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Quickly enter a time when creating Calendar events Apps
In month view in Calendar, if you double-click, you can enter a name for an event. By default, however, Calendar makes this an all-day event. You have to double-click the new event, then set the time. If you end the name of the event with a time, such as "6 pm," it then enters that as the start time. For example, double-clicking on November 30th, then quickly typing "Dinner with Paul 6pm" enters the event at 6pm on the 30th.

[kirkmc adds: Yes, this is good. I wish this worked in BusyCal, the calendar program I use.]
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Quickly enter a time when creating Calendar events
Authored by: agentx on Nov 27, '12 09:26:34AM

Kirk - You can just type 6pm Apple Meeting in BusyCal 2.0 Quick Menu from menu bar and it will add event at 6pm ;-). Still wish you could do this in main calendar view.



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Quickly enter a time when creating Calendar events
Authored by: kirkmc on Nov 27, '12 10:30:39AM

Good to know. I don't use the menu bar icon, but I'll try it out.

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Quickly enter a time when creating Calendar events
Authored by: agentx on Nov 28, '12 02:22:52AM

Also you can type...in Quick Add
21st Dec 9am-11am Meeting and it will add an event with times to calendar on correct date



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Quickly enter a time when creating Calendar events
Authored by: redfood on Nov 27, '12 09:28:31AM

You can also add a time range eg "Dinner with Paul 6pm-9"



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Try using Fantastical
Authored by: sr105 on Nov 27, '12 10:01:46AM

If you find yourself entering in calendar entries often, you may want to try Fantastical. I picked it up cheaply as part of a bundle and use it often.

Example (using a hot key or mouse click in the menu bar to activate):
"Lunch with becca at cafe thu 1-2 /w"

Results in a calendar entry labeled "Lunch with becca", location "cafe", on thursday from 1-2pm on my work calendar. It also highlights "becca" allowing me to click on the name and choose her addressbook entry to invite her.



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Quickly enter a time when creating Calendar events
Authored by: herojig on Nov 28, '12 10:29:24PM

very cool, thx!



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Quickly enter a time when creating Calendar events
Authored by: roccitman on Nov 29, '12 10:07:32AM

I use LaunchBar to make calendar entries (among other things). It's a paid application, but I'm sure Quicksilver does the same thing.



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Quickly enter a time when creating Calendar events
Authored by: fulmar2 on Nov 29, '12 11:06:38PM

Good hint - now, I have a question for anyone out there: if you have multiple "calendars" set up in "Calendar" (Mountain Lion's iCal)... is there an easy way to assign the new event to a specific calendar? For example, if you have a calendar called "home" and a calendar called "work," can you get it to appear on the "work" calendar selectively?



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Quickly enter a time when creating Calendar events
Authored by: gopes on Dec 02, '12 08:02:40AM

Unfortunately you can't choose a calendar using this method. In Mountain Lion's Calendar preferences, though, you can choose to make new events in either a) your default calendar, or b) the selected calendar (a setting that returned in 10.8). This feature is another reason I use Fantastical :)



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