While both Notion Calendar and Google Calendar are effective tools for managing your schedule, they cater to different needs and offer unique benefits. Here’s a breakdown of some advantages Notion Calendar might have over Google Calendar:

Integrated Workspace:

  • Notion integrates seamlessly with other Notion features: You can connect your calendar to databases, notes, project plans, and other elements within your Notion workspace, creating a centralized hub for managing various aspects of your life and work.
  • Google Calendar functions as a standalone app: While it can integrate with other Google services like Gmail, it lacks the level of in-depth integration that Notion offers.


  • Notion offers extensive customization options: You can create different calendar views (e.g., calendar, table, list), personalize the layout with colors, fonts, and icons, and embed various content formats like images and videos within your calendar entries. This allows for a more visually appealing and personalized experience.
  • Google Calendar offers limited customization: While you can choose from different calendar views and color-code events, the overall visual customization options are more restricted compared to Notion.

Flexibility and Functionality:

  • Notion allows embedding other functionalities within calendar entries: You can directly add checklists, to-dos, and even embed other Notion pages within your calendar events, creating a comprehensive and multifaceted view of your schedule and tasks.
  • Google Calendar focuses primarily on scheduling events: While you can add descriptions and attachments to events, the functionality is more limited compared to Notion’s ability to embed different content and information within calendar entries.

Offline Accessibility:

  • Notion offers offline access within its desktop app: This allows you to view and edit your calendar even when you don’t have an internet connection.
  • Google Calendar requires an internet connection for most functionalities: While some limited functionalities might be available offline within the mobile app, full functionality requires internet access.

However, it’s important to consider some potential drawbacks of Notion Calendar:

  • Learning curve: Notion’s interface and features can be more complex to learn and navigate compared to Google Calendar’s more user-friendly design.
  • Performance: Notion’s web app can sometimes experience performance issues, especially with very large workspaces.
  • Limited platform availability: Currently, Notion primarily functions as a web app with limited mobile app features compared to Google Calendar’s mobile app.