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iCal TO DOs to my iPhone

4069 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2009 7:29 PM by sdroffice RSS
webdrum007 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Oct 1, 2008 8:13 PM
Hi folks,

*I love my iCal TO DOs*! Been using the heck out of them since iCal first debuted.

Has anyone come across or know of an iPhone App or a native-Apple means to get my iCal TO DOs over to my iPhone?

I had such hopes that my iPhone would be a perfect mate to iCal - but alas - it seems we're left to choose from a plethora of almost-OK apps that don't talk to iCal... Ugh!

Mac Pro 3.0GHz Quad - 12GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), (1) 1TB external WDHD
  • sdroffice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 9, 2008 10:28 PM (in response to webdrum007)
    I am also interested to know why these To Dos do not sync with the iphone.. I have seen a number of To Do apps but I don't know of any that sync automatically with my iCal.

    I would be be keen to hear a response from Mac..
  • Bernard Harte Level 4 Level 4 (3,025 points)
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    Dec 9, 2008 10:41 PM (in response to webdrum007)
    There's no current way to get to dos on the phone via a native Apple route.

    I use which does have a good iPhone app.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), High-Res 17" 2.5GHz 2GB
  • sdroffice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 14, 2008 5:46 AM (in response to Bernard Harte)
    Thanks Bernard, I tried your suggestion but this seemed very complicated and unfriendly. How hard is it to make the exisitng ToDo's in my iCal appear and sync with a iphone app.

    Does anybody know how to get reminders on your wallpaper screen, I remember an app that came out for a brief time during 2.5G, any idea on a similar thing?
  • Steve Ehlers Calculating status...
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    Mar 1, 2009 6:10 PM (in response to webdrum007)
    try this- not free but works

    $9.99 at the app store- works great- they are also working on notes sync.
    macbook 2 gb, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Steve Ehlers Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Mar 2, 2009 6:19 AM (in response to webdrum007)
    They now have a sync program that works directly with iCal and the iphone- no more third party. There is a trial version on the app store.

    macbook 2 gb, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Steve Ehlers Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Mar 2, 2009 9:16 AM (in response to webdrum007)
    macbook 2 gb, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • paul flinton Calculating status...
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    Apr 9, 2009 7:41 AM (in response to webdrum007)
    I must agree with you. I was hesitant to get the iPhone to begin with because the iCal - which is my business calender - was so toy-like compared to PC/Palm based apps. In the end, I did jump hoping to gain other benefits in spite of a very basic calender app.

    Now Apple has forced us into this layered calendar where it is much more difficult to see my details - which is what a calender is for!! Now I'm afraid to update my laptop & iPhone! Arrgghh!

    Both my computers are pushing the end of their life, accelerated by Apple's Leopard, and I'm beginning to wonder if I should continue to invest in Apple products & 'included' proprietary offerings as they 'evolve' in ways I find more hindering than helpful (ie: iMovie anyone) ?.

    Apple - PLEASE go back to the side view details of iCal items. Burying details is not a step forward, it creates more steps & clicks, while providing less information on the fly. What are the benefits of layers?

    Plan B: How can I retain the prior version of iCal in Leopard?

    Plan C: ?

    Thanks for your help.

    G5, Mac OS X (10.5.6), also have macbook
  • EMarkM Calculating status...
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    Apr 10, 2009 3:33 AM (in response to paul flinton)
    Thanks for the Appigo link. I took a quick look, but even that seems complicated and it appears that it does not sync through MobileMe, which I really do require.

    I'm still hoping that iPhone OS 3.0 will offer native full sync with the ToDo part of my iCal. Any more news?
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • CJD2112 Calculating status...
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    Apr 13, 2009 12:42 PM (in response to EMarkM)
    It is a shame that Apple has overlooked "To Do" syncing on the iPhone 3.0 (although admittedly it is only in beta 2 and there are a few months until the official release of firmware 3.0). It is great that "Notes" are finally syncing (which could act as a manual reminder/To Do list).

    As for the Event entry system for iCal 3.0+, I found and LOVE FlexCal.

    From their site:

    "FlexCal is a simple way to get your to-dos or events into your calendar quickly. Simply hit a hotkey (that you define) and a quick entry window pops up — from within any application. The first window is a to-do entry window. Hit the hotkey again and an event entry window appears. Type in your to-do or event, hit return and instantly the item is added to your calendar. It’s that simple."

    Setting your own hot-key allows the ability to simply enter "Command+e" (for example) in order to bring up a user defined Event interface without the numerous clicks iCal currently requires. A HUD windows displays with either a text or graphical interface for adding new events as well as Title, Notes for event, which calendar to place the event, alarms and notifications, etc. One step and you're done, plus it's free.
    8 Core Mac Pro, 2X30" ACD's, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • sdroffice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 14, 2009 7:29 PM (in response to Steve Ehlers)
    Hi Steve, you mentioned that they now have a trial version of the app we are all looking for, where do I find this?

    Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPhone 2.5G


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