iCal, Sunbird, and Lightning are great applications but they only work locally on your computer. It’s not anyone’s fault – its just the way they were designed. Google Calendar makes for a great back-end when you want to sync calendars across multiple devices, like iCal at home, your Blackberry / iPhone, and your work computer(s).
But what do you do if you’ve been using a calendaring system like iCal or Sunbird/Lightning for years, locally, on one Mac?
Recently, a reader asked such a question on a previous article and here is how you do it.
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A few weeks ago I wrote an updated post on Syncing Google Calendar with your iPhone, iCal and Thunderbird. It’s easy to add multiple calendars with iCal and a little trickier with Sunbird / Lightning. However, reader Cliff has an iPod Touch and asked in the comments, “Can you tell me what to do if […] Continue reading →
Google Calendar is one of the best calendaring solutions I’ve found simply because it handles three things – SMS alerts, its portable and it’s free. iCal is a great front-end calendar that many enjoy using although it has limitations. Sure, you can use Mobile Me, for a price. However, with Google Calendar as a back-end […] Continue reading →
Lately I’ve noticed that syncing iCal with Google Calendar is big issue for some of you. After researching this, I can tell why – it’s a royal pain that doesn’t really work. Its like all the pieces are in place but they aren’t connected yet. I’ve noticed there are a few commercial solutions that work […] Continue reading →