Can I sync iCal & Address Book with Google's Services?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by markw10, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. markw10 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2006
    I just had to get a Motorola Xoom Android Device for my work and I'm used to using my iPad through MobileMe so with my iPad everything is nicely synced with my desktop apps on my Mac.
    The problem is Google's device doesn't work that way. I can set my email up on the Xoom's email program but the issue is the Xoom has a widget for the Google Address Book and Google Calendar.
    I don't use the above Google App's but is there a way to sync them with the Apple apps, Google Address Book-Mac OS X Address Book and Google Calendar-iCal?
    What I mean is for example if I pull up Google Calendar on my Xoom I'd like to be able to see all the calendar items that's on my iPad but I'd like to be able to add/delete an item and then see the same on my Xoom and I'd like to be able to add/delete an item on my Xoom and see the same on my iPad.
    I'd like to be able to do the above also for Google Address Book. Is there any way to do something like this?
    Thank you for your help.
  2. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Yes, iCal and addressbook both sync with google. Google has instructions for setting it up. They all sync.

    For comparison, I have iCal at home sync with google calendar, and my iphone calendar syncs to the google calendar as well. It all plays pretty well together (some hinky features with alarms, but basically works).
  3. ufkdo macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    Open Address Book preferences, click accounts and select synchronize with Google and configure. After that, open isync application, and click sync all. That is all you need :)

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