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HT2513 is it possible to import my contacts into my ical?

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is it possible to import my contacts into my ical?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.


    iCal is a calendar it doesn't hold contacts, but it will use your contacts from your contacts file. What is it you wish to do.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,650 points)

    If they have an email address you can add them as attendees/invitees.

  • jgaltshrugged Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is NOT what we (most of us) want to do ... We want to have the information from our contact(s) automatically be available in the calendar event. If we "invite" the contact, they get to see and are asked to respond (accept / decline / maybe) ... NOT always something we want. For example, I am going to an event and I want to remember their face (what they look like - maybe I've only met them once awhile ago), their spouses name, children or business profile / items and I don't want them to know I have made this one of my agenda items for the event. If I entered all this including their profile picture in contacts, I certainly don't want to enter it all again AND BTW, iCal doesn't really have the proper fields for this information anyway. Sure I can use the notes section but this is double entry. As you can see from just this one example, I would not want to invite them to this calendar entry. I can think of many other instances where that would be problematical (to say the leasat) as well.

    It is really incomprehansible that contact, iCal and even mail does not have at least this level of integration.

  • snozdop Level 5 Level 5 (4,820 points)

    Agendus, in the AppStore, does what you want.


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