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New application release

Multi Event Filter icon

I have just released an alpha demo version of a new application I have been working on. Multi Event Filter is a utility designed for quick and easy transfer of multiple events from text into the OSX Calendar application.

Dates to iCal 2.4.0

I have just uploaded Dates to iCal 2.4.0.

This update has many changes behind the scenes. addresses a few bugs and has some speed improvements in OSX 10.8. I recommend it especially if you are using OSX 10.8.

The changes are:

Set events as 'free' time in OSX 10.8.
Fix launchd permissions bug blocking background syncing for some users.
Fix repeating alarm bug in OSX 10.8.
Addressed reported duplicates on upgrade issue.
Removed reminder only calendars from calendar picker.
Other small bug fixes.


iCal Reply Checker 1.4.0

I have just published iCal Reply Checker 1.4.0.

This update fixes an issue reported where the settings are not saved. It also adds support for sent invites (as oposed to responses) in the Mountain Lion

iCal Reply Checker is an add-in to iCal/ that gives the user options for how replies to meeting invites that are sent with Mail are dealt with.

You can read more and get it here:


iCal reply Checker updated.

I have uploaded iCal Reply Checker 1.3.3, an update to my application that helps manage meeting invites on local calendars in iCal. The main change in this update is to give it OSX 10.8 compatibility.


Dates to iCal for Mountain Lion

I have just released Dates to iCal 2.3.1.

This release fixes a consistent bug where Dates to iCal crashes under OSX 10.8 and I suggest users should update to this version before installing Mountain Lion.

Event duplication in iCloud accounts

I have had a couple of emails in the last few days in relation to Apple's iCloud and duplicates in iCal. Having used iCal Dupe Deleter the duplicates for some users are re-appearing in iCal after a short while. The addition of the duplicated events is due to iCloud re-introducing the duplicated events back into the calendars from the server.

Dates to iCal 2.3 update released

I have just uploaded Dates to iCal 2.3.0. This update has several feature improvements.

Firstly (following on from the French, German and Spanish localizations in version 2.2.4) Dates to iCal 2.3 is now localized into Italian. I'm very grateful to Roberto Miola for his translations which have enabled this.

Dates to iCal now updated for Lion

I have just uploaded Dates to iCal 2.2.5. This update makes Dates to iCal OSX Lion compatible and I recommend all users update to this version before installing Lion.

For those who have Dates to iCal installed and have already updated to Lion, I suggest you do the following:

1. Replace your previous version of Dates to iCal with version 2.2.5.
2. Open iCal and delete the calendars associated with Dates to iCal.
3. Quit and re-open iCal.
4. Make new calendars to contain the Dates to iCal events.


Lion and Dates to iCal 2.2.4

Currently Dates to iCal 2 (as of version 2.2.4) is not compatible with OSX 10.7.

I am working on an update and expect to release it in the next few days.


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