Trying to get the most out of iCal.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mikelong622, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. mikelong622 macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2006
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    I was inspired to ask this question when I again forgot to pay my Amazon credit card bill. I use iCal and I keep all my due dates for my bills on it, but as far as I know, it doesn't really do any good unless iCal is open and you are looking at it.

    I'd like to find an addon that sets reminders or notifications for upcoming events or even just the events of that day. Perhaps this feature is built into iCal already and I just don't know how to use it.

    The perfect thing would be if there is an addon out there that just puts something small on the desktop or in the menubar on days where there is an event scheduled.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I guess the lesson to be learned here is not to use credit cards.
  2. NicP macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2005
    When you edit an ical item you can create an alarm. The alarm drop-down menu has several options, it can display a message on the screen, send an email, open a file, or run a script.

    Also, there are dashboard widgets that display the days events,( If you are unhappy with these being displayed in the dashboard it is possible to have it display on the desktop (although i havent tried this myself)
  3. martyrk macrumors regular


    Nov 28, 2007
    In Lab
    Is running ical on desktop a program I have to download or how do I do this?

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