Comparison of CalDAV and CardDAV implementations

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A comparison of CalDAV and CardDAV implementations offers two overviews of client and server computer software implementations of the CalDAV and CardDAV protocols.

Client implementations[edit]

Client name Platform License WebDAV ACL editor Discovery of other user’s collections ICalendar events ICalendar tasks ICalerdar journals ICalendar VAVAILABILITY (RFC 7953) CalDAV Scheduling CardDAV vCard Synchronization User interface Online store .well-known URLs FBURL DNS SRV handles home-sets
AgenDAV[1] Cross-platform JavaScript Web browser GNU GPL Yes limited No Yes N/A Unknown No No Does not arrange meetings with participants N/A out of scope AgenDAV's fullcalendar.io No No The used server is fixed in the configuration file No Does not arrange meetings with participants No the caldav-server settings need to be fixed in AgenDAV’s configuration file Yes
Cadaver[2] Command-line GNU GPL Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
aCal[3] Android GNU GPL Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown N/A Unknown aCal aCal Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
AndroidCaldavSyncAdapater[4] Android GNU GPL Unknown Unknown Yes N/A Unknown Unknown Unknown N/A out of scope Android Google Play Unknown No Out of scope Unknown Unknown
CalDavZAP[5] Cross-platform JavaScript Web browser AGPL No No Yes Yes Unknown No No Does not arrange meetings with participants N/A out of scope CalDavZAP No No The used server is fixed in the configuration file No Does not arrange meetings with participants No The used server is fixed in the configuration file Yes
CardDavMATE[6] Cross-platform JavaScript Web browser AGPL No No out of scope out of scope out of scope out of scope out of scope Yes vCard 3.0 only No CardDavMATE No No The used server is fixed in the configuration file No Out of scope No The used server is fixed in the configuration file Yes
InfCloud (CalDavZAP+CardDavMATE)[7] Cross-platform JavaScript Web browser AGPL No No Yes Yes Unknown No No Does not arrange meetings with participants Yes vCard 3.0 only No InfCloud No No The used server is fixed in the configuration file No Does not arrange meetings with participants No The used server is fixed in the configuration file Yes
Chandler Desktop[8] Cross-platform Python Apache Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
DAVdroid[9] Android GNU GPL No No Yes Yes Unknown No Out of scope No Yes No Server always wins Android, OpenTasks Google Play, OpenTasks Yes No Out of scope Yes Yes
jqCalDAV[10] Cross-platform JavaScript Web browser MIT Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown N/A Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
KCardDAV[11] (discontinued) Cross-platform Kontact add-on GNU GPL Unknown Unknown N/A N/A N/A Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
KOrganizer, KAddressBook, Kontact Unix-KDE GNU GPL Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown KOrganizer KOrganizer Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Lightning[12] Cross-platform Thunderbird Add-on MPL, GPL, LGPL Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown N/A Out of scope Lightning Lightning Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown propably not
CardBook[13] Cross-platform Thunderbird Add-on MPL No No Out of scope Out of scope Out of scope Out of scope Out of scope Yes vCard 3.0 and vCard 4.0 Yes CardBook Mozilla Add-ons (ATN) Yes Out of scope No partial
Mulberry[14] Cross-platform Apache Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Outlook CalDav Synchronizer[15] Windows AGPL Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Outlook Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Yes
pyCardDAV[16] Cross-platform Python MIT Unknown Unknown N/A N/A N/A Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
The Bat![17] Windows Proprietary Unknown Unknown No No No Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown The Bat! The Bat!'s address book Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Inverse SOGo Connector-Integrator[18] Cross-platform Thunderbird Add-on MPL, GPL, LGPL Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Mozilla Mozilla Add-ons Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Evolution Cross-platform GNU GPL No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes vCard 3.0 only Unknown Evolution Evolution Yes Yes if the URL does not require authentication Yes Yes
ReminderFox[19] Cross-platform Firefox MPL 1.1 Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown No N/A Unknown ReminderFox Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown

There are more clients, mentioned for completeness:

