 10-12 until September
Kate: Preschool 9-12 every weekday ending August 20
Basketball practice 3:00-5:00 every Tuesday and Thursday
Book group Sundays at 5:00 pm ending after 6 times

Appointment Reminders

You can choose to receive appointment reminders using any of the following methods:


Push Notifications

On-device notifications

On-device (push) notifications are available for Cozi mobile app users.

iOS: In your phone settings, go to Notifications, then select Cozi. Make sure all the buttons are green/enabled. We recommend the Alerts notification style.

Android: In Cozi, go to Settings, then scroll to Device settings. Tap Set notifications, and check the Device notifications box.


Text notifications

Text message

Text reminders can be enabled for anyone with a mobile phone.

Setting up Cozi text messages: Log in to the web version of Cozi on your computer. Go to Settings, click Mobile Phone numbers, and enter a phone number for each user who will receive text message reminders. When you enter a phone number and click Done, Cozi will send a text message asking the recipient to reply “YES” to activate. US only, message and data rates may apply.


Email notifications

Email

Appointment reminders will be sent by email if no mobile phone number is set, or if on-device notifications are disabled.

If you are having trouble setting up reminders, please contact us.

Change color coding

Color coding appears in the Calendar week view, and helps differentiate appointments.

On the web

1. Click Settings in the left column.
2. Click Calendar, and then choose a colored dot for each family member.
3. Click Done to save your changes.

Note: The color for All can only be changed in the web version of Cozi.

In the apps

1. Tap Settings in the left column.
2. In Household members, select the person whose color you’d like to change.
3. Tap Color and select a new color.
3. Tap Done to save changes.

Color Coding

Using Cozi with other calendar programs

If your calendar service offers an iCal feed, follow these instructions to subscribe to a read-only feed of appointments.

Add external calendar to Cozi
Google Calendar


In Google Calendar:

  • Sign into your Google calendar from a computer
  • Click on My Calendars
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on the underlined name of the specific Google calendar you’d like to add to Cozi
  • Scroll to the bottom of that page (DO NOT click on the “Share my calendar” link at the top of the page)
  • Under the private address section, click on “iCal” to get the private URL
  • Copy that private URL

In Cozi:

  • Sign into your Cozi account from a computer
  • Click on Calendar/Set up/Activity schedules and Internet calendars/Add an Internet calendar
  • Paste the URL for your private Google calendar URL into the text box

Apple Calendar

Note: must be done through iCloud

In Mac iCal:

  • Using your web browser on a computer, sign into your Apple iCloud account at iCloud.com:
  • Click on your Apple Calendar
  • Click to the right of the calendar you’d like to share, select Public Calendar
  • Copy the link

In Cozi:

  • Sign into your Cozi account from a computer
  • Click on Calendar/Set up/Activity schedules and Internet calendars/Add an Internet calendar
  • Paste the URL for your private calendar URL into the text box

Yahoo Calendar

In Yahoo:

  • Go to http://calendar.yahoo.com
  • Click the Actions button
  • Click Share Calendar, then click Continue
  • Click Generate Links
  • Copy the ics URL (it should be the second one listed)

In Cozi:

  • Sign into your Cozi account from a computer
  • Click on Calendar/Set up/Activity schedules and Internet calendars/Add an Internet calendar
  • Paste the URL for your private calendar URL into the text box

Windows Live Calendar

In Windows Live:

  • Sign in to your Windows Live account and open your calendar.
  • Click on Settings in the top right corner
  • Click on Options.
  • Click on Publish Calendar
  • Right click on the ICS link
  • Copy the URL that appears in the dialog box

In Cozi:

  • Sign into your Cozi account from a computer
  • Click on Calendar/Set up/Activity schedules and Internet calendars/Add an Internet calendar
  • Paste the URL for your private calendar URL into the text box

Printing your calendar

Printing is available in the web version of Cozi. To print, you’ll need the latest version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer. You can print a schedule for the whole family or for selected family members. Just go to your Calendar, click Show to choose which family members to include, click the Print button, and select a date range.

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