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Syncing calendars without Google

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22nd February 2014, 07:51 PM   |  #1  
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I use the same 4 local calendars on my Nexus 5 and nexus 7. None of them are synced with Google calendar. I view them with the apps "business calendar" and "calendar status pro". Their data is kept in "calendar storage" but am not sure.

Is there a way I can sync these calendars between the 2 Android devices *without* passing through Google?

Thanks.
22nd February 2014, 07:53 PM   |  #2  
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I use the same 4 local calendars on my Nexus 5 and nexus 7. None of them are synced with Google calendar. I view them with the apps "business calendar" and "calendar status pro". Their data is kept in "calendar storage" but am not sure.

Is there a way I can sync these calendars between the 2 Android devices *without* passing through Google?

Thanks.

I never used this calendars but isn't there an option in them to export?
22nd February 2014, 08:05 PM   |  #3  
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There is. But that would duplicate the entries. I was looking for a way or an app that would sync the calendars on the 2 devices.
22nd February 2014, 08:42 PM   |  #4  
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There is. But that would duplicate the entries. I was looking for a way or an app that would sync the calendars on the 2 devices.

The only way you could sync without Google would be if BizCal provided a service to do that, which it does not.

You are correct about calendar information being stored in Calendar Storage.
22nd February 2014, 09:00 PM   |  #5  
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Could you try a phone backup app off the Play Store?

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22nd February 2014, 09:27 PM   |  #6  
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The only way you could sync without Google would be if BizCal provided a service to do that, which it does not.

You are correct about calendar information being stored in Calendar Storage.

Actually I found a way to do it using titanium backup. I tried it and it works.

1. I make a recent tibu backup on the tablet and have tibu email the data part of the calendar backup to myself.

2. On the phone I click on this data backup which inserts it into the phone's tibu and restores the data.

The 2 calendars are now synced. I now need to use Tasker to automate the 2 step process.
22nd February 2014, 09:28 PM   |  #7  
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Could you try a phone backup app off the Play Store?

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It is just the calendar I want to sync. And I don't want to go through an intermediary website.
22nd February 2014, 09:32 PM   |  #8  
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The best solution really depends on what is your objection to using Google as a conduit for syncing your calendars. Calendar Store supports other calendar providers which can be used to sync so if you have a particular reason for not wanting to use Google but aren't opposed to the idea of using another hosted calendar provider that would be an option.

I use a corporate exchange server to sync my calendar through the "corporate" account setup in Android (actually an exchange activesync client), which works fine and I don't use Google calendar. If you have an exchange server you can use that's certainly an option. If not there are numerous hosted exchange solutions you can subscribe to from Microsoft and other third parties.

You can also use Microsoft's Outlook.com calendar, which does support activesync syncing which would allow you to use the corporate account setup to sync your calendar without installing a Microsoft app. This would be a free solution through Microsoft. I suspect Yahoo may have something similar but I gave up on Yahoo years ago and have never looked back.

If you don't want to sync online at all, then I believe there are several apps that will allow you to sync locally over USB to Outlook installed on your computer. You could use a local outlook calendar to sync across all your devices. I know there are at least 2 or 3 major apps that do this. You should be able to find them by searching the play store or on a google search. Whether any of them will sync to the generic calendar store rather than using their own calendar apps, though, I'm not sure. You'll have to research them.

If you don't want to use Outlook locally, I suspect your options become much more limited. Although there may be something on the OSX side to sync with Apple's default calendar app. I don't really use Macs so I don't know.
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I think tibu is best for me. Does the job without an online intermediary - - other than email

I'll fine tune the method by transferring the tibu data file via my home wifi network without going on the web.

My objection is my need for privacy. A losing battle today.
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I think tibu is best for me. Does the job without an online intermediary - - other than email

I'll fine tune the method by transferring the tibu data file via my home wifi network without going on the web.

My objection is my need for privacy. A losing battle today.

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