MacMost Now 296: New Ways To Edit Events in iCal

Snow Leopard includes a new version of iCal that lets you edit events in two new ways that make it much easier to use iCal as your calendar program. You can also easily import and sync Google and Yahoo calendars.

Comments: 9 Responses to “MacMost Now 296: New Ways To Edit Events in iCal”

    Brian Wilde
    10 years ago

    Gary;
    Can you recommend mindmapping software (free and paid)
    I saw your info when i did search on macmost site, but wanted to know the latest.

    Using for personal, hobbys tracking type of stuff.
    Thnks

      10 years ago

      Not really into mind mapping software, so I can’t make a recommendation, sorry.

    John
    10 years ago

    Gary …

    My boss has just offered me the opportunity to work out of my home instead of coming into the office. One condition is that I send him my proposed work calendar at the beginning of each week and as I change it. I will set up a new “Work Calendar” in iCal but I can’t figure out how to email it to him.

    Can you please tell me how?

    Thanks

    J

      10 years ago

      You would normally publish your calendar online and then let your boss subscribe to it. Then he can view it at any time. That’s how iCal and a lot of other calendar software would do it. Otherwise, you could print it out — print as a PDF that is. And then email the PDF. In fact, you can even print and then select “Email PDF” directly from the print dialog.

        Brian Hershkowitz
        10 years ago

        HI, Gary. Another great thing about John’s new Calendar “Work Calendar” is that if he has MobileMe, his boss can view it as a web page, instead of subscribing to it. It is just as up to date as the subscribed version, and his boss doesn’t have to be technically inclined or even using iCal to make this work.

    Marcia
    9 years ago

    I sync my Ical with Google. When I try to add a to do item in Ical I get a message that says you can not add to do items to this calendar. How can I get around this?
    Thanks, Gary!

      9 years ago

      I guess that means that Google calendars don’t support “to do” items. I don’t see any support for it in Google calendars. There is a separate “Tasks” for Google accounts, but it doesn’t seem to be a part of the calendar.

    RH
    9 years ago

    Can any one tell me if it is possible to set the default ical “New Event” start time to say 7am? Every time I put in a new event the default start time is midnight and i have to scroll through to get the time i desire.

      9 years ago

      There isn’t a way to set that easily. But You can double-click in the man iCal interface to add an event and it will not use that default. If you double-click in the month view, it uses the current time. If you double-click in the daily view it will put the event at the time where you click.

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