Wednesday, December 9, 2009

iPhone Sync for Google Calendar & Contacts

OK, everyone knows that you can sync Gmail but did you know you can sync your Google calendar & contacts too?

I won't go into too many details as there is a good write-up on Google's website: Mail, Calendar & Contacts Setup

If I can summarize, all you have to do is use Microsoft Exchange instead of Google Mail when you add your Google Account. For any setting requiring a server address, use m.google.com. It is quite straight forward, but I would at least have a quick look at Google's guide before setting it up.

Now when you add entries, you have the option to add entries to both calendars. For me, I prefer the usability of Google Calendar not only because it is easier to use, but you also have some websites such as online travel agencies that provide links to add travel itinerary directly to your calendar. Now this is what I call convenience.

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As usual, I must end with a small disclaimer. Apparently this service is another Google Beta product. I will not be held liable for any data loss especially as I have not fully tested this myself. If you have any doubts, feel free to read up on the limitations here. This technique worked well for me but I am guessing depending on the your usage, mileage may vary. Please use at your own risk.

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