Sync calendars iPhone to iPhone
August 26, 2008 1:18 PM   Subscribe

She has an iPhone, I have an iPhone, and we want to share a calendar that can be seen and edited by both of us from our iPhones. Should be easy but apparently not...

She uses her iPhone exclusively to make calendar entries. She has a Mac with iCal, and so do I, but don't want to have to sync our iPhones to our Macs to see updated entries. We also have a MobileMe family pack but creating a new user account for both of us to access didn't seem to work all the way through to the iPhone. We want to share a calendar if possible, but we'd settle even for my just being able to see her calendar on my iPhone and vice versa. Would prefer not to sync through Google Calendars a la BusySync or Spanning Sync, but if we have to... TIA!
posted by rleamon to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
You can now sync iCal with Google Calendars without third party software. It works quite well. I do not know how it works on the iPhone (that is, how they sync without being connected to your computer) because I have an ipod touch.
posted by one_bean at 1:25 PM on August 26, 2008

How many calendars do you have? If you each only have one primary calendar, then you can use nuevasync to set up a Google Calendar, then setup the same account for each of your phones. That way, any updates made to your calendar on your iPhone will be push-updated on the nuevasync server and updated on the other phone, live. I use Nuevasync, and it works pretty well.

Nuevasync only supports one calendar (although they say multiple calendar support is coming soon) so if you have more than one calendar, good luck..
posted by suedehead at 1:41 PM on August 26, 2008

Oh, and also Nuevasync can be used in conjunction with the WebDAV iCal/Gcal sync.
posted by suedehead at 1:43 PM on August 26, 2008

Me and the wife use Backpack to sync calendars to our non iPhone phones, computers and iPods. Backpack's calendars (you can have multiple) sync easily with iCal, which should sync with the iPhone.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:55 PM on August 26, 2008

Pre-iPhone, I used BusySync to sync iCal between my computer, my wife's, and our respective gCal accounts (actually going "up and over" through gCal). The setup is a little fussy, but it works. Since getting iPhones for the two of us, I haven't changed anything and it still works fine. This assumes you both have Macs.
posted by adamrice at 2:15 PM on August 26, 2008

Mail2web offers free Exchange calendar sync, which gets pushed to your iPhones.
posted by wongcorgi at 2:26 PM on August 26, 2008

Response by poster: These are all very helpful answers that I'll explore as I can, but it's sounding like MobileMe isn't there yet for this kind of thing (among others).
posted by rleamon at 2:32 PM on August 26, 2008

Busysync's what we use here too, and I've been extremely happy with it, but it *does* require syncing for updates. (but it doesn't require you to use GCal; it can just be a local calendar from one of your iCals.) I haven't tried anything to do with calendars at mobileme.
posted by olecranon at 8:40 PM on August 26, 2008

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