Google sync for Blackberry – sync your calenders automatically
Posted by freeappsblackberry on January 9, 2010
This is what I have been waiting for since I got my first BlackBerry – the ability to sync your calendar remotely. I realize that this feature has been around for many corporate users with the BlackBerry Exchange Server, but for us lowly BIS users, the view has been much more bleak. Prior to this addition from Google, I would sync my BlackBerry calendar with my Apple iCal, and then have to set up iCal to sync with Google Calendar. This was a not the most glamourous way to keep my appointments in order, for sure.
Google Sync actually couldn’t work better. You download the program as part of the Google Apps for Blackberry package and tell it how often to sync. It will automatically sync your BlackBerry calendar with your Google Calendar (which has wonderful RSS capabilities to keep your desktop calendars up to date.)
One might imagine that the future for this program could hold wireless syncing between your BlackBerry contacts and GMail.
Get calendar alerts – Using your BlackBerry® smartphone’s native calendar, you can now access your Google calendar even when you don’t have network coverage and be alerted for upcoming appointments with sound or vibration.
Always in sync – Your Google Calendar stays synchronized whether you access it from your computer or your phone. You can add or edit entries right on your BlackBerry® smartphone or on your Google Calendar on the web.
Once installed, simply click on the Google Sync icon (which looks like this):
Then, sign in to your Google Account or your Google Apps account, and that’s it. The Calendar application on your BlackBerry will always be synchronized with your Google Calendar. You can even edit events or create new ones on the handheld.