Google Calendar – Adding Birthdays

So, you just moved to Google Calendar to organize yourself better and are having a hard time to start off. Here are some quick tips to get your birthdays fixed in your Google Calendar, really fast.

Adding your facebook friends’ birthdays

There is a nice little application called FB Cal to automate this. It requires access to your facebook account both online and offline, but it gets the job done. You will get a new calendar in Google Calendar after the application has done its magic. Even your new friends get added into your Google Calendar perfectly, so you just have to set it up once and forget about it.  Neat and small!

Google Calendar

Adding your Orkut friends’ birthdays

Okay, this one is really easy, since Google owns Orkut. Just click on the “view your friends’ birthdays in Google Calendar’ link below the birthday reminder widget and you will have all the friends’ birthdays in your Google Calendar in a breeze.

Importing from other sources

Google supports synchronizing your Google calendar with Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal and Mozilla Sunbird. Just go the Sync tab on the top right and look up the method for each of the above applications respectively.

Once you have your birthdays sorted out, you need a reminder set up. Easy again. Just go the settings of your Birthday calendar and click on Notifications. Then you can add reminders for each of the events.

So, no more belated birthdays. You have successfully saved yourself for embarrassment. Have fun and don’t forget to leave comments!