Getting Things Done: Integration of online calendars (GCal with Thunderbird-Lightning, Outlook and Facebook)

The plethora of calendars I have to manage was getting to be quite the mess. Trying to schedule events was a danting task requiring lookup in multiple places.

I use Thunderbird (with the Lightning extension) when I’m at home most of the time. When I’m at work we’re required to use the standard Microsoft Outlook. Finally I use Google Calendar and Facebook (events and birthdays) to manage personal events.

Well, I finally sat down and integrated everything.

Thunderbird

Using the extensions Lightning and Provider for Google Calendar, I enabled the ability to view/edit GCal through TB. Follow the instructions by Jonny Sync GCal and Thunderbird.

Outlook

The awesome developers over at Google released a Sync tool for MS Outlook. Download and follow the instructions they provide. You can set whether you want 1-way (GCal to Outlook, or Outlook to GCal) or 2-way.

Facebook

Some cool guy named VeganBob has created a facebook application called fbCal that facilitates integrating Facebook Events and Facebook Birthdays with Google Calendar (and also Sunbird/Lightning, Outlook, and Apple iCal). Simply add the application (click the big “Create” button), generate your urls and follow the instructions.

FuseCal (via LifeHacker) is a web-based app that can integrate iCal based calendars, but leaves out facebook.

Anyone have better ways to do it?

4 thoughts on “Getting Things Done: Integration of online calendars (GCal with Thunderbird-Lightning, Outlook and Facebook)

  1. We just launched KiGoo, a free tool that allows Google users to fully manage (create, read, update and delete) their Calendar and Contacts from MS Outlook.

    Also KiGoo manage the Free Busy information of your Gmail contacts for appointments if they shared their FB status.

    Currently we support Windows XP and office 2007.

    http://www.getkigoo.com

  2. We just launched KiGoo, a free tool that allows Google users to fully manage (create, read, update and delete) their Calendar and Contacts from MS Outlook.

    Also KiGoo manage the Free Busy information of your Gmail contacts for appointments if they shared their FB status.

    Currently we support Windows XP and office 2007.

    http://www.getkigoo.com

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