GCALDaemon
GCALDaemon
1.0b16

3.0

GCALDaemon free download for Mac

GCALDaemon

1.0b16
13 February 2008

Synchronization between Google Calendar and iCal compatible apps.

Overview

GCALDaemon is an OS-independent Java program that offers two-way synchronization between Google Calendar and various iCalendar compatible calendar applications. GCALDaemon is primarily designed as a calendar synchronizer but it can also be used as a Gmail notifier, Address Book importer, Gmail terminal and RSS feed converter.

Features:

  • Open source and completely free of charge
  • OS-independent standalone application (Java 1.5)
  • Bidirectional sync between iCalendar and Google Calendar
  • View and edit your Google Calendar offline
  • Supports 'Google Apps for Your Domain'
  • Supports multiple file listeners with multiple Google Accounts
  • Makes Gmail contacts accessible via LDAP
  • Customizable Gmail notification
  • Converts RSS/ATOM feed to iCalendar format
  • Reusable mail transfer agent
  • Remote control your computer via Gmail
  • Multi-user abilities (up to 30-40 HTTP and LDAP clients)
  • Run in embedded mode in a Servlet Container
  • Low memory usage (10-20 MBytes)
  • Automatic and fast (3-5 sec/sync)
  • Customizable logging system (Log4J / CommonsLogging)
  • Ability to do TCP/IP hostname/address filtering

What's new in GCALDaemon

Version 1.0b16: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

5 GCALDaemon Reviews

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Inik
18 June 2007

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This is a truly wonderful application if you're looking to integrate your Google apps (Gmail and Calendar) with your Mac. While it's easy to integrate Mail with Gmail by using Google's POP3 and SMTP services, the calendar and address book are harder to manage. This program makes a nice little background program which neatly handles the sync for you. When it starts up (ideally as an automatic startup task) it will keep your iCal calendar of choice in sync with a Gcal counterpart. For contacts, it cleverly publishes an LDAP server so that all your Gmail contacts are searchable and addressable within the Address Book and Mail. (This is, however, one-way and does not keep them in sync as it does the calendar -- you merely have access to your online calendar from your Mac applications.) Configuration is fairly involved -- this is not a point-and-click application! But the documentation is solid and the results are nothing short of astonishing.
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Version 1.0b12
Strob
25 November 2007
I went through the whole laborious setup procedure to sync with iCal. Claims of setting this up in 10 minutes seem unbelievable. Give yourself at least 30 minutes to 1 hour. Then, after you have followed all the setup instructions to the letter, you will realize that GCALDaemon will only sync ONE of your calendars with iCal. No mention is made of this limitation is on the website and neither is an explanation how to setup of multiple calendars.
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Version 1.0b14
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Tuishimi
Tuishimi
12 April 2008
No. He is correct. Apple has changed how calendar events are stored - there is no longer a "corestorage.ics" file, but multiple files each representing a calendar event. They also moved the location of the calendar storage, further complicating the whole process. Too bad, I guess I could pay for GSync.
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Version 1.0b16
Jetfiredx
15 September 2007
Got it up and running... sorta. Only one of my calendars shows up from iCal. (I have probably been using iCal wrong all along by sorting my event types in different calendars but oh well.) Also, after it synced to Google Calendar I now have duplicates of all the entries in my Birthdays calendar in iCal. This will be fun to clean out. And when I run sync-now.sh I get a lot of the following in the terminal: Sep 15, 2007 2:12:13 PM com.google.gdata.util.XmlParser$ElementHandler getChildHandler INFO: No child handler for sequence. Treating as an extension element. Anybody have any ideas? Otherwise I think I will be removing this and wait for an easier to use release or another tool all together. There has got to be an easier way.
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Version 1.0b13
Nony
11 September 2007
A lot of people would probably be better off with a PLaxo account.
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Version 1.0b13
Johnny-Rocket
10 September 2007
the new config editor is great! point and click setup is finally here.
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Version 1.0b13
Inik
18 June 2007
This is a truly wonderful application if you're looking to integrate your Google apps (Gmail and Calendar) with your Mac. While it's easy to integrate Mail with Gmail by using Google's POP3 and SMTP services, the calendar and address book are harder to manage. This program makes a nice little background program which neatly handles the sync for you. When it starts up (ideally as an automatic startup task) it will keep your iCal calendar of choice in sync with a Gcal counterpart. For contacts, it cleverly publishes an LDAP server so that all your Gmail contacts are searchable and addressable within the Address Book and Mail. (This is, however, one-way and does not keep them in sync as it does the calendar -- you merely have access to your online calendar from your Mac applications.) Configuration is fairly involved -- this is not a point-and-click application! But the documentation is solid and the results are nothing short of astonishing.
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Version 1.0b12
Free

3.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • or later
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