Forum Question: Busysync or Busycal or am I totally off base?

I have been put on task to solve calendar syncing issue at office. All 4 of us use iphones but A uses air laptop exclusively, B uses PC/Outlook, C uses PC/Outlook at work but air laptop at home, D uses imac at work (Web Exchange). I can’t figure out what we should do to be able to view each other’s calendars. All get mobile me accounts as well as busycal OR busysync and then set up google calndar somewhere else? This doesn’t seem right. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Please help!

— Melissa

Comments: 4 Responses to “Busysync or Busycal or am I totally off base?”

    8/17/10 @ 11:13 am

    My instinct tells me that using Google calendars will be the best way to go. I know that will work with the Mac side of things, and I know the PC users will be able to use it via the Web interface. What I don’t know is how the PC users can interact with the Google Calendar through Outlook and Exchange. I’d imagine there are ways to do it — maybe it just works. But not being a PC user, I don’t know for sure.

    8/17/10 @ 12:34 pm

    I’m hoping you can help with this question too: if you have ical, you can just purchase busycal to sync with the google calendars. but if you don’t have ical, each person must create their own google calendar and keep up with it – is that right? I am so confused! thank you!

      8/17/10 @ 1:24 pm

      I don’t use BusyCal, so I don’t know. You should ask them.
      But you don’t need BusyCal to access a Google Calendar through iCal. Just go into iCal preferences, accounts, and then add a new account and assign it “Google” as an account type.

    Todd A. Peperkorn
    8/20/10 @ 2:47 pm

    I use BusyCal and it is AWESOME. I sync about a dozen different Google Calendars. I can edit them in BusyCal and it gets pushed up to the cloud no problem. Then on the PC end, it is certainly easy to view them on the web. Google also has a little plugin thingie so that you can sync a google calendar with Outlook. I’ve never had much luck with the iCal syncing of google calendars.

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