Sync iPhone and Google Calendar via NuevaSync

I have been tin­ker­ing around try­ing to get GCAL­Dae­mon work­ing again after the update to Leop­ard, but it just hasn’t been the same from its for­mer self of 1-to-1 sync. Thought you can find dif­fer­ent appli­ca­tions that may allow you to do this, it’s one thing to get it for free and do through the power of the crowd. But things have been look­ing grim lately as get­ting GCAL­Dae­mon to work with Leop­ard is still up in the air. Enter NuevaSync.

Nueva­Sync allows direct, over-the-air, native syn­chro­niza­tion of cer­tain smart phones and PDA devices with pub­lic PIM, and cal­en­dar­ing ser­vices includ­ing Google Cal­en­dar. Nueva­Sync does not need any soft­ware installed on your device because it uses syn­chro­niza­tion pro­to­cols that are already built in.

I had given it a chance. It requires you signup w/ nuevasync.com. Yah, I know its another account to keep track of from the many ser­vices out there, but hey… if it works—it works. The setup is pretty sim­ple. You pretty much just have to fol­low the instruc­tions which were writ­ten in terms of a 7th-grader—easy enough.

A cou­ple of facts that I found out along with NuevaSync’s FAQ:

  • It cur­rently sup­ports the fol­low­ing mobile devices: 
    • Apple iPhone 2.0, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2.0
    • Win­dows Mobile based PDAs and smartphones
  • You’ll be doing push/fetch to NuevaSync’s “Exchange Server”
  • Adding an alarm noti­fi­ca­tion on an event will default to a “Pop-up” reminder in the event’s Google Cal­en­dar (gCal) ver­sion. Vice-versa; you’ll need to select “Pop-up” as the type of remind when cre­at­ing the event in gCal in order to have it also avail­able in your iPhone.
  • Hav­ing your iPhone’s set­ting of “Push to OFF” and “Fetch to Man­u­ally” will still enable to Nueva­Sync to per­form its job while allow­ing you to save your iPhone’s mojo.
  • It can sync to mul­ti­ple cal­en­dars under your gCal account of those Cal­en­dars you have a per­mis­sion to write to. You may find out which ones via going to the Nueva­Sync sta­tus page.
  • Even though you can sync with mul­ti­ple cal­en­dars, cre­at­ing an event in your iPhone would default to your main cal­en­dar. This you can say would be a step back if your try­ing to keep things very orga­nized and cat­e­go­rize your events (i.e. Per­sonal, Work, Project A, Project B, etc.).

Sounds good right? So, if you aren’t really using more than one cal­en­dar or don’t care if the events from your write-permitted cal­en­dars are merged together into one in your iPhone, I’d def­i­nitely rec­om­mend you to give Nueva­Sync a try. But don’t worry, they have that item in their TODO:

So when will you sup­port mul­ti­ple cal­en­dars on the Apple devices?
Soon, it’s one of our top new fea­ture priorities.

Any­ways, I hope this helps. Please do let me know if you hap­pen to find new, inter­est­ing things about it. Have a good sync!

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