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Google Calendar – Part 3 (Sync with Outlook)
By James Wise
posted September 28, 2009
TECH TIPS – Today, we’ll wrap up our look
at Google Calendar with some helpful information for anyone who
uses the calendar in Microsoft Outlook. You can synchronize Google
Calendar and Outlook to avoid having to enter information more than
once. Today’s column covers two options for doing this. The first
option is to use Google’s own (and free) Google Calendar Sync. For
people wanting more powerful options, we’ll talk about another option
Recently, Google released a simple and free application called “Google
Calendar Sync” for synchronizing your Outlook calendar with Google
Calendar. You can find “Google Calendar Sync” at: www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=89955.
site includes a link to the setup program as well as detailed
Google Calendar Sync is a pretty basic program. You just enter your
Google Calendar email address and password and select a sync type and
frequency. If you enter data in BOTH Outlook and Google Calendar, use
the 2-way option to add data both ways. If you enter all your data in
Outlook (as I do), use the “1-way Outlook to Google” sync type. If you
enter everything in Google Calendar, you can use the “1-way Google to
Outlook” type. Just be careful with what you pick so that you don’t
overwrite your Outlook or Google calendar by mistake!
This program works fine for simple use and may be perfect for most
users. Some things I don’t like about it though are:
1) It only supports one Google Calendar Account at a
time (to synchronize multiple accounts, you would have to change the
username/password each time).
2) It only supports the default calendar associated
with each Google Calendar account.
3) It doesn’t allow for any filtering of data
synchronized and even synchronizes Outlook events marked as private
(which you may or may not want other people seeing in case you share
your Google Calendar).
If you are looking for more advanced options like I was (including
support for the items I mentioned above that Google Calendar Sync
doesn’t support), you might want to checkout gSyncit. gSyncit isn’t
free (it’s $14.99 per user currently) but I am using it and think it’s
worth the cost for what I need. You can find gSyncit it here: http://www.daveswebsite.com/software/gsync/index.shtml
and a free trial (with some limitations)
Once installed, gSyncit appears as a toolbar within Outlook. You can
use the “settings” option to adjust the settings including what type of
sync to perform (Outlook to Google, Google to Outlook, or both), which
accounts and calendars to sync, and what to sync (i.e. don’t sync
private events, only sync certain categories, etc…). In my case for
example, I have three different Google Calendar accounts that I sync
1) With my “work” calendar, I don’t sync private
events or any events in the “personal” category.
2) With my personal calendar, I sync everything.
3) With my “Edgefield County Public School Holidays”
calendar, I only sync items in the “school” category. I put school
events in both the Personal and School categories so that they aren’t
included in my work calendar.
I think GSyncit is fairly
straightforward so I haven’t gone into many details here with the setup
but if you need assistance with this program, just email me (email@example.com).
By the way, if you are using the calendar in Outlook, there are all
kinds of additional things you can do with that information. One
example is that if you want to try and schedule a meeting or phone call
with someone, you can use the “schedule time with” action in Xobni (see
to send a mail to the desired person with your availability based on
your Outlook calendar entries.
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