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In a perfect world... Two-way sync with calendars

Mark Demicoli  8 July 2011 12:13:44 PM
Synchronisation between Google Calendar and ClickBook can now be achieved two-way, instead of just one-way as was the case previously.  Full explanation, instructions and caveats (I'm afraid)  are provided in the Subscription section of your Preferences.

With this feature enabled ClickBook periodically checks your personal calendar in Google and creates 'not-available' TimeBlocks so that your ClickBook availability is constantly up-to-date.

While on the subject, I'd like to re-iterate that synchronisation with Google Calendar is partially out of our control, since the frequency that Google updates Google Calendar subscriptions is a little random and undocumented.  But we trust Google, right?  The point is that you should always use ClickBook as your authoritative schedule, either by logging in or the Daily Forward Schedule email.

When entering your private Google Calendar address, use the Private XML feed shown in the image below.  To get to this page,  sign-in to Google Calendar then click on Settings under My Calendars.  A list of your calendars will be displayed.  Click on the appropriate calendar link to open the settings page.

Image:In a perfect world...  Two-way sync with calendars