Currently Being ModeratedJan 23, 2013 11:21 AM (in response to danielleryan)
Just one of the many things Apple decided to break in Lion or Mountain Lion. It defies logic. You can leave feedback here: http://www.apple.com/feedback/ but they've made it difficult since there's no link for "Calendar" only "iCal" which only exists now pre-Mountain Lion, so I guess, go through the OS X link. Good luck.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 1:30 PM (in response to GreatestThe)
fwiw I'm finding fantastical http://flexibits.com/fantastical to do the trick $20 US less than BusyCal, plus the Fantastical iPhone app is pretty sweet, although I like Pocket Informant best for my iPhone
Currently Being ModeratedJan 25, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to Bruce Lorenz)
Yes, also bought it, works fine, is cheaper than busyCal: But, does in no way replace the integration of events plus reminders on one screen: On ONE SCREEN, not a tiny window.
Unbelieveable why they spoiled that "all Your life at a glance"!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 11:20 AM (in response to koliaG)
I will be looking at alternatives too. And I have already left feedback.
I really fear a general breakdown in Apple's ability (or willingness) to design and support world-class software to mesh tightly with its hardware. And the point of paying for the lovely hardware is a superior user experience. The famous ecosystem.
Instead, we get something that reeks of rank stupidity and managerial bungling at a number of levels. While the company sits on tens of billions in cash. Something about this picture is very, very wrong.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 11:31 AM (in response to philslade)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 11:46 AM (in response to philslade)
I will be looking at alternatives too.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 7:44 AM (in response to GreatestThe)
I agreee this is an impressive step backwards. As someone with lots of deadlines which I log on ICal, I like to see a list of what's upcoming. (I used to drag each deadline to the To-Do list on the earlier iCal, and presto! there it was at a glance.) Now, there's no way to see a single list of deadlines I'm facing.
I tried exporting my deadline.ics and then importing it to Reminders (inelegant and annoying as that might be), but Reminders apparently doesn't even import .ics files -- nothing shows up, even though I click through all the approrpirate drop-downs.
Any suggestions on how to compile a simple list of upcoming dates from a specific iCal calender? Without getting into the Wayback Machine and returning to a time when Apple understood and listened to its users. (And don't get me started on Time Zone Support.)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 8:11 AM (in response to BlueCane)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2013 5:45 AM (in response to BlueCane)
Add my voice. It used to "just work". Now it doesn't. I have pointed out the flaws before, but now here is a show stopper: certain alerts either don't work at all, or just pop up quickly and immediately disappear! This really hurts my workflow and I have to have a replacement for this tool now.
Here is a partial list of my Calendar annoyances:
- Alerts cannot set variable snooze time. Only some built-in apparently "random" value is available. What good is that?
- Alarms pull down list gets corrupted. This bug seems not as bad as when I first noticed it on Lion, but is still there.
- Periodically events get duplicated, and they are nearly impossible to remove.
A related feature that I would dearly love (and seems might have been present long ago, perhaps in Leopard): the Dashboard widget can show the events for today, but cannot be used to look at events of any other day. Would be great to have this.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 27, 2013 5:57 AM (in response to jasimon9)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2013 4:29 AM (in response to CT)
I've had mac for over a year now. But I'm still a newbie in terms of usage. I noticed today that iCal in the Applications folder had a round and cross over its icon. This was not the case before my upgrade to Mountain Lion.
I just wanted to confirm is this normal or is it some damage associated files that prevents it from opening up. I'm just not sure if this is the intention given the griping and nostalgia that many previous posters have written. As I'm new, I've not accustomed myself to using using reminders and calendar together, so I'm not as impacted as you guys who've become used to them being combined clearly are. However, they both sync separately using iCloud for me, so the Reminders list and the calendar entries on my iphone, ipad and mac are always up to date regardless of the location and connection to whichever wifi I may be at (or the 3G as the case may be). Am I missing something here?
Thanks in advance, funsky.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2013 4:55 PM (in response to GreatestThe)
You can drag and drop reminders into iCal!!!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 12, 2013 4:55 PM (in response to GreatestThe)
This really is unbelievable. There have been so many inane changes to all the software...dumbing down Final Cut...removing something as staple as "save as" from iwork apps...safari's complete refusal to work with adobe flash (on the mac, not just mobile devices) and my recent (and obviously shared) realization that even reminders doesn't sync with calendar. I'm sorry. I know some people like Siri (my husband even thanks her when she does something!), but I personally find it irritating and somehow narcisstic.
What's going on? Is Apple completely abandoning the loyal users who sustained them before they became a glorified mobile device company?
Kiind of sad and very, very frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2013 7:07 PM (in response to BlueCane)
I had hoped that Mountain Lion would enhance the Reminders / iCal relationship and allow for date specific links to appear in iCal dates, related to the more detailed Reminder list. With the addition of iCloud, it would have created a flawless system that could work across platforms and keep me on schedule, whether I was looking at my iPhone or MacBook Pro.
Unfortunately, that's not the case now. Although the prior merger of the Reminders and iCal was a wee bit stilted, I now have to "juggle" two apps to find out what's immediately due, what's important and what's coming up. And as with any attempt at juggling... things get dropped.
In almost every other aspect of my experience with Apple products, "It All Just Worked." Unfortunately, in this instance, this separation "Just Doesn't Work."
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2013 4:24 AM (in response to Falcon27453)