Your days brim with appointments and activities: your daughter’s soccer practice, your son’s violin lesson, your neighbor’s dinner party. You need an easy-to-use tool that not only helps you stay on top of your events but lets others in your life do so as well. Enter iCal 2.
Enjoy the View
With so many events demanding your attention, you need to expand or narrow your calendar view at the click of a button. iCal allows you to choose between viewing your schedule by day, week or month. And its easy to find things on your calendar using iCals powerful search feature. Just type in what youre looking for in the search field, and the matching results appear as theyre found. Go to any event simply by clicking on the event name in the search results list. Or use Spotlight to search for calendar events and To Dos by summary, location, organizer, attendees and more right from your Desktop.
Keep it Together (or Apart)
iCal helps you organize your schedule by letting you create as many separate calendars as you need. Create a calendar for home, a different one for school, a third for work and so on. Distinguishing between calendars is quick and easy. You give each its own color, and your color choices are unlimited. iCal gives you a single unified window showing all of your calendars at once, so you can easily spot scheduling conflicts. Or choose to see, say, only your home events and your childrens activities. Just select the calendars you want to view at any given moment.
Share and Share Alike
Keep your friends and family in the loop. With a .Mac account (or your own WebDAV server), iCal lets you publish your calendar on the Internet so others can see when youre available. And if they’re iCal users themselves, they can subscribe to your calendars. iCal is perfect for maintaining school calendars, days off, breaks and sports events, not to mention class schedules, homework, activities and office hours. iCal is also great for enabling dozens of subscribers in youth groups, scout troops, sports clubs and fan clubs stay informed about scheduled group activities in their organizations.
Dont go it alone: With iCal 2.0, you can invite friends and family to events. iCal lets you create and edit your own invitations, send them via your Address Book, update your guest list, keep track of attendee responses and receive updated status information. A centralized notification box keeps all your invitations and responses in one easy-to-access location so you can manage events right inside iCal instead of your busy email inbox. The handy iCal Dock icon alerts you of new attendee responses even when your calendar is hidden.
Subscribe to Your Interests
Want to stay in the know about events that might interest you? iCal can help here, too. At the click of a mouse, you can easily subscribe to any number of public calendars available on the Internet. Subscribe to your local sports teams schedule and never miss a game. Be the first to know when your favorite band is coming to town by subscribing to its tour schedule. Visit our calendar library or iCalShare.com to find thousands of calendar subscriptions.
Stay in Sync
Now you dont have to be tied to your desk to stay up to date. Using iSync, iCal 2.0 lets you synchronize your calendar info on your Mac with your mobile phone, PDA and even your iPod, so you can take your calendar with you wherever you go. With .Mac, changes to your iCal calendars are continuously synced over multiple Macs (with Mac OS X 10.2 or higher) and on your .Mac account.
Never miss another birthday because you didnt transfer it from your contacts list to your daily planner. iCal 2.0 automatically displays birthdays listed in your Address Book right in your calendar. And adding or removing birthdays is easy: Make a change in your Address Book and iCal displays up-to-date birthday information.
Take a hard copy of your days busy schedule along with you, thanks to new iCal printing options. Print by day, week or month or using the new list layout which displays your events and To Dos in a compact, chronological list, ideal for at-a-glance reference. iCal supports both color and black-and-white printing so you can print multiple calendars on any printer you use at home or at work.