Install Google Calendar in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10, Linux Mint

August 12, 2013 — 12 Comments

Want to use Google Calendar in Ubuntu? Well, here I’ll show you how to install an indicator which provides Google Calendar integration on Ubuntu and Linux Mint desktop.

The calendar indicator is an open-source applet allows to add, edit and delete Google Calendar events as well as to create new calendars.

Google Calendar Indicator

Once you installed this indicator, you can login your Google Account and set the automatic synchronization time in its Preferences window.

access google calendar

After that, you can click ‘Show Calendar’ in the indicator menu to dispay your calendar.

Google Calendar Ubuntu

Install Google Calendar Indicator

The developer has added the packages to his PPA repository. So far, it supports Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, and Linux Mint 13, 14, 15.

To add the ppa, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal and then run below commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao

After that, update the package lists and install Google Calendar:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install calendar-indicator

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12 responses to Install Google Calendar in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10, Linux Mint

  1. Thanks for the info, will try after school today :)

  2. fantastic, been messing around with that ‘evolution mail and calendar’ crap for hours then found this

  3. E: Couldn’t find package calendar-indicator


    Now what? Where’s it gone?


    • goto term or hit F2 type ” calendar-indicator ” It will load then.. then edit the settings for it to auto start.
      Now Only if I could remove the calender I added.

      Hope this helps


  4. Installed on 13.10 Xubuntu. Looks good so far though it did not accept adding an event, at least I can see my calendar now. Thanks for the article.

  5. I installed it on Ubuntu 14,04. and it works fine so far. Only my holiday entry is not shown correct (displays only the first day of the whole holiday week)

    Greetz Uwe

  6. thanks for this post, I like this app, that’s exctly what I was looking for to integrate my ubuntu 12.04 with my google calendar, I have a question: how can u make the automatic sync to happen more often? the minum is every 12 hours.. I would like it to be always synced. do u think there is a way?

  7. I have just found a couple of issues:
    1) I have a repeated event ( once every 2 weeks) and this event is not showing in the app

    2) I have more then one google calendar linked to my gmail address and even if I see the list of all 4 calendars enabled ( preferences, access, calendar, all) the app is showing just the event of the main one.

    thank you.

  8. Just the right thing I needed. Pity it does not display the location from Google Cal but Ican live with that – Thanks

  9. Fantastic. I love it. It has solved a lot of my problems. Keep on going

  10. hi,
    where is contact to developer????

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