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How to Add Your Gmail Calendar to the Calendar on Mac OS X

Alright, so almost everybody will either know how to do this already, or should be able to figure it out very quickly. For the rest, here is a very quick tip that will help you get your Google Calendar showing up in the OS X Calendar app.

It’s worth noting that you shouldn’t have to do this at all if you are using the Mail app, since the setup will happen automatically. For those of us who prefer using Gmail in a browser, this setup is required.

Open up Calendar, go to Calendar -> Preferences up on the menu bar, and click on Accounts. Click the little + sign and add a new account. Choose Google from the Account type drop-down, and add your username and password.

And… you’re done. Your calendars will start showing up, and you can choose which ones will show up over on the left.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 07/5/13

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