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Now that Google's own "Add to Calendar" function has disappeared from Gmail, is there Firefox add-on or Chrome extension that automatically creates a Google calendar from Gmail? Email is the most frequent source of notifications for new events, so it would save many people a lot of time if translating a Gmail message into a Google Calendar event.

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enter image description here shows that the ability is still there in gmail. Without plugins. Are you sure it hasn't just moved from where you expect to see it?

When I send an e-mail with the title of How would you like to catch lunch? and include a mail body that looks like this:

Would you like to go to lunch tomorrow around 2:00pm?

And then I receive a message and click on the "Create event" option on the "More" pull down, I get this in Google Calendar.

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Bearing in mind that the time zones are differing by one hour between the two accounts. The sender timezone was considered, and adjusted for the receiver.

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Strange. The option was unavailable a few hours ago when I tried, but I see it now. Nonetheless, the Create event within Gmail leaves a lot to be desired. It doesn't seem to pick up the time from the email; it creates all the other recipients of the email in the guest list, which is unnecessary. I wish there was a plug-in or add-on that's smart enough to pick up the day, time and place. Is there? –  Rick Nov 6 '12 at 5:27
    
What is missing from the functionality? It might be necessary, you can remove them. If they are in the e-mail it might be assumed that they were in the discussion. Only sending a test message to my account, it works as I expect. Title says: How would you like to catch lunch? The body says: Would you like to go to lunch tomorrow around 2:00pm? And I create event as shown in the picture, and I get this: Tomorrow's date, and the time in my time zone as compared to the other account (So it even automatically adjusted the time.) See my edited answer above for what I get. –  vgoff Nov 6 '12 at 5:52
    
The result must depend on the content of the email, because when I tried "create event" on another email, it also failed. The function wouldn't recognize the date and time in the email, and insert today's date and current time in the calendar. –  Rick Nov 7 '12 at 18:15
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Yes, it for sure does depend on the content of the mail body. Some examples of failure would probably be good to see. –  vgoff Nov 7 '12 at 21:43

I think this will work for you: http://boomerangcalendar.com/

It still doesn't have everything, but it's better than the simple create event feature built into gmail.

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