Synchronizing Outlook with Google Calendar


At last! My online experience is now complete. For this afternoon I managed, using the wonders of modern technology, to synchronize my Microsoft Outlook 2003 calendar with my online Google Calendar.

I used the excellently simple SyncMyCal which allows you to synchronize your Google Calendar(s) with either Outlook or Pocket Outlook (on a PDA).

The free version allows you to synchronize appointments for a maximum of only 7 days (3 days in the past, today, and 3 days into the future). The full version (£13.50) allows you to extend your synchronization period AND setup an automatic scheduled sync (the default is every 15 minutes).

It really couldn’t be more simple. Now Jane can really keep an eye on my goings on, because if anything knows what I’m supposed to be doing it’s my Outlook calendar.

Other options

You may be interested, while I was searching for a solution to sync Outlook with Google Calendars these are the three options I looked at (as well as others folks have recommended in the comments):

  • SyncMyCal (Lite for free, or Pro for £13.50)
  • gSyncit (US $9.99)
  • RemoteCalendars (Free OpenSource)
  • Calgoo

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

4 thoughts on “Synchronizing Outlook with Google Calendar”

  1. I tried syncmycal and didnt like it much – didnt seem to work well.

    then i saw a review for the new calgoo on cyber net news – gave it download and it met my needs.

    its pay for right now – worth it for me (i needed a solution right away) – but you can always wait for the free one – the article said its ‘coming soon’


  2. Hi all,

    Haven’t used any of these options myself so cannot offer any comments on that sadly.

    9.99 seems like a great price for gSyncit :O …might check that one out.
    After the Google Calendar sync service ended I looked around a bit and stumbled upon EVO Collaborator for Outlook. A little plugin for Outlook.

    Seems to be a new company but its very reliable cuz they are really focused on making their product work.
    So I never bothered to change after.

    Someone else’s tutorial on this for your reference :

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