Calendar (ics) file parsing workaround

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mmetzger, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. mmetzger macrumors newbie

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    May 17, 2007
    #1
    If you're like me and despise receiving calendar invites as the glorious mime-attachment.ics icon at the bottom of e-mails, I'd invite you to look at this:

    http://icsparse.appspot.com

    This is a work in progress I wrote to keep from having to pull out my laptop everytime I receive meeting request. Please let me know if it works for you / how to improve it.
     
  2. petonic macrumors newbie

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    Apr 21, 2010
    #2
    This works like a champ, my new friend! :)

    We use Zimbra, and the meeting .ics attachments are totally unreadable to me on my iPhone. This is a day-saver.

    I'm with you on wanting Apple to support this correctly, but for now, your generous AppSpot app works.

    Thanks again,
    -Mike
     
  3. gmaniPhone macrumors newbie

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    Apr 29, 2010
    #3
    Hallelujah!

    I just found this and it solves the .ics problem that I've had since 2007 when I got the 1G iPhone! thank you thank you thank you! It's crazy that Apple hasn't fixed this after 3 generations of iPhone OS. You, my friend, ROCK!
     
  4. AaronTheYoung macrumors member

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    Jan 27, 2010
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    Finally! A mime-attachment.ics solution.

    This works great. I just informed all of the iPhone users at my company about it. They are loving it.
     
  5. Michae macrumors newbie

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    Dec 26, 2010
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    Another solution is to solve that problem from the other side. I mean to send appointments or tasks which can be read on every device or mailclient. I just found a tool for outlook here that generates an extra mail in html to every appointment or task which is sent. For that tool (which is called "appointmentstyler") everybody can create his/her own templates so that they can be nicely personalized.
     

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