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  • 45. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    Brian Greenstone Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Well, I just downloaded it.  I hope that does the trick.  If so, it'll be the best Mac application in years!

     

    -Brian

  • 46. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    GREAT to hear about this!!!!!   DO YOU KNOW if it works with BusyCal as well as with Apple's "Calendars" (former iCal)???

     

    I've moved to BusyCal about 5 months ago because I just have to have snooze functionality-- snooze things 20-30 times each day! (that sounds like I'm a procrastinator!!) 

     

    Thanks for any additional info and I'll check with both companies as well.

     

    Best regards,

     

     

    Steve Schulte

    Friday 22 March 2013

  • 47. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    ElNono Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    SnoozeMaster uses EventKit, which is the API Apple introduced in 10.8 to access Calendar events and alarms.

     

    Definitely compatible with iCal. I'm unaware what BusyCal uses.

  • 48. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    Brian Greenstone Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I just had my first alarm go off since installing it, and it worked pefectly!  This SnoozeMaster is awesome!  One thing to note, however, is that my iCal notification returned a minute later after Snoozing it with SnoozeMaster.  Upon reading the docs I noticed that yes, I need to turn off Calendar notifications in the System Settings so that I don't get both SnoozeMaster and Notifications - just SnoozeMaster.

     

    -Brian

  • 49. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    Richard Baskett Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    It's working wonderfully so far. Sadly it doesn't work with the birthday calendar since it says it is read only. Is there any way around that?

  • 50. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have just heard from both BusyCal and snoozemaster.  It seems similar to what you are reporting for Apple's cCalendar 6.0 (formerly iCal) program.  One simply has to turn off the calendar notification in the BusyCal program.  That is similar to what you are saying about Apple's calendar 6.0 program.

     

    I'm going to try this shortly but I would appreciate any comments of the type of snoozes that you can do it seems there are lots of choices.

     

    Myself, I like to set an alarm like this (for example):

     

    On Monday morning I know that I have to check out a webinar event on Thursday at 2 PM. So I set the event for Thursday at 2 PM. I put two or sometimes even three alarms on this: an alarm to go off on Wednesday morning, an alarm to go off four hours before the event and then a third alarm to go off 15 minutes before the event.

     

    Why do I do that? Because I know I need several hours of preparation the day before the webinar so when that alarm goes off on Wednesday morning it's a good reminder that during the day Wednesday I have to do that work. Of course I likely snooze that first alarm that goes off maybe as much as two or three hours and then maybe snooze it for 15 or 20 minutes segments during the day. When I finish that work on Wednesday the final snooze that comes up on Wednesday I dismiss.  Now on Thursday morning that alarm the second alarm comes up 4 hours prior to the event.  That's great because I didn't want to remember this 15 minutes before I wanted to remember it 4 hours before so I have time to do any final preparation in case my schedule is changed.  Likely I'll set that one with the BusyCal to occur again 20 minutes prior to the event.  And of course the third alarm goes off 15 minutes prior but I'd rather have two alarms be going off rather than none.  And of course it anytime I can dismiss the alarms.

     

    Also with snoozemaster it would be nice to know if instead of just snoozing if one can go to the alarm  (SHOW ALARM) in order to change it let's say the webinar has now been pushed to Friday.  Is that SHOW ALARM (go to the actual even in the Calendar) possible with Snoozemaster?

     

    Thanks for any feedback!

     

    Best regards,

     

     

    Steve Schulte

    Friday 22 March 2013

  • 51. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    ElNono Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    The Birthday calendar is dynamically created by the system from your Contacts. Unfortunately, we're limited to what Apple has allowed EventKit to do at this time. Two other limitations people should be aware of:

     

    - EventKit won't allow SnoozeMaster to set alarms on events created from a meeting invitation. For some reason, Apple lets iCal do it, but it won't let EventKit do it.

    - EventKit cannot manage delegated calendars. This is a limitation that exists on EventKit on iOS also, and while there are some workarounds, it doesn't quite work out of the box.

     

    These are all EventKit limitations at this point in time. For general usage, they shouldn't be a problem, but it's something we feel people should be aware of.

     

    At any rate, pease feel free to contact us on our info or support email accounts with any questions.

  • 52. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    ElNono Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Thanks everyone for the positive comments and feedback. Just want to let everyone know we're taking notes, and hopefully we can make everyone happy.

  • 53. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Hello again!

     

    Can you reply to my questions above-- the key one being whether SnoozeMaster has the choice to SHOW THE EVENT instead of snoozing - i.e. in case I have to change or delete the event.

     

    Thanks! 

     

    Best regards,

     

     

    Steve Schulte

    Friday 22 March 2013

  • 54. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    CORRECTION:  I wrote "SHOW ALARM" but I meant to write "SHOW EVENT"----- sorry about the possible confusion…

     

    Steve

    Friday 22 March 2013

  • 55. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    ElNono Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Steve, it does not have that option at this time. We'll look into adding the ability of doing something like that.

  • 56. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    Mark Burr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Awesome, just downloaded this and had my first snooze pop up.

     

    Many thanks for developing this and I look forward to any improvements over time. (maybe a drop down menu like Lion used to do with the common snoozes in it, rather than typing in a value).

     

    Thanks

  • 57. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    ElNono Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Mark, you can do that right now, but it's even better: Go to the Snooze menu on your menubar and select Preferences. You then configure preset snooze options there. When an event pops up, you'll have a drop down menu on the snooze button to pick from your presets.

     

    You can configure your presets just like Lion or make up your your own.

  • 58. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    Stephen Schulte1 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    OK what I understand (and I've not yet purchased the program) is this:

     

    • You can snooze events with a number of choices
      • But you don't get a drop-down menu, you have to type-in a number --WAIT IT SEEMS THERE IS A DROPDOWN MENU-- JUST SAW ANOTHER REPLY AS I WAS TYPING THIS.
      • You cannot go to the event from snoozemaster - you need to probably cancel the alarm/alert and then just manually go to the event
    • There is not (as yet) a place where you can go to see a list of all the alarms that have been set. That was never a feature of iCal even 10 years ago, and is not a feature (I don't think) of BusyCal but it sure would be great to have a list of alarms.  With BusyCal you can see a little alarm bell on each individual alarm (which Calendars does NOT have) but no where is there a place to just show a list of all alarms and when they are due to go off.  That would be nice!  (I'm asking a lot!!)

     

    Best regards,

     

     

    Steve Schulte

    Friday 22 March 2013

  • 59. Re: calendar alerts don't have snooze
    Mark Burr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    lol, yes just seen this

     

    I wondered what the zzzzzzzzz menu was at the top of my screen and then found the preferences

     

    Am configuring my usual presets right now.

     

    Thanks again