I know that you can integrate Google calendar with evolution, but it doesn't seems to work for me. Once I add something to my Google calendar, it never updates in Evolution.

Please don't send me to the Ubuntu help wiki page because I already tried following the instructions there a lot of times and nothing works.

  • Works fine here. Syncing Google calendar with Evolution on Ubuntu 11.04. + all events (whether created with Google Calendar or Evolution Calendar) appear in Unity panel date/time applet
    – zetah
    Oct 16, 2011 at 4:33
  • The best way is to use syncevolution. It sync evolution data with google calendar using caldav. Apr 6, 2013 at 15:32

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Calendar Extension for Thunderbird

Install this plug-in: xul-ext-lightning Install xul-ext-lightning

Google calendar and Evolution....

Currently there is a bug in evolution. A workaround to do the following:

How to migrate from evolution to Thunderbird...


I'm using Thunderbird with the addon Lightning to integrate my GCal with Ubuntu and I'm happy with that.


I just installed Calender indicator. It's integrated in the top bar of ubuntu and it just shows as a small calender indicator with the date in it. If you click it you can see your google calender which you add on first startup of the program.

I would suggest to try it, it is very small and very handy.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
sudo apt-get update && apt-get install calender-indicator

Next just run it from the Dash. Enjoy!

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