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(This solution is for mac users only)
Do you want to use your google calendar on your mac desktop?  Informant for macOS is a great way to accomplish that. We have  answered a number of questions about setting up google calendar accounts with Informant for macOS. Here is a post that can help you with the best options.

Two options are presented here. It is important to note that you should not set up both of these options or you will end up with duplicate calendar entries.

Option 1:

Setup Your Google Calendar on your Mac
using Informant for macOS and sync directly to and from Google.

Step 1:  Download & Install Informant for macOS   

Google Calendar Desktop MacStep 2:  Open Informant for macOS

Step 3: Setup Google Calendar Account within Informant

  1. Click Informant menu>>Add Sync Account…
  2. Click the “+” button on the bottom of the Account  list
  3. Select Google Calendar
  4. Follow the setup Instructions in the app

Option 2:

Setup Your Google Calendar on your Mac
using Native Data Option

Informant for macOS can access your native Apple Calendar data on your Mac.  If you need to see your Google Calendar data in both Apple Calendar and in Informant (or if, for instance, you want to use Apple Data Detectors for calendar data but still manage your calendar data inside Informant), then you can set up your Apple Calendar to sync with Google and then you can manage your Apple Calendar data from within Informant.

Step 1:  Download & Install Informant for macOS

Step 2:  Set up Apple Calendar to sync with your Google Calendar.mac desktop

  1. On your Mac, click the Apple icon in top left corner and choose System Preferences
  2. Click the Internet Accounts option.
  3. On the left side of the Accounts tab, click Add Add or select Google
  4. Select Google and then Continue.
  5. To add your Google account information, follow the steps on the screen.
  6. On the Accounts tab, use “Refresh Calendars” to choose how often you want Apple Calendar and Google Calendar to sync.

Step 3: Open Informant

Step 4: Go to Preferences and make sure the option to “Include Calendar App Events” is checked

Likewise, you can set up Apple Calendar to sync to other services as well (like Exchange) and Informant can read/write that data as well.

Learn more about accessing Google Calendar on your mac desktop using Informant for macOS

Don’t have a google account?  Get a Free Google Calendar account here: