Tuesday, April 18, 2006

getCals 0.1 Available

-Update: If you are interested in syncing your Gmail contacts, click here for getFolks

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Update Version 0.11 - Minor Bugfix - Adds Trailing slash in location if not there.

So, I've done some more work on my little script and have compiled it into an exe. You can use it for free and if you feel like making a contribution if it works well for you, there will be instructions for that in the readme file. If you have any troubles feel free to email me at johnny.matthews+getcals@gmail.com

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-I'm not sure which Ipods have calendar functionality, but at the moment this works on the Ipod with video and also the Nano.

-To get the ICAL address from Google, go to your calendar view, click on the down arrow next to your calendar name and go to "Share this Calendar". Choose the "Calendar Details" option, then click the ICAL button next to the "Private Address" section

55 comments:

Kiltak said...

I'll go try it and report back after :)

Kiltak
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Daniel said...

You don't have a Mac version, do you?

Devo In Regress said...

For my Mac I go to gcal then my calendar's>select the calendar>share this calendar.

then click on the "calendar details" tab and click on the iCal button in "Calendar acess"

Go to iCal and from the top menu calendar>subscribe. Paste and you are subscribed and it should update to your ipod.

Anonymous said...

can you post the source so we can compile it for linux.. hopefully with not too much work.

jake said...

This is an excellent idea that works well, albeit roughly.

Mel said...

Anyone try this with a 3G iPod?

jp said...

beautiful

Anonymous said...

Are there ways to make this work the other way around as well?
That is: with your script I've got the gCalendar ics file on my ipod. I assume I can synchronize that one with iCal. What if I change things in iCal and want to upload those changes later back onto gCal?

Anonymous said...

Are there ways to make this work the other way around as wellÉ
That is: I`ve got my gCal ics file on my iPod now. I assume I can go to a mac and synchronize it with iCal. What if I make changes to the ics file in iCal -- can i somehow synchronize that changed file on my iPod back to gCal?

hellijs said...

does it works on Windows?

w8in said...

This works great! Now if only I could sync my Gmail contacts to my iPod...

Anonymous said...

How do you determine what the url is of the ICAL url from google calendar to paste into the .ini file?

johnnyGizmo said...

In Google Calendar, click on the down arrow next to the calendar name and choose "Share this Calendar", Go to the calendar details page and click on the ICAL button next to the "Private Address" Section

Anonymous said...

Sweet. Thanks alot. People who put their great ideas and ingeninuity out for everyone to use on the net are are the best embassadors for keeping it open for the good of all.

Anonymous said...

Ive created a preaty simple gui for changeing the options in the ini file.

hope fully i can get it hosted on some website and i will post up a link soon.

johnnyGizmo said...

Send it to me with your info and I'll post it alongside getCals and give you credit for it.

Chris said...

In the read me text file it says "needs to have the path to your Ipod Calendar folder" . Is this folder automatically created or do I need to create it and how if so ?

Anonymous said...

i'm sitting behind a proxy - would be great if you could add that feature to a later version...

Nico said...

Great job guy(s), it's a nice tool, easy to use (I read something about wizard interface but I don't really see the point about that because the .ini file is simple and you modify that only once...).

My pb:
I'd like to know why I can't see multiple calendars on my ipod, I have the 2 "nameOfCalendar.ics" in the calendar folder but when I use my ipod video I see only one calendar, the first downloaded by the application...
Do you have an idea of my pb?

Nico said...

My mistake, i wasn't enough patient, that's all.

I closed the application before the end :p

Felipe said...

Awesome application ;)
Events that last the whole day doesn't appear though, i think you should fix that in your next version. Bye bye

mongolian matters said...

I can't download the file it says file archive corrupted. What to do?

Anonymous said...

We're not supposed to set Google Calendar to share with everyone in order for this app to work, right?

It's not working for me, and I wasn't exactly clear on whether sharing needs to be enabled. Just trying to troubleshoot what I'm doing wrong.

Thanks!

James said...

This is brilliant, thanks!

It's working on my 30gb photo (one of the first batch!).

But to get the ics to download properly, I still had to add a trailing / to the end of the ical address in the .ini . So it became something like:

http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/
emailaddress/
private-longnumbersandletters
/basic/

(line breaks added so it doesn't drop off the page!)

Perhaps that's a bug with earlier ipods or still in 0.2beta ?!

It'd be great if apple would build this into iTunes (win) and pay you a nice license fee ;-)

Anonymous said...

i'm sitting behind an web washer. so i can't call the http url of the gmail cal service. it is not possible to call the https url of the gmail calendar url from the getcal programm? i get following error on the ipod

"LWP will support https URLs if the Crypt::SSLeay module is installed.
More information at http://www.linpro.no/lwp/libwww-perl/README.SSL." in the directory LW:\Contacts\personal.ics

any ideas?

