Sync Google Calendar with Lightning
If you are a busy person and use PIMs a lot, then you must wish you could have access to your tasks and appointments stored in your calendar everywhere. Now Google Calendar is a very good service and can be accessed from anywhere. And now that Google’s Android is becoming so popular, it’s bound to be used more and more.
So, if you are using Google Calendar and Thunderbird, you can sync your calendars between the two. Here’s how:
Step 1: Download and install Lightning add-on for Thunderbird. Lightning is a calendar add-on that brings the much needed PIM features to Thunderbird.
Step 2: Now Install Provider for Google Calendar add-on. This add-on adds the necessary features that are required for synchronizing the calendars.
Step 3: Now login to your Google Account and go to Google Calendar. Select the calendar that you want to synchronize. Click on the small arrow beside the name of the calendar and click on Calendar settings.
Now from the Private Address block, right click on the XML icon and copy the link location.
Step 4: Now go to Thunderbird and from the Events and Tasks menu, open Calendar. Right click on white space on the left pane and select New Calendar.
Select On the Network and click on Next.
Select Google Calendar and paste the address in the location field. Then Click Next.
Now give a name to the calendar. Select a colour if you want to, this makes events easier to identify if you have multiple calendars. Click on Next, then click on Finish.
That’s it. Your calendar has now been added. If you had added tasks earlier in Google Calendar, all those tasks will automatically appear here. If you add further tasks in Lightning, it will automatically be added to Google Calendar as well.