After googling for a few hours now, I thought of asking for help here. I'd like to achieve the following setup with some friends:

  • One shared calendar that everyone in the group can modify and access.
  • Possibility for each member to sync this calendar with a local Outlook calendar.
  • Solutions that can sync to mobile phones score bonus points
  • Should be free

Here are the solutions I've tried, and why they didn't work:

  • Exchange: We don't have exchange.
  • Gmail calendars: very powerful and flexible, but they can't sync to outlook (Gmail Calendar sync only syncs your main calendar)
  • Windows live calendars: Outlook connector has lots of bugs.

Could you maybe suggest a solution, preferably a simple one?

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I've seen several people do this with Google Calendar -- don't use Gmail Calendar Sync, use gsyncit.

  • The problem is, gsyncit is not free
    – CFP
    Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 14:06
  • Correct; it's not free, but it is relatively inexpensive. This is the only "simple" way that I know of making this work.
    – Stemen
    Commented Oct 18, 2010 at 16:48
  • Hmmm, I was hoping to find a free solution...
    – CFP
    Commented Oct 19, 2010 at 18:00

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