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Google adds iCal support to Calendar

updated 04:20 pm EDT, Mon July 28, 2008

Google Calendar & iCal

Google's web-based Calendar application should now support iCal integration, the company has announced. The feature comes by way of support for the CalDAV protocol, which in turn allows access to a calendar via WebDAV. Users of the Google app should now be able to edit a calendar in iCal and have it sync with their online schedule, as well as vice versa. Changes are applied whenever iCal is able to go online, or a person signs into Calendar.

The CalDAV feature supports sync between multiple users and devices, but is at present only editable on a computer only through iCal. The technology also requires the creation of a new CalDAV server account for every calendar, and the typical re-ordering of calendars is non-functional. In that regard, syncing with multiple Google calendars prevents switching between calendars in iCal.

by MacNN Staff



  1. moo083

    Joined: Dec 1969



    You have given no information on how to do this. I see how to access the information in ical format, but you have it in CalDAV and I don't see how I do that. Any help would be appreciated. I have been waiting since they opened Google Calendar for this.

  1. TimmyDee51

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Suck on that, Spanning Sync. I considered their product until I found out it was $65! What a rip off. Glad Google came out with this.

  1. jbondo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    its about time! I was never going to for over the 65 bucks to do this!

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Thank you Google

    Here are the details and instructions: with Gmail Contacts sync in iTunes 7.7, this is sweet. I can't imagine paying $99/year for MobileMe while Google keeps stepping up like this.

  1. Le Flaneur

    Joined: Dec 1969


    two for same cal?

    Does this mean that two people can finally edit the same iCal calendar?

  1. PHoynak

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I noticed you cant sync the Google calendar on the iCal on my iPhone.... I was playing with it and it wont sync the Google calendar I created. Is there a workaround?

  1. loehman

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Great addition! Now if it would just wrap events lines....

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