What Do You Use for Calendar/Contacts?

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  1. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

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    To all of you who use a PowerPC Mac as your daily driver: What apps do you use for your calendar and contacts and why?

    I use iCal and Address Book because they can sync to my iPods and Address Book works with Mail. I like the UI and features as well.

    I thought it would be interesting to see what everybody else uses. Maybe I'll find something I like better than the Apple apps! :)

    EDIT: Also meant to ask about note taking and what app you use for that. I haven't found a good note taking app for PowerPC yet!
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Google. All platforms.

    Because Google can be imported in to iCal and Address Book. ANNNDDD! Both of those sync with Entourage. I use Entourage 2008 on my Leopard Macs and Office 2011 on my Intel Mac.

    So, an edit on my Mac (PowerPC or Intel) reflects to Google and an edit on my iDevices also reflects to Google and then back down to all other devices connected.

    I went this route back with iOS 6 because iCloud would not push edits to Entourage.
     
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  5. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I had no idea TenFourBird would sync with calendars and contacts, let alone iCloud! Thanks! :)
     
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    I use Mail and Entourage for my different mail accounts. Contacts are synced with Entourage and iCal syncs with my Mac Mini G4 Server. I'll have a look at Tenfourbird as it looks promising for iCloud. I'd be absolutely happy if there whas a chance to use iWork online with my PPCs or at least have a sync for the docs
     
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    I use iCal. Did a timetable for something, took a screenshot of the window and sent it to my iPad. Works real well
     
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    TenFourBird (OSX)
    Thunderbird (Linux)

    Use Fruux as a sync across all my devices (because I don't trust the evil empires)
     
  9. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If I understand you correctly, you have contacts and calendars synced across Macs... this would be REALLY useful for me. Could you go into more detail on how you did i?
     
  10. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Tried out Tenfourbird. It's amazing! However I can't figure out how to sync it with iCloud :confused:. How did you do it?
     
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    You have to choose "Apple" in the Mail accounts prefs. Be careful, you have to use then your Apple-ID , but not your usual password (when i remember correctly), instead you will use a six-digit code cause of the two-facto-authentification.

    see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204397
     
  12. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I got mail working, it's the calendar and contacts I'm having trouble with. I can't find any way to connect TFB to a CalDav server, I simply can't find the preference/place to do it!
     
  13. topbanana_ macrumors member

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    Lightning plugin for CalDav (now part of Thunderbird I believe but maybe not TFB yet but it can be added from the plugins) and SOGO plugin for contacts.
     
  14. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, but I can't find any of these... I've found information but no download :/. Do you have a version you could upload?
     
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    To keep PPC-macs, intel-macs and iOS in sync I use:

    on a daily base:
    - TaskPaper 1.0 (PPC), TaskPaper 3 (intel), Taskmator (iOS) for Outlines (Sync via Dropbox)

    rarely:
    - SOHO Organizer for Sync iCloud Cal/Contacts. (Sync via iCloud)
    - MacJournal 5(PPC) / 6 (intel) und iOS-App for text-notes (pictures don't sync with the PPC-version). Sync via iOS-device (PPC<> iOS <> intel)
    - SOHO-Notes for text-notes, PDF and pictures (PPC/intel/iOS); Sync via iOS-device (PPC<> iOS <> intel)
    Unfortunately support for SOHO-Notes/Organizer will be dropped with future macOS-versions, since the program code seems to be to old to be upgraded ...

    for my "old-fashioned" PageSender Fax-Center I run an separate Contact-database within the contacts-app (which is unfortunately not able to be in sync with iCloud) and manually spread that contact database to the other PPC-macs by export/import.

    Paperless-Office (also for notes) = my bread&butter-app: DEVONthink
    on each Mac I've created a DEVONthink-folder within my user-folder which holds another DT-folder primarily for that specific mac. With CarbonCopyCloner i make scheduled backups from that mac to an USB-stick as soon as both are connected.
    So the USB-stick holds them all ...
    pb15"/user/documents/DEVONthink/DEVthink-PB15/DT-databases of PB 15"
    pb12"/user/documents/DEVONthink/DEVthink-PB12/DT-databases of PB 12"
    MacBook2008alu/user/documents/DEVthink-MB2008/DT-databases of MB2008
    white intel imac24"/user/documents/DEVthink-iMac/DT-databases of iMac
    etc.
    ... together in one folder with subfolders:
    DEVONthink/DEVthink-PB15/databases; ... /DEVthink-PB12/databases; .../DEVthink-MB2008/databases; .../DEVthink-iMac/databases etc.

    As soon, as the USB-stick is connected, the DEVthink folders of the other macs are synched from USB-stick back to the local mac too.
    Changes to DEVONthink database(s) are only allowed to those databases belonging to their local-mac.
    So I can view and search the other databases too and all Macs are fairly in sync and I have backups both on the USB-stick and each mac.
    I use a DEVthink-folder named-after and for each single mac, because synching with CCC can be scheduled best by this way: one task mac2usb, several tasks usb2mac that run automatically, as soon as mac and USB are connected.
     
  16. topbanana_ macrumors member

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    You're looking in Thunderbird/TFB > Tools > Addons right?

    Add-ons Manager - Mozilla Thunderbird_008.png
     
  17. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just found out about this last night. Before then I was doing web searches! :p

    Lightning came pre-installed. I'll have to look up SOGo later, not at my G5 now (only Mac I have TFB on at the moment).
     
  18. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Given up on Tenfourbird, back to using iCal.

    Has anyone had any success on hooking up iCal to iCloud?
     
  19. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    It's not possible.

    Which is why I switched to just using Google.

    Even if you COULD get it hooked up the link is only one way. If you change anything on the Mac it will NOT reflect up to iCloud.

    If you really want iCloud connectivity on a PowerPC Mac then try and track down a copy of Chronos SOHO Organizer. The last version was universal. Doesn't look like they are offering it for sale anymore though.
     
  20. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK, I don't mind switching to Google as long as I can use it in iCal and it can be used with my iPhone 3GS and iPad mini 1. Thanks. :)
    --- Post Merged, May 13, 2017 ---
    @eyoungren After much searching I can't find a working Google CalDav server to plug into iCal. What do you use?
     
  21. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    IDK. I opened iCal for the first time in a long time today and got met with an authentication error. My password is correct. So, I guess something has happened.
    --- Post Merged, May 13, 2017 ---
    Aha!

    Google sent me an email. Apparently there is a setting to allow 'less secure apps' have access. iCal apparently falls under this. Once switching that setting on everything went back to normal.

    Here is what you need to enter into the account URL: https://www.google.com/calendar/dav/your_username@gmail.com/user

    Where your_username@gmail is your gmail account.
     
  22. bobesch macrumors 6502a

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    Stupid Apple kicks out their own old Cal/Contact-apps instead of providing an update and force users of their own old hardware to switch to it's rival Google ...
    Same with MobileMe/iCloud...
     
  23. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It worked! Thanks! :) Now I just need to figure out how to synchronize it with Address Book...
     
  24. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    @eyoungren you said Address Book could be synced with Google... could you share how you did this? Yahoo isn't working for me, my Macs aren't syncing contacts.
     
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