Provider for Google Calendar

Provider for Google Calendar

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.6 beta 1
  • Total Downloads:
    5,793
  • Date Added:
    January 14, 2010
  • File Size:
    117.08KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    37
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

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Editors' Review

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This add-on for Mozilla Thunderbird with Lightning might be a one-hit wonder, but it provides a impressive service: it allows you bidirectional access to your Google Calendar in Lightning. To use it, you need to grab the XML link for your Google Calendar, under the Settings tab. Then go to new calendar in Lightning, choose Google Calendar, and paste in the XML URL. Voila: instant Google Calendar access, so that you can create, edit, and delete events in your Google Calendar from within Thunderbird. Likewise, changes made to your calendar on the Web are instantly reflected in Thunderbird.

There are few drawbacks in the add-on, mostly related to buggy support of more esoteric Google functions. For daily use, we encountered no problems and Google users should find this a must-have complement to Lightning.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Slick and to the point"

March 28, 2013  |  By hawkpa

 |  Version: Provider for Google Calendar 0.6 beta 1

Pros

Transparent, it just does what it should do.

Cons

It wasn't clear when adding events to Lightning that you highlight the Google calendar and input them. I had the Main calendar (original Lightning calendar) highlighted and the events would not sync with my cellphone calendar.

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4 stars

"it works fine, sometimes errors"

January 26, 2010  |  By Immo Sennewald

 |  Version: Provider for Google Calendar 0.6 beta 1

Pros

synchronisation is very useful

Cons

sometimes there are connection problems with gmail

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2 stars

"Not necessary anymore"

January 25, 2010  |  By giessen

 |  Version: Provider for Google Calendar 0.6 beta 1

Pros

Adds a different option for connection to your Google Calendar: through the XML string. I can't think of a reason why this would be needed, though.

Cons

Adds a different option for connection to your Google Calendar: through the XML string. I can't think of a reason why this would be needed, though.

Summary

Use the CalDAV protocol when you add your Google Calendar in Lightning.The location you have to enter is https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/youraddress@gmail.com/events (replace 'youraddress' with your actual gmail address). See http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=99358#sunbird foor Google's own explanation (Sunbird works the same as Thunderbird+Lightning).

Updated on Jan 25, 2010

Under Cons, I meant to add: why does CNET feature an obsolete extension in its Download Dispatch newsletter of January 2010, over a month after the launch of Thunderbird 3 and Lightning 1 which made it redundant? Puzzles me...

Updated on Jan 25, 2010

Just for completeness, as already mentioned by the previous reviewer, Thunderbird 3 + Lightning 1 using CalDAV gives you bi-directional updating -- the same function advertised for this extension.

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3 stars

"Thunderbird connect via net, no need to copy/paste xml"

January 14, 2010  |  By ziggeman

 |  Version: Provider for Google Calendar 0.6 beta 1

Pros

havent a clue infact ..I connect thunderbird to Google calendar with the expression:
https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/(my gmail-adress)/events
And the result is always bi-directional, no need to open the web-browser...Did I miss something??

Cons

No need to do this if you connect thunderbird with the calendar/dav option above

Summary



Updated on Jan 14, 2010

With Thunderbird 3.0 and the extension lightning 1.0b1 its bidirectional.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.6 beta 1

    Version 0.6 beta 1 fixes 36 bugs, including:

  • gdata-provider.xpi should support SeaMonkey 2
  • Accepting Meeting Invites Does Not Update Google Calendar
  • Add support for categories in Google Calendar
General
Publisher xFallenAngel
Publisher web site https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/user/85036
Release Date January 14, 2010
Date Added January 14, 2010
Version 0.6 beta 1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Thunderbird 3.0 beta 4 or later
Download Information
File Size 117.08KB
File Name provider_for_google_calendar-0.6b1-sb+tb+sm.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,793
Downloads Last Week 37
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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