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    Synchronizing iCal with Google Calendar

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    Synchronizing iCal with Google Calendar
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    iPod Touch

    Can the default iCal application on my iBook be synchronized with a calendar on Google?

    I have been able to create a calendar on Google and have this calendar synchronize with a same named calendar in iCal BUT not the default iCal calendar.

    Am I missing something here?

    Many thanks....

    Todd

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    Synchronizing iCal with Google Calendar
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    I was going to suggest CalDAV but you already appear to have done that.

    I've heard good things about Spanning Sync. I only used it once quickly to push all my calendar events to Google so I could set up CalDAV but it seems to get the job done.
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    Synchronizing iCal with Google Calendar
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    I use Busysync, its a great wee program BusySync - Sync iCal and Google Calendar - from BusyMac
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    Synchronizing iCal with Google Calendar

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    I am using CalDAV to sync the Calendar I created in Google, however my question is whether CalDAV is suppose to sync the default iCal with a Google calendar? If so, I cannot get that to work.

    Todd

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    Synchronizing iCal with Google Calendar
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    I am currently using Spanning Sync to sycn up my iCal with Google Calender and it works great. The sync occurs every few minutes and it has support for multiple calenders. I am actually syncing four right now

    There is a small cost, like $25 a year because there is a server piece they maintain to make it work flawlessly. If you can't get the free options to work, check them out: Spanning Sync - Sync iCal and Google Calendar

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    Synchronizing iCal with Google Calendar

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtcary View Post
    I am using CalDAV to sync the Calendar I created in Google, however my question is whether CalDAV is suppose to sync the default iCal with a Google calendar? If so, I cannot get that to work.

    Todd
    i have the same question. i really want to sync my ical --> google cal, not the other way around. ideally im looking for a free option. can CalDAV do this? or anything else out there other than the paid applications?

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    Synchronizing iCal with Google Calendar
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    I use CalDAV and it works fine. Setting up with CalDAV as per Google's instructions will sync GCal to iCal first. So, if you want to go iCal to GCal, you will have to add your calendar appointments to GCal first. Once that's done, you can setup CalDAV using those instructions and you'll be good to go.

    As always though, back up iCal first (just in case).
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    Synchronizing iCal with Google Calendar

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    Hi,

    I think there is some confusion in the usage of the word 'sync'. Yes, via CalDav, a user can create a new calendar in the iCal app that displays the contents of the google calendar. However, what the OP was asking was if there is a way to combine both his shared google calendar with his default iCal calendar. In other words, to only have one calendar. I, too, am trying to do this. I have backed up and deleted my default iCal calendar, and now my Google calendar is at the top of the list. However, mail.app will not automatically add events to a CalDav calendar for some reason. This is my only reason for wanting to do this. If i can have mail.app add .ics events to my shared google calendar, I'll finally have near-realtime calendar synching on my iphone via google cal!

    I'm still looking into it. If anyone has any suggestions, I am eager to know. As of right now, in 10.5.7, I can't seem to get iCal to add events passed from mail.app to my default cal (which is now my caldav google cal).



    Thanks

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    Synchronizing iCal with Google Calendar

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    Spanning Sync is expensive but offers flawless two-way syncing. You can choose a calendar in iCal and another in your Google Calendar and the two will be synced no matter where the change is made. That sounds like what you're looking for.

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