How to Share iCal With Google

Rather than juggle between two calendars, combine them through your iCal's application settings. You can link together your separate iCal and Google Calendar applications to synchronize events and tasks. Google Calendar is accessible online, and uses CalDav as its calendar format, a format supported by iCal 3.0 and newer. Once the two applications are connected, duplicate information is merged and new information is updated in either application.

Instructions

    • 1

      Click "iCal" at the bottom of your Macintosh desktop to launch the application. Alternatively, launch the application from a Finder window.

    • 2

      Click "iCal" at the top of the application menu and click "Preferences." Click the Accounts button and then click "+."

    • 3

      Create a description for the new account and enter your Google email address and password.

    • 4

      Click the Server Options field and enter "https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/YOUREMAIL@gmail.com/user." Replace the YOUREMAIL in the server options field with your email account's name.

    • 5

      Uncheck "Use Kerberos v5 for authentication" and click "Add." Click the check box next to the calendar you want to add to iCal, and click "Add Email."

    • 6

      Enter your Gmail email address and click "OK" to save and exit. The Google calendar account appears in the side menu of iCal.

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