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Sync Evolution Calendar with Google Calendar December 18, 2006

Posted by Carthik in applications, calendar, evolution, google, guides, office.
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Not so much a detailed guide as a couple of links to help me out in the future:

How to sync your google calendar with Evolution
The access is “read-only” which means you cannot add events in Evolution and have them show up in your google calendar, but your events in google calendar will be available in Evolution for you to read.

To circumvent the problem of the sync described above not being a “true” two-way sync, one can use scheduleworld as a go-between. This way, Evolution and Google Calendar both sync to scheduleworld, and everything is hunky-dory.

A guide to sync Google calendar using scheduleworld is available, but the guide (unfortunately) deals with MS Outlook primarily.

Many of the concepts from the guide can be usd with Evolution. The missing link is the SyncEvolution plugin for Evolution. There is a thread at Ubuntu Forums that explains how to get going with SyncEvolution. So put it all together, and you can sync your Evolution Calendar with your Google Calendar.

Maybe we should all try and add a few million more users to Ubuntu, and then perhaps Google and everyone else will make it easier for us folks to sync and inter-operate seamlessly with their services. Googlers use Ubuntu – I wonder why a few of them won’t spend their quota of free/creative weekly hours to make things easier for us folks :)

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1. topyli - December 20, 2006

I have two workstations, a laptop and a SyncML enabled smartphone. I use Gmail and Gcal, but like having evolution-data-server up to date (GNOME clock applet quickly tells me what’s going on, and i get alarms)

My sync scheme is as follows:
– evolution calendar is subscribed to Gcal
– evolution todo is subscribed to Scheduleworld
– evolution addressbook is subscribed to Scheduleworld
– my phone syncs with scheduleworld (which autosyncs with Gcal)

– while at a computer, I make all changes with the web interfaces, I don’t bother with syncing evolution’s local stuff (easier to subscribe to the online data, to keep all my machines current)
– while on the go, I obviously make changes into the phone’s calendar/addressbook
– I trigger syncs from the phone as often as needed

Works, but could be easier I guess :)

2. Morgan Collett - January 3, 2007

I’m trying the reverse direction: I’m publishing my evolution calendar over sftp to a web address and then I’ve added that to my Google calendar – however evolution puts the time zone incorrectly so the events appear 2 hours later than they should (I’m at GMT+2).

So more fiddling required…

3. Ken - January 5, 2007

Free bidirectional sync tool:

http://gcaldaemon.sourceforge.net

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6. linkdir - August 1, 2007

Thanks man, just what I was looking for.Thanks so much…

7. Srinivas - August 4, 2007

Thank you…

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9. fedalmor - October 4, 2007

So strange… but, on amd64 systems, this way Evolution+Google Calendar works better than Thunderbird2+Lightning+Google Calendar… and it’s easier to configure the first time. Great! :P

10. resim - October 25, 2007

Thank you…

11. maxclubin - October 26, 2007

Thanks for arctitle…

12. iPhone und Linux synchronisieren | FUD von mir - February 6, 2008

[...] (Evolution oder Kontact)? Ein möglicher Weg wäre über Google-Calendar, das ist linuxseitig schon beherrschbar. Was jetzt noch problematisch ist, ist die [...]

13. Jon - March 21, 2008

thats quite a little bit of spam this thread has generated!…

14. aktuariusz - May 16, 2008

the sync could be also with smartphones as well

15. Malliobiana - May 30, 2008

Didn’t think too many people used Google calendar, but I often underestimate the Googality of the Universe. Anyone heard of a Church of Google where we can go prostrate ourselves?

16. Australian Web Directory - August 14, 2008

Does Thunderbird have a similar hack?

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18. Dread Knight - April 1, 2009

Evolution is so ******* awful at everything.

19. anonymous - May 19, 2009

FYI, Scheduleworld just became a pay service…

20. 4xe1 - September 8, 2009

I use Evolution 2.26.1 on Ubuntu 9.04
it synchs fine with my google calendar with use of any extra apps
just use caldav

4xe1 - September 8, 2009

there is a special option for Google calenders in evolution works great!

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