Address Birthday Reminders

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kangorillas, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. kangorillas macrumors newbie

    kangorillas

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    I was wondering if there is an App or a method to set up birthday reminders from your address book? I'm aware that you can set up an alarm through iCal, but I'm trying to get pass having to manually add all my contacts birthdays in iCal lol. thanks
     
  2. Peace macrumors P6

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  3. kangorillas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hardy har har, arent you the funny one :p . Anywho i found an app Dates to iCal. thanks everyone ;)
     
  4. kangorillas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't mean to double post but nvm the app doesn't still to work with Leopard :(
     
  5. euphotic macrumors newbie

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    MenuCalendarClock App

    Well there's another App that's called MenuCalandarClock. As of this post ver 2.7.5 if for Tiger and ver 3 is for Leopard OS.

    Find it at: http://www.objectpark.net/mcc.html

    It does many things but lets just get to an un-detailed:

    How to have MenuCalandarClock copy ALL your 'Address Book' birthdays to iCal instantly for you to then set custom alarms as you wish:

    1) Download the FREE trial version for your OS and install it.*
    2) Open iCal and click on the + button at the bottom left corner [​IMG]
    to make a new calandar
    3) Name it MCClock Birthdays (...or whatever you like-you can change it or it's color at anytime)
    4) Open the MenuCalandarClock Preferences by clicking on the calendar [​IMG] at the top right of your monitor (by the 'spotlight' icon) and clicking ":apple:"+",".
    5) Click on the Birthday Cake icon [​IMG]
    6) Make sure that the "Copy birthdays into this iCal calendar:" is checked, select the iCal calendar you created from the pop-down menu and click on the "Copy Now" button.
    6) DONE! Now go in and set the custom alerts or buy the app to have it do it automatically.

    * If you decide you want to unlock the extra features for the $19.99 registration and you're planning on upgrading from Tiger to Leopard soon, do it after you upgrade to Leopard. Otherwise you'll have to pay again for the Leopard MenuCalandarClock version.


    More info (if you like reading):

    MenuCalendarClock is able to write birthday dates that are in the Address Book application into a specified iCal calendar (and keeping the iCal calendar up to date). Checking 'Copy birthdays into this iCal calendar:' activates this functionality. You may then chose a local calendar to write the birthdays into. The 'Copy Now' button forces immediate copy action.
    You may even automatically set an alarm for the birthday entries. To do this check 'XX days in advance' and specify the number of days where you will be notified before a birthday day. Adding a sound to the notification is also possible (check box 'add sound to message'). This feature is only available in the registered version.


    More info (if you like video):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk3Qb0lgM4s):
    and
    http://revver.com/video/220538/review-menucalendarclock/
     
  6. Alrescha macrumors 68000

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    I just click "Show Birthdays Calendar" in iCal preferences, but that's just me.

    A.

    :)
     
  7. jxn macrumors newbie

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