QuickCal is a very easy to use application that takes natural language expressions describing calendar events and tasks, and creates them for you. QuickCal is able to do it instantly, without opening iCal.
You'll be amazed how much quicker you can create events than using any other calendar app (native or otherwise). Nothing is faster than typing what you want!
In addition to this, QuickCal supports "Smart Reminders", which will create alarms at configurable time intervals, specific to how far in the future the event is.
A meeting tomorrow? Reminder 15 min in advance. A meeting in 6 months? Remind a few days in advance.
NOTE: To buy QuickCal via the App Store an Apple account is required.
Here are some key features of "QuickCal":
· To create tasks, just start or end with “todo”. To assign importance to a task, throw some !’s at the end of it. The number of bangs dictates importance
· To create a task with a specific due date, just use “task by DATE”, or “task before DATE”, or “task due on DATE”, …
· Always start the event with the description, and then get into days and times (“Do Something on DAY between X and Y”)
· If you specify a start time without an end time, the assumption is made that you want an event for 60 minutes. (This will be configurable in an upcoming version) – “Meet w/ Tom tomorrow at 5pm”
· Smart Reminders will automatically create reminders for you, and sometimes it will create more than one – based on how far in the future your event you’re creating is. Fully configurable in preferences
· Want to quickly change calendars without going into preferences? Start typing part of the name of the calendar and see what happens!
· 14 days trial period.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Parsing engine does not require event titles to be at the front of the entry text. "For 30m do something", "Until 5pm Block my calendar", "Tuesday at Rob's House, Party 7-11p" all work now
· Auto-suggest / auto-complete of common terms; learns from you over time
· Can switch calendars while entering an event by adding "/calendarname" at the end of the text
· Now will auto-detect which calendars support reminders, and which do not
· Reminders which have due dates and times will now create Alarms
· For reminder lists which don't have a matching calendar (that is with the same name), removed the need to add "reminder" (used to be:"todo") to text to flag as a reminder; just type the reminder title and you're done.