2015/01/13

Thunderbird syncs with Google Calendar

Thunderbird syncs with Googlel Calendar

Thunderbird is one of the popular e-mail clients on the market. As the demand for collaboration arises, Thunderbird plug-in developers have written plug-ins for both contact (address book) and calendar that can be associated with a variety of contact and calendar services such as Gmail.

Associating Thunderbird with Google Calendar is feasible but it requires lots of steps. You can follow steps below to do it:

  1. Install Thunderbird’s newest build from Mozilla website
  2. Open Thunderbird and open Tools Add-ons.
  3. Click on Lightning and click on Add to Thunderbird.


  4. Save the add-on to a folder for later use.Click on gear icon and click on Install Add-on From File. Browse to the folder where the .xpi file was saved and click on Open

  5. Click on Install Now to continue and restart Thunderbird.
  6. Once Thunderbird restarted, click on Extensions in Add-ons Manager page.
     
  7. Click on Options to the right and adjust your time zone.
  8. At Add-ons Manager page’s top-right, enter provider and search. You will get Provider for Google Calendar in the search result. Click on Install. Restart Thunderbird afterwards.

  9. Now. click on File -> New -> Calendar…. Select On the Network and click on Next >.

  10. Select Google Calendar and proceed with Next >. Then enter your Gmail account in the space provided and then Next >. Proceed with OAuth 2.0.


  11. Select calendar to synchronize and click on Finish on next window.

  12. You can change sync interval by selecting Manually next to Refresh Calendar:

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As you see, importing and synchronizing between your Gmail Calendar and Thunderbird require lots of steps. In case you are using Outlook, you can try EVO Collaborator for Outlook which enables you to synchronize your Gmail Calendar bi-directionally.

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