The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Introduces Personal Information Manager with iCal

Apple Introduces Personal Information Manager with iCal

by , 12:00 PM EDT, July 17th, 2002

At MACWORLD Expo this morning Apple introduced iCal, Apple's new calendar program for Mac OS X. With iCal, users can manage multiple calendars, publish calendars to the Web, and share them over the Internet. From the press release:

“iCal lets you see all the calendars that make up your life,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With built-in Internet sharing, iCal opens a new era of wide-area calendar sharing between colleagues, friends, family and schools.”

With iCal, Mac users can:

  • keep track of schedules, appointments and tasks, viewing activities by day, week or month;
  • manage and view multiple calendars at once from within one unified window to easily identify schedule conflicts or free time at-a-glance;
  • publish calendars on the web to share with colleagues, family and friends;
  • subscribe to other calendars to keep up with work schedules, family events, school events and more;
  • send standards-based email event invitations;
  • organize and keep track of activities with built-in To Do list management;
  • be notified of upcoming events on screen, by email or text messaging to a mobile phone or pager; and
  • quickly find any event, task or name entered into iCal using its lightning-fast search tool.

In addition, Apple’s new iSync allows users to sync their iCal calendars with the new generation of Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, PalmOS devices and the iPod™ for access to their most current address books and calendars on the go.

iCal will be available on Apple's web site as a free download in September and requires Mac OS X 10.2 to run. For more information on iCal, visit Apple's iCal web site.

Recent Headlines - Updated July 29th

Mon,12:40 PM
Three Ways to Protect your Apple Watch (and One Way Not To)
Mon,10:42 PM
Google Brings Higher Resolution Satellite Imagery to Google Earth and Maps
9:10 PM
Google Bloks Will Offer Kids Hands-On, Collaborative Programming Concepts
8:44 PM
PRE-SALE: The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course at $29
5:15 PM
Game Foul: Ford Dealership Steals Firewatch Art
5:04 PM
TMO Background Mode: Interview With Symply Co-founder and President Alex Grossman
3:20 PM
iPhone 7 Sans Headphone Jack: The Debate Continues
1:58 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-27: AAPL, Brexit, Google Blocks
11:58 AM
Google Ready to Try Apple’s Tactics with New Smartphone
9:33 AM
Apple gets its Rainbow on for SF Pride Parade
Sun,12:18 PM
MGG 611: Troubleshoot & Resolve Your Mac & Apple Issues
Fri,7:00 PM
Apple Kills the Thunderbolt Display - Will the Mac Pro Be Next?
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!