Syncing Your iCal with Google Calendar

While Windows and Linux users can easily sync their desktop calendars to Google Calendar via GCal Daemon, there is no free and easy option to sync Mac Leopard iCal with Google Cal. All this is set to change as Calgoo, the online and desktop syncing application, become free.

Once configured, Calgoo Connect will sync your desktop and online calendar automatically in the background. Be it PC, Mac or any terminal in the cybercafe (and even your iPhone/iPod Touch), you will sure to have the updated version of your appointment schedule with you.

Installing Calgoo Connect

First, go to http://www.calgoo.com/connect/index.do and sign up for a free account. Once you are done, download the Calgoo Connect app.

Double click to mount the downloaded file and drag it to your Application folder.

When you first open Calgoo Connect, it will prompt you to enter your username and password.

Configure Calgoo

Once done, it will bring you to the main screen where you can click to add a connector.

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Start by clicking on the sentence “Click here to add a new Connector to synchronize your Apple iCal and Google Calendars”.

You will be presented with four options. Choose the first one “Sync iCal with Google Calendar”. If you want to include 30 Boxes and do a multiple sync, then select the fourth choice.

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Enter a name for the connector.

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Calgoo Connect will now scan your iCal for existing calendar. Check the one that you want to sync.

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Next, enter your Google Calendar login credential. Similarly, Calgoo connect scan your Google account for all the available cal. Check the one that you want to sync.

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Confirm the detail and click Finish to start the synchronization. It will take a while.

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More configuration to enhance your experience

Press the Preference button (the wheel icon) to go into configuration page. Here, you can set your duplicated event criteria and configure Calgoo Connect to remove duplicated event when syncing sources.

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Next, you can set how often you want it to sync.

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Select how you want it to connect to Internet and whether it should run when you boot up your Mac.

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That’s all.