Google Calendar in iCal??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AndyR, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. AndyR macrumors 6502a

    AndyR

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    Is it possible to access and update your Google Calendar from iCal?
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    It is possible to subscribe to a Google Calendar from within iCal, but not to make changes that get uploaded back to Google.
     
  3. AndyR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats what I thought. Oh well thx anyway.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Right now the iCal service basically only allows for read from any iCal server -- for instance, you can

    So the closest thing you can do is have "home" and "away" calenders. So in this way you could have a Google calendar that you modify on Google, for instance, and an iCal calendar you modify on your Mac, and both Google Calendar and iCal see both of them, but they can only modify their own calendar. It works okay for adding new events, but obviously not great for modifying events. (If you forum search, this was discussed previously and you can get more details.)

    This might change at some point with Leopard... iCal in Leopard has the ability to use served iCal calendars (i.e. read/write access to a calendar on a server), and Leopard Server will have an iCal server. So once Apple starts using a read/write iCal standard, it might get adopted elsewhere too.... :)
     
  5. saitoh macrumors newbie

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