Importing into iCal

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ariamus, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. Ariamus macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2008
    Central Jersey
    Hello all,

    I'm wondering if there is a simple way to import a text file format into iCal. I have a variety of operations that would become immensely easier to do if I could create a CSV file, for example, in Excel or Open Office and then just import that into iCal, rather than sit there and type each item individually.

    I have both event data and tasks that I need to do bulk imports for.

    I've searched high and low and most of what I find involves importing CSV into other applications and then exporting it to VCal files before finally bringing the data into iCal.

    There has to be a simpler way. I would appreciate any assistance provided.
  2. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
  3. harv822 macrumors newbie


    Feb 6, 2009
    Chicago area
    A program to create iCal entries from CSV

    I'm in a similar situation. I have a Casio PDA that's updated via a PC program, and an ancient version of Calendar Creator (actually two versions). I can create CSV entries from CC, so that would be a way to create an iCal calendar.

    Apparently, the program called iCalMaker seems to be able to do the job.

    Has anyone used it?

    It's described at versionTracker:

    Reviews run the gamut from ecstatic to stupid whining. (3.6 stars of a possible 5)

    It's not cheap ($34.95), and its last update was in 2006. It also does not run in older versions of Mac OS.

    That said, it's much more flexible that what I'd use it for.

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