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Sync Facebook Events With Google Calendar

In a few steps you see your Facebook Events in Google Calendar.

  1. After you log into Facebook, go to Facebook Events
    Facebook Events
  2. Click on Export Events and copy the URL (which you will use later). Keep the address of the URL to yourself!!!
    Export Events
  3. Log into Google Calendar.
    Google Calendar
  4. Click on Add, and then click on Add by URL
    Add calendar by URL
  5. Paste the URL you copied from Facebook and click Add Calendar
    Add calendar
  6. Esta bom, that’s it!
    You will see a notification at the top that it will be indexed by Google Calendar.
    Notifications
    The Facebook Events URL will appear under Other Calendars.
    Google Calendars

Note:

  • You can also add single events, one by one, by opening the Facebook Event, and copy the Export link for the event.
    Export Events

Now your Google calendar will update automatically every time you accept or decline an event in Facebook.

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25 June 2010 Posted by | Facebook, Google | , , , | Leave a comment

Create and Share Google Calendars

One of the easiest way to create a calendar, is to create .CSV file in your spreadsheet programme.
For row headings you will type the following:

  1. Create Row Headings
    • Cell A1 = Subject
    • Cell B1 = Start Date
    • Cell C1 = Start Time
    • Cell D1 = End Date
    • Cell E1 = End Time
    • Cell F1 = Location
  2. Type in the details
  3. Create new Google Calendar
  4. Upload the .CSV file
  5. Get your calendar id
  6. Go to Google’s EventPublisher Guide to get URL
  7. Share the URL with your friends

Watch the video here.

23 June 2010 Posted by | Google | , , | Leave a comment

Integrated Gmail – Firefox Add-on

This is a definite must have for Firefox and Gmail users.
This add-on allows you to make the Inbox Collapsible and loads your choice of Google Reader, Notebook, Groups, Maps, Picasa, Site, News, Portfolio, Custom, Gadget.
You can find Integrated Gmail add-on here by Michael A. Balazs.

To install:

  • Just select the Add to Firefox button
  • Select Install
  • Select Restart Firefox

Configure Integrated GMail

  • In the Firefox Add-on Dialog Box, select Integrated GMail, select Options.
    Firefox Add-ons Dialog Box
  • Here you will be able to add an item and configure it, or remove an item.
    Integrated GMail Options
  • Click Ok when you are done, and close the Add-on dialog box

Let’s have a look at GMail in the browser, refresh if necessary.
GMail View with Integrated GMail Add-on installed.

As you can see, you can view the items you’ve selected in the Integrated GMail Options on one page, instead of clicking on top. This is just fabulous!

Thanks to Michael A. Balazs for this great Add-on!

7 August 2009 Posted by | E-Mails, Google | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sync Google Calendar With MS Outlook

Google Calendar Sync System Requirements:
Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2007
Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit only) or Vista

Download here.

Take note that only one pop-up reminder per event will be sync. And only pop-up reminders, even if you have multiple reminders in your Google Calendar, and/or e-mail and/or SMS remainders. Outlook only supports pop-up reminder and you can only set one reminder in Outlook.

To Install

  • Close Microsoft Outlook if it is opened.
  • Run the setup file
  • After reading the License Agreement, Select I Agree.
  • You can select whether or nut to create Menu and Desktop Shortcuts.Select Next.
  • You can choose an alternative directory if you want you. Select Install.
  • Wait for installation… Select Close.
  • The app will automatically launch. Remember to give it access in your Firewall.
  • Enter your username and password.
  • Select the way you want to sync.
  • Select the interval time. Minimum interval time is 10 minutes.
  • Select Save
  • Google Sync Options

You can fire up MS Outlook if you want to.
You will notice a Google Sync icon in the statusbar.
If you double click on it, it will open the Google Sync Options Dialog Box.

If you right click on it, you will get a pop-up menu, where you can choose to start a synchronising manually, stop a synchronising, etc.
Google Sync Pop-up Menu

When your events aren’t actively syncing the icon will look like this:
Google Sync Not Syncing

When your events are actively syncing the icon will look like this:
Google Sync Busy Syncing

If you run into problems you can find the logfile at: C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Calendar Sync\logs
Note: Show hidden files and folders must be turned on in Folder Options | View.

Remember Google Sync use Internet Explorer Settings e.g. If Internet Explorer is set to Work Offline, you won’t be able to connect even if you use another browser and/or another browser is your default browser.

Happy syncing.

6 August 2009 Posted by | E-Mails, Google | , , , , , , | Leave a comment