Google Calendar and iCal…

I’ve managed to get my iCal and Google calendars merged. In some respects it’s unnecessary to use both Calendars but I like using iCal when I’m at home on my Mac. It looks much nicer than Google Calendar and I don’t have to log-in to Google.

The major advantage of using Google Calendar (IMO) is that it’s online so it’s accessible from any computer on the Internet (well, assuming it’s not blocked by your company…). The big drawback is that it is ugly. The problem with using iCal exclusively is that to publish it online you need a .Mac account or some other way to serve it that seems to be a pain in the ass. I hope Leopard addresses this issue. And if not, when I get some free time I may figure out how to use OSX’s Apache server to get this thing working…

Anyway, if you log-in to your Google Calendar you can get the RSS feeds for the calendars—personal and/or public—then subcribe to those calendars in iCal. That’s it.

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