sync Outlook calendar with iCal on Mac

We’ve been using Outlook for many years and we love the Outlook calendar to create appointments and schedules. But now when we’re trying to use Outlook for Mac sync calendar and contacts, we cannot get the Sync Preference Options.

How do I sync Mac Outlook calendar with iCal?

I’m trying to sync my outlook (from my work Mac) with my iCal that I have on my machines… help!
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), OS X Yosemite (10.10.5)

By searching around on Microsoft Help and Apple Support Communities to see if others have encountered the same issue, you could find various online account setting solutions like Outlook account and Google account. If you’re not that technical user, you could be ever confused by the vious answers. Then in this post, we’ll discuss a way that couldn’t be easier to sync your Mac Calendar and Outlook Calendar events directly, with the help of a free application – SyndMate.

SyncMate Mac Outlook screen


SyncMate provides an excellent solution to make your live Outlook account work with Mac. Syncing your data between your Mac and Outlook could be a tedious task with several clicks.

  • Keep your Contacts and Calendar events in Mac’s native app and Outlook are in perfect sync.
  • OneDrive integration service helps you synchronize files and folders between Mac and Outlook.
  • OneDrive cloud storage can be mounted as a Mac disk, so you can browse and manage your data as if it were on your computer.
  • Autosync in the background will keep your data up-to-date effortlessly.

How to Sync Outlook Calendar with iCal on Mac?

To start with syncing/migrating Outlook Calendar events with Mac Calendar, download and install SyncMate on your Mac. Then follow the steps below:

Step 1. Launch Mac Sync application on your Mac

Run SyncMate on your Mac. To sync Mac with Outlook data, click "Add New" option on the left column. The wizard will guide you to choose from Microsoft Services, select Outlook as your target.

add new Outlook account

Step 2. Login your Outlook account

In the coming window, enter your Microsoft username and password to sign in your Outlook account.

add new Outlook account

Step 3. Specify synchronization parameters.

After signed in your account, specify the synchronization options in Summary tab on the top.

sync options

Mount disk automatically – by checking it, you could be able mount OneDrive cloud storage, so you can access and manage data on it as if it were another disk on your Mac.

Autosync – this option could make the app do all the work in background, and you can carry on with your other tasks.

start synchronizing

Step 4. Click to sync Outlook Calendar with iCal on Mac

After all settings have been done, just lick Sync button on the bottom, start syncing/migrating all calendar events between your Outlook and Mac. Don’t worry about duplicates! What’s more, Contacts and Calendar synchronization is total free with SyncMate.

Sync Outlook Calendar with iCal on Mac

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