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Update: 7/31/12 – We just received a note from Spanning Sync that the product has been discontinued. They still do make Spanning Backup though, and it’s quite a good product!

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We’re pretty much an Apple/Salesforce shop.

Which is why it’s always been a little of a pain for our team to use Salesforce, because there was no way to sync the calendars to our iPhones and iPads. But we just found a way to fix it. And boy, are we happy about it.

It’s a little complex, how we work.Salesforce<—->Google Calendar<—->Apple’s iCal.

We used Appirio Calendar Sync for Salesforce and Google Apps. Then, we used Spanning Sync to connect Google Calendar (yes, the Google Apps version) to iCal. So now, when we change something on our iPhones or iPads, it goes into Salesforce and Google Calendar, in 10 minutes or so.

If you want to hook up this whole thing, for under $20, here’s how:

  1. Set up your free Google Apps For Domains account
  2. Set up cool little Appirio Calendar Sync (if you don’t know how, Tweet @googleappssusan and she can do a quick walkthrough, for a small fee).
  3. Buy Spanning Sync at the discounted price of $20, and you’re all set! Click here to save $5 on Spanning Sync!