The Spanning Sync public beta is now available again after the servers took a pasting midweek. First impressions are mixed. First sync took a few minutes but sync’s after that seem to be quite fast. However it seems to be one way at the moment. Syncs from iCal to Google are working but not from Google to iCal. Still, early days and teething troubles are expected.
I should probably have mentioned that this applies to Mac iCal users only and is an app for syncing Google to iCal calendars.
Another Google app, this time Calendar. After a quick play today I think this is easier to use than 30boxes so if you are after a calendar that you can use at anytime this is recommended. Easy to share (RSS, ical, xml) with others if that’s your bag too.
I want integration with Outlook though – a nice button within the app to synchronise my offline and online calendar or even better an option so that it syncs on start up. Maybe it’s time to make the switch to using online e-mail, calendars and to-do as I could get most of my functionality from Google except that it’s blocked from work. There’s always a fly in the ointment.