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10.5: Sync Gmail Calendars with iCal
Authored by: Sesquipedalian on Oct 22, '08 10:00:53AM
This has been available for some time now, although it may not have been posted on macosxhints before.

Note that there are several known bugs still outstanding with Google's iCal integration:

Event reminders/alarms don't sync
Event reminders/alarms don't currently sync between Google Calendar and Apple's iCal. Event reminders will only function according to the calendar settings of the application in which they were originally created.

Notification emails/SMS not sent
When an event is created or modified in iCal, Google Calendar email and SMS notifications are not distributed at this time.

Apple iCal errors when changing the calendar name/color
You may see an error in iCal when changing the name or color of a calendar. Although the calendar name will revert back to the original name upon refresh, the color change will be saved.

Unable to create Apple iCal To Dos for Google Calendar
This feature (iCal File > New To do) will either be unavailable for selection or you'll receive an error when selected.

Unable to create new iCal calendars for Google Calendar
When trying to create a new (secondary) Google Calendar in iCal, you'll receive an error message. Even though a calendar may appear, it will disappear after restarting iCal.

Google Apps: Room scheduler is not supported
It's not possible to browse room availability or reserve conference rooms from within iCal. This feature is not supported by CalDAV.

Google Calendar events don't appear in iCal
For a small percentage of Google Calendars, a certain iCal bug will prevent your events from appearing inside the iCal application. We've notified Apple of the issue, and hope that they'll fix it soon.

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10.5: Sync Gmail Calendars with iCal
Authored by: osxpounder on Oct 22, '08 10:21:32AM

Sesquipedalian, thanks so much for that list of bugs! You saved me the time of trying Google Calendar with iCal, and I appreciate that. Many of those bugs are complete show-stoppers -- a calendar app is absolutely useless to me without custom reminders, for example.

I do appreciate the original hint and the time " chris_on_hints " took to share it with us.

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