When you are busy, it can be somewhat complicated to keep up with everything. With me, I tend to forget about backing up my files or performing maintenance tasks on my Mac. In the past, I have used iCal to schedule meetings and appointments that I have to attend to. Surprisingly there is more to iCal than just scheduling events and to-do’s. You can schedule iCal to open up applications for you at a given time. Here’s how:
- Click on any date in iCal when you want to start the event.
- Go to File > New Event.
- Type in a suitable name for the event.
- Make sure the Info box is selected so you can edit your event settings. To do this, go to View > Show Info.
- Select a time (don’t forget to change PM to AM or vice versa).
- Now choose when to repeat this process (everyday, every month, custom etc.,).
- Then click on alarm, and in the pop-up select Open File. Change your application, file, or script to the one you wish to open.
- I recommend selecting 0 minutes before, so the file will open on time.