Spanning’s Latest Free Tool: Undelete for Google Calendar

Hopelessness. Anger. Frustration. Dismay. If you’ve ever accidentally deleted an event—or lots of events—from Google Calendar, you know the feeling. Because, as Google’s help article on recovering deleted events says, “Once an event is deleted, its full details can’t be recovered.” Bummer.

But you know what? Once an event is deleted, sometimes it can be recovered. Or at least it could be if someone would just write an app that could talk to the Google Calendar API, fetch a list of all recently-deleted calendar events, and let you choose which ones to undelete. That data sticks around for a while before it’s permanently gone, so it’s just a matter of getting at it.

Knowing that it’s technically possible, we’ve wanted to write that app for years. Well, we finally did. And today we’re releasing it—for free!

Spanning Undelete for Google Calendar does just what it says on the tin: it undeletes events that have been recently deleted from Google Calendar.

Now before you get too excited, let me point out that there are lots of things it doesn’t do. Undelete can’t recover entire deleted calendars, restore corrupted events, restore to a point in time, or rescue docs, folders, email, or contacts. To be sure, Undelete is no substitute for Backup, which does all of these things and more. But in a pinch, it can be a life saver.

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