How to sync iCal with Dropbox

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What is iCal and DropBox?

iCal is Apple’s calendar application. It’s a nice little application that will help you plan your everyday life. You can add all upcoming events and choose if you would like iCal to remind you or even share your calendars with your friends.

Dropbox is a home for all your photos, docs, videos, and files. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website — so you can access your stuff from anywhere.

Let’s Get Started :

  1. Install Dropbox, if you’re not already using it.
  2. Open a Finder window and navigate to your home folder/Library. Replace “home folder” with your user name.
  3. Once you have the Library folder open in a Finder window, right-click the Calendars folder and select Duplicate from the pop-up menu.
  4. The Finder will create a duplicate of the Calendars folder and name it “Calendars copy.” We created the duplicate to serve as a backup, since the next steps will remove the Calendars folder from your Mac. If something goes wrong, we can rename the “Calendars copy” folder back to Calendars, and be right back where we started.
  5. In another Finder window, open your Dropbox folder.
  6. Drag the Calendars folder to the Dropbox folder.
  7. Wait for the Dropbox service to finish copying the data to the cloud. You’ll know when it’s finished by the green check mark that appears in the Calendars folder icon in the Dropbox folder.
  8. Now that we have moved the Calendars folder, we need to tell iCal and the Finder its new location.
  9. Launch Terminal, located at /Applications/Utilities/.
  10. Enter the following command into Terminal:

ln -s ~/Dropbox/Calendars/ ~/Library/Calendar

12.Hit Enter or Return to execute the Terminal command.

13. You can check that the symbolic link was created correctly by launching iCal. All of your appointments and events should still be listed in the app.

There you go!Isn’t it simple to sync iCal with Dropox!Go ahead and try doing it.

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