Synching Google calendar with iPhone
July 28, 2008 4:27 PM   Subscribe

Can I two-way sync GCal with my iPhone? I'm using a PC and don't have iCal or Outlook. Free methods would be best but I'd be willing to pay for something good.
posted by undertone to Technology (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
It's not quite a full sync, but I used Safari to add the iPhone version of Google Calendar to my home screen. That makes for easy access. It's rather slick.

Plus, with email/SMS reminders set via Google Calendar I don't really mind that it isn't a native app... I still get all of my notifications.
posted by adamk at 4:34 PM on July 28, 2008


I just installed this. It's free, easy to set up and works well
posted by FlyByDay at 5:00 PM on July 28, 2008


Nuevasync.com

A little sketchy, but it's been working really, almost surprisingly, well for me for a couple weeks.
posted by csimpkins at 5:04 PM on July 28, 2008


Two more things about nuevasync It's free. And it's a little confusing to set up. Make sure youread everything twice so you don't accidentally erase your contacts.
posted by csimpkins at 5:07 PM on July 28, 2008


thirding Neuvasync. I've been using it since before 2.0 (they had a app on installer). It's good. It's takes a couple minutes for the changes to be synced when you make a change, but so would any syncing solution via push.

GL!
posted by singerdj at 5:39 PM on July 28, 2008


I use Nemus Sync. It's ok
posted by thilmony at 7:14 PM on July 28, 2008


GMail just added CalDAV support, which allows for two-way synching. It works with iCal, so expect iPhone support soon, if not already (I don't have an iPhone yet so I can't verify).
posted by krunk at 7:35 PM on July 28, 2008


I have used goosync in the past. Seems to work ok on my s60 Nokia Smartphone
posted by sliderjc at 3:28 AM on July 29, 2008


Fourthing Nuevasync. It IS in beta, but the support is VERY good. Multiple calendars stopped working last week but it was fixed literally hours after I reported it.
posted by gergtreble at 3:55 AM on July 29, 2008


"It's not quite a full sync, but I used Safari to add the iPhone version of Google Calendar to my home screen. That makes for easy access. It's rather slick."

This is what I've been doing so far but the problem with that is that there's no way to add anything to the calendar from the phone. So, not so desirable.

Looks like I should give Nuevasync a shot. Their servers have been overloaded since I started trying yesterday (they were linked on gizmodo, maybe that's why?) but I'll check it out once they're back. Thanks!
posted by undertone at 10:32 AM on July 29, 2008


This is what I've been doing so far but the problem with that is that there's no way to add anything to the calendar from the phone. So, not so desirable.

But you can add from the phone. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page and there should be a text box to add new events. Google Calendar is pretty smart at picking up times in the right context. For example, if you want to schedule lunch with Sam next Tuesday, just write "Tuesday 12pm Lunch with Sam" and it should schedule it fine.
posted by nakedsushi at 2:49 PM on July 29, 2008


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