Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 10:28 AM (in response to GreatestThe)
I guess I'm not the only one disappointed about the latest changes in iCal. I use iCal as a defining app on my MacBook Pro. It's open virtually all the time and the combination of a 7-day calendar view + to do list is indispensable. I can't see the merits of separating "reminders" into a separate app, which only serves to make things less usable. What happened to simplicity? Making an endeavor more work and more time consuming is a step backwards. Please change this back-it was simple and a great tool for managing events and to do's.
Don't know if you've noticed, but there are virtually zero entries on this subject that are positive about the change. I have not upgraded to Lion or Mountain Lion because of it, and I don't like the idea of changing to another calendar program and/or to do list program. Apple had it right and then out-tricked yourself with the latest changes. Enough said.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 10:32 AM (in response to dmay3)
Let me add yet another voice to the chorus. This is HORRIBLE!!! How could someone, or a group of "someones" come up with this idea and truly believe it would be beneficial. I want to believe there was at least one person in that room who said, "I don't think this is a good idea." I WANT to believe that...and yet here we are with multiple apps to do simple things that could all be done in one app.
This would be like Ford deciding to put a hand crank back on the front of their cars, or GE deciding a woodstove would be a better option...Ok, perhaps that's a little over the top. But does Apple really want their customers going to third party developers to fix something that was there to begin with?
Please fix this.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 2:31 AM (in response to GreatestThe)
PLEASE APPLE FIX THIS, READ THESE MESSAGES AND SEE THE PAIN IT'S CAUSING! I have just gone to all the trouble to update from snow leopard to mountain lion cause I fell in love with iCal and wanted my reminders to sync over iCloud with my iPhone 5 only to discover now that they've seperated the two and I can no longer add a reminder to a specific calendar nor can I set it to a certain time! Grrrrr I am beyond mad. I love you apple but this is maddening. Please respond to us and tell us WHEN you will fix this, not if.... WE NEED THIS BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS!!!! I can't beleive I went to all that trouble for the one purpose only to find it doesn't even work! I'm so mad I can't sleep now...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2012 5:52 AM (in response to GreatestThe)
You have got to be kidding me. Why does Apple think they can delete a major feature that many people use? Also, my mac seems slower after the upgrade. Plus, there's a Time Machine-based bug where a "file:" dialog complains regularly. I had to create a new backup and sacrifice my old. This is really poor work on their part.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 1:22 AM (in response to GreatestThe)
Just a tip for you guys. You can drag a task from the reminder app to the iCal.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 1:31 AM (in response to wotevermedia)
"Just a tip for you guys. You can drag a task from the reminder app to the iCal."
All of us do not want terminated events, that vere out of sight after more than one day: In the former reminder queue unresolved tasks remained where they should remain: STAYING ON TOP! In SIGHT!
.... right hand side from all that bunch of daily events that fade away.MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to koliaG)
Let me add my voice to the others. Apple, users need some kind of sensibly integrated reminder/calendar app. But really this is part of a much larger, longer-standing issue, which is that Apple has failed for years to take this issue seriously. If you've ever used Entourage or Outlook, Apple's Calendar etc look and feel like toys. Someone once commented that it was inconceivable Steve Jobs ran his life with iCal. Remember as well that when the iPhone first came out it didn't even have a to-do list built in, something I had on my Treo 300 and 600. Wake up, Apple. These products are used by busy grownups.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to mammonist)
I used to depend on Apple for intuitive software and practicality wrapped in elegance. Maybe it's Steve's passing, or laziness or arrogance, but whatever the reason, I simply can't depend on Apple in a transforming technological world. Whether it's the serious dumbing down of so many apps and functions in Mountain Lion (including iCal!!!) or the travesty being passed off as progress that is iTunes 11, Apple's lost their edge. I hope they get it back and LISTEN to their users. If not, it may be up to another company to pick up the ball. It's a huge shame.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 6:06 PM (in response to matthewcornell)
Matt I heard you !!! Apple shouldn't do that.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2013 6:07 PM (in response to William Lloyd)
How can I get to my iCal to do list information that I use to have in the preview version of Ical ?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 6:00 AM (in response to Ukram)
> How can I get to my iCal to do list information that I use to have in the preview version of Ical ?
Well, I reverted to Snow Leopard so I don't recall, but can you open the Reminders app and export or copy from there? Or maybe export the calendar(s) from Calendar and then look at the text file? It's a SOB.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 7:40 AM (in response to dmay3)
The main reason I upgraded to Mountain Lion was to be able to sync over the cloud with my macbook, iphone, and ipad. Having my favorite feature of ical disappear has been a hard pill to swallow. I've heard busycal mentioned, are there any free apps that integrate a to-do list the way ical did, and can sync over the cloud? Is there anyway to revert to the previous ical? Even if the to-do list couldn't sync over icloud, having an integrated calendar and to-do list on my macbook feels like a daily necessity for me.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 7:34 AM (in response to Second Identity)
(2) Post in a more suitable discussion area, e.g., "Useless Whining and Other Fun Stuff"
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2013 1:55 PM (in response to rekster9)
Unfortunately BusyCal doesn't work with Exchange servers anymore. So if you have appointments coming in through an exchange server, BusyCal doesn't deal with them.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 11:13 AM (in response to GreatestThe)
THIS IS SO FRUSTRATING