A calendar lets you keep track of many things. It gives you reminders about events such as scheduled meetings and appointments, announcements or even special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. We are familiar with applications such as Outlook, which have this PIM functionality. Since almost everything happens online these days, Google has its own calendar service known as Google Calendar. The advantage, in this case, is that you can access it from anywhere without getting confined to using it on a single PC, because all you need is an Internet connection.
Install Google Calendar Sync
Now, the problem with Google Calendar is that you can access it only as long as you are online. But just for this situation, there is an application that allows you to synchronize Google Calendar with Outlook. The application in question is known as Google Calendar Sync and can be downloaded from http://dl.google.com/googlecalendarsync/GoogleCalendarSync_Installer.exe. Once you download it, install it and launch it.
Enter your email address and password and select the Sync Option you prefer (we suggest 2-way). Also, enter the frequency of synching. Once done, Google Calendar Sync will automatically start synchronizing the two calendars.
We shall state one more method which may interest you, especially if you are using Outlook 2003. In this method, we shall use a utility called RemoteCalendars. RemoteCalendars is one such freeware utility, which can be downloaded from http://remotecalendars.sourceforge.net. Read on to find out the procedure involved in synchronizing Google Calendar with Outlook 2003/2007 using RemoteCalendars.