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behnt 2007-12-04 10:54 AM

ICal sync not complete
 
Maybe i am missing something or just have not read far enough into this but OF syncs with ical but only adds stuff to the to do list and not to the calendar view. Is this normal? Is there any way to have the to do list show up in the calendar view?

Ben

librarymonkey27 2007-12-04 01:23 PM

in another thread
 
read this
[URL]http://forums.omnigroup.com/showthread.php?t=5912[/URL]

behnt 2007-12-04 06:21 PM

Thanks I see that you cant put the items in the calendar view but the reasoning is rational.
"We don't control iCal's interface; they've chosen to present all their "to do" items into a sidebar rather than somewhere on the calendar itself. (We create to do items rather than calendar events, because events have fixed start and end times and our tasks don't: a five-minute task might become available today but be due next Thursday.)"

Still it would be nice if it is possible to have items come up in the calendar view if that is possible. I realize that the OF is quite dynamic but still it would be a great thing to have

Ben

p.s. Great work by the way I love the application and have pre-purchased it. So far it has GREATLY reduced my stress level as a small business operator and in my family life as well. Thank you!

librarymonkey27 2007-12-05 07:11 PM

yes
 
what I said


I found that you can open iCal and drag items from the 'to do list' into a day on the calendar if you like

for what it is worth

behnt 2007-12-05 08:41 PM

[QUOTE=librarymonkey27;27687]what I said


I found that you can open iCal and drag items from the 'to do list' into a day on the calendar if you like

for what it is worth[/QUOTE]


Yup thats what I am doing. A bit of an extra step but one worth taking. I wonder if:

1. They could just default a 1 hour increment back from the due date of an item when it is given one and no start date and place it on the calendar?

2. 1 hour forward of the start date with no end date and place it on the calendar...

3. If the item has both start and end dates to put it in the calendar spanning the time frame

4. Otherwise if the item does not have a due date or end date then put it in the task list.

Seems to be a simple few lines of code with if statements before the export to ical, I could be wrong though I am not a coder.

Ben

iNik 2007-12-06 11:56 AM

While I can see the benefit of this from a planning perspective, I think it might crowd up iCal too much and make iCal less useful. Maybe as an option, but I really think I'd prefer to keep the tasks separate from the calendar. If I want a calendar reminder, I put it iCal, not OmniFocus.

librarymonkey27 2007-12-06 05:12 PM

not much of an .mac guy but
 
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big butt

couldn't you sync to a .mac account and only send a calendar named Omni-F that you know have your todo list where ever you have computer access?

like the library PC

behnt 2007-12-06 07:11 PM

Exactly!
 
If you have an individual calendar for OF alone then you can have it show or not.

Ben


[QUOTE=librarymonkey27;27822][SIZE=6][COLOR=DeepSkyBlue]Butt[/COLOR][/SIZE]
big butt

couldn't you sync to a .mac account and only send a calendar named Omni-F that you know have your todo list where ever you have computer access?

like the library PC[/QUOTE]


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