Syncing Google and Ical



  • Ok I have a client that is stuck using a @gmail.com calendar for her scheduling software. Her normal calendar is Ical.

    You can sync Gmail to Ical but not the other way around (at least that works). Any workaround?

    Please save me your grief of the issue being that it's a Mac.



  • Oh and the top 3 hits on google don't work so don't provide me with that either 😉





  • @minion-queen said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    Oh and the top 3 hits on google don't work so don't provide me with that either 😉

    Well maybe ML is the top hit so.... oh wait.



  • @gjacobse said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    Maybe this?

    https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-set-up-google-calendar-ical-sync-1172184

    Yeah that doesn't' work 😞 tried that option already.



  • When you say that it isn't working, what does that mean? Are you getting an error? I just ran into this the other day, and the calendar was syncing using the common instructions, but it wasn't automatically displaying, nor was it listed as an option in gmail. I had to go into the calendar settings and turn on ical calendar. I'll see if I can't get better steps here in a minute.



  • @kelly said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    When you say that it isn't working, what does that mean? Are you getting an error? I just ran into this the other day, and the calendar was syncing using the common instructions, but it wasn't automatically displaying, nor was it listed as an option in gmail. I had to go into the calendar settings and turn on ical calendar. I'll see if I can't get better steps here in a minute.

    No error or anything just nothing happening at all.

    Thank you!



  • @minion-queen said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    @kelly said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    When you say that it isn't working, what does that mean? Are you getting an error? I just ran into this the other day, and the calendar was syncing using the common instructions, but it wasn't automatically displaying, nor was it listed as an option in gmail. I had to go into the calendar settings and turn on ical calendar. I'll see if I can't get better steps here in a minute.

    No error or anything just nothing happening at all.

    Thank you!

    Just to be clear, you're trying to get her calendar out of gmail calendar and into another iCal based calendar, or the other way around?



  • @kelly said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    @minion-queen said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    @kelly said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    When you say that it isn't working, what does that mean? Are you getting an error? I just ran into this the other day, and the calendar was syncing using the common instructions, but it wasn't automatically displaying, nor was it listed as an option in gmail. I had to go into the calendar settings and turn on ical calendar. I'll see if I can't get better steps here in a minute.

    No error or anything just nothing happening at all.

    Thank you!

    Just to be clear, you're trying to get her calendar out of gmail calendar and into another iCal based calendar, or the other way around?

    Both directions actually. Out of Gmail into Ical is working fine. But if she schedules something in Ical it is not blocking off time in Gmail.



  • @minion-queen said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    @kelly said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    @minion-queen said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    @kelly said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    When you say that it isn't working, what does that mean? Are you getting an error? I just ran into this the other day, and the calendar was syncing using the common instructions, but it wasn't automatically displaying, nor was it listed as an option in gmail. I had to go into the calendar settings and turn on ical calendar. I'll see if I can't get better steps here in a minute.

    No error or anything just nothing happening at all.

    Thank you!

    Just to be clear, you're trying to get her calendar out of gmail calendar and into another iCal based calendar, or the other way around?

    Both directions actually. Out of Gmail into Ical is working fine. But if she schedules something in Ical it is not blocking off time in Gmail.

    Maybe make the ICAL calendar public and then import the webcal link into google calendar?



  • @romo said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    @minion-queen said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    @kelly said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    @minion-queen said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    @kelly said in Syncing Google and Ical:

    When you say that it isn't working, what does that mean? Are you getting an error? I just ran into this the other day, and the calendar was syncing using the common instructions, but it wasn't automatically displaying, nor was it listed as an option in gmail. I had to go into the calendar settings and turn on ical calendar. I'll see if I can't get better steps here in a minute.

    No error or anything just nothing happening at all.

    Thank you!

    Just to be clear, you're trying to get her calendar out of gmail calendar and into another iCal based calendar, or the other way around?

    Both directions actually. Out of Gmail into Ical is working fine. But if she schedules something in Ical it is not blocking off time in Gmail.

    Maybe make the ICAL calendar public and then import the webcal link into google calendar?

    Trying that next!



  • What you may need to do is log in to the Calendar's web interface on Google... then go to Settings.

    Then click on the Calendar you need to sync... and then scroll to the bottom and get the "Secret Adddress in iCal format"

    Then Link that one in iCal on the Mac... I think you add it by URL... But that should give you 2 way Syncing, not a one time import.