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  • 15. Re: Need calendar solution
    secret agent girl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "Files" as in data. Sorry for the confusion. I want to be able to access, see, search, edit, and print out calendar appointments locally and without having to be on the 'net 100% of the time.

     

    But Google doesn't make something that runs on a PC and allows local access and editing of data, does it? By local access I mean something that can run without necessarily being connected to the Internet.

  • 16. Re: Need calendar solution
    paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,060 points)

    You can see both a Google calendar and iCloud calendar on your iPhone.  Why don't you try it?  You'll learn a lot more a lot faster by experience.

     

    If you have a Gmail account, you already have a Google calendar.  Sync it with your iPhone (see 2nd post of this thread) and see how it works.

  • 17. Re: Need calendar solution
    paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,060 points)

    "Files" as in data. Sorry for the confusion. I want to be able to access, see, search, edit, and print out calendar appointments locally and without having to be on the 'net 100% of the time.

    I assume by 'data', you mean appointments, as that's pretty much all you have in a calendar.

     

    You can do everything you want with a Google calendar, except access it without the internet.  For that you need something like Outlook.

     

    Do you travel to areas with your computer or iPhone that you don't have internet access?

     

    Note that on your iPhone, you have full access to your calendar without internet access because the iPhone's calendar is a client on the device. 

  • 18. Re: Need calendar solution
    Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,850 points)

    secret agent girl wrote:

     

    "Files" as in data. Sorry for the confusion. I want to be able to access, see, search, edit, and print out calendar appointments locally and without having to be on the 'net 100% of the time.

     

    But Google doesn't make something that runs on a PC and allows local access and editing of data, does it? By local access I mean something that can run without necessarily being connected to the Internet.

     

    Once your Google Calendar is sycn'd with the local program (iOS Calendar on the iPhone, Calendar on a Mac, Outlook on a PC,...) the data is not just online, but stored locally in that programs data files or database.  At that point, even if you loose connectivity, the sync'd data remains as entries in the calendar program and can be searched, printed, and so forth as needed.

     

    It's the same for any internet based calendar account - the data is actually downloaded to the local program, not streamed in real time, so it remains as local data once downloaded, or until you remove it from the local program.

     

    Now, if you change something in outlook, it would not appear on the iPhone until outlook can connect to the internet, update the online copy of the google calendar, which would then be available to the iPhone the next time it syncs with the google online account.

  • 19. Re: Need calendar solution
    secret agent girl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just read that Windows Vista or Windows 7 is necessary--that XP is too old. And that I would need Outlook 2007 or 2010 on my desktop PC to be able to have a local copy. Do others concur?

     

     

    I guess the original question is really 2 Qs--1 about being able to sync one calendar with my partner and 1 about being able to sync all my calendars with software on my desktop PC.

  • 20. Re: Need calendar solution
    NormfromKS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So how can you add an event on the iPhone 4s and add invitees. There is no field for it that I can find. This is the one feature that I really need and know that Apple did not get bested by Andriod on this feature.

  • 21. Re: Need calendar solution
    secret agent girl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I apparently have a "knack" for losing data...

     

    I've already tried, but I can't see how to "connect" this google calendar which is supposedly linked to my gmail acct. But wouldn't I have to give my partner my google/gmail password to be able to access the calendar also?

  • 22. Re: Need calendar solution
    KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (37,765 points)

    No. Look at the help pages on Google. You can find instructions for sharing calendars there.

  • 23. Re: Need calendar solution
    paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,060 points)

    In the top right of the Calendar app is a + sign.  Tap this to add an event.  There's an Invitees field in the event setup screen.

     

    Do you have an iPhone?  If so, add a few events and see how you like it.

  • 24. Re: Need calendar solution
    paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (19,060 points)

    On your iPhone, under Settings > Mail > your Gmail account, do you have Calendars turned on?

     

    Sharing Google calendars... http://support.google.com/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=36598

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