The sidebar looks horrendous when you start adding in secondary calendars (delegates) ...... very
redundant. Any way to clean this up?
I agree, it looks awful. My search to look for info on this topic was "ical google calendar sync is ugly".
God knows why the secondary (delegate) calendars are added doubly as they are, what a mess!
The best I've found to escape this ugliness is to add the secondary calendars individually, which I learned how to do from here: http://email.about.com/od/googlecalendartips/qt/SetUp_Google_Calendar_iCalSync.htm
*+Here are the instructions modified for Snow Leopard:+*
Select iCal | Preferences. Go to the Accounts tab. Click Add beneath the Accounts list. In the 'Account Type' drop box, choose CalDAV, not 'Automatic' setup that will make it look like poop.
Enter your Google account and password. In the 'Server address' field input "https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/", then open Google Calendar in your browser to get the Calendar ID of the desired calendar --> from the main Google Calendar page click Settings | Calendars tab | Click the desired calendar's name and under Calendar Address (at the bottom), select and copy the long email address following 'Calendar ID' that ends in @group.calendar.google.com. Go back to your iCal Accounts Preferences and paste this long address at the end of the ../calendar/dav/ in the 'Server address' field, then append "/user/" at the very end.
The final string under Server address will look similar to "https://www.google.com/ calendar/ email@example.com/user".
Click 'Create' and then close the Accounts Preferences window.
It should look a bit more friendly now... I wish both the primary and secondary Google calendars would all be grouped under one heading in the source pane though. Hopefully this and the redundant calendar listing gets fixed in future updates.