Practical way to sync Google Calendar and Google Contacts?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Benz145, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Benz145 macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2008
    I'm running Windows and as far as I'm aware there is no way for me to use iCal, the only other thing I can use that will sync with the iPod Touch is Outlook, which I don't have.

    As far as I'm aware, the only way for me to sync my Google Calendar to my iPod Touch is the following -

    1. Get outlook
    2. Use the free Google->Outlook sync tool
    3. Sync my iPod Touch to Outlook through iTunes

    As for Google Contacts, the only way I've found is -

    1. Export as vCard from Google Contacts
    2. Import to "Address Book" (an old crappy Windows accessory [start>acessories>address book])
    3. Sync iPod Touch to Address Book through iTunes

    Neither of these methods are very appealing and I was hoping some smart people have come up with some more flexible ways of doing things, can anyone point me in the right direction? So far I've been unable to find anything.
  2. cschmelz macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2007

    Download their BusySync 2.0 beta (current 2.0b7) which does an AMAZING job syncing google calendar with iCal. I use it to keep my 4 macs (2 desktops, 2 laptops) calendars all synced together utilizing a single google calendar account as the intermediary. Changes get to all the computers within 10 minutes and changes made on google OR on iCal propogate through the entire system.

    Great great piece of software.
  3. Benz145 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2008
    I'm running Windows XP, I don't own any Mac computers. I'm not about to go buy outlook just to sync my calendar through it. There aren't any programs for Windows that allow an iCal format sync if I remember correctly. I'm still looking for an Outlook-less solution to getting my calendar into my iPod Touch.
  4. gazzzmoly macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2007
    use yahoo calender that allows you to sync
  5. mctheriot macrumors regular


    Nov 2, 2007
    McHenry, IL
    Try and see if it works for you.

    I keep 2 Macs, 1 Windows PC and Google sync'd.

  6. rioja macrumors regular

    May 19, 2008
    For calendar I use This does OTA sync of iPhone & GCal. I don't think it does contacts though, just your GCal events (multiple calendars too).

    Also, you need jailbreak & installer to use it
  7. Benz145 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2008
    You sir are a scholar and a gentleman. I wake up a few days ago and check my email, little did I know I was opening an email that would mark the beginning of the rest of my life...

    No but seriously, I'm so glad you showed me this application it is amazing, and better than what I was asking for. Thank you 1000 times!
  8. Sedulous macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2002
    Google calender has a "private" link that you can use with iCal.

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