My wife and I keep our calendar in Apple's Calendar application (formerly iCal), but we access our joint google email via browser, as she prefers that interface over an application email client (I would prefer to use Apple's Mail or other, but she's the boss ) Currently, I have several google calendars synced down to our Calendar app, as this is the easiest way I know of so far (ready to tinker if I can get some direction!) to keep our information organized. I need things to go to google as her company uses the google-verse to store/share data, and that's what she's comfortable with, including her android phone, currently our only smartphone (come on iPhone 5!) Some questions - realizing they may have the same/similar answers: 1. Is this the best way to go about things? (i.e., syncing google calendars DOWN to "iCal") Any ideas on a cleaner or simpler approach? 2. What I really want is for all our calendar info (and everything else for that matter) to be based on our Mac, and then have it sync up to google, etc. Say I create/edit an event in one of the "iCal" subcalendars (note: NOT one of the synced google calendars) How can I go about syncing these calendars UP TO a google calendar? I've found links to add-ons like BusySync (now BusyCal), and I'm also thinking about downloading the OS X Server to try something with the Calendar Publisher. Any thoughts there? Next step will be to drop/sync google contacts and home-made contact spreadsheets into Address Book. (I know, behind the times...) Any suggestions for that endeavor? Thanks in advance for any help!