GCALDaemon
GCALDaemon 1.0b16
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Synchronization between Google Calendar and iCal compatible apps.   Free
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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
What's New
Version 1.0b16: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC,
  • Java 1.5 Runtime Environment (or newer)
  • Gmail account
  • iCal compatible calendar application






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    +20

    STRob reviewed on 25 Nov 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.
    [Version 1.0b14 ]

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    lvalue commented on 13 Feb 2008
    I think you're mistaken: GCALDaemon synced two or more calendars without problem before Leopard. I remember syncing 4 of my calendars. Moreover, the procedure is well documented in the tutorial (installed locally with GCALDaemon or found on their website.) disclaimer: I have no relation whatsoever with the project.
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    Tuishimi replied on 12 Apr 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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    +5
    JetFireDX commented on 15 Sep 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.
    [Version 1.0b13 ]


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    Nony commented on 11 Sep 2007
    A lot of people would probably be better off with a PLaxo account.
    [Version 1.0b13 ]


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    -3
    Johnny Rocket commented on 10 Sep 2007
    the new config editor is great! point and click setup is finally here.
    [Version 1.0b13 ]


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    +1

    Antioche reviewed on 02 Sep 2007
    A powerful and versatile software. Setup may look a bit daunting at first but their website provides very detailled instructions on how to setup various software on different platforms. In less than 10 minutes, I've set up 2-way symchronisation for multiple Google Apps calendars in iCal and LDAP access to my Gmail contacts in Addressbook.

    Finally cross synchronisation of all my Google Apps with my local software!

    Many thanks to the developers this neat tool!
    [Version 1.0b12 ]


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    +16

    iNik reviewed on 18 Jun 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.
    [Version 1.0b12 ]


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    Type:Business : Personal Info Managers
    License:Free
    Date:13 Feb 2008
    Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
    Price:Free0.00
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    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


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