Macness introduces gSync - synchronise iCal with Google Calendar

By on April 13th, 2007 in Tutorials

gSync - synchronise iCal with Google Calendar
With gSync its easy to securely synchronise your Apple iCal calendars with your Google Calendars. This means you can update calendars across all your Macs, keeping everyone (including wifes, husbands and significant others) in ‘sync’ with your calendar.Synchronisation works both ways...e.g. if you make a change in your Google Calendar, it will show up in your Apple iCal and vice versa.

gSync uses Apple’s powerful SyncServices technology (used by iSync, iPhone, and iPods), which means a more complete solution for when you require to update all your Apple devices and software (that supports it).

Also, gSync connects directly with Google Calendar (no 3rd party servers) keeping your data private between you and Google.
Features (planned for v1.0 release)

* Autosync: define when and at what intervals to update calendars
* Flexibility: use multiple iCal & Google Calendars
* 2 way sync: bi-directional synchronisation
* Privacy: sync directly to Google (no third party server)
* Safety: backup & restore
* Apple SyncServices: gSync is based on Apple’s SyncServices allowing us to integrate with anything that uses this (e.g. iPhone, iSync, etc...)


Currently we are only offering a BETA download of gSync.

WARNING If you are an existing gSync user you will have to manually remove your existing gSync by following instructions here. For those in a rush: just run the gSyncClearTool included with

WARNING: gSync is still BETA software we highly recommend that you back up your iCal and Google Calendars before trying it out. Note that we believe that gSync, due to its design, will not corrupt data, but it;s possible to ‘mess up’ which is why you should back up.

Please read Commercial demo license before you download.Download gSync_0.9.3_rc1.dmg (requires Mac OSX 10.4)

Where’s the documentation? or even Application icon ?

Having a 1st and 2nd careers (and being programmers) we are focusing on achieving stability first before putting on the ‘window dressing’. Rest assured that v1.0 and past releases will have all the creature comforts one would expect from a commercial (or should I say Open Source project, because people have high expectations of free software nowadays!) release.

In addition, we have a very nice designer having a go at designing something useful and wonderful...and we wouldn’t want any of you getting attached to the existing interface now

When will there be a stable release?

Macness won’t make a commercial release if software is not stable and does its primary purpose robustly. We think we have a few more BETA releases before we make a v1.0 release....our target date is April 1st 2007 for v1.0 (but sometimes software is done in its own time)

How do I uninstall gSync?

Review the instructions found here

What is the difference between gSync and SpanningSync?

The main difference is that gSync connects *directly* to Google, whereas SpanningSync uses a 3rd party server between you and Google.


An unlimited license for gSync release v1.0 will be available for $20.00 when we release v1.0.