Sync iCal with Google Calendar (CalDAV)

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  1. hanschien macrumors 6502

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  2. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    Just finished setting this up, works pretty well. Sorry spanning sync, I wont be renewing next year.
     
  3. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Oooh snap. I was just looking at SpanningSync or BusyMac. Hooray!

    Makes me wonder if I should bother with MobileMe now.
     
  4. hanschien thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it works great but iPhone doesn't support CalDAV though :(
     
  5. chillywilly macrumors 6502a

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    Will have to try this out. Thanks for posting the link.

    Is this only for iCal in Leopard or does it work for iCal under Tiger as well?
     
  6. hanschien thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Leopard iCal only.
     
  7. chillywilly macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for the confirmation.
     
  8. BothBarsOn macrumors regular

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    What the hell is my "Google calendar email address?" Same thing as my Gmail address?

    I have a sneaking suspicion that this is a stupid question.
     
  9. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    I have a sneaking suspicion you didn't read the document on google's page.
     
  10. BothBarsOn macrumors regular

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    I must be having a senior moment. What am I missing? I've added the gmail address to my Me card in address book and followed every instruction I can see to the letter. My Gmail password is still being rejected.
     
  11. hanschien thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Try quitting and re-launch iCal.
     
  12. BothBarsOn macrumors regular

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    Thanks, hanschien! That did it. You'd think I would have thought of that myself ... <Slinks away quietly>
     
  13. jersey macrumors regular

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    Good Start But...

    I have 5 calendars in iCal --- how do I send those to my google calendar, and have them editable on the google end?

    I'm looking for full two way sync ......
     
  14. hanschien thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You will need to export each iCal calendar
    And import them into google calendar. Then follow the directions to get each calendar back into iCal.
     
  15. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If you have a blackberry, without BES, this works really well with google sync to sync your bb calendar over the air with ical. Now if they could come up with a solution for contacts.
     
  16. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    bah, I have two way syncing between my macbook and google calendar now, but I can't edit my gcalendars from my iphone, can't edit events or add an event to a calander, they are read only.
    Is this apple's end or google?
    Maybe I will need to go back to spanning sync for a bit until they sort this out.
     
  17. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    I can add to any of my calendars from my iPhone except the one I have syncing with google.
     
  18. jersey macrumors regular

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    If I have to export and upload all of my iCal calendars to sync them with gcal, that would be fine, but then no syncing / editing w/ iphone is a deal breaker.
     
  19. actingbiz1 macrumors member

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    Hey all.
    Am I to understand at the present time Google Calendar cannot take what you already have in iCal and automatically sync it?

    Basically what I want is for me to edit my calendar on my mac, or google, or on my blackberry and it update on all devices. Is that possible automatically or do I have to import export and all?
     
  20. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    When I used it, it did it automatically. I would enter an event on my BB, and a few minutes later it would be on gCal, the next time I opened iCal, it was there too.
     
  21. damian001 macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone here write up a quick tutorial to have my events in iCal show up in Google Calendar? Thanks. :)
     
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  23. abz786 macrumors 6502

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    that website says to download an application called calobration, but when it redirects you to the apple website, it doesn't seem to recommend that for you.... any other tutorials. i to am wanting to know how to set it up once and for all.

    thanks
     
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  25. zwaldowski macrumors member

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    For those wanting to sync with iPhone, why not use Google's tutorial (or Calaboration) to set up syncing with iCal and then use Exchange to sync calendars and contacts on the iPhone over-the-air? Fully modular, instant solution.

    Also, if you don't use Calaboration, Google's tutorial only gets you your main calendar. You "calendar address" is: <long string of letters/numbers>@groups.google.com. To get it, go to Google Calendar, click the dropdown arrow next to the calendar, hit "Calendar Settings" and C+P the "Calendar ID" from the XML+iCal+HTML links towards the bottom.
     

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