Introducing fbCal: Facebook & Your Email Client

Imagine being able to take events and birthdays from Facebook and have them synced to your e-mail client, be it Apple iCal, Mozilla Sunbird, Google Calendar, or Microsoft Outlook. That’s exactly what fbCal does: it brings the calendar information from Facebook to the application you use to keep yourself up-to-date and organized. Did I mention free? All you have to do is log into Facebook and give fbCal permission to access the necessary information. I personally haven’t used it yet as I’m a fan of Windows Live Mail, but I quite like the idea. Head over to their website, try it out, and let me know what you think!

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I'll give this application a shot. But I'm just... growing a bit too skeptical about the Facebook Developer platform. Seems like just way too much information is freely available via the platform if one doesn't carefully adjust their privacy settings. Keyword: carefully, as about 90% of Facebook users probably never ever clicked on "Privacy".

I just added it and am using it with google calendar. It added all my events but not my birthdays. Weird. Pretty good so far. One thing I don't like so far is that it adds facebook events that I have said that I am not attending. Oh well.

(qwexor said @ #2)
I just added it and am using it with google calendar. It added all my events but not my birthdays. Weird. Pretty good so far. One thing I don't like so far is that it adds facebook events that I have said that I am not attending.

They are two seperate cal feeds, you have one for events and one for birthdays. I added the birthday one into Outlook 2007 and it works pretty well.

This looks pretty slick actually, I don't really use Facebook that often but a lot of people I went to high school and college with do. The birthday reminders would be really handy, I'm really bad a remembering that stuff.

What I would really like though is to be able to import all my Facebook friend's other contact information (email, phone numbers, addresses, etc) into Outlook. If anyone knows an easy way to do that please let me know.