gSync
gSync
1.4

3.0

gSync free download for Mac

gSync1.4

12 March 2008

Sync iCal data with Google Calendar.

Overview

gSync allows you to simply synchronise Mac OS X iCal with Google calendar. Features include:
  • easy to use and just works (we hope!)
  • choose which iCal calendars to sync
  • sync with Google calendar or override

What's new in gSync

Version 1.4:

- Tiger users should be able to upgrade seamlesly to Leopard
- We recommend everyone backup
- you have to reset and re-configure if you are using v1.0.4 or earlier
- addresses issues with Leopard 10.5.2 patch
- improvements to UI (hiding in background and has system menu now)
- added menu status icon
- new backend (uses sqlite)
- minor bug fixes

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How would you rate gSync app?

30 Reviews of gSync

3
anonymous-snipe-117
19 February 2007
Version: 0.9.1

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Worked well the first time.. and then tried to add more calenders. Everything went to hell in a handbasket unfortunately. Deleted prefs and all files I could find related to the program, and reinstalled.. and now it cant even refresh my local iCal calenders, much less sync them to Google. This is still very much beta/alpha ware.
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Photokatie
02 August 2010
Version: 1.4
The download link is broken… is this no longer available?
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Akrobat
28 June 2008
Version: 1.4
I'm envious of those that were able to get this to work. I tried countless times and finally deleted the thing.
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4
Crater
15 February 2008
Version: 1.2.1
Great stuff! It did take me a while to get everything set up and working but it syncs perfectly now. I have 5 iCal calendars syncing with 5 google calendars. The issues I had were 'failing to create sync session' and inability to 'update google calendar' (or something like that). Once I switched to normal syncing for all calendars and did the whole resetting thing (i.e reset iSync & gSync, log out and back in) it worked great. The was one problem in that resetting gSync does not seem to remove all of gsync's files from the hard drive, specifically files in ~/Library . I had to manually remove those to sort out the problems. All users should make sure to back up their calendars before messing around. In general, this is a great app and once I've used the demo for long enough, my £10 will be on it's way. good work.
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anonymous-swan-2391
12 December 2007
Version: 1.2.1
Somewhat too expensive, but cheaper than a .mac account. It's working fine for me!
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Lotus49
09 December 2007
Version: 1.2.1
I came looking for this because I was previously using gcaldaemon (which worked but was NOT easy to setup) and that doesn't work with Leopard. Spanning Sync is too expensive and I don't like the unnecessary use of an external server. GSync did the trick for me. I haven't tested it extensively but it was easy to setup and seems to have synced my calendars properly. My tenner is on its way.
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M-Chang
07 December 2007
Version: 1.2.1
Running OS 10.4.10 (home) and 10.4.11 (work). Both systems are syncing quite happily with my Google Calendar. Program does what it's supposed to. There are some items that aren't explained in the Help (hence my 4 out of 5 rating).
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Debtman7
05 December 2007
Version: 1.1.2b
Well let me give a positive review here. I just tried the 1.1.2 release with leopard and so far with a few trials I am extremely happy. As long as it holds up and I don't encounter any problems, I'll be buying it. Why? The alternative, Spanning Sync, costs 3 times as much. The free alternative, GCalDaemon, doesn't work with leopard and even if it did, it does not support subscribed private iCal's (i.e. my wife shared her calendar with me through google calendar, but GCalDaemon can't sync that). The free service plaxo can sync multiple calendars, but through my testing only syncs them with their own calendar and not with each other (so you can't sync iCal with google calendar, though you can sync them all with plaxo). So far this one just worked. Can't beat that.
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Jimfulleratmacness
27 November 2007
Version: 1.1.2b
I think this review is a little harsh.... the Leopard release changed both Apple iCal and Apple Sync Services. Also testing at large scale could only happen once Leopard shipped. We try to support the best we can and we believe that the latest BETA has solved all issues with Leopard and duplicates. cheers, Jim Fuller
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Vanillaicee
22 November 2007
Version: 1.1.1b
This is a horribly supported product which I recommend people not even try to run. If you chose to you will only be frustrated and end up beta testing software that should not be released to the public. The current version (in Leopard) will duplicate your all day events and improperly handles sync conflicts. The developer does not seem to prioritize testing before releases. Unfortunately GCALDaemon is not 100% in Leopard so I can't recommend that instead, but this program is not a solution for bidirectional syncing. Hopefully Google will release CalDAV compatibility soon and this program can die.
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Sonicdeviant
21 November 2007
Version: 1.1b
For those among you who are more tech savvy (i.e., you're not afraid of the Terminal), give GCALDaemon a try. Works great and is FREE!
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Ramonycajal
13 October 2007
Version: 1.0.4
I have been using gSync for some time now, and have experienced nothing but frustration. Synching is erratic, with problems occurring sporadically and unpredictably. Problems include: duplicate entries, entries that disappear from the Google calendar following a sync, and unwanted invitations that appear in all recurring events. I have downloaded a demo of SpanningSync, and so far it has worked without fail. I recognize the shortcoming of SpanningSyc (price, use of their server), however, in addition to the absence of bugs, they have the added advantages that they handle recurring events, they sync alarms correctly, and they perform scheduled syncs in the background; gSync offers none of the above. The gSync website continues to mislead by headlining the claim "duplicates and recurrences solved"; this is not the case. Multiple users have been posting complaints on the developer's Google Group, but fixes are yet to appear (the developers lay the blame at Google's doorstep). In sum, this application is certainly not ready for prime time.
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Mikaelf
12 July 2007
Version: 1.0.1
