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drummergirl 2007-08-04 10:08 AM

How do I import/sync iCal Tasks
 
I have OF setup and all my tasks are in iCal. When I sync, nothing happens. How to I populate OF with the iCal tasks? I know there has to be something simple here that I am overlooking. Thanks.

pvonk 2007-08-04 10:38 AM

When you created tasks in iCal, did you identify them with calendars that correspond with OF contexts? If you have any tasks in OF, did they appear in iCal; if so, what calendars?

drummergirl 2007-08-04 10:51 AM

I figured this one out just a few minutes ago and got it working...

I created contexts in OF and synced. Then I dragged my previously created iCal tasks into the corresponding OF contexts and synced OF again. That worked. Now I have it all up and running and syncing to my palm. Time to go through the inbox now... :)

scb 2007-08-05 11:14 AM

I figured out the same procedure myself today. It seemed to work, but it's hard to know given that I copied about 400 todos.

I hope the final interface to iCal will be more user friendly. Specifically, I'd like to see the following:
1. A preference pane with an [URL="http://playlistmag.com/publications/playlist/images/itunescalendars.gif"]iSync-like[/URL] checklist of calendars to sync, and
2. Elimination of the "OF: " prefix

pvonk 2007-08-06 09:18 AM

[QUOTE=scb;18804]
2. Elimination of the "OF: " prefix[/QUOTE]

I felt the same way when "OF:" was first used, but now I like it. With all the calendars I have in iCal and the subset I sync with my Palm, it's too easy to 'unshow' one of the OF contexts in the calendars without some clue that the calendar in question is for OF.

scb 2007-08-07 02:06 AM

[QUOTE=pvonk;18832]I felt the same way when "OF:" was first used, but now I like it. [/QUOTE]

Calendars can certainly be named this way for user tracking purposes, but to require such syntax for designating calendars to be synchronized with OF is unnecessary and not in the spirit of the Mac interface.

tom friedhof 2007-09-05 07:11 AM

[QUOTE=scb;18804]2. Elimination of the "OF: " prefix[/QUOTE]

Personally I think the prefix should be customizable in the preferences for OmniFocus. I would rather use the @ symbol, because that brings that category to the top of the list in my Blackberry categories.

scb 2007-09-05 08:50 AM

If there was no connection between the calendar name and its OF sync status, you could name your calendars using any naming rubric that works for you.

To me, requiring the use any prefix or naming convention has the feel of a command line interface and is rather ugly in a GUI.


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