I am a big Google fan…
Gmail. Google maps. Google Talk. Google Notebooks. I use them all… even on my blackberry! One of the best features, though, is Google Calendar. My wife and I share family calendars, Orchard’s small groups share a google calendar so I know when they are meeting. They are easy to share, user-friendly, and reliable.
But as a Mac user I searched for a while to find a great solution to sync my iCal calendar with Google Calendar. But I found it in Spanning Sync.
This simple little program sync my Google calendar with my iCal every 30 minutes. Seamlessly. This way, I can publish my iCal to those who need access to it, handle event invitations, and group scheduling without the extra cost of a .Mac account.