Spanning Sync

iCal, meet Google Calendar

Syncing information has become really important, simply because we all have all sorts of accounts on the web and usually more than one devices to work with. View full description

PROS

  • Fast and simple
  • Preserves data

CONS

  • Does not yet support same contact info

Very good
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Syncing information has become really important, simply because we all have all sorts of accounts on the web and usually more than one devices to work with.

Spanning Sync is a nifty little app that syncs your Google Calendar and iCal together. The app is really easy to set up on your Mac. It gets installed in your preferences pane and all you need to start using it is your Google login details.

Once open, just select either the calendars or contacts tab depending on what you want to sync. If you have more than one calendar and contact group on either iCal or in Google, you can select which ones to merge or sync them all together.

You'll have to choose between either merging or simply replacing one with another. Also beware that Spanning Sync does not support same contact info yet, so if you choose to merge some of your contacts might appear twice.

Changes

  • * Contacts with an invalid URL could cause the sync to abort
  • * The user is now notified of software updates without having to open the pref pane
  • * Delete protection is handled better when calendar filtering of old events is turned on
  • * Now syncs the contact "department" property
  • * Syncing of the calendar "classification" property can be turned off
  • * Fixed an error ("attempt to insert nil") that could halt the sync
  • * Fixed a problem where the background notifier app wouldn't relaunch after an upgrade

Synchronize Google Calendar and Apple iCal. Share calendars between multiple Macs. Share calendars with your coworkers, family, and friends. And while you're at it, connect Google Calendar to your iPod, mobile phone, and other devices.

Spanning Sync

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Spanning Sync 3.1