How to Sync Google Calendar with Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

Outlook 2011 for Mac brings the commonality of the Office suite to Mac users, however not at all like its PC partner, it doesn't locally supports Google application synchronization. That means Outlook 2011 calendar sync with Gmail is not possible directly. This can be extraordinarily disappointing for Mac and Outlook users who utilize Google's web-based calendar service. In any case, there is a workaround utilizing Apple's Calendars application, which can move your Google calendars to Outlook for Mac.


Configuring iCal to get to your gmail calendar and after that syncing Outlook to iCal empowers you to give Mac Outlook 2011 direct access to your Google calendar entries.

  • Step 1: Open iCal and Click on the "iCal" toolbar option. Choose "Preferences" starting from the drop menu to open the Preferences box.
  • Step 2: Click the "Accounts" tab and afterward tap on the "Plus" icon to start making another account.
  • Step 3: Choose "Google" from "Account Type" menu, and enter your Gmail login details of interest into the Email Address and Password fields. Hit "Create" to sync your Gmail account with iCal.
  • Step 4: Open Outlook for Mac and tap on the "Outlook" toolbar choice. Select "Preferences" starting from the drop menu to open the Preferences pane.
  • Step 5: Select "Sync Services" to open the Sync Services window.
  • Step 6: Check the "Calendar" enclose the Account panel, and check the "On My Computer" box in the Select the Accounts to Sync Window. Select "On My Computer/Calendar" from the “Outlook Folder to Add New Items To" drop-down menu. This configures Outlook to sync its substance with iCal.
  • Step 7: Close the Sync Services window, and Tap "OK" on the accompanying warning box to finish the procedure and sync your Outlook installation with Gmail.

Cautioning: Information in this article applies to Outlook for Mac 2011. It might fluctuate somewhat or essentially with different versions or products.