BwoodsonII said...

I am not very computer savvy, but i'm trying to sync my Ipod with my Gcalendar. What kind of file do i put in the Google Calendar file to have it automatically sync up with the google calendar when i'm connected to the net?

Do i just paste the url address into the ipod calendar folder?

i read someone's reply about "ini" files and don't know what they are.

Anonymous said...

I have written a Windows version similar to this program availible at http://www.digg.com/apple/Sync_your_iPod_with_Google_Calendar

Patrick said...

It may just be me, but I cannot seem to get the file to download all the way, I get to about %25-%30 and then it ends as if the file were done, and then I cant do anything with the file. This happens from multiple computers on different connections, any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Hello, I would EXTREMELY like to download this software but I just cannot find how to actually get it. I keep clicking links, but they dont get me anywhere and it is very frustrating. Please help me!

Angelique said...

Is there any way this can be modified so that one could use it with a service like Remember The Milk (which also uses ical) to import a to-do list instead of a calendar and put it in the actual To Do list folder on the iPod? That would be a great update. Here is what the folks at RTM have to say about it, if it helps: http://www.rememberthemilk.com/forums/ideas/1041/ Thanks!

Darkelve said...

Thank you! I've been looking for ages for a program like this!!

Also, I second Angelique's suggestion.

Mike said...

Link is dead. can't download it anywhere, anyone have an alternate solution to sync gcal to ipod?

Anonymous said...

"can you post the source so we can compile it for linux.. hopefully with not too much work."

It's really easy to do on linux. Make a shell script that cds into your ipod's calendar folder (ex: cd /media/iPod/Calendars) then rm basic.ics, then wget the ical feed off of the calendar site.

HuskaBone said...

Umm google disabled this??????

Ben Brenner said...

try the wayback archive webarchive.com

Anonymous said...

Why did google disable the site?

Anonymous said...

I get my URL from the iCal Button in the "Calendar Address" group. I subscribe it in iCal but while downloading for the first time, iCal crashes. Did I do anything wrong?

Anonymous said...

Id love to dload this but the link is dead :/

can anyone who has dloaded it send it to me

cheers

Anonymous said...

Screw Google. You can download it here: http://web.archive.org/web/20070730081402/http://johnny.matthews.googlepages.com/getCals0.2beta.zip

You can download 0.2 beta here: http://web.archive.org/web/20070730081402/http://johnny.matthews.googlepages.com/getCals0.2beta.zip

I would encourage someone to create mirror sites before Google takes this one down too.

Anonymous said...

Okay, sorry that last post didn't work. Here is version 0.2beta
and here is getcals version 0.11.

Seriously, somebody put these up on some mirror sites and post them here.

Anonymous said...

The download link doesn't work!

franz said...

i don't know hot to write here: location|E:\Calendars\

..i can't see the location of my ipod with windows vista!
it's look like if it doesn't have location!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if this works using an XP computer and an iPod Touch? I'd really love to sync my Google calendar and my Touch!

Xzebache said...

the download link is dead and the version0.11 zip is corrupted and so is the beta version

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know what the Location Folder for the Calendar is referring to? Where would I go about finding that on my PC? Sorry if this is easy, I'm very new to iPods. I have the iPod 16GB touch

Anonymous said...

Could anyone post me the exact URL of the version of GetCals for MAC? I cannot find it...
Thanks.

Andrew said...

My 8Gb ipod touch just reports there are no supported calendar applications. Is there a setting that can be changed to point to the ical files?

clive.2@osu.edu said...

the download link is broken...could you please host it on rapidshare or something? thanks

-kc

Anonymous said...

The files are not corrupted, they just don't open with certain programs, including Winrar. Right-click the zip file and choose Open With...-Compressed (zipped) Folders, and it should work.

Alexandria said...

Is this blog missing something, I feel like it just left off after where to find the google cal address...... now what doI do to get it into my ipod?

Max said...

does the application getCals still exist? the link is broken...

Johnnymouth said...

I got things to work mostly... it gets as far as the black screed and says that 35 items were downloaded or whatever. And they appear in a spreadsheet file in a the folder I assigned... but nothing shows on my iPod. There is a calandar file on the drive (small like 3k), but nothing shows on through the iPod UI.

Any thoughts?

tmandrumma4 said...

I was able to download the iCal file, but I have no idea how to put it onto my ipod in order to sync with its calendar. HELP!!!!

chr said...

the ipod changes my hours! i have +1 in my google calendar, but the ipod shows one hour early. if i have an appointment at 8 the ipod says 7. yes i have the ipod in my timezone, +1. why is this?

Laura Sponselee said...

this is great. do you have a link to your getFolks program? do you have one for getting the tasks as well?