Bought this one 15 minutes...5 minutes later my whole gmail calendar is gone! My entries..GONE! Instead it's filled with some other crap... I'm so pissed right now.... F*ing piece of sh*t! /Mikael
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Joshp
12 July 2007
Version: 1.0.1
Plaxo.com does this automagically. It works wonderfully and is free.
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Jimfulleratmacness
11 July 2007
Version: 0.9.9
gSync v1.0.1 is released. This is our first commercial release. get it at http://www.macness.com cheers, Jim Fuller
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Lawrence-Goodman
19 June 2007
Version: 0.9.9
I can't even open it. It crashes immediately. This has happened with every new version.
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Johnny-Rocket
13 June 2007
Version: 0.9.9
does it not work with google for your domain? it won't take my password for it...
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Miocyon
09 June 2007
Version: 0.9.9
I gotta say, I keep trying this every time a new version comes out, and I have yet to get it work correctly for me. I don't see new events from iCal in gCal; I often get errors, but don't really know how to fix them, nor how to even see what caused them; I've often gotten duplicates on one or the other side. The latest version (0.9.9) seemed to work for a bit. It brought up some conflicts, although many of them I had no idea what it was conflicted with (is stuff pulled to the macness server? cuz I often had conflicts there). Then it just got hung up, and the progress wheel just kept spinning. It's a great idea, but before I pay $20 for it's got to be a lot less buggy. I'll keep trying to get gCalDAEMON to work, although I haven't gotten there yet...
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Jimfulleratmacness
08 May 2007
Version: 0.9.5rc2
new version out gSync v0.9.8 , should solve most of reported problems.....we hope. cheers, Jim Fuller
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StrictlyBagel
13 April 2007
Version: 0.9.5rc2
Doesn't work... unfortunately. Moreover, while I removed the app and all instances of it from my harddrive, I get constantly an error that “gSyncTool” has crashed. Arrgh. Can anybody please tell me how to remove gSync ENTIRELY from my harddrive. And maybe where to locate the ominous “gsynctool”????
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Jack75
10 April 2007
Version: 0.9.5rc2
Duplicates several times the calendars in Google, but will not updates the calendars in iCal between several computers ... So doesn't work. The aim is good, but the result is not there. I will try Gcal Daemon or wait for the Google answer.
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Jimfulleratmacness
10 April 2007
Version: 0.9.5rc2
thx for the comments, any chance of your OS (intel or powerpc), and a crash log? I think we can safely assume there is a UI issue with the password box (have had 2 other users report this). Also crashing at startup was reported by one other user, so something is going on there as well. unfortunately fixing the recurrences bug of the last version has introduced some issues, which we will track down. cheers, Jim Fuller
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Lawrence-Goodman
10 April 2007
Version: 0.9.5rc2
Crashes as soon as I open it. Unuseable. Doesn't inspire much confidence though I think the idea is great and the price is right.
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Johnny-Rocket
10 April 2007
Version: 0.9.5rc2
hmmm... it's been synchronizing for 1/2 hour now and has accomplished nothing. In fact it started synchronizing before I gave it an account, had to stop it and give it an account. Had to quit it then refresh the google account to get it to ask for the password. [had to figure this out as the Help only has info on when there will be a stable release and how to uninstall it. (probably the most helpful part)] hmmm... it's still refreshing the google account... but the window with the password is still open... I click the button again and it gets an error. I click the button to show the log and it says 3 times that there was an error logging in. I click the button to close that window and nothing happens. I click the red X to close the window and the whole program crashes.
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M-Rick
10 April 2007
Version: 0.9.5rc2
Impossible to enter the password in the account window ...
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Umijin
28 March 2007
Version: 0.9.3rc1
Well, this version crashes when I start the app on my G5 iMac with OSX 10.4.9. This is a significant upgrade? Some documentation would be nice. An icon for the app rather than the generic one would also be nice.
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Jimfulleratmacness
28 March 2007
Version: 0.9.2rc2
Macness has released another commercial beta of gSync (gSync v0.9.3-rc1), which is a utility that allows you to simply synchronise Mac OSX iCal with Google Calendar. This is a signifant improvement over previous betas. get at the usual place http://www.macness.com
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Jimfulleratmacness
21 February 2007
Version: 0.9.1
Just a note; gSync (as one can see from the various reviews) is BETA software. Macness recc. that you backup your iCal and Google Calendar before trying it out. We hope that the comments from the few thousand who have tried will result in a stable v1.0 release. many thx, Jim Fuller
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Denisl
20 February 2007
Version: 0.9.1
Like the other reviewer: it seemed to work nicely the first time. I added a second Google Calendar, syncing to a different iCal calendar, and that was the end! gSync erased everything from Google, and nearly everything from iCal. I restored my iCal database (thankfully I had a backup!), and tried to sync again. This time gSync reported an error, and then it hung -- had to force quit. If you have time to kill and want to try this, make sure you have a backup of your iCal database! You'll need it.
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Jimfulleratmacness
19 February 2007
Version: 0.9.1
thx for trying out the beta. any chance of give us any more info re your situation? Did the application crash or give any error messages? Can you provide us with your exact system definition? I think this highlights the need for us to have an uninstaller program. many thx, Jim Fuller (Macness Developer)
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anonymous-snipe-117
19 February 2007
Version: 0.9.1
Worked well the first time.. and then tried to add more calenders. Everything went to hell in a handbasket unfortunately. Deleted prefs and all files I could find related to the program, and reinstalled.. and now it cant even refresh my local iCal calenders, much less sync them to Google. This is still very much beta/alpha ware.
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$20.00

3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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