How to sync Outlook Calendar with Mac

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It’s been long since email has become part and parcel of our life. We send and receive emails every single day using different email clients, but it is no secret that till date the corporate world prefers Microsoft Outlook. The app has been around for sometime and its functionality is appreciated by a lot of users. Not only you can send, receive and store your emails in the app, you can also use it for storing your Contacts and other data, marking events in Calendar, etc.

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Having said that, let us not forget that Outlook is a MS product and it is meant primarily for Windows users. There are certain limitations when it comes to using it on Mac system, one of them being calendar entries synchronization.

There are certain ways to go about it, e.g. you can sort of sync calendar entries via online services such as Google Calendar. But here we will talk about the easiest way to sync your Mac and Outlook Calendar events - with the help of SyncMate.

So what is SyncMate?

SyncMate is a software tool that enables syncing your Mac data with data stored on Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, iCloud and other online cloud services; various devices, including iOS, Android and MTP devices. The application can sync not only Calendar entries, but also Contacts, files, folders and media libraries (iTunes, iPhoto). You can opt for automatic synchronization, the app will do it for you in the background, so nothing will distract you from your work.

Sync your Outlook Calendar with iCal

To sync your Outlook Calendar with Mac Calendar, do as follows:

  1. Download and install SyncMate on your Mac. Once the installation is complete, launch the application to display the main window.
  2. In the left pane click ‘Add New’ link. Wizard will assist you, just make sure to click Microsoft Services button to choose Outlook. Note, that sync is performed between your Mac and Outlook online account.
  3. SyncMate

  4. Login using your username and password.
  5. Specify synchronization parameters.
  6. SyncMate

  7. Click ‘Sync’.

There is a handy Autosync option - go for it if you want the app to do all the work for you in the background, and you can carry on with your other tasks.

SyncMate also enables mounting OneDrive cloud storage, so you can access and manage data on it as if it were another disk on your Mac.

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Summary

SyncMate enables synchronizing pretty much everything - any data with your Mac; various devices and cloud storage services with each other. Synchronizing could not be any easier.