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10.4: Show upcoming iCal events in a Dashboard widget System 10.4
Tiger only hintMany Tiger users have been disappointed not to find a Dashboard widget that displays upcoming iCal Events. I've just released version 2.0.2 of my iCal Events widget, which does just that.

iCal Events displays upcoming events from multiple calendars in a simple, beautiful widget for Dashboard. You can see up to two weeks of upcoming events in the same widget.

[robg adds: iCalEvents was one of the first third-party widgets I found, and I find it incredibly useful (especially when combined with today's hint on using Dashbaord at-a-glance). Since it's free, I felt it worth a mention here. If you know of others that do similar, please feel free to post them in the comments.]
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Very nice!
Authored by: googoo on Jun 09, '05 10:39:39AM

This is just what I have been looking for! Thanks 10^6!

-Mark



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10.4: Show upcoming iCal events in a Dashboard widget
Authored by: croasmun on Jun 09, '05 11:53:26AM

I am still looking for such a widget as this one, in any of its versions, doesn't show all of my events. It never shows any repeating events and it sometimes just drops a one-time event, as well, even if the event falls within the specified window of time. I actually missed a lunch appointement a couple weeks ago because of this... Anyone else having this problem?



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10.4: Show upcoming iCal events in a Dashboard widget
Authored by: macmath on Jun 10, '05 04:21:08PM

I think that sometimes older iCal calendars created under iCal 1.5.x or before cause problems for iCal Events and iCal Todo.



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10.4: Show upcoming iCal events in a Dashboard widget
Authored by: bkazez on Jun 11, '05 01:09:25PM

I believe you're right, since many users have had luck with exporting problematic calendars, re-importing them, and then deleting the old calendars. If you're experiencing this problem, would you mind emailing me the old calendar file before fixing it? This will enable me to track down the problem and solve it for good. Finding the calendar file will require some digging in ~/Library/Application Support/iCal/Sources, since the keys for the calendars aren't descriptive at all. But if you look inside each of the .calendar folders at corestorage.ics (open in a text editor), you should be able to see which is the correct one for the problematic calendar. Once you find it, email it to kazezb a t carleton d o t edu and I'll be very grateful.

Ben

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Tasks (To Do) Widget, where art thou?
Authored by: inblosam on Jun 09, '05 01:16:43PM

I agree, the recurring events are necessary. Also, I need a widget to show my "Tasks", my to do list in iCal. Anyone????



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Tasks (To Do) Widget, where art thou?
Authored by: jweill on Jun 09, '05 01:50:28PM
There's a widget called iCal Todo that should handle that.

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Tasks (To Do) Widget, where art thou?
Authored by: MartiNZ on Jun 09, '05 06:58:12PM

Cool. That's nice to have one in the same interface style. I was using 'R2ToDo' but it liked to open iCal if it wasn't open and it refreshed every minute or so while the dashboard was open - slowing down other widgets, i.e. game ones, and presumably claiming more resources. I'll see how this one goes. If I don't like it I'll probably wait until 10.4.2 with the ability to remove widgets from within dashboard!



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10.4: Show upcoming iCal events in a Dashboard widget
Authored by: tarsh on Jun 09, '05 05:47:10PM

yes, its a wonderful widget i have been using it for quite some time, no issues.



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10.4: Show upcoming iCal events in a Dashboard widget
Authored by: maczac on Jun 10, '05 10:40:58AM

Nicely done! This is a perfect use for a Widget. A quick and dirty look into a much larger app. It presents the information, uncluttered, and in a way that probably 100% of its users will want.

I suppose the only way to improve it would be to allow click through (ie have each event as a link that when clicked would take you to that iCal event.) And to make the widget expandable, so the scroll bar doesn't need to be used, as often.

But still even as is, a great widget, and one of only a few that I use regularly. (dictionary, clock, calendar, Package Tracker, Scoreboard (baseball), and Weather (I actually have 3 weather widgets open simultaneously to track weather for family members in different parts of the country)

Thanks again
Zac

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10.4: Show upcoming iCal events in a Dashboard widget
Authored by: kwsanders on Jun 11, '05 10:56:36PM

I have been using iCal Events for a while, but with the latest version 2.0.2 (had it for about a week or so), I never get the Done button when I go to the information screen. It also always resets itself to only showing the events for the upcoming day.



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10.4: Show upcoming iCal events in a Dashboard widget
Authored by: apelet on Jun 13, '05 03:57:26AM

Cool widget, but it doesn't seem to show birthday calendars from Address Book. Is this coming up in a future version?



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I agree. Birthday calendars would be great.
Authored by: PopMcGee on Jun 13, '05 01:30:17PM

Would be great if you could add those Birthday calendars, too. Thanks for your cool widget!



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New version
Authored by: bkazez on Jun 19, '05 11:06:05PM

In case you haven't seen, I've released a new version of iCal Events that fixes bugs and adds handy features:

http://www.benkazez.com/icalevents/

Version 2.2 will support the Birthdays calendar.

Ben

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http://www.benkazez.com/



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