iCal Appreciation Thread

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Can iCal import my calendar from Entourage X?



[ 08-01-2002: Message edited by: ShawnPatrickJoyce ]</p>
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  • Reply 1 of 21
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    - is iCal out yet ?

    - No !



    ah, I don't know really. maybe ? anyone ?



    btw. look here :<a href="http://www.apple.com/ical/"; target="_blank">http://www.apple.com/ical/</a>;
  • Reply 2 of 21
    You've been less than helpful. It is a somewhat technical question, and one that apple.com/ical does not answer. The reason I ask this is because I need a calendar to keep track of my schedules from the first day of classes to iCal's release date in September. Microsoft Entourage does the job, but certainly not as elegantly as iCal. Personally, I'm excited that a calendaring product as well-designed as iCal finally will come to the market. I have considered purchasing Market Circle's <a href="http://www.marketcircle.com/index.html"; target="_blank">Daylight</a>, but I have no need for a full-fledged CRM.
  • Reply 3 of 21
    akacakac Posts: 510member
    iCal isn't even available to beta testers, ADC members, nobody. Only people within Apple have it - and even there its very tightly guarded.



    So you won't get your answer here or anytime soon.
  • Reply 4 of 21
    I see. I hoped (in futility, retrospectively) that some features not listed on apple's iCal page were known. Well, thank you.
  • Reply 5 of 21
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    Entourage has a palm sync (well, had - they had posted it, and then they took it down again. Presumably it'll be back soon), and so does iCal. So you could at the least go that route if you have a palm.
  • Reply 6 of 21
    Interesting idea, BRussel. It might save time in my quest to become the most organized Honors English major- ala iCal.



    Group Meeting:

    Leader: "So, what date can we meet?"

    Entourage X User: *scroll, squints eyes at tiny calendar space* "Um, give me a minute"

    iCal User: "Why, according to my easy to read calendar, next Thursday I am free from 4pm- 6pm.

    Entourage X User: "Umm... I know I'm free from 2am-6am..." *nervous laugh*
  • Reply 7 of 21
    pyr3pyr3 Posts: 946member
    [quote]Originally posted by BRussell:

    <strong>Entourage has a palm sync (well, had - they had posted it, and then they took it down again. Presumably it'll be back soon), and so does iCal. So you could at the least go that route if you have a palm.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I was thinking the same thing. I basically use my palm as my calendar and use the sync with outlook (I run a pc, for now) to backup what I have on my palm and so that I don't have to whip out my palm when I'm at the computer.
  • Reply 8 of 21
    How did MacNN receive these <a href="http://www.macnn.com/feature.php?id=356"; target="_blank">screenshots</a>?
  • Reply 9 of 21
    I believe the screenshots were taken at MWNY, as the gallery is part of a Macworld wrap up. They were probably just screen grabs from the computers on the floor sent to their iDisk or something... I doubt that anyone had iCal the same day it was announced, especially since no one outside of Apple seems to have access to it...



    Also, one of the screenshots appears to have the screen resolution of one of the new 17" iMacs and the email addresses in the screenshots displaying the invite capability are of the "[email protected]" variety.



    just my 2¢



    -Kevin



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  • Reply 10 of 21
    animaniacanimaniac Posts: 122member
    I got hold of beta versions of iCal and iSync; however, I was unable to toy around with them since 6C106 does not have support (ie. required frameworks) for them.
  • Reply 11 of 21
    blue2kdaveblue2kdave Posts: 652member
    After looking at the screenshots, I saw something I hadn't noticed before, a To Do list. Maybe I just missed it, but that means that all I need is Memos and that replaces Palm Desktop (and then some). So what we need is an easy way to transfer our contacts/calendars/to dos/memos from our current PIMs, and we're set. An all Apple, very cool solution to syncing nirvana.



    Also, know how they say MS gets it right on the second try? It seems with the iApps, Apple gets it right the second time.
  • Reply 12 of 21
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    Seems to me that iCal can only export to a WebDAV server from what I have seen. That is bad, I wish they could do some HTML because it would be useful for my mommy! <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 13 of 21
    This app alone does not fit the "PIM" bill, but together with Address Book, Mail, and iChat, it looks like one killer PIM combo. One minor setback for Address Book is that I don't have pictures for all of my contacts. Damn. And it looks so cool to have such!
  • Reply 14 of 21
    [quote]Originally posted by Animaniac:

    <strong>I got hold of beta versions of iCal and iSync; however, I was unable to toy around with them since 6C106 does not have support (ie. required frameworks) for them.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Feel free to send those my way... You know, if you feel generous. Not that this is a trading place or anything.



  • Reply 15 of 21
    frawgzfrawgz Posts: 547member
    Think Secret has some shots and a basic report if anyone's interested.
  • Reply 17 of 21
    frawgzfrawgz Posts: 547member
    I think I would have preferred "White Rabbit" over "iCal."
  • Reply 18 of 21
    escherescher Posts: 1,811member
    With iCal and iSync coming in September, I hope that I will be able to ditch Palm Desktop. Palm Desktop is getting old.



    Loved the iCal feature at Think Secret. I've really enjoyed Nick's extensive software coverage over the last year and a half.



    Escher
  • Reply 19 of 21
    dividenddividend Posts: 119member
    Well, having looked at iCal at thinksecret it looks really great, and with iSync you can sync it with your palm - BUT, will syncing only work with bluetooth? That would mean, for making iCal really useful you would have to spend money for the bluetooth adapter and for a bluetooth-card to your palm. Pretty expensive.... and no point in using iCal if you are using a palm as well, why have two calendars when you can have one? any ideas?
  • Reply 20 of 21
    dividenddividend Posts: 119member
    oh, an other thing that I hope that not make it to iCal. in iTunes, if you press the red button, your window disappears but the programme is still running. in iPhoto, pressing the red closes the programme. Where is the consistency? I heard that the dock-icon displays current date, fine, but not if it forces you to have a calendar-window open...
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