Server implementations[edit]

Server name License Programming language RFC 2616 HTTP/1.1 RFC 2617 HTTP auth. RFC 2518 Web­DAV RFC 3253 Web­DAV vers. RFC 3744 Web­DAV ACL RFC 4324 iCal CAP RFC 4331 Web­DAV quota RFC 4709 Web­DAV mount RFC 4791 Cal­DAV RFC 4918 Web­DAV ext. RFC 5397 Web­DAV current principal RFC 5545 rev. iCal

(Availability Check)

RFC 5546 iCal iTIP(Group Scheduling) RFC 5689 Web­DAV ext. MKCOL RFC 5995 Web­DAV POST add member RFC 6352 Card­DAV vCard RFC 6578 Web­DAV sync RFC 6638 Cal­DAV sched.(Auto-Schedule) RFC 7529 iCal RSCALE RFC 7540 HTTP/2 RFC 7809 Cal­DAV time zones by ref. RFC 7953 iCal VAVAIL­ABILITY Free-busy URL
Baïkal[20][21] GNU GPL PHP Yes Yes Yes No Some No Unknown No Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Bedework[22] Apache Java Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Calendar and Contacts Server[23] Apache Python Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unknown No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Calypso[24] GNU GPL Python Yes Yes Yes No Unknown No Unknown No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Cyrus IMAP[25] BSD C Yes Yes Yes Some Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DAViCal[26] GNU GPL PHP Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
DavMail[27] GNU GPL Java Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Fennel[28] GNU GPLv3 JavaScript Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Group-Office[29] AGPL, proprietary PHP Yes Yes Yes Unknown Some Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Horde Groupware OSS PHP Yes Yes Yes No Some No No Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No No No
Nextcloud[30] AGPL v3 PHP Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Open Xchange GNU GPL, CC Java, JavaScript Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
ownCloud[31] AGPL v3 PHP Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Radicale[32] GNU GPL Python Yes Yes Some No Some No Unknown No Some Some Some No Some No Unknown Some Unknown No Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
SabreDAV[33] BSD PHP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Xandikos[34] GNU GPL Python Yes Yes Yes Some Some No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unknown Yes No No Unknown
Zarafa AGPL, proprietary PHP Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Read only Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Zentyal[35] GNU GPL Perl Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Zimbra GNU GPL Perl Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unknown No Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Yes Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown

The table is missing Kopano_(software), Kerio Connect and Scalix, which are mentioned here for completeness.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AgenDAV project home
  2. ^ Cadaver home
  3. ^ "Main Page - ACal Wiki". Wiki.acal.me. 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  4. ^ "gggard/AndroidCaldavSyncAdapater ¡ GitHub". Github.com. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  5. ^ CalDavZAP
  6. ^ CardDavMATE
  7. ^ InfCloud (integrated version of CalDavZAP and CardDavMATE)
  8. ^ Chandler Project Archived August 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ DAVdroid website
  10. ^ jqCalDAV project home
  11. ^ KCardDAV project home
  12. ^ Lightning - Project Home
  13. ^ CardBook source
  14. ^ Mulberry client configuration
  15. ^ Outlook CalDav Synchronizer website
  16. ^ pyCardDAV project home
  17. ^ The Bat! - Features
  18. ^ SOGo Overview
  19. ^ ReminderFox project home
  20. ^ "CalDAV + CardDAV lightweight server: Baïkal". Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  21. ^ Baïkal iCal export
  22. ^ Bedework overview
  23. ^ Calendar and Contacts Server guiding standards
  24. ^ Calypso
  25. ^ Cyrus IMAP project home
  26. ^ DAViCal RFC Compliance
  27. ^ DavMail project home
  28. ^ Fennel on GitHub
  29. ^ Group-Office website
  30. ^ Nextcloud home
  31. ^ ownCloud home
  32. ^ "A Simple Calendar and Contact Server". Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  33. ^ SabreDAV Supported RFC's
  34. ^ Xandikos
  35. ^ Zentyal Community Edition official Site