Provider for Google Calendar 0.6 beta 1 is the beta extension that offers bi-directional access with the Google Calendar in Mozilla Thunderbird in Lightning. Before you can integrate Google Calendar into Thunderbird, you must first obtain the address of the Google Calendar.
You have to go to the Calendar Settings and copy the XML link in the Calendar/Private Address section. Although ICAL URL will also work, it is advised that you use the XML link. You should choose the private address if you have set your Google Calendar to be private. If your Google Calendar is set to public, you should choose the address in the Calendar section.
Next, you must go to Thunderbird and choose New > Calendar. You are to choose On the Network > Google Calendar. The Create New Calendar window will appear and you are to paste in the XML link that you have copied from Google Calendar. It will ask you to enter the password of your Google account. You will also be asked to choose a name and color for the new calendar.
It can take some time for the data from your Google Calendar to be imported into the Thunderbird. This will depend on how many items in the calendar you want to import.
After installing Provider for Google Calendar, you will see a new sidebar that contain the calendar.You will notice that there are 3 buttons under the old sidebar that contain the folders and address book. With this extension, you can add new event or delete an existing event in the Google Calendar through Mozilla Thunderbird.
- Fixes a total of 36 bugs
- Seamonkey 2 web browser is now supported via the gdata-provider.xpu
- Google Calendar won’t automatically update upon the acceptance of meeting invites
- Categories support in Google Calendar is now available
Download link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/provider-for-google-calendar/versions/