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Isn't iCal the best calendar?

Of course, you need a Mac but then aren't you supposed to use the best tools money can buy?  :)
Steve
Friday, February 10, 2006
 
 
Wow.  I'm a happy Mac owner and I don't even know where to begin.

Please don't make statements like this, snarky or not.  It just invites trouble.
Larry Send private email
Friday, February 10, 2006
 
 
Here I am!
Trouble
Friday, February 10, 2006
 
 
Brother of Trouble
Friday, February 10, 2006
 
 
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> Steve

Mr Jobs - will you stop trolling JoelOnSoftware and get back to the board meeting.
Martin Send private email
Friday, February 10, 2006
 
 
We use iCal for everything in our company and it works flawlessly and does all the stuff joel mentioned. But it's mac only, so not a valid choice for him.

But maybe there are vcal/ical (the format) based calendar products for windows?
compilenix
Friday, February 10, 2006
 
 
I use iCal for my personal calendar since I have a Mac, but it is really, really slow.
Luke Francl
Friday, February 10, 2006
 
 
When I read the first reviews of it, they said it was a great application that doesn't play well with others.

More specifically, if everything you needed to do could be done within a calendar program, iCal is fantastic. I used it for a while as a to-do list, and I do like the interface. However, if you needed to integrate it with (or import/export to Address Book, Mail, Thunderbird, iChat, whatever), it falls down badly.

Has this changed in the past year or so?
TheDavid
Friday, February 10, 2006
 
 
But can you have an event with separate timezones for the start and end times? I tried turning on the timezone support in iCal, but it would let me choose only one timezone per event.

Other than that, everything seems to be there.
Aapo Laitinen Send private email
Friday, February 10, 2006
 
 
"""However, if you needed to integrate it with (or import/export to Address Book, Mail, Thunderbird, iChat, whatever), it falls down badly.
Has this changed in the past year or so?"""

There's basic Address Book integration - you can drag AB entries to iCal to create events - and the usual .ics import/export/publish/subscribe. Apart from that I think it's roll-your-own; no public Cocoa API like AB, unfortunately (see CALCore.framework), but most of the above are pretty scriptable with a only modicum of teeth grinding via AppleScript (or Perl or Python [1]). Thunderbird I don't know about though (XPCOM?).

HTH
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[1] See:

http://search.cpan.org/dist/Mac-Glue/ -- Perl Apple event bridge
http://freespace.virgin.net/hamish.sanderson/appscript.html -- Python Apple event bridge
http://homepage.mac.com/philip_aker/osa/osa.html -- basic OSA language components (should allow you to run Perl/Python code as alarms)
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Saturday, February 11, 2006
 
 

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