Am I missing something with the Calendar?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by has.marvel, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. has.marvel macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2012
    I did a search back away in time and did not find anything on this so I thought I would post it. I am a new Mac user, came over because I am a happy user of iPhone and iPad. I have been very disappointed with the calendar app on the Mac. Getting to sue similar apps for such functions was one of my reasons for going Mac. The calendar app seems to allow only one way to create a new event and that is to type something in like "tennis on 3/2 at Sportsclub from 9am to noon". That is real pain as far as I am concerned. I would rather select a day and time and then type in just the event and place which the iPhone app allows. Why is this app so restrictive, allowing just one way to create events? Does not seem to fit the Apple easy to use model at all.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    I am not that proficient with Calendar, but I would do it like this:

    Did the above help?
  3. Bobby.e macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2012
    I don't like the standard calendar app. I use BusyCal.
  4. jacodb macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011
    Go to the date you want to insert the meeting. Double click on the time you want to schedule the meeting. A popup will appear where you can set the specific time, reminders, invite people, and type in what meeting. Calendar on Mac has the exact same functions as Calendar on iPhone and iPad.
  5. AnnaCody macrumors regular


    Aug 21, 2010
    Bobby.e: thank you so much I AM IN HEAVEN. I recently upgraded to ML and have been going crazy trying to get Calendar to work :eek:

    I saw your post and just downloaded BusyCal....where have I been??? I am so glad Calendar didn't work. This app is so much better.

    Wishing you the best always :D
  6. palmharbor, Aug 2, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 2, 2013

    palmharbor macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2007
    Not intuitive

    Frequently the field for entering information does NOT pop up and most of the time you must right click to get information, in order to give the event a title
    by adding that information in the blank field. There is no opportunity for labeling something in color to denote importance. I think it needs improvement but don't count on it.
  7. Cubytus macrumors 65816

    Mar 2, 2007
    You CAN create different color calendars, but it's true that a 3-level priority, like in the task list, would be appreciated. However iCal does work quite well for me most of the time.

    If there's an Apple software that I don't really like, it would be iPhoto. Makes no sense for me to split photos by event as I am snapping pictures as subject comes, and subjects may be very different in one session.

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