Can iCal Sync with Google?

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  1. Mark Morb macrumors regular

    Mark Morb

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    As per Header.

    I use Google at the moment to handle all my Mail, Calendar and Documents online. How much compatibility is there with any of the mac Calendar/Mail utilities?

    Thanks,
    Mark Morb
     
  2. ntrigue macrumors 68040

    ntrigue

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    Extremely compatible...

    1) Bottom Image - Click the ARROW adjacent the Calendar (I like to match colors with iCal) SELECT 'Calendar Settings'

    2) Yellow Image - SCROLL DOWN and click the ICAL BUTTON under Private

    3) Adjacent Image - COPY this URL and head to iCal Application

    4) RIGHT CLICK (CTRL+CLICK) where the calendars appear

    5) Subscribe Image - SELECT 'Subscriptions' and PASTE the URL and PRESS OK

    6) Calendar will appear in the left Pane and you may change color and rename

    7) RIGHT+CLICK on the Calendar Subscription and SELECT 'Get Info' this will allow to select how often iCal syncs with Google Calendar

    :)
     

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  3. Mark Morb thread starter macrumors regular

    Mark Morb

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    Thankyou very much for the detailed and helpful response :)
     
  4. Sceneshifter macrumors 6502

    Sceneshifter

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    you can read but not edit like that, unfortunately
     
  5. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    If you want two way sync, try "Spanning Sync" or BusyMac's "BusySync" (to be released in a few weeks...). BusySync is less expensive (one time fee) and has great support so I'll get that when the Google sync-ing version is out, but I've used Spanning Sync as well and it works really, really well.
     
  6. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

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    You can also access gmail through the mail app, either by pop or imap (which keeps everything on the server). Instructions are available lots of places.
     
  7. Mark Morb thread starter macrumors regular

    Mark Morb

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    Thanks for the replies. Shame the Calendar cannot Sync without the use of Third Party Software....I'll use it in read only for now.

    Thanks again.
     

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