Always slow and now freezes Rated 2 out of 5 stars
TB 24, provider 0.25 with Lightning 2.6: TBird always freezes unless I deactivate Provider for Google Agenda.
With previous versions of Provider and TB and for years, always had major system slow down while Provider was syncing, even making other apps fail, no matter if it was on WIndows or Ubuntu Linux (yes I carry a big bunch of events with it, but a reliable add-ons shouldn't worry about it).
May be good stuff for amateur with almost nothing in terms of data volumes but absolutely a bunch of trouble for serious production environment.
Until a version 1.x is released am looking for a reliable way to sync Lightning with Google.
Check versions Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Hi, pity reports below are not good as I am working fine! Suggest you make sure that you have the right Pre for the right Lightning version. I am using 0.25 pre and have Lightning 2.6b2 with Thunderbird (admittedly beta channel) 24.0 +!
Pity no task support yet!
Perfect! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Since 2 days (09/06/2013/ the plugin cant connect to my gmail calendar, yellow icon with a warning message something like: The calendar is actually not available.. but thats not true, i can access to it from my Android device with no problems.. any problem?
Note: I need to delete the old one, install the new beta version and delete my actual calendar and create a new one, now its working again
Completely screwed up my data Rated 1 out of 5 stars
This made Thunderbird freeze and then keep freezing every time I started it up so . In the end I had no alternative but to delete my ~/.thunderbird folder and start again, including re-syncing several hours worth of IMAP data.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.18).
Hangs and Crashes Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Installed this to get better access to google calendar. Running T-bird 17.0.8 Lightning 1.9.1 and all it does is hang, make thunderbird completely unresponsive, and crash.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.18).
Event invites & updates duplicatation Rated 2 out of 5 stars
I really like this add-on and was fine until something between Thunderbird/Lightning and Google Calendar decided to take control over events that were originally created from my Outlook at work. Suddenly it (one or other) is sending and re-sending meeting invites updates and cancellations as if I was the organiser!!! This has cause huge confusion and upset amongst work colleagues and I've had to disable the Thunderbird calendar.
I doubt that it is actually the add-on that is causing the problem but something between T'bird, Google an Outlook events. Either way cant find a fix online and so have had to revert to using the default Mac calendar which ain;t brilliant but does not have this problem.
Solid Addon Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I've been using this addon for about a day (will update if my experiences change) and I am reasonably pleased. Adding my calendar was simple enough, and syncing seems to occur smoothly.I manged to copy the events from my default Home calendar to Google calendar through import/export functions. One day's event times needed to be fixed, but overall the copy was effective.One problem I do have is the lack of task support. I use tasks constantly, and would love to have mobile access via Google tasks. Also, to use them locally now, I had to create a new "Tasks" calendar for tasks only. This requires me to be very careful when adding new events, so as to make sure they go to the Google calendar and are later synced. Hopefully, task support is coming soon.All in all, a good addon though.
EDIT: Just noticed that I can't write to the Google calendar when in offline mode. It gives me errors. I lowered my rating because of this. It would be far more convenient if events would queue to sync once connectivity was reestablished.
Very good for on-line use (only) Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This add-on goes very fine with my TB 17.0.5 and Lightning 1.9, both in my office and at home. But not off-line ! . I found this last week during a conference when I launched TB without internet connection, and TB hanged badly, consuming a lot of CPU. After many trials I finally found a (the?) solution: just disabling "Provider for Google Calendar". It would be great to have this add-on working also for off-line use.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.18).
now working too Rated 2 out of 5 stars
when started 5 days ago it was working.
Now it is empty, and shows exclamation mark in yellow triangle, it says "calendar google is not accessible this time" .
what to do?
Not working anymore :-(( Rated 1 out of 5 stars
It used to be the only way to read/write on google calendars. It stopped working with new versions of Lightning (>1.9.1). It cannot log-in to my google (gmail) calendar account anymore. It keeps asking me the password as if it is not recognized. Useless now :-((This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.18).
Stopped working Rated 3 out of 5 stars
This was excellent for sync'ing calendars with my Android but has stopped working properly a couple of weeks ago. I get a frequent dialog (as per sync frequency, i guess) that says "An error occurred when writing to the calendar Work!" and "Error code: MODIFICATION_FAILED". I once solved the problem by deleting the calendar and re-defining it. Now the problem ahs recurred. I am unable to find a reason through Google - no record of recent changes that could have caused this.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.18).
Memory Killer Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Chews up an enormous amounts of memory and hangs system.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.18). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Memory hang; continuous drain until freezes. Please fix. This add-on was great.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.18).
Very good Rated 5 out of 5 stars
does exactly what it saysThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.18).
Thunderbird Hangs Moving Calendar to New Window Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This add-on provides a wonderful service to the Thunderbird application, making integration with the Google Calendar seamless. Make a change on your desktop and it automatically updates Google Calendar, and vis-a-versa. Everything syncs beautifully.
Only problem is that when attempting to move the Calendar tab to a new window, Thunderbird hangs and the only solution is to force close the application and restart.
It's not a show-stopper, but would make life even easier if the Calendar could be opened in a separate window from the email client.
Stopping the Provider for Google Calendar add-on resolves the problem, but at the cost of eliminating Google Cal integration.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Exceptional ext/add-on works and has made my life easier as far as calendars go. Thanks for all the hard work in producing this add-on. Would like to donate $$$ but unless you are willing to take Jamaican dollars then.....sorry. If however you are ever in Jamaica please link me and I will treat you to the best Jerk Chicken and Pork in the world. Your add-on is sincerely appreciated.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.18). This user has a previous review of this add-on.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This add-on work well with multiple Google accounts while the CalDAV support does not. Additionally, Google is
dropping support for CalDAV, but this addon uses not rely on CalDAV. http://googleblog.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/a-second-spring-of-cleaning.html
Far from pointless ... Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I've used Lightning for many months (I can't recall when I migrated to Tbird ... :) and I'd occasionally encounter issues where I couldn't dismiss a Google Calendar reminder.
Last week it got so bad that I had 12+ reminders. I could have worked-around it by suppressing passed-due reminders but instead, I applied a work-around that was recommended: Lightning + Provider (for the actual connection to Google Calendar). Problem resolved!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
You brought my life back from hell. Thanks for the notable contribution to keeping life organized and in sync.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.18).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Works great, well worth a donation.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.18).