Update 2: New instructions for Google calendar on Lion!
One of the best things about Chronicle is that it syncs your upcoming bills with iCal, so you get timely reminders to pay your bills. If you have an iPhone, those reminders will even sync to it.
Even more awesome: Chronicle sync its reminders to your MobileMe or Google calendar account. This is fantastic because if you have your iPhone calendar set up with your MobileMe or Google calendar account, the reminders will be pushed automatically to your phone!
By default, Chronicle creates it’s reminders on a calendar on your local Mac. However, if you want those reminders to be on a Google or MobileMe calendar instead, that’s easy to set up.
Assuming you already have iCal set up to sync with your MobileMe account, here’s how to get that working with Chronicle.
- Launch iCal
- If you see a calendar named “Chronicle,” rename it “ChronicleOld.”
- Create a new calendar on the appropriate account. Select File/New Calendar, and select the MobileMe account you want to sync with (see screenshot).
- Name the new calendar “Chronicle”.
That’s it! Chronicle will write it’s reminders to the iCal calendar named “Chronicle” no matter which account it is a part of. If you don’t have any reminders left on the ChronicleOld calendar, you can safely delete it. If you do have reminders there, don’t worry. Every time you log a payment, edit a bill, or create a new bill, Chronicle will update the reminders, and add them to your new calendar. Eventually, all the reminders on ChronicleOld will go away.
Google Calendar Instructions
Instructions for Google calendar are a bit more complicated, but still not too difficult!
If you are using Snow Leopard or Lion, first create a “Chronicle” calendar in your Google calendar account online.
Snow Leopard: If you are using Snow Leopard, follow these instructions by Jonathan Mitchell to set up the calendar in iCal without setting it up as a delegate.
Lion: If you are using Lion, follow these instructions here (thanks to Chronicle user Joan for tracking these down)!
If you have any problem getting this set up, contact email@example.com for help.