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Enter Address Book birthday info via relative dates
Authored by: poocat on Oct 12, '05 04:19:41PM

The year thing is address book's greatest failing, imho. I just don't know when most of my friends were born, and sometimes I'm not even sure how old they are. But I do know their birthdays, because I went to a party once, and would like to remember it in the future. Sure, I can just set it as "Sept. 24 2005" and be happy, but that's really wrong. I wish I could say "26 today" and have it calculate the birth year...

Entering "1975" is annoying when it turns out later to have been '74, simply because this is TOO MUCH thought for my address book/reminders.

Come on Apple, help a guy out.

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"Not wealthy, not weeping."
-Robert A. Heinlein, the moon is a harsh mistress



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Enter Address Book birthday info via relative dates
Authored by: MrSandman on Oct 13, '05 01:10:28AM

Eh? You just said the problem was that you don't know how old your friends were, so how can you type "26 today"? If you know he turned 26 today, you also know which year he was born, and you can type that.

If you DON'T know how old he turned (so, how close friends are you if you go to his borthday and yet doesn't pick up how old he turns? :) then you just type "today", and the date will be 2005-10-12 and it will be placed in iCal for that day every year.

Address book can't help you find out what year your friends were born you know. :